List of Central America Volcanoes by Country

Scenic View Of Landscape Against Sky
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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.  

If you keep scrolling down you will find the names of all of all of the Central American volcanoes and discover which ones are active. 

  • 01 of 08
    Antigua Sunset
    ••• Volcan de Agua. Jonathan Tobin / Getty Images

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

    1. Acatenango
    2. De Agua
    3. Alzatate
    4. Amayo
    5. Atitlán
    6. Cerro Quemado
    7. Cerro Redondo
    8. Cruz Quemada
    9. Culma
    10. Cuxliquel
    11. Chicabal
    12. Chingo
    13. De Fuego - Active
    14. Ipala
    15. Ixtepeque
    16. Jumay
    17. Jumaytepeque
    18. Lacandón
    19. Las Víboras
    20. Monte Rico
    21. Moyuta
    22. Pacaya - Active
    23. Quetzaltepeque
    24. San Antonio
    25. San Pedro
    26. Santa María
    27. Santo Tomás
    28. Santiaguito - Active
    29. Siete Orejas
    30. Suchitán
    31. Tacaná
    32. Tahual
    33. Tajumulco - The highest in Central America 
    34. Tecuamburro
    35. Tobón
    36. Tolimán
    37. Zunil
  • 02 of 08
    Poas Volcano crater at sunset, Costa Rica
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    There are fifteen volcanoes spread all over Costa Rica for you to explore. 

    1. Arenal - Active
    2. Volcán Barva    
    3. Cerro Anunciación 
    4. Cerro Tilarán 
    5. Irazú - Active
    6. Laguna Poco Sol 
    7. Miravalles
    8. Orosí
    9. Platanar
    10. Poás - Active
    11. Congo
    12. Rincón de la Vieja    
    13. Tenorio
    14. Turrialba
    15. Chato
  • 03 of 08

    Volcanoes in Nicaragua

    Silhouette Volcano Against Sunset Sky In Ometepe Island
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    You will find twenty-one volcanoes scattered along Nicaragua.

    1. Apoyeque
    2. Cerro El Ciguatepe
    3. Casita    
    4. Cerro Negro - Active
    5. Concepción - Active
    6. Cosigüina
    7. Estelí
    8. Granada    
    9. Las Lajas
    10. Las Pilas
    11. Maderas    
    12. Masaya - Active
    13. Mombacho
    14. Momotombo - Active
    15. Momotombito    
    16. Nejapa-Miraflores
    17. Rota      
    18. San Cristóbal - Active
    19. Telica - Active
    20. Volcán Azul
    21. Zapatera
  • 04 of 08
    El Salvado volcano
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    El Salvador might be one of the tiniest countries in the region but it is home to twenty volcanoes. 

    1. Apaneca Range
    2. Cerro Singüil
    3. Izalco - Active
    4. Santa Ana - Active
    5. Coatepeque
    6. San Diego
    7. San Salvador - Active
    8. Cerro Cinotepeque
    9. Guazapa
    10. Ilopango 
    11. San Vicente
    12. Apastepeque
    13. Taburete
    14. Tecapa
    15. Usulután 
    16. Chinameca
    17. San Miguel - Active
    18. Laguna Aramuaca
    19. Conchagua
    20. Conchagüita - Active
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  • 05 of 08

    Volcanoes in Panama

    Volcanoes in Panama
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    There are three volcanoes in Panama. 

    1. Baru
    2. El Valle 
    3. La Yeguada
  • 06 of 08

    Volcanoes in Honduras

    Volcanoes in Honduras
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    There are only four volcanoes in Honduras. 

    1. Yojoa
    2. Isla El Tigre
    3. Isla Zacate 
    4. Utila 
  • 07 of 08

    Volcanoes in Belize

    Volcanoes in Belize
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    The tiny and tropical country of Belize doesn't have any volcanoes within its territory. 

  • 08 of 08
    El Valle de Anton in Panama.
    ••• El Valle de Anton in Panama. Jan-Schneckenhaus / Getty Images

    When you travel to Central America you will notice that most of the volcanoes are located near the Pacific coast.That is because they are all part of the ring of fire. Here is a link that you can check out. It will take you to an atlas where you can see all of the locations for the Central American volcanoes