Think of an aquarium and usually the mind wonders to enormous glass walls holding teems of tropical fish and large water mammals. The Cap Blanc Aquarium, known locally as the lobster cave, is somewhat different.
Years ago local fisherman used the cave to store their daily catch of lobsters, hence the name. In 1989 the cave was adapted as an aquarium and is used both as a tourist attraction and an education centre. This is a real opportunity to observe local marine life in its’ natural habitat without having to leave solid land. Expect moray and conger eels, octopi, larger fish like grouper and bream and many smaller varieties.
This is a fun day out for the kids with a little bit of education thrown in the mix. This can be an interesting learning experience for adults too, for the conservation minded you will hear a lot about the posidonia, the local sea grass which is vital for the local marine ecosystem and which is under threat in several places.
The aquarium also serves drinks and snacks, including beer and wine! There are generous opening hours from 10am til 10pm. On Saturdays and Sundays the aquarium also has a sardine barbecue which is highly recommended. If you time everything correctly then a trip here can end in a lovely, fresh, al fresco dinner with a cold beverage with one of the best sunset views in Europe as the backdrop. What more could you want.