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 Galeria using our Galeria trip builder website .
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  • Visit by boat only. Color of the great rock. Take the opportunity to dip but water can be very fresh. If you are lucky you can see rare birds.
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  • The reserve of Scandola deserves to be seen during a stay in Corsica. The ideal is to make a boat trip to go to the beach of Girolata. Extra: we booked an excursion boat (small arms) that got us close to a rock and caves!
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  • The Scandola natural reserve is a nature reserve of Unesco heritage. We took a small boat (12 people) and had 3 h 30 at sea. It was very interesting and it is especially wild and preserved. The same output at sea we were also allowed to see the village of Girolata and heard the creeks of Piana. Note that it is also interesting to see the calanques by road and sea/mountain landscapes are breathtaking.
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