ALMOST EVERYTHING THERE IS TO SEE, KNOW AND DO ON THE COSTA
Renowned as one of Sardinia’s most beautiful areas, Capo Testa is a small peninsula five miles outside Santa Teresa, overlooking the Bocche di Bonifacio. It is connected the mainland by a small sandy isthmus on which the Rena di Ponente and Rena di Levante beaches are to be found. Used by the Romans both because of its strategic position and to quarry granite, Capo Testa has been declared a Site of Community Importance (SCI) and, as such, is part of the Europe-wide Natura 2000 Ecological Network which promotes the protection and conservation of biodiversity. The spectacularly weathered rocks on the promontory are a must as is a hike as far as Valle della Luna, where the last of the hippies still live in the natural caves and free climbers and boulderers from all over the world like to test their skills. The largest lighthouse in northern Sardinia has dominated the promontory and guided shipping since 1845. It is clearly visible as far away as Corsica and the Maddalena Islands.