Locality Capo d’Orso, Palau – North Sardinia
North-East Sardinia: a stretch of coastline unequalled anywhere in the world
We are located in the north-east of Sardinia, in Gallura, in a unique stretch of coastline, artistically shaped by nature and by the wind. The famous Roccia d’Orso is proof of this, together with the entire 3,397m2 of land bordered by a fabulous sea and the towns of Arzachena, Tempio Pausania and Santa Teresa Gallura.
Palau is a lively and modern place, one of Gallura’s important port and tourist towns which is very popular during the summer season due to its strategic location. Its quaint old part is livened up during the summers by an evening market, and it has a marina which operates all year round and which is home to 400 berths suitable for vessels up to 18 meters.
Again, the sea and the beaches are the strong points of the best summer destinations for holidays in Sardinia. Palau is, in fact, the port of access to the Archipelago of La Maddalena and its National Park. Since 2012, the beaches of Palau Vecchio and Sciumara have been awarded the Bandiera Blu, together in 2014 with the beaches of Isuledda at Porto Pollo and the beach at Liscia but the landscapes in the direction of Cala Trana and Punta Sardegna are no less spectacular.
The coastline is varied and you will find not only beaches of fine white sand bathed by the blue-green waters, but also picturesque coves and headlands that descend to the sea, like the one located in Capo d'Orso where the Park Hotel Cala di Lepre is located.
The flora that dominates the Palau countryside is the typical Mediterranean maquis, while the wildlife is characterized by the presence of numerous small wild animals such as turtles, red partridges, doves and hares (hence the name of the Park Hotel). Sardinia has no animals that are dangerous to humans either on land or sea, thus it is one of the safest tourist destinations in the world.
How to get to Palau and the Park Hotel Cala di Lepre
From Olbia airport
Take the S.S. 125 main road for Arzachena/Palau. Then follow the S.S. 133/Bis main road in the direction of Santa Teresa Gallura/Palau, and then take the secondary road at the turning signposted for Capo d'Orso.
From Alghero airport
Take the S.S. 129 main road towards Sassari, then the S.S. 131 main road at the junction for Olbia. Turn onto the S.S. 597/E840 always heading towards Olbia and then take the S.S. 125 for Arzachena. Follow this and then take the S.S. 133 Bis main road signposted for Santa Teresa Gallura/Palau. Finally follow the secondary road signposted to Capo d'Orso.
Not to be missed!
The mini-cruises around the marvellous La Maddalena Archipelago and the Southern part of Corsica, Porto Raphael and the Costa Smeralda.
The excursions which follow the tracks of some of the most important episodes of Sardinian history: from the nuraghe to the 19th century military forts passing by giants tombs and fascinating temples along the way.