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 Corsica using our Corsica trip builder website .
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  • Beautiful, wild and protected place. The cliffs are impressive, the many birds and fish are to be discovered. A place to absolutely preserve!
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  • It's an exceptional site that you can only discover by boat, but it's definitely worth it, a few hours that pass at the speed of light so you take full eyes
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