Grotta del Fico (Fig Tree Cave)

The Grotta del Fico (Fig Tree Cave)

The Grotta del Fico (Fig Tree Cave) of Baunei is one of the most fascinating natural wonders in Sardinia. Located on the East coast of the island, this spectacular limestone cave offers a unique experience to the visitors, with its suggestive concretions and the crystal clear waters reflecting the shape of surrounding rocks.
Beyond its beauty and millennary history, the Grotta del Fico is a natural site of great importance because it represents the last refuge of the Monk Seal, an endemic species of the Mediterranean Sea which inhabited the Coast of Baunei until recent times. The management of the cave is entrusted to the guides of the company Explorando Supramonte who designed and equipped the touristic path inside. Thanks to their experience and competence, visitors can now safely explore the cave and discover the history of this extraordinary place. With its breathtaking beauty and its interesting history the Grotta del Fico represents an unmissable stop for whoever wants to explore the hidden marvels of Sardinia and discover a new aspect of this land, less known but equally fascinating.

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Su Meraculu Cave

Inland from Cala Sisine, about an hour’s walk from the beach, it is a very evocative cave, whose very name reveals some curious characteristics: it is called the “Grotta del Miracolo” (“Su Meraculu”, in Sardinian).

Portu Cuau

Portu Cuau – Baunei Coast

Cala Goloritzé – Baunei’s coast

Cala Goloritzé, Baunei Coast: spectacular beach framed by limestone, crystal clear sea and mountains. A popular destination for excursions and climbing.

“Ispuligedenie” – Cala Mariolu

Divided into two parts by a large rock used as a docking pier by the barges carrying tourists, it is now known by the double name of ‘Ispuligidenie – Cala Mariolu’.

Cala Birìala

The beach of “Cala Birìala” (called “Birìola” by the Cala Gonone fishermen) was one of the beaches most often visited by monk seals.

Pedra Longa

Along the coastline, a few miles north of Santa Maria, is the limestone peak of “Pedra Longa”.

Grotta del Fico (Fig Tree Cave)

Sailing northwards, about a mile away from the ‘Mudaloru’ beach, is the ‘Grotta del Fico’ (Fig Cave), which opens up in the limestone cliffs, about 10 metres above sea level.

La Grotta dei Colombi (Cave of Pigeons)

The “Grotta dei Colombi” is only accessible by sea and in order to see the stunning majesty of the vault up close, it is necessary to sail very close to the cliff.

The ancient “Montes Insani”

The roughness of navigation along the cliffs of Capo Monte Santu has been known since antiquity, and many historians identify this stretch of the east coast with the ‘Insani Montes’ mentioned by numerous authors, especially in connection with tragic shipwrecks.

Venus’ Pools

Venus’ Pools, located on the coast of Baunei, a short distance from Grotta del Fico and Cala Biriala, crystal clear water.

Forrola and Punta Giràdili

To the north of Pedra Longa is “Forrola” bay, dominated by the majestic “Punta Giradili”, which, at 765 metres, is one of the highest cliffs in the Mediterranean.

Cala Sisine

Cala Sisine is, without doubt, along with the more famous Cala Luna, one of the most interesting beaches on the coast of Baunei.

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