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Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointCerro de Punta (1338 m/4390 ft)
CountriesPuerto Rico (95%), U.S. Virgin Islands (3%), British Virgin Islands (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area9,509 sq km / 3,671 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent119 km / 74 mi North-South
316 km / 196 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long18° 13' N; 66° 26' W
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Map of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
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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 Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.
Caribbean AreaLevel 2 (Parent)
         Northeast West IndiesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         CubaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         JamaicaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         HispaniolaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsLevel 3
         South Coastal CaribbeanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Lesser AntillesLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Cerro de Punta13384390 
2.Monte Jayuya1310+4298+ 
3.Cerro Tres Días1210+3970+ 
4.Cerro Maravillas1210+3970+ 
5.El Toro10773533 
6.Pico El Yunque1050+3445+ 
7.Mount Sage5211709 
8.Crown Mountain4731552 
9.Virgin Gorda Peak4141358 
10.Bordeaux Mountain3921286 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

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 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 Sage
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Perched on boulders near Cooper Island's summit with Salt Island's pointy peak behind and Mount Sage, on Tortola, in the background (2013-02-22). Photo by Gabriel Couët.
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Jost Van Dyke High Point
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Summit of this wonderful Island HP (1053 feet) on Yost Van Dyke of the British Virgin Islands has nice views, but the mountain is actually named Mahohnny Hill (2012-03-24). Photo by William Musser.
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Cooper Island High Point
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Perched on boulders near Cooper Island's summit with Salt Island's pointy peak behind and Mount Sage, on Tortola, in the background (2013-02-22). Photo by Gabriel Couët.
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Salt Island High Point
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Perched on boulders near Cooper Island's summit with Salt Island's pointy peak behind and Mount Sage, on Tortola, in the background (2013-02-22). Photo by Gabriel Couët.
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