Capo Caccia

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Capo Caccia with Isola Foradada in the background.

I had heard / read that Capo Caccia is the most beautiful / striking cape in all of Sardegna. Well, it does not dissapoint.

Capo Caccia is situated a few kilometres from Alghero, on the southern point of a huge limestone triangle that wedges out into the sea.  There are characteristic, impressive cliffs (nearly 300 m high) on its west side.
Capo Caccia is renowned for the underground labyrinth of mysterious caves discovered in 1700.  The most famous one is Grotta di Nettuno (2500 m long) that can be reached by sea or on ground climbing the 656 steps of Escala del Cabirol that lead to the cave.  There is a beautiful transparent lake (La Marmora) with two small sandy beaches just at its entrance.
Capo Caccia is one of the wildest places in Sardinia.

Grotte di Nettuno
  Inland, there is an extraordinary natural reserve established by Italian Botanic Association in 1970 and covering nearly three thousand hectares.  It's a marvellous garden full of plants unique to the world.  Capo Caccia is frequented by big birds of prey.  Many of them are quite rare in other parts of the world.
Travelling towards the north you will come upon Porto Conto, a beautiful bay protected from winds by high cliffs.  Nearby, past the village of Fertilia, the prehistoric Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju with 36 graves and the Nuraghe Palmavera can be visited.  These are some of the most antique testimonies of the past in this area.
Capo Caccia is the perfect place for diving enthusiasts - there are about 20 different immersion points accessible thanks to scuba diving guides.  The sea water is crystal-clear and the submerged caves are full of colourful fish and sea plants including red corral.  Most of the underwater excursions are accessible by everybody and the average depth is 25 meters.  Some of them are reserved only for the most expert scuba divers.

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Capo Caccia with Isola Foradada i…
Grotte di Nettuno
Grotte di Nettuno
This panoramic road around Porto C…
This panoramic road around Porto …
Near Capo Caccia
Near Capo Caccia
Near Capo Caccia
Near Capo Caccia
Lighthouse at Capo Caccia
Lighthouse at Capo Caccia
South view from cliff....view of G…
South view from cliff....view of …
Looking down at the beginning of t…
Looking down at the beginning of …
view along the stairs to the grott…
view along the stairs to the grot…
Capo Caccia .....the size of that …
Capo Caccia .....the size of that…
Hey, everyone,......Im here
Hey, everyone,......I'm here
Capo Caccia
Capo Caccia
Door to ??? at Capo Caccia
Door to ??? at Capo Caccia
Capo Caccia
Capo Caccia
Grotte di Nettuno
Grotte di Nettuno
Grotte di Nettuno
Grotte di Nettuno
Beautiful Blue Mediteranean
Beautiful Blue Mediteranean
Capo Caccia
Capo Caccia
Sardo toilet......yeah
Sardo toilet......yeah
Picturesque cove near Capo Caccia
Picturesque cove near Capo Caccia
The road back to Alghero
The road back to Alghero
Nuranghe Palmavera 1500 BC
Nuranghe Palmavera 1500 BC
Ancient bridge at Fertilia
Ancient bridge at Fertilia
Sunset on the Lido
Sunset on the Lido
View of Old town from along the Li…
View of Old town from along the L…
Close up of Old town at sunset
Close up of Old town at sunset
Marina at sunset
Marina at sunset
Old town from Lido at sunset
Old town from Lido at sunset
Old town close up
Old town close up
Alghero
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