Garajau Parcial Nature Reserve

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This reserve, created in 1986, is on the south coast of Madeira Island, at the extreme east of Funchal Bay.
It is a marine park that includes a strip running from the high tide line and into the sea to a depth of 50 metres. Amongst the fauna of this park are larger fish such as the Epinephelus guaza (mero in Portuguese) and also a variety of other coastal species. Groups of Atlantic manta rays (manta birostris) can be seen here every year.

Their size and graceful movement has transformed the area into an international attraction. Any fishing activity is forbidden inside the park. Navigation is also highly controlled.

Only small boats are allowed to approach the beaches. There is infrastructure and support for skin-diving.

Garajau Parcial Nature Reserve

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