samirpatel's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Pre-order the second edition of our bestselling book now.
Loading map...
Brazil

Snake Island (Ilha da Queimada Grande)

Off-limits and full of venomous pit vipers, Snake Island's nickname is frighteningly apt.
Costa Rica

San Lucas Island Prison Graffiti

Disused penal colony features prisoner artwork, some sketched in human blood.
Belize City, Belize

Great Blue Hole

A massive underwater sinkhole made famous by Jacques Cousteau.
Roatán, Honduras

Bay Islands Underwater Museum

This collection of historical artifacts and tropical wildlife waits just beneath the surface of the water.
Tulum, Mexico

Angelita Cenote

A flooded Mexican cave that hides a river beneath the water.
Cancún, Mexico

Museo Subacuático de Arte

Underwater art project will double as a massive artificial coral reef to help regenerate the damaged ecosystem.
Koloa, Hawaii

Lithified Sand Dunes

A prehistoric landscape hidden in the cliffs of Mahaulepu Hawaii.
Eleele, Hawaii

Kauai Glass Beach

This industrial area was the dumping ground for mass amounts of trash that became tiny bits of sea glass.
Kapaa, Hawaii

Coco Palms Resort

Kaua'i's very first resort is now an abandoned relic.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Shangri La

Doris Duke's lasting collection of Islamic Art, hidden in a Hawaiian paradise.
Pacific Ocean

The Great White Cafe

The world's largest aggregation of great white sharks is at a mysterious spot in the middle of the ocean.
Marble Bar, Australia

Strelley Pool

Microscopic fossils suggest Australia may be the birthplace of sulphur-based life forms.
Francois Peron National Park, Australia

Shell Beach

An Australian beach made of tiny shells instead of sand.
French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Kerguelen Islands

French scientists make up the majority of the few humans to occupy this remote island in the extreme southern Indian Ocean.
Tanzania

The Underwater Room at Manta Resort

Stay in your own little bubble.
Hobro, Denmark

Verdenskortet

A walkable map of the world, made from soil and stone by one man.