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Nublaricon2 Pagecoverbordericon ISLA NUBLAR
Island featured in JurassicWorldIcon

My story with the dinosaurs began here, at Isla Nublar. This island is where I came to first question everything I knew. Everything I held dear. Not because what happened here was impossible. Obviously, it wasn't.

- Dr. Ian Malcolm

Isla Nublar is a volcanic island located 120 miles west of Costa Rica, and 87 miles east of the Las Cinco Muertes archipelago. The island was the site of both the original Jurassic Park and its second incarnation—Jurassic World.[2]

InGen Database Description

Isla Nublar
  Isla Nublar was the site of the original Jurassic Park and the resultant 1993 Isla Nublar incident, as well as Jurassic World theme park, and the following 2015 Isla Nublar incident.
Its name means 'clouded island'.
The island is remote, being 120 miles off the west coast of Costa Rica. Its surface area is 22 square miles. The many mountain ridges create a variety of ecological niches.

Canon History

Under the leadership of billionaire John Hammond, InGen began development of Jurassic Park, where resurrected dinosaurs would be displayed to the public. Prior to the opening of the park, in an act of corporate espionage, a rival genetics company sought out disaffected park worker Denis Nedry to upload a virus into Jurassic Park's security system and steal the dinosaur embryos stored on the island.[3] Nedry's plan was later set into motion, and by disabling the electrified fencing, many of the island's dinosaurs broke free from their enclosures, resulting in numerous deaths and the abandonment of the island to the dinosaurs.[3] In the aftermath, the events on Isla Nublar were successfully covered up by InGen. A year after the incident, clean up teams were sent to the island to bring it under control.

In 1997, Masrani Global acquired InGen and began preparations for the construction of "Jurassic Park's second incarnation" on Isla Nublar.

The new park, Jurassic World, was successful, attracting thousands of visitors each day. However, by 2015, profits began to slip, prompting InGen to create a dinosaur hybrid dubbed the Indominus rex in an effort to boost public interest. However, in December 2015, the Indominus escaped from its enclosure and began a rampage on the island, leading to a chain reaction which resulted in Jurassic World being evacuated and the island itself abandoned to the dinosaurs. After the incident, the remaining dinosaurs on Isla Nublar were left to fend for themselves while the outside world argued on their eventual fate. In 2017, Mount Sibo, the island's once dormant volcano roared to life, threatening the last remaining dinosaurs with extinction.[4]


Sandbox Map


A park on Isla Nublar.

Isla Nublar is the island where it all began, with both Jurassic Park and Jurassic World built here. It is up to you to succeed where others have failed before you.

- In-game description

Isla Nublar is home to the sandbox mode in Jurassic World Evolution, where players have unlimited funds and power to create their idealised park, without the restrictions present on the islands of the Muertes Archipelago. As players progress through the career mode in the Five Deaths, research and dinosaurs unlocked will become available on Nublar, which in turn, is unlocked with a four star park on the first island—Isla Matanceros.[5] In addition to unlimited funds, players can also control other aspects of the game experience, such as the time of day, which can variate between daytime, dusk and night, the severity of weather events, and can trigger disasters such as power outages, disease epidemics, and dinosaur escapes.[5]

Nublar North

Main article: Nublar North

Nublar North is a section of Isla Nublar that appears in the Claire's Sanctuary DLC. It is the first of two maps that players reach during the DLC, the other being Sanctuary. The map has a rough U shape with several narrow arrows between larger and more spread out ones. Occasionally rumbles and shimmers from Mt. Sibo will shake the player's screen.


Challenge Mode

Any Difficulty Unlock Jurassic Difficulty Unlock
Jungle Pattern
New Coastal Indominus
Coastal Pattern


  • Isla Nublar is the only island with a sandbox mode.


Jurassic World Evolution Sandbox Mode Reveal - IGN First

Jurassic World Evolution Sandbox Mode Reveal - IGN First


  1. Jurassic World Evolution Gameplay (No Commentary)
  2. Jurassic World Evolution: The Islands
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jurassic Park
  4. Dinosaur Protection Group - Reports. Retrieved from
  5. 5.0 5.1 IGN First, Jurassic World Evolution: Sandbox Mode Details, available (

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