Nature Reserve of Scandola, Corsica

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Located on an imposing, porphyritic rock mass, Nature Reserve of Scandola is the marine portion of the Regional Natural Park of Corsica. The Elpa Nera Inlet and the Peninsula of Scandola make up two sections of the park with jagged sheer cliffs containing grottos flanked by numerous rock formations and almost inaccessible islets and coves formed by volcanic activity. The coastline is noted for its 900 m (2,950 ft) high red Rhyolite cliffs, more than 400 species of algae, architecturally interesting fortifications, and a handful of Roman sites. Traveling by boat is the best way for you to experience this incredibly diverse laboratory of flora, fauna, and geology recognized by the United Nations as a Natural World Heritage Site. Arrange your visit to Nature Reserve of Scandola and discover more family-friendly attractions in Girolata using our Girolata trip builder website.
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  • A boat trip to Scandola and the Calanques de Piana reserve is a must if you have time while in Corsica - the mountainous formations really are spectacular. On choosing the tour... - The sea can...  more »
  • This is a sight you can only see by boat. The smaller boats can get you closer to the cliffs and inside the grottoes, etc. But the larger boats can cover more space in a shorter amount of time...  more »
  • Definitely worth making the trip for the close encounters with the fantastic rock formations. Nature reserve suggested plenty of wildlife but it was disappointing that there were very few birds...  more »
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