Highest coastal mountain range
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
5,775 metre(s)
Colombia ()
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is an isolated range of mountains in Colombia, separated from the Andes. It rises to a maximum elevation of 5,775 m (18,946 ft) above sea level while being only 42 km (26 miles) from the coast of the Caribbean Sea. Its biodiversity led UNESCO to designate the mountains as a Biosphere Reserve in 1979.