Can you keep a secret?
Are you sure ?? I trust??
Ok come on .. I'll tell you ... Do you know that the beaches of Sardinia are among the most beautiful in the world?
You are right! It is not a secret at all, on the contrary ... We have already said on other occasions that sometimes the fact of being associated only with the sea and beaches saddens us a little, especially because our island has so many other wonders to offer. However, it is undeniable that beaches are one of our main reasons for pride and, in recent decades, they have allowed us to be known everywhere.
When you travel abroad and talk about seaside paradises, the name "Sardinia" always comes out. Obviously it is not a coincidence.
Our coast offers an infinite number of maritime landscapes, characterized by different types of beach and sea: from the very thin milky white sands to the silver rocks that recall ancient mines, from the clearest and most transparent water green to the turbid night blue. All beaches, mostly uncontaminated and which, in some cases, reach several kilometers in extension.
Therefore it is not surprising that they are nicknamed "pearls of the Mediterranean". We are talking about beaches that can be comfortably reached from the city beaches, or through trekking or mountain bike trails that cross unknown natural landscapes; again, we find coves accessible only from the sea or caves reachable through ancient routes carved into the rock. In short, there is literally something for everyone.
And today I want to talk to you about one of the wonders of the Gulf of Orosei and, without a doubt, of the entire Mediterranean: Cala Luna .
I agree with you: the mere fact of pronouncing the name brings us back to a mysterious and protected place; a world apart, isolated and hidden. And this is it: Cala Luna is an inlet created by Mother Nature or by the fairies themselves, who have seen fit to sprinkle it with over 800 meters of fine golden sand, caressed by a crystalline sea and a shade of blue reminiscent of the sky itself. Characterized by a seabed that allows, in its first meters, enchanting walks for lovers of the sun and relaxation, but which after a few meters gains depth, to make room for waters so transparent that allow you to see its marine inhabitants without the slightest problem: a "must" for snorkelers.
It would be obvious to say that it seems to be on a Balearic or Indonesian beach, but we don't want to be trivial, and we don't need these comparisons, because it is a unique cove. And I also want to explain why ... So far we have talked about its beach and its sea, but that's not all: Cala Luna is also characterized by the presence of numerous cracks in the rock that resemble small caves where you can disappear.
This "shyness" - if we want to call it that - has allowed Cala Luna beach to remain a corner of paradise even today, since the only way to admire and experience it is by crossing the sea (unless, of course, you don't want to dive into an excursion characterized by narrow paths and inaccessible climbs which would certainly be worthwhile, but which nevertheless I would not feel like recommending to everyone).
Just the arduous path necessary to reach it on foot and its rocky walls over 300 meters high which fall sheer to the sea, had meant that the ancient shepherds called it "Elune" (from the Nuorese dialect). Surely you will have arrived there too: with almost 8 hours of walking, it was like going to the moon.
In any case, the fame of Cala Luna is due to the 1974 film Swept away by an unusual fate in the blue sea of August. From that moment on, many tourists have pursued this magical cove to be able to see it with their own eyes, but fortunately this has not prevented them from safeguarding its natural and mystical beauty.
Today it continues to represent a milestone of our coasts and for this reason, in Gioia Sarda, we felt obliged to dedicate an equally fantastic ring to it: