Beautiful beaches of La Maddalena archipelago with turquoise waters and sandy coves. Sardinia is indeed a unique place with beautiful beaches, perhaps with the most beautiful sea I have ever seen in my life! And at La Maddalena archipelago there are countless such beaches, in this secluded, simple idyll! I spent 10 great, carefree days there and if I could come back every summer.
The La Maddalena Archipelago is a group of islands, the larger of which are La Madelena, Caprera, Boudeli, Spargi, Santa Maria, and La Maddalena and Caprera are connected by a bridge. We were staying on the Maddalena Island in the only town there, which was naturally La Madelena. Very nice, small town in Italian style. There is of course a pedestrian walkway to the church. Our main activity during the day was to navigate the beaches, as they were planned in advance from Europe. Many of them were hardly accessible - you climb some peaks, then you drop, but we are enthusiasts!
As I have already said, Maddalena and Caprera are connected with a bridge. Accordingly, there was a bus to the island (not traveling on Sundays). We used the bus a few times, and sometimes we hired the bikes. There were many such biker enthusiasts, although it was not very easy because the whole island is hilly. Because many of the beaches were far from the main road and were low down the bays, there was no way to get around with bikes, we dropped them on the road and we walked about a kilometer - two, and sometimes more on foot. To get to Cala Coticcio we were told about the game. It was climbing on some hills, downhill, just horror!
The whole thing would have made sense if we had decided to do this exercise in the morning rather than at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, so we could not even see the beach in its full beauty, nor could we have enough time to enjoy it! Here you can find some of the most spectacular beaches in Italy, which have the most clear sea water. These lands are still not very familiar to tourists, but they are becoming more and more popular for their beauty.
Testa del Polpo - this beach became our favorite - was just as easily accessible, at the same time incredibly beautiful! One of my best experiences was a boat trip through the archipelago and the beach of the Sparse and Santa Maria islands. We also had one overnight stay in the main city of Sardegna - Cagliari, which also had an amazing atmosphere. We arrived around noon, the place we were staying was near the harbor.
Our flight was the next day about 15 hours and we had the opportunity to look at the center. Finally, I will say a little about the organization of the trip. The destination is not very popular among Europeans because it is widespread that Sardinia is almost exclusively rich. But that is not the case! By taking a Wizz Air flight to Bergamo, then by Trawel Fly to Olbia (the two flights were unidricated for around 100 euros per person).
It is best to hire a car at the airport, but for those who are not drivers there is an option - Olbia airport (airport) - Palau (the port) costs only 3 euros. From Palau is a ferry to Madelena (5.50 euro per person), they travel every half hour 24 hours a day. Moving around the island, if you do not have a car, you can get on a bus - there are 2 lines, one of them travels Maddalena Island and the other goes to the island of Caprera and you can rent bicycles or scooters. On our return, our plane to Paris was from Cagliari. From Olbia to where we traveled by train (16.90 euro per person), the trip is about 4 hours.
I suppose that in peak months like July and August is terribly expensive, especially in the area of Costa Smeralda. I think September is great for it. The weather is great, hotel prices are not so high, there are not many people! A good and cheaper option (especially if you are a larger company) is renting an apartment or a house.