Capo Caccia & the Marine Park

The promontory of Capo Caccia, also known as the Sleeping Giant, is the undisputed symbol of Alghero, standing just north of the town’s bay. These sheer cliffs, known paradise for climbing lovers, drop to very deep water providing fantastic views of the coast. Not to be missed is the breathtaking panorama from the cliff in front of the island of Foradada. On the top of Capo Caccia, which is the extreme western point of Sardinia, stands a lighthouse 186 metres above sea level, visible even from a distance of about 30 miles. All around the massive promontory is the marine protected area of CapoCaccia Isola Piana which preserves the life of the existing fauna and flora. At the base of Capo Caccia you can find the entrances to the caves and grottos so popular with divers, the most famous of these being Neptune’s Grotto.

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