La Maddalena Archipelago’s
La Maddalena Archipelago’s is a group of islands located in the north-east part of Sardinia.
This area is very appreciated by the pleasure sailors and not only thanks to the incredible natural beauties of these islands and the crystal emerald waters.
The Archipelago belongs to a national park extending over an area of approximately 20,000 hectares. For pleasure and scuba is necessary special permits issued by the National Park Management Authority. The Archipelago islands have high geomarine conditions and naturalist interest, also because they are historically poorly inhabited (La Maddalena is the only inhabited island), so that their environmental value has remained practically intact.
Cala di Volpe
Cala di Volpe, in Emerald Coast, is an extensive creek that includes some of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia and beyond. It is about a mile and a half from Cala dei Sardi in the north.
This area offers the opportunity to enjoy beautiful white beaches (Liscia Ruja or Long Beach, Capriccioli and La Celvia) surrounded by the blue of the sea, with shallow sea bottom and transparent water, in a territory scented by the Mediterranean Scrub of the hinterland. Cala di Volpe is one of the destination of luxury tourism, favorite destination of national and international jet set. It is surprising to see the amount of mega yachts moored between July and August in Cala di Volpe, famous destination of luxury nautical tourism.
Bonifacio, located in the south part of Corsica, is the town more southern of France and it is at just 3 hour sailing from Cala dei Sardi. The city is lying on the limestone cliff, a fantastic white cliff shaped by the wind that descends to the sea at 70 meters high. Bonifacio as a touristic harbor is very famous in the Mediterranean. The old town is worth a visit; it is protected by the medieval citadel, with its narrow alleys, with charming squares, churches and unforgettable views (from the citadel you can admire the whole panorama of the coast – a breathtaking view). In the coast then, there are several caves and small beaches reachable by the sea.
Tavolara is an island located at 20 mn from Cala dei Sardi, southward. The island turns up on the sea with the vertical walls, it looks like a granite and limestone mountain of more than 500 meters high. The island is a paradise for all diving enthisiast, its waters are rich in colors and underwater life. There are also several untouched beaches, a small dock for dinghies and two great typical restaurants. To the south of Tavolara there are two other small islands that deserve a stop: Molara and Molarotto.
Mortorio island is located at 1mn from Cala dei Sardi in the east. Many species of birds nest on the island, including the gulls and the hawk. The island is an integral environmental protection area, the beaches are beautiful and also the wonderful cliff, so it is no surprise that the Mortorio Island is the destination of many boats. In front of Mortorio you can find Soffi Island, with its crystalline water and shallow seabottom.