8. Aquarium on Cap Blanc

Aquarium on Cap Blanc 2015
Aquarium on Cap Blanc 2015

The Cap Blanc Aquarium is a great place to visit for all ages. The aquarium, situated close to the beach of Cala Gració with wonderful views over the bay of Sant Antonio and of course its sunsets.
The attraction boasts brightly coloured marine life such as various species of fish, rays, octopus and other sealife all in their natural underwater habitat. This former ancient smuggler’s cave and now turned into an aquarium is a strange attraction and somewhat eerie. You leave the underground cavern and sunlight instantly hits you – making it a surreal experience. According to the offical website it was once known as a ‘Lobster Cave’ whereby fishermen would use it as a vast storage tank for lobsters before going to market. Nowadays it is also used as a recuperation centre for sea turtles who have been injured whereby upon recovery they are released back into the wild. The attraction has a really nice small bar and terrace jutting out over the sea and over the years I have spent many a happy afternoon simply sitting in the shade sipping a cold beer. The Aquarium can be easily reached from San Antonio by either bus (number 1 to the Tanit Hotel) or on one of the boat ferries from San Antonio harbour.