Cala Gonone was originally just a small fishing village, but since the beginning of the 1900s it has become a popular tourist destination. It's not hard to see why!
Despite the city's status as a popular tourist destination, it has retained its charm with its lively promenade, its quaint shops, restaurants and its marina. You can sail in one of the many tour boats along the coast, and enjoy the beautiful landscape view from the sea. In the Cala Gonone area there are 2 excellent beaches. To the south of town is the 18 km long bay, which consists of impressive rocky coast, interrupted only by caves and enchanting small sandy beaches and lagoons, such as Cala Luna. These isolated beaches can be reached by boat, either on your own with a rented dinghy, or in one of the many tour boats. Cala Fuili is one of the first lagoon and you can reach it by car. After you have parked there are stairs down to the lagoon. It takes approx. 5-10 minutes to walk there. It can be difficult (or impossible) to find parking during midday - therefore come early or later in the day.
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Near Cala Gonone you will also find the island's largest peak in Gennargentu National Park, called Punta La Marmora (1834 m) and the impressive gorge Gola Su Goruppu, also called 'Europe' Grand Canyon '. There are many opportunities for short or long walks to clear springs, waterfalls and canyons.