Known worldwide for its variegated marine and submarine fauna, the Park embraces a circumference of 22 kilometres around the Island, 15 of them of absolute protection and the remaining 7 as a "damper zone", in which natural resources can be extracted in a regulated manner.
Due to its abundant marine fauna, locals brag about having the world record for sharks per cubic metre of water. It is common to finds banks of 30 to 40 specimens of hammer sharks and white fins. Huge stingrays, tuna fishes, parrotfish and horse mackerels can also be seen.
More than 1600 animal (both marine and terrestrial) species have been identified on the Island, 235 plants, 362 insects, 2 endemic reptiles (the lizard and the salamander), 3 spiders, 85 birds, 57 crustaceous, 118 molluscs, and close to 200 types of fish along with 18 different coral species.
It is quite natural to meet the holy spirit in the woodland area of the Park... no, do not be baffled, it is not the Holy Spirit of the Scriptures, but a white coloured bird that arrives in the Island to nest. They like to flutter over the heads of visitors.
There is a basic infrastructure within the Park that facilitates a close encounter with nature. Here a series of interpretation trails have been habilitated, along with vantage points and spots for scuba diving, besides the installation of phones, potable water, showers and a first aid service.