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MARINE PARK OF TAVOLARA

MARINE PARK OF TAVOLARA - Costa del sole travel

You will sail to discover an extraordinary landscape of great historical and natural interest. We will visit ISLAND TAVOLARA with overview of the smaller islands  MOLARA andMolarotto. You can admire the coast of Gallura with its beautiful beaches. During the excursion will be made a long stops for swimming in the beautiful natural pools between Molara and Tavolara. 

Departure from Porto San Paolo h: 9.30 am

Back  h 13:00 -15:30 - 16:30 - 17:30 - 18:30 (high season)

€ 25.00 - € 12.50 (CHILD BEETWEEN 4/12)

Just to Tavolara boat service € 15.00

Golf of Orosei - The pearls of Sardina

Golf of Orosei - The pearls of Sardina - Costa del sole travel

The Gulf of Orosei, with its steep cliffs and enchanting beaches and inlets set a t ehe of Còdule (small valleys dug out of the calcareous rock by ancient streams), frames the entire Gennargentu area. Between Cala Osalla to the north and Santa Maria to the south, the....

 

 

The day will be entirely dedicated to discovering the East Coast of Sardinia, characterized by its high rocky cliffs overlooking the sea and surrounded by bays of rare beauty such as: CALA LUNA immersed in a deep valley surrounded by limestone walls,  CALA SISINE white sandy beach made of two craggy ridges that sweep down to the beach, CALA MARIOLU beach made up of “microsassolini” (very tiny pebbles) pure white colored;  CALA GOLORITZE ' with a stone arch over the sea, made ​​of marble rocks, its pure white backdrops are spectacular.

Optionally you can visit the “BUE MARINO” CAVES where was sighted for the last time the monk seal. Departure from "LA CALETTA" h: 9.00 am

RETURN h: 6.30 pm

ADULTS € 45.00 - € 22.00 (6/12 years)

National Park "La Maddalena" Archipelago

 

Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park situated in the north-east of Sardinia, near the Strait of Bonifacio, consists  in a multitude of islands, islets, and rocks shaped by the strong northwest wind and by the current of the Strait. The inlets and bays of its islands give origin to a myriad of natural landing stages and mix with the colors of the sea and the crystal-clear waters for which the Archipelago is famous all over the world (not only for the Pink Beach of Budelli, protected by strong safeguard restrictions not allowing the access to the beach and the stretch of water in front of it, representing without a doubt one the cause of pride of the Archipelago and the Park).The park was established on 1 April 1994, f It covers an area on land and sea of over 12,000 hectares and 180 kilometers of coasts. 
The protected area is the first National Park of Sardinia and the one and only Park in Italy whose territory lies in one Municipality only. The National Park includes the whole marine area of La Maddalena Archipelago, as well as the terrestrial area.
La Maddalena Archipelago National Park, together with the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, is currently one of the two Italian National Parks maintaining, among their establishment rules, both a terrestrial surface area – in the case of the Sardinian protected area covering 5,100 ha – and a marine area of about 15,000 ha. La Maddalena Archipelago National Park also represents a significant part of the territory of the Italian State and of Sardinia that will become part of the future International Marine Park of the Strait of Bonifacio, for the establishment of which the Park Authority has been collaborating for ten years with the bodies in charge of environmental safeguard, obtaining important results in the latest two years.

 
  
 

The Park Nature

Almost the whole territory of La Maddalena Archipelago National Park is a Site of Community Interest (SCI) characterized by the presence of over 700 vegetable species, representing one third of the flora of Sardinia, over 50 endemic species representing the 25% of the total flora of Sardinia, and several rare species and species of phytogeographical interest, as well as by several habitats of Community importance.

Flora
The main vegetable formations are characteristic of the Mediterranean coastal strip: therefore, you will find a maquis dominated by juniper, strawberry tree, phillyrea, lentisk, myrtle, heather, broom, rockrose, and euphorbia; towards the coast, the vegetation slopes down from the lowest maquis to the garrigue where, among the most characteristic phytocenoses, it is necessary to mention the halophilous formations. The sandy areas and the more or less salty areas welcome Mediterranean saltbush formations, formations characterized by plants growing on salty environments, and psammophilous vegetation. The vegetation landscape of the islands is deeply influenced by factors like wind, sun exposure, dryness and poverty of the soils, altitude, and distance from the mainland. In La Maddalena Archipelago, the presence of exclusive or rare endemic species has give origin to unique or rare vegetable formations, or to vegetable formations that, even if more common, are well represented in conditions of greatest evolution, like in the case of the low formations of Artemisia densiflora in Razzoli and the juniper formations dominated by Juniperus phoenicea in Spargi, Caprera, Budelli, Santa Maria, and La Maddalena; the extension and the relative preservation state of these formations has not been found anywhere else in the Mediterranean area.

Fauna 
La Maddalena Archipelago is one of the most important areas for the vertebrate fauna (Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals) and especially for the nesting marine birds. According to the survey started by the National Park, the system of small islands between Sardinia and Corsica also represents an important stop for the trans-Saharan migratory birds in their pre-reproductive passage. The vertebrate fauna of La Maddalena Archipelago is a representative sample of the central-western Mediterranean community, both for its terrestrial and for its marine species.
Although it is not possible to talk about a site of unique value, it is necessary to highlight its global importance for some species of marine birds nesting in the Archipelago like the Audouin's Gull (Larus audouinii), the one and only endemic seagull species of the Mediterranean; and the Mediterranean subspecies of the European Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii) whose populations in the area represent respectively the 1% and 3% of the global population.

 

The Archipelago

In most of the world, small islands characterized by a favorable climate have lately suffered a deep transformation because of tourism, which caused the deterioration of the natural ecosystems into semi-natural or markedly artificial ecosystems. Despite this general trend, La Maddalena Archipelago - except for the main island, housing an important town - has preserved its natural features both in a terrestrial context (Spargi, Budelli, Razzoli, Spargiotto, Barrettini, Mortorio, and Nibani) and, above all, in the sea context and represents a positive example of safeguard of the coastal system extending for over 180 km. Besides La Maddalena Island, where you will find the homonymous town, Stagnali settlement in Caprera, and about 20 houses in a limited area of Santa Maria inhabited only during the summer, the Archipelago is entirely deserted and has preserved the aspect of over two centuries ago, as demonstrated by Portolano dell'Albini of the early 19th century.