Life in the Deep Blue
The Playa Chica cliff hides many nooks and crannies worth visiting. The Cueva de las Gambas (Shrimp Cave) is one of them. At the foot of the cliff, at a depth of about 40 m, a cave gives shelter to swarms of narval shrimp. Dusky groupers lie in wait for the shrimp inside the dark cave and do not hesitate to pounce on them when they become visible by the light of our flashlights.
The uniqueness and richness of the caves along the Puerto del Carmen cliff are so great that Europe has declared it a “Special Conservation Site” within the Natura 2000 Network.