Heart-shaped islands

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A few weeks ago a rumor emerged that Angelina Jolie was going to give Brad Pitt a very special gift on the occasion of his birthday. It was about Petra , a small private heart-shaped island located just over an hour’s drive from New York, on Lake Mahopac. It houses two houses designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1951, in addition to its private helipad. However, the news was denied by the protagonists.

Taking advantage of the rumor, at Vuela Viajes we wanted to show you other islands that, like Petra, are characterized by having a heart shape. Do you want to know them? Well, pay attention!

Heart Reef

First of all we want to talk about the Heart Reef, located in the Hardy sector of the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. And it is that with the passage of time the corals have been drawing an almost perfect heart that can only be seen from the air. It is one of the best destinations for diving, but the access of divers is prohibited because it is a nature reserve in a threatened ecosystem.

Heart Island in Ecuador

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In Ecuador we find another island in the shape of a heart. This 50-hectare mangrove island is located in the estuary of the Chone River in the city of Bahía de Caráquez , in the coastal province of Manabí. The island is deserted and constitutes a nesting ground for one of the largest frigate bird colonies in the Pacific Ocean. This island has been declared a Wildlife Refuge and visits are organized in canoes that surround it to observe the mangrove ecosystem and the bird population.

Heart Island in Brazil

Finally, we want to mention Isla Corazón located in the Northeast of Brazil, very close to the coast of Aracajú , at the mouth of the river basin of the Vaza-Barris rivers.