The third largest and oldest island in the Las Cinco Muertes island chain, Isla Matanceros (from the Spanish matanza, “slaughter”) is shaped roughly like a bent rectangle, with “flat” north and south shores, a generally convex western shore, and a concave eastern one. The island has no tall, mountainous remains from any of its three ancient, extinct volcanoes. However, sheer cliffs and a few steep, isolated mountains are scattered across the northern and central areas of the island.


Jurassic World: Evolution

In Jurassic World: Evolution, The Five Deaths were incorporated into the game as playable areas. The first trailer for the video game was set on Isla Matanceros in a alternate timeline, in which InGen operated a facility on the island. The game indicates that the entire Muertes archipelago will be usable and playable in a post Jurassic World type world and thus indicates an alternate timeline like the similar Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis game released in 2003.

Pirate Latitudes

Nearly 300 years before the construction of Jurassic Park, the island was home to a Spanish stronghold and port used for staging treasure galleons before their return to Spain. A privateering raid was conducted by English captain Charles Hunter from the town of Port Royale in the Jamaica colony, bringing back a score worth almost 250,000 pounds in Donnish gold, silver, and platinum. It’s rumored that the ruins of Fort Matanceros could still be found on the island today.