Alghero Travel Blog› entry 15 of 15 › view all entries
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.
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.