Relaxing holidays in Sardinia
Cala Gonone is a pretty seaside town in the province of Nuoro. The ideal place for a vacation, whether you're looking to relax or want a more active holiday. This town is especially popular with families, holidaying couples and hikers. It is located in the Gulf of Orosei, in the Supramonte area on the island's eastern side. Cala Gonone has no real centre: most of the life and nightlife gravitates around the promenade near the marina, which is full of bars and restaurants serving typical local cuisine.
But Cala Gonone is still a town rich in history. Perhaps the most striking evidence of this is Mannu Nuraghes, a nuragic site which stands just outside the town on a rugged promontory overlooking the bay; this is one of the most-visited attractions in this area.
Cala Gonone is part of the Gennargentu National Park, and along the coast you can admire a series of bays with golden sand and crystal-clear water. The rocky coastline contains many fjords and deep caves, concealing wonders such as the Bue Marino, a refuge for the monk seal. You can arrange a visit to these spectacular sights by contacting the local canoeing association, which offers daily trips to the most characteristic destinations, away from busy crowds. But if you'd prefer the company of a group, you can also sign up for the organised tours, or charter a boat.