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Costa Rica-Panama Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointChirripó Grande (3819 m/12,530 ft)
CountriesPanama (55%), Costa Rica (42%), Colombia (2%), Nicaragua (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesPanamá (9%), Puntarenas (9%), Veraguas (9%), Guanacaste (8%), Alajuela (8%), Limón (8%), Bocas del Toro (7%), Darién (7%), Chiriquí (7%), Colón (4%), San José (4%), Coclé (4%), Los Santos (3%), Cartago (2%), Guna Yala (2%), Heredia (2%), Chocó (2%), Herrera (2%), Río San Juan (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area123,606 sq km / 47,725 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent453 km / 282 mi North-South
999 km / 621 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long9° 15' N; 79° 5' W
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Map of Costa Rica-Panama Ranges
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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 Costa Rica-Panama Ranges.
Central America RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         YucatanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Chiapas RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Guatemala RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Central AmericaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Costa Rica-Panama RangesLevel 3



Major Peaks of the Costa Rica-Panama Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Chirripó Grande381912,530 
2.Cerro Piramide380712,490 
3.Cerro Terbi376512,352 
4.Cerro Sureste3760+12,336+ 
5.Cerro Ventisqueros3760+12,336+ 
6.Pico Noroeste373912,267 
7.Cerro Kámuk354911,644 
8.Cerro Buenavista349111,453 
9.Volcán Barú347411,398 
10.Cerro Frío347111,388 
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 Costa Rica-Panama Ranges

Chirripó Grande
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Cerro Chirripo looms through the morning mist. Photo by Ken Jones.
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Volcán Barú
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On the summit (11,398 feet) of the volcano-country highpoint standing next to the white cross (2011-03-28). Photo by Daniel Musser.
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Volcán Poás
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Volcan Poas crater, March 2013 (2013-03-23). Photo by Timothy Hutchings.
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