Cala Gonone

Among the most beautiful and evocative coasts of the Mediterranean

Situated in the municipality of Dorgali, Cala Gonone dominates one of the most beautiful and evocative coasts of the Mediterranean, besides having one of the longest and least built-up coasts on the island.

With its small tourist port form where every day the numerous vessels leave to explore every corner of the Gulf of Orosei , the whole territory of Dorgali possesses a rich natural heritage of oases and natural reserves, seaside walks to discover, visit and reach by evocative tracks and paths.

You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the surreal context of The Supramonte and arrive at dazzling beaches, among the most beautiful in the world.

The Beaches

Grottos of the bue marino

The Grottos of the Bue Marino have always been the most visited in Sardinia and owe their name to the “sea ox” or monk seal which populated this area and seems to have disappeared now. The grotto, 5km in length, is divided into two main galleries and can be visited on fixed and illuminated routes for around 900mtrs in the southern branch where can be seen numerous stalactites, stalagmites and small freshwater lakes, fed by underground streams, divided by little sandy beaches and rich in formations.

The visit lasts around an hour during which expert guides are on hand to supply historic and scientific information reguarding the grotto and the wildlife that populated it.

Cala Mariolu

Cala Mariolu is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. The cove is also known by the name Ispuligidenie, which in Baunei dialect means “snow ticks”, due to the presence of tiny pebbles which characterize the bay.

Huge rocks spread around the bay, a seabed so transparent that the fish are visible to the naked eye from the shore and also a few meters from the beach, Cala Mariolu presents a panorama to take your breath away.

Cala Fuili

Cala Fuili is the first of the fantastic coves of the Gulf of Orosei that we come across south of Cala Gonone and it is the only beach which can be reached by car. By means of a stairway, you find yourself confronted with crystal-clear waters surrounded by the Mediterranean maquis. Moreover Cala Fuili is frequented by lovers of trekking and canyoning , since it is reachable also by the Codula Fuili , a most evocative internal route.


Boat trips

A must-do travel programme for anyone organizing a holiday in this part of Sardinia is a boat excursion on the Gulf of Orosei. A mini-cruise which will give you the chance to navigate along the whole coast and stop at beaches accessible only by sea, such as Cala Mariolu, Cala Luna, Cala Goloritzè, Cala Sisine and also to visit the famous Blue Marino Grotto, for years a refuge of the monk seal.


Exploring the seabed of the Gulf of Orosei will carry you into an undersea world with characteristic basalt rocks which alternate between granite rock and the meadows of poseidonia. Not only that but you will you be able to dive in ancient wrecks and ships of the Second World War.