Attractions

Top Choice Beach in Golfo di Orosei

Cala Goloritzè

The last beachette of the gulf, Cala Goloritzè rivals the best. At the southern end, bizarre limestone formations soar away from the cliffside. Among them is jaw-dropping Monte Caroddi or the Aguglia, a 148m-high ne…
Beach in Golfo di Orosei

Cala Mariolu

Reachable only by boat or by a demanding three-hour trek from the Altopiano del Golgo, Cala Mariolu is arguably one of the most sublime spots on the coast. Split in two by a cluster of bright limestone rocks, it has…
Beach in Golfo di Orosei

Cala Luna

A favourite with rock climbers, this wildly beautiful crescent-shaped bay is backed by a lush ravine, framed by cave-pitted cliffs and pummelled by exquisite turquoise waters. Access is by foot or boat only. Linger …
Beach in Cala Gonone

Cala Fuili

About 3.5km south of town (follow Viale del Bue Marino) is this captivating rocky inlet backed by a deep green valley. From here you can hike over the cliff tops to Cala Luna, about two hours (4km) away on foot. The…
Cave in Cala Gonone

Grotta del Bue Marino

It’s a scenic 40-minute hike from Cala Fuili, or a speedy boat ride from Cala Gonone, to this enchanting grotto. It was the last island refuge of the rare monk seal (‘bue marino’ or ‘sea ox’ as it was known by local…
Beach in Orosei

Spiaggia Bidderosa

North of the Marina di Orosei, this beach forms part of a nature reserve and never gets too busy because visitor numbers are restricted. A 4km trail leads down to the beach, a dreamy vision of sugar-white sand, flan…
Beach in Golfo di Orosei

Cala Sisine

A stunning stretch of sand and pebbles backed by a deep, verdant valley, Cala Sisine is most easily reached by boat from Cala Gonone. Intrepid hikers can also get here by following the scenic four-hour trail from Ca…
Beach in Golfo di Orosei

Cala Biriola

Only reachable by boat from Cala Gonone or Arbatax, this enchanting beach boasts crystal clear, celestial blue waters backed by the Golfo di Orosei's soaring cliffs.
Cave in Golfo di Orosei

Grotta di Ispinigoli

A short drive north of Dorgali, the fairy-tale-like Grotta di Ispinigoli is a veritable forest of glittering rock formations, including the world's second-tallest stalagmite (the highest is in Mexico and stands at 4…
Archaeological Site in Cala Gonone

Nuraghe Mannu

To get an eagle-eye view over the coast, follow the signs off the Cala Gonone–Dorgali road to this nuraghe. After 3km the rocky track peters out at a wild headland where you can see nearly the entire curve of the gu…