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Grotta di Nettuno (Neptune's Caves)

Grotta di Nettuno (Neptune's Caves) Review

At the base of a sheer cliff, the pounding sea has carved an entrance to the vast fantastic cavern filled with stunning water pools, stalactites, and stalagmites. You must visit with a guide; tours start on the hour. It's possible to reach the caves by boat or by land. Boat trips depart at regular intervals from the port of Alghero for €10 (price of admission to Grotto extra). The dramatic cave and coves, discovered by fishermen in the 18th century, are considered one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island for their sheer natural beauty.

Escala del Cabirol. By land, you can reach the entrance to the Grotta di Nettuno by descending the 654 dizzying "goat steps" of the aptly named zig-zagging stairway cut into the steep cliff. By public bus, the trip to the top of the stairway takes about 50 minutes. Allow 15 minutes for the descent by foot. Via Catalogna. 079/950179. €12 round-trip. From Alghero: 9:15 year-round and 3:10 and 5:10 June–Sept. From Capo Caccia: noon year-round and 4:05 and 6:05 June–Sept.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 13 km (8 mi) west of Alghero, Alghero
  • Phone: 079/946540
  • Cost: €12
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., daily 9–7; Oct., daily 9–5; Nov.–Mar., daily 9–4
  • Location: Alghero
Updated: 11-02-2012

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