60 km of coast and more than 5,000 hectares of land - an extraordinary masterpiece of nature
The Parco Naturale di Porto Conte (Porto Conte National Park) is a protected area that was set aside by the Sardinian Regional Authority
in 1999 and is managed by Alghero City Council
The area of the National Park - 5,350 hectares of land and 60 km of coastline - encompasses not only the River Calic but also Mount Doglia and its hillside buttresses, as well as the area between the two promontories of Punta Giglio and Capo Caccia
The coastal tract heads northwards, up to the municipal boundary of Porto Ferro, just below Lake Baratz.
The National Park is a collection of landscapes without equal in Europe
, with a wealth of vegetation, fauna and karstic features that are among the most important anywhere in the Mediterranean basin.
The botanical element consists of lush maquis with an abundance of Mediterranean vegetable species and fascinating endemisms
The landscape also benefits from a sinuous coastline that penetrates deep into the landmass, giving rise to an utterly unique land/sea spectacle
The objectives of the National Park
The main objective of the National Park is to conserve and enhance the area's natural, environmental, historical and cultural resources
, as well as to promote scientific research and teaching, to work towards the ecological regeneration of the settlements and to develop compatible economic activities, with a particular focus on traditional activities of farming, animal husbandry, crafts and tourism.
For more information, please visit the official website
> The Porto Conte National Park