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Scandola Reserve

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Scandola offers an explosion of colour with its landscapes and fantastic cliffs , punctuated by geological curiosities called "taffoni", hollow sculptures shaped by wind and salt spray. On the red cliffs a clinging vegetation : myrtle , mastic , euphorbia tree , oaks, arbutus, heather and cistus tree up to 500 meters. By the sea a seaweed has grown over the years to form in some caves real sidewalks. The transparency and purity of the water allow the abundance of underwater life. Created in 1975(December 9th),Scandola was the first French Reserve with double vocation : marine and terrestrial . Its area is 900 ha of land and 1,000 ha in the sea. This volcanic peninsula north of the Gulf of Porto, is the first French natural site registered in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Since 1982 it belongs to the network of marine and coastal specially protected areas in the Mediterranean . It was awarded the degree of category "A" European Nature reserves, thanks to its exemplary management in 1985 by the Council of Europe, in 1990 and renewed in 1995. There are gulls, cormorants and ospreys . Transparent waters, islets and inaccessible caves , host a rich marine life. There are more than 450 species of algae. For some , Corsica is the only region of Mediterranean favorite . Side vertebrate abundance is remarkable , 125 species have been recorded , especially those that have become rare in the Big Blue : grouper ( Epinephelus marginatus or ) , the Gag grouper (Epinephelus alexandrinus ) , dentex ( Dentex dente ) . Source: Tourist Office of West Corsica .

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Number of user reviews:45.0
  • Scandola Reserve

    A faire en bateau zodiaque c’est excellent et magnifique !

  • Scandola Reserve

    pris le bateau à galeria visite 3 h prix plus abordable qu'au départ de calvi

  • Scandola Reserve

    Nous avons fait un circuit bateau de 13h30 A 17h30 départ de Porto puis calanques de Piana- réserve de Scandola- Girolata. C'est à voir, c'est à couper le souffle! Paysage magnifique! Nature préservée, superbe!

  • Scandola Reserve

    Majestueux !

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