Well, OK, so there are no snakes left anymore (Colubraria means serpent in Latin). But there are poisonous spiders and scorpions!
Finally, after 11 years here we've made it to Ias Islas Columbretes, two hours out of Oropesa by boat (you can also get there from Castellón).
If you're lucky, you might spot a pod of dolphins on the trip.
You can hike to the lighthouse (with a guide from the Parque Natural Islas Columbretes).
From here is the best view of the collapsed caldera.
After some snorkelling, then lunch, you can view the layers of lava at your leisure...
Then it's time to head home for sundowners.
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