The Gulf of Orosei is an inlet along the east coast of Sardinia that includes postcard coves. Here you can immerse yourself in the turquoise and crystal clear sea, admire some breathtaking natural beauty and try experiences such as snorkeling and trekking.
The 5 beaches to visit in the Gulf of Orosei
The caves of Cala Luna in the Gulf of Orosei
The Gulf of Orosei reserves wonderful surprises, including beaches and coves among the most beautiful in the world. Cala Luna is a beach that is part of the Gulf of Orosei, with a backdrop mixed between sand and pebbles. Its peculiarity are the caves, five, very useful as shelter during the hottest hours. Cala Luna is of a majestic beauty, so much so as to re-enter the Skyscanner ranking of the most beautiful places in the world.
From the port of Cala Gonone, you can take part in an excursion and visit all its caves, thanks to the motorboat Donvincenzo that leaves every day, every hour. At the end of the excursion, you can choose to stay in Cala Luna, where you can spend an unforgettable day, or continue with the mini-cruise to admire the other treasures of the Gulf of Orosei.
Cala Gonone: snorkeling, the Grotta del Bue Marino and the Grotta del Fico
Cala Gonone is one of the most popular beaches in the area, ideal for snorkelers. And for those who are not experts but want to experience the thrill of exploring the depths of Cala Gonone, are available to professionals for a guided experience.
Here you can visit the Grotta del Fico and the Grotta del Bue Marino: the latter is the most famous marine cave in Italy and owes its name to the monk seal that populated it.
The Grotta del Bue Marino is divided into two branches: the southern branch can only be reached by sea while, the northern branch, you can only explore on foot, starting from Cala Fuili and walking for 50 minutes.
The Fico Cave is very scenic, with an entrance at 10 meters above sea level. It is still under exploration and you can visit it accompanied by guides, with a tour that lasts about an hour.
Cala Goloritzé, where sea and mountains embrace
Another beautiful cove of the Gulf of Orosei is Cala Goloritzé, a beach framed by the turquoise sea and the green of the surrounding mountains. Ideal for reconnecting with nature and spending a day of peace of mind.
Ziu Martine beach, unspoilt nature in the Gulf of Orosei
For those in search of untouched nature, the Ziu Martine Beach is perfect: the limestone walls and light sand mixed with dark pebbles give it a wild look. The sea is emerald, the water low and transparent. It is easily accessible by sea, from Cala Gonone.
Cala Mariolu, the pearl of the Gulf of Orosei
Reachable on foot for lovers of trekking, or by sea, Cala Mariolu offers an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. It is also known as is pùligi de nie – snow fleas, due to the presence of white and pink pebbles mixed with sand. The sea is so crystal clear that it seems painted.
The Gulf of Orosei, perfect holiday for lovers of trekking
The Gulf of Orosei is a very popular destination for lovers of trekking. Here the possible itineraries for excursions are more than twenty, with more or less high difficulty. Many of them lead directly to the most beautiful coves. The organized excursions start from various neighboring areas with expert guides who organize daily tours to discover the Gulf of Orosei.
Among the most beautiful itineraries, surely falls the one that leads to the beautiful Cala Luna. During the guided trekking you can admire the Mediterranean vegetation until you reach the beach. When you return, you can choose whether to return on foot or by sea, through the various transport services available. It is a fairly long route, therefore, ideal for the more trained.