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Porto and Scandola

Porto and Scandola


For your holidays in Corsica you'd like to stay on the West Coast of Corsica? How about staying in Porto?
Near the Scandola natural reserve your vacation rental in Porto will guarantee unforgettable moments in a preserved natural environment

Visit the incredible natural environment of Porto and Scandola

One of the marvellous natural sites of Corsica is Scandola, designated by UNESCO World Heritage featuring amazing red rhyolite rocks masses formed from molten lava, on which there grows an extraordinary maquis vegetation.

This is characteristic of the region which runs from Capurossu to Gargalu and includes the calanches of Piana, through to Porto and the Girolata peninsula, crowned by its Genoese fortification.

The majesty of this landscape is extraordinary, but even so surpassed by Scandola itself. Here huge cliffs, rock pavements, and crystalline pure, deep waters make a setting of absolute magnificence.
The original Nature reserve became the Corsican Regional and natural Park, extending over 2,000 hectares, half land, half sea, recognized by the Council of Europe as one of the best scientifically supervised and managed zones in the whole of the Union.

It is accessible by motor launch from Calvi or Porto, even as far as Ajaccio.
This is the habitat of the sea eagle, the crested cormorant, the yellow-legged gull, the white-bellied martin and many other protected species.

Particularly closely guarded is the offshore marine life. Fishing at sea and hunting on land of all kinds are absolutely forbidden, as also the anchorage of any boat.

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