Capo Caccia

Capo Caccia

Cape Capo Caccia, at one of the westernmost points of Sardinia, is one of the most beautiful natural sceneries of the whole Mediterranean and one of the most visited places in Sardinia.

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Steep limestone cliffs rise up to 170 above sea level on a narrow spit of land, creating a fabulous spectacle, especially at sunset. Capo Caccia is close to the town of Alghero, an important tourist base.

Neptune's Cave and the Goat Steps

Apart from the spectacular views, the main attraction of the cape is the system of stalactite caves.

The most famous is the Neptune Cave (Grotta di Nettuno), a cave more than 1 km long with vast halls, stalagmites and stalactites and a 120 m long underground salt lake, one of the largest in Europe.

It is the only one of the local caves above sea level and thus accessible from land by a path called the Goat Steps, which consists of 660 steps carved into the steep rock. But don't worry, the path is well secured with railings along its entire length.

According to legend, this is the cave where Neptune, the god of the seas, lived.

Entrance fees and opening hours

Cape Caccia itself is a natural area accessible free of charge 24/7.

Entrance to the Cave of Neptune is, however, regulated and subject to a fee.

Opening hours are as follows:

  • October to May - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • June to September - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Adult tickets cost 14 eur. Children under 14 pay 10 eur.

Official information can be found on the website:

How to get there

There is an asphalt road almost to the tip of the cape, and a small parking lot at the entrance to the cave. However, be aware that in high season parking is also available along the road up to over 1 km from the cave due to lack of space.

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So it's more practical to head to the cave by bus from Alghero, which also stops at all the nearby resorts. Line number 9321 runs to the Cape about 5-6 times a day.

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