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Okay, this is as good a place as any to begin... Isla Matanceros. It's relatively stable. Yeah, you can get your feet wet here. And you should, because diving into the deep end of this pool is where the, big, angry, hungry things are. And you want to be ready before you try that.

Isla Matanceros is the third largest island in Las Cinco Muertes, located north of Isla Muerta. Benefiting from calm weather conditions and a pleasant climate, Matanceros is the first Jurassic World island operation.[1]

Progressing through Isla Matanceros will unlock access to Isla Muerta at three stars and Isla Nublar sandbox at four stars.

InGen Database Description

Isla Matanceros is the northernmost island in the Five Deaths (Las Cinco Muertes) island chain. No known InGen operations occurred on any of these islands, other than Isla Sorna.
It is known for its steep mountain ranges and lush tropical forest. The weather is calmer here compared to the other islands.


In the 1980s, the islands of the Muertes Archipelago, including Isla Matanceros, were purchased from the Costa Rican government by InGen, in a 99-year lease which also covered Isla Nublar to the east.[2] Although InGen was not known to operate a facility on Matanceros, Costa Rican fishermen were apprehensive about each of the Five Deaths.[3]


A park on Isla Matanceros.

In the campaign mode of Jurassic World Evolution, Isla Matanceros functions as a tutorial island, where players begin their journey across the Five Deaths, learning the basics of both park and dinosaur management. When players first arrive on Matanceros, the Hammond Foundation have already created a single enclosure and numerous administrative and research buildings. With these in place, players are instructed by Cabot Finch to construct a Hammond Creation Lab on the side of the prebuilt enclosure, from which the first of many future dinosaurs will be released.

Located next to the coast, and nestled next to a mountain range with waterfalls, the buildable area on Matanceros is relatively small in comparison to other islands, though it is considerable larger than the buildable area on Isla Pena and the Tacaño Research Facility. As such, it provides a good deal of space to build sizeable enclosures and guest facilities.


As with the other islands, the topography of Isla Matanceros presents a challenge to the player, with a sizeable mountain obstructing the total buildable area. Additionally, while Matanceros is not as extensively hilly as Isla Muerta, the island has many elevation changes, which may cause difficulty when placing buildings near the edges of the map. While the area located behind the central mountain is quite small, though it can fit two Hammond Creation Labs, as well as an ACU Center.

The default paint brushes available on Isla Matanceros are grass, soil and rock, with sand being available on the map in Sandbox Mode. Additionally, in Campaign Mode, the island's weather consists of clear skies and the occasionally rain shower, meaning that it avoids the dangers posed on later islands by storms.



Crichtonsaurus, unlocked via Science progression on Isla Matanceros.

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Unlocks Cardio Strength 2.0

Sinoceratops, unlocked via Entertainment progression on Isla Matanceros.

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Unlocks Herbivore Dracorex

The Security Center, unlocked via Security progression on Isla Matanceros.

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Unlocks Storm Defense Station


Dinosaur Requirement Availability
Carnivore Ceratosaurus Automatically unlocked, available via expeditions Base game
Herbivore Crichtonsaurus Science Division progression Deluxe Dinosaur Pack
Herbivore Dracorex Completion of Entertainment Division mission Base game
Herbivore Edmontosaurus Automatically unlocked, available via expeditions
Herbivore Huayangosaurus
Carnivore Proceratosaurus Security Division progression Carnivore Dinosaur Pack
Herbivore Sinoceratops Entertainment Division progression Base game
Herbivore Struthiomimus Automatically unlocked, available via expeditions
Herbivore Triceratops

Challenge Mode

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Taiga Pattern

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Jungle Pattern



  1. The islands. (2017). Jurassic World Evolution. Retrieved March 20, 2021.
  2. A History of Dino-ethical Misconduct. (February 4, 2018). Dinosaur Protection Group. Retrieved March 20, 2021.
  3. Spielberg, Steven. (Director). (1997). The Lost World: Jurassic Park [Film]. Universal Pictures.