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Ilha da Queimada Grande, Brazil

From series “Top 11 Dangerous Spots for Adrenaline-Seekers”
A visit to Ilha da Queimada Grande is a serious threat to life. This island located off the coast of Brazil is considered the most dangerous on the planet. That’s all because of a huge amount of snakes inhabiting it. The area of ​​this tiny island is only 0.43 square km. Its territory is home to one of the most dangerous snakes in the world, the bothrops insularis, whose bite causes the almost instantaneous necrosis.

Ilha da Queimada Grande, Brazil In recent years, the island lost a lot of people, among whom were both researchers and ordinary tourists, so visiting the island is officially prohibited now. Only experienced investigators with a special permit for scientists can land there. Ilha da Queimada Grande is not just an island, but also a unique protected scenic area. The island is under the protection of the state from 1985. That’s an incredibly beautiful place that would be a great resort.

For hundreds of years, snakes have been the main inhabitants of the island. By rough estimates, one square meter of land is home to 5 deadly snakes. For this reason, even landing on the coast is considered to be extremely dangerous, not to mention walking there. The only building on the island is a lighthouse, which is controlled automatically. Many horror stories and legends are shared among residents of Ilha da Queimada Grande. In recent years, the island really lost a great number of people, including fishermen, as well as the whole family of a lighthouse keeper. At the same time, the island is still the center of attraction for researchers from around the world. They risk their lives in order to see one of the most dangerous places on the planet. Next - Mount Washington

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Bradesco' located in 34 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'C D Comércio Locações' is located in 35 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Posto Shell Portal Da Praia' in 34 km
Supermarket: 'Mini Mercado Oliveira Cardoso' in 33 km
Parking: 'Marcelo da Conceição Estacionamento' in 39 km
Apotheek: 'Requinte' in 34 km
Police station: 'Primeiro Distrito Policial' in 34 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Deck Restaurante e Pizzaria - Itanhaém' in 34 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Santos Airport SSZ - in 72 km
 »  Congonhas Airport CGH - in 95 km
 »  Guarulhos Airport GRU - in 118 km
 »  Jundiai Airport QDV - in 147 km
 »  Viracopos Airport CPQ - in 170 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Ilha da Queimada Grande

Club Vista Mar

Located in 33 km from Ilha da Queimada Grande
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Rooms: 16
The daily breakfast buffet offers a variety of fresh fruits, breads and pancakes. Guests can also enjoy regional specialties, as well as a selection … More: photo, rates and booking
Pousada Trilhar

Located in 34 km from Ilha da Queimada Grande
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Rooms: 13
Waldhaus Eco Pousada

Located in 35 km from Ilha da Queimada Grande
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Rooms: 12
Boasting rustic-style décor, the rooms are bright and airy and have a fan, TV and minibar. There is a private bathroom with a hot shower, and Wi-Fi … More: photo, rates and booking
Vargas Peruibe Hotel

Located in 36 km from Ilha da Queimada Grande
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Rooms: 20
The rooms feature simple décor and wooden furniture. They come with a TV, minibar and private bathroom with a hot shower. Free Wi-Fi is provided. A … More: photo, rates and booking

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