Camping Village Calik Blu is an excellent starting point for some of the best excursions in Sardinia.
Don’t miss a visit to the wonderful Neptune’s Grotto. It is reached on an enjoyable boat trip that leaves from the port of Alghero and follows along the coast to reach its destination. The grotto has been created by the action offresh waterover millions of years and contains a 120-metre-long lake (La Marmora), numerous columns of stalactites and stalagmites and a little beach that used to be used by monk seals.
The island of Asinara is located off the north-western tip of Sardinia and was the scene of pirate raids from the age of the Saracens onwards. It is most famous, however, for its recent history, as it was used as a maximum security prison in the 70s, mainly used to detainmafiosiand terrorists, including Totò Riina, who was locked away in a bunker in the delightful Cala d’Oliva. The island has been part of the National Park of the Gulf of Orosei, Gennargentu and Asinara since 1991 and is a protected area. More than 80 species of land vertebrates have been sighted on the island, belonging to different classes of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. However, this figure does not convey an idea of the importance of the island at an international level for preserving and reproducing wild fauna, including many rare and endangered species such as the famous Asinara donkey, which was first brought to the island at the beginning of the nineteenth century and was probably abandoned by the inhabitants at the end of the century.