Garajau Partial Nature Reserve
Imagine a place where the gracefulness of marine species, of all colours, sizes and shapes, is combined with an unusual landscape, marked by the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic. The Garajau Partial Nature Reserve, located in the municipality of Santa Cruz, on the south coast of Madeira Island, can be described like that.
Created in 1986, in order to prevent the desertification of the seabed, the Garajau Nature Reserve became one of the archipelago's most iconic sites for wildlife lovers.
It is not by chance that it is one of the most popular diving spots for professionals and amateurs alike.
Among the vast fauna we can find at Ponta do Garajau, there are several large fish species which divers and underwater photographers will love.
Here we find species such as the dusky grouper (Epinephalus guaza), the giant manta ray (Manta birostrise) or the giant devil ray (Mobula mobular).
The clear waters of the Garajau Partial Nature Reserve allow observing its biodiversity at a depth of more than 20 metres, making it a local attraction from a recreational but also scientific and educational point of view.
A natural retreat where wildlife reigns supreme.
The Garajau Partial Nature Reserve, created in order to prevent the desertification of the seabed on the south coast of Madeira, is one of the most emblematic sites for scuba diving lovers.