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NATURAL BEAUTY

The landscape changes a lot: beaches, rocks, grottoes, the depths. Beautiful views and unforgettable sunsets.

  • Neptune's Grottoes
    Located inside the calcareous Capo Caccia promontory, on the side which is mostly lashed by the sea.
    They are 2500 metres long, with several tunnels, small lakes and beautiful concretions.
    They can be reached by boat, from Alghero, or by car, taking the SS 127-bis: once you reach the Capo Caccia headland, you take the spectacular stairway (656 steps) called Escala del Cabirol, which leads you to the grottoes.
  • Other grottoes
    Grotta Verde and the Grotta dei Ricami, a real maze, where limestone concretions form particular and complicated tangles.
  • The State Forest of Porto Conte (12 sqkm) is very important.
    Strawberry-trees, Phoenician junipers, and some endemic plants, such as palmets, helicrysums, limoniums, broom-rapes and Centaurea horrida.
    The reforested area between the Mediterranean plants are inhabited by Sardinian hares, wild rabbits, weasels and Sardinian partridges.
    Among the species which were introduced and/or re-introduced, we must mention fallow deer, which lived in the Nurra area, the Giara horses, the Asinara donkeys and wild boar.

  • Griffons' Coast
    The coast between Alghero and Bosa, is a safe home to griffon vultures, one of the last large vultures, now a dying species, along with several other raptors and seabirds.

  • Two Islands
    They are set in front of the Capo Caccia promontory: Isola Piana at the north, where palmets and giant euphorbias live; isola Foradada at the south, crossed by a cave and "populated" by a rare endemic plant: island-Brassica.
  • Lake Baratz
    is the only natural fresh-water lake in all of Sardinia.
    It is not far from the sea near Porto Ferro,
    Several tamarisks grow on its shores, whereas inland you may find isolated palmets, among holm-oaks and rockroses.
    There are also many acquatic birds, along with coots, dun-birds, herons and coloured bee-eaters.

photo: Capo Caccia at sunset (M. Vacca)
 

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