The sea

Bordighera has been known since the late 1800s for its clear, deep-blue sea. The marine triangle between the Ligurian and French coasts, known as the Cetacean Sanctuary, is one of the most densely populated areas of the Mediterranean known to whale- watching enthusiasts, who can easily spot sperm whales, minke whales, dolphins and pilot whales in their natural habitat even with a short boat trip just a few kilometers from shore.The seabed of the marine protected area is extremely rich in animal and plant species, some at risk of extinction. All it takes is a mask and snorkel to admire the beauty and variety of underwater life in this stretch of sea.