The Porto Conte Bay lies on the West coast of the island of Sardinia and extends over the coast till it reaches the Capo Caccia, which is a sharp cape, whose base houses the fascinating Cave of Neptune.
It is located a few kilometers from Alghero and is well-known for hosting one of the most loved beach of all the Riviera del Corallo, the Mugoni beach which lies in the Marine Protected Area of Capo Caccia.
Most visitors come into the area, to visit Mugoni beach which is home to the bluest of seas, a white sandy beach in a natural setting reminiscent of a tropical paradise.
The bay of Porte Conte is considered as the most classic among the most of the natural ports of the Mediterranean Sea.
It is dotted with numerous small inlets and caves which are partially submerged by the sea water, precipices and the bay’s seabed forms a natural oasis for fish including some precious species like the Posidonia Oceanica.
It is also a renowned yacht charter destination in Sardinia and hosts a beautiful marina, Porto Conte Marina which can accommodate up to 300 berths for yachts having a maximum length of 24m.
Porto Conte Marina is within easy distance to several marinas worth visiting like the Marina Fertilia, the Ancora Yacht club in Stintino, the Circolo Nautico in Olbia, Marina Cannigione and Marina Palau.
The famous Cave of Neptune is the perfect starting point to visit, it is dotted with rooms adorned with some splendid limestone connections.
There are two ways to enter the cave either by descending the stairs carved on the cliff nearby (made of 654 steps) or more safely on board your yacht from Alghero.
During your visit in the area, you will have the opportunity to explore the 2 capes that are located to the West and the East: the Punta Del Giglio and Capo Caccia.
Between the capes lies the Mugoni beach where you can relax and enjoy some water sports like scuba diving or diving.
There is also a small peninsula nearby where you will come across to the famous Cave of Neptune which has a gate just above the sea surface.