Leaving from the town of Palau in the direction of Santa Teresa you will find directions to Porto Rafael. Before delving into this charming town founded by Count Rafael, we recommend a short detour to the fortress Altura one of the most beautiful ancient defensive fortifications in Palau - La Maddalena. In panoramic position, from the Fortress you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the archipelago. Guides available on site will explain the history of these bastions of the past.
Continuing to Porto Rafael and penetrating in its streets you will come out near the marina and Punta Sardegna. The stretch of coast in question is overlooking the sea and boasts impressive granite sculptures. From here you can enjoy a beautiful view on the island of Spread, placed exactly opposite. In this corner of Porto Rafael are some of the most candid and clear water creeks in the area: Cala di Trana and Porto Cuncato.
Along the road that leads from Palau to Santa Teresa is the deviation for Isola dei Gabbiani or Isuledda, natural embankment , which divides the long beach of Porto Pollo, favorite destination for lovers of water sports such as sailing and windsurfing, from the beach of Porto Liscina. The latter is a long sandy beach by the river of the same name, which boasts one of the richest ecosystems in the whole area.
Leaving from Palau and going to Olbia you will come across Forte della Polveriera and the scenic hillside of Baragge, in which stands the fort of the same name. Here you will find the fort and the lighthouse of Capo d'Orso from which you can enjoy the most spectacular view of the coast of Palau. Continuing south, you come to the beach of Cala Capra surrounded by a dense forest of eucalyptus trees. Following the Gulf of Le Saline you find the beautiful beach of Punta Bianca and Vena Longa.
Every day they are scheduled excursion from the port of Palau in La Maddalena Archipelago National Park with stops at the main islands and the most famous beaches .