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Caribbean Area

Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointPico Duarte (3098 m/10,164 ft)
CountriesCuba (47%), Dominican Republic (21%), Haiti (12%), Bahamas (5%), Jamaica (5%), Puerto Rico (4%), Trinidad and Tobago (2%), Guadeloupe (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area233,869 sq km / 90,297 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent2,482 km / 1,543 mi North-South
2,644 km / 1,643 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long21° 31' N; 77° 49' W
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The islands of the Caribbean Sea and vicinity form one of the great archipelagos of the world. Although there are only four very large islands (Cuba, Hispanolia, Jamaica, Puerto Rico) in this group, they are very mountainous, and are joined by about twenty or so smaller islands with significant peaks in the long arc of the Lesser Antilles.

The area is entirely snow-free, and many of the summits are clad in deep-green tropical rain forest. So while not the place for icy alpine challenge, there is plenty of terrain here for any true mountain lover.

Map of Caribbean Area
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Caribbean Area.
North AmericaLevel 1 (Parent)
         Alaska-Yukon RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         North America Arctic IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Pacific RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Intermountain WestLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Rocky MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         North America PlainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Appalachian MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Central Mexican RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Central America RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Caribbean AreaLevel 2
                 Northeast West IndiesLevel 3 (Child)
                 CubaLevel 3 (Child)
                 JamaicaLevel 3 (Child)
                 HispaniolaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 South Coastal CaribbeanLevel 3 (Child)
                 Lesser AntillesLevel 3 (Child)



Major Peaks of the Caribbean Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Pico Duarte309810,164Hispaniola
2.Loma La Pelona309410,151Hispaniola
3.Loma La Rucilla30389967Hispaniola
4.Loma Alto de la Bandera28429324Hispaniola
5.Pico del Yaque27619058Hispaniola
6.Pic la Selle26748773Hispaniola
7.Loma de Barraco26548707Hispaniola
8.Pico de Barraco26448675Hispaniola
9.Pic Macaya23477700Hispaniola
10.Loma Gajo en Medio22797477Hispaniola
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Pico Duarte309810,164Hispaniola
2.Blue Mountain Peak22567402Jamaica
3.Pico Turquino19746476Cuba
4.La Soufrière14674813Lesser Antilles
5.Cerro de Punta13384390Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
6.Aripo Peak9403084South Coastal Caribbean
7.Town Hill76249Northeast West Indies



Photos of Peaks in the Caribbean Area

Pico Duarte
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The summit of Pico Duarte, the highest mountain on the island of Hispanola at 10,164 feet (and highest peak in the Carribbean)has a bust of Duarte, a white cross, an the flag of DR at it's summit (2014). Photo by William Musser.
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Cerro de Punta
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From the summit of Monte Jayuya there is a nice view of the tallest mountain in Puerto Rico, Cerro de Punta (foreground) (2010-12-05). Photo by William Musser.
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Monte Jayuya
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From the summit of Monte Jayuya there is a nice view of the tallest mountain in Puerto Rico, Cerro de Punta (foreground) (2010-12-05). Photo by William Musser.
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Mount Misery
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Mount Liamuiga (middle tooth) seen from the southwest, across from Palmetto Bay (2010-02-12). Photo by Gabriel Couët.
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La Roca EL Yunque
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Views from this pinnacle are some of the best in El Yunque rainforest with no towers at its summit (2014-11-06). Photo by William Musser.
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Nevis Peak
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Nevis Peak, seen from the coast in Charlestown (2010-02-09). Photo by Gabriel Couët.
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Mount Gimie
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The summit of Mount Gimie is the peak farthest left. Photo by Joel Wilner.
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Mount Britton
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The awkward rock castle lookout on top of Mount Britton stands in the distance marking your summit (2011-03-02). Photo by William Musser.
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Mount Scenery
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The island of Saba and its summit, Mount Scenery, seen from the hills of Île Fourchue, northwest of St. Barthélémy (2010-02-06). Photo by Gabriel Couët.
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Gros Piton
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Petit Piton from about halfway up Gros Piton (2012-06-06). Photo by Tom Owen.
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