Nature, Sea & Mountain

Mediterranean Islands

Spanish name: Islas e Islotes del Litoral Mediterráneo

Hormiga Island in Cabo de Palos This natural area is comprised of 18 small islands, the largest being isla Grosa and Escombreras. These islands were declared a site of Community importance and most of them are also a Special Bird Protected Area, with important colonies of delicate species including aduouin gulls, swifts and petrels.
The marine reserve of Cabo de Palos and Islas Hormigas, declared a protected area in 1995 to avoid overfishing, is a favorite spot for divers because of its rich ecosystem and natural value.
This group of small islands and rocky formations are distributed along the Mediterranean coastline of Murcia, from Águilas to La Manga del Mar Menor. Their names are: Farallón, Grosa, Hormiga, Hormigón, Noguera, Punchosos, Descargador, Escombreras, Gate, Torrosa, Boleta grande, Palomas, Plana, Lobos, Aviones, Mazarrón, Fraile and Cama de los novios. 


Hormiga Island in Cabo de Palos
Grosa Island in La Manga del Mar Menor
Fraile Island in Águilas
Escombreras Island in Cartagena
Las Palomas Island in Cartagena. Tiñoso Cape at the back

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