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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. 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.
Capo Caccia offers an ideal environment for other sports enthusiasts for the likes of swimming to aqua gym, from windsurfing to water skiing and canoeing, from mountain biking to horse riding or hiking.
Numerous boat excursions are organised, for example the Riviera del Corallo excursion with its wonderful landscape used as a scenery for many films, Faradada Island (Isola Faradada) to the west of Capo Caccia, Piana Island to the north, Porto Conte Bay with its beautiful beaches, Punta del Giglio and the most spectacular excursions in the famous caves Grotta di Nettuno, Grotta Verde and Grotta dei Ricami.
There are many places and monuments to explore inland such as the antique towers (Torre del Bollo, Torre del Tramariglio, Torre del Pegna) or the Nuraghe Santimbena together with ruins of a Roman villa, and finally, the picturesque old town of Alghero.
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