List of Central America Volcanoes by Country

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There are many things that travelers love about Central America. It is paradise for nature lovers because of all of its lakes, forests, beaches, and rivers. However one of the main reasons why people come to this part of the world is its volcanoes.

The isthmus's location along the Ring of Fire has resulted in tons of volcanic activity. This has been happening for thousands and thousands of years and continues to this day. Most of those volcanoes are dormant, but there is still a good number of them that are still active and provide amazing shows from a safe distance.

All nature lovers will love taking a hike on them. The most adventurous ones can even climb up a few of the active ones. Each of the volcanoes is also a unique opportunity to run into local wildlife and to enjoy the amazing views of the surrounding mountain ranges and towns. That's why volcano tours are so popular in the region.  

Below are the names of all of all of the Central American volcanoes, plus which ones are active. 

  • 01 of 07
    Volcan de Agua

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    Guatemala has the highest amount of volcanoes in the region with thirty-seven spread along its territory. 

    • Acatenango
    • De Agua
    • Alzatate
    • Amayo
    • Atitlán
    • Cerro Quemado
    • Cerro Redondo
    • Cruz Quemada
    • Culma
    • Cuxliquel
    • Chicabal
    • Chingo
    • De Fuego - Active
    • Ipala
    • Ixtepeque
    • Jumay
    • Jumaytepeque
    • Lacandón
    • Las Víboras
    • Monte Rico
    • Moyuta
    • Pacaya - Active
    • Quetzaltepeque
    • San Antonio
    • San Pedro
    • Santa María
    • Santo Tomás
    • Santiaguito - Active
    • Siete Orejas
    • Suchitán
    • Tacaná
    • Tahual
    • Tajumulco - The highest in Central America 
    • Tecuamburro
    • Tobón
    • Tolimán
    • Zunil
  • 02 of 07
    Poas Volcano crater at sunset, Costa Rica

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    There are fifteen volcanoes spread all over Costa Rica for you to explore. 

    • Arenal - Active
    • Volcán Barva    
    • Cerro Anunciación 
    • Cerro Tilarán 
    • Irazú - Active
    • Laguna Poco Sol 
    • Miravalles
    • Orosí
    • Platanar
    • Poás - Active
    • Congo
    • Rincón de la Vieja    
    • Tenorio
    • Turrialba
    • Chato
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    Silhouette Volcano Against Sunset Sky In Ometepe Island

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    You will find twenty-one volcanoes scattered along Nicaragua.

    • Apoyeque
    • Cerro El Ciguatepe
    • Casita
    • Cerro Negro - Active
    • Concepción - Active
    • Cosigüina
    • Estelí
    • Granada    
    • Las Lajas
    • Las Pilas
    • Maderas
    • Masaya - Active
    • Mombacho
    • Momotombo - Active
    • Momotombito
    • Nejapa-Miraflores
    • Rota
    • San Cristóbal - Active
    • Telica - Active
    • Volcán Azul
    • Zapatera
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    El Salvador volcano
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    El Salvador might be one of the tiniest countries in the region but it is home to twenty volcanoes. 

    • Apaneca Range
    • Cerro Singüil
    • Izalco - Active
    • Santa Ana - Active
    • Coatepeque
    • San Diego
    • San Salvador - Active
    • Cerro Cinotepeque
    • Guazapa
    • Ilopango 
    • San Vicente
    • Apastepeque
    • Taburete
    • Tecapa
    • Usulután 
    • Chinameca
    • San Miguel - Active
    • Laguna Aramuaca
    • Conchagua
    • Conchagüita - Active
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  • 05 of 07
    Volcanoes in Panama
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    There are three volcanoes in Panama. 

    • Baru
    • El Valle 
    • La Yeguada
  • 06 of 07
    Volcanoes in Honduras
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    There are only four volcanoes in Honduras. 

    • Yojoa
    • Isla El Tigre
    • Isla Zacate 
    • Utila 
  • 07 of 07
    Volcanoes in Belize
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    The tiny and tropical country of Belize doesn't have any volcanoes within its territory.