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“A look into what the Mediterranean could be again”

Area Marina Protetta Capo Carbonara
Ranked #4 of 40 things to do in Villasimius
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

I spend a lot of time diving and snorkeling in the Mediterranean Sea - it has spectacular scenery fro divers but a lack of large fish. Occasionally you get a glimpse of what it used to be like - the Med of Jacques Cousteau's early underwater films before rampant overfishing. This marine reserve is nearly 20 years old (age is important) and appears well managed balancing the conservation needs with those of the local community.
The scenery underwater is beautiful and accessible to the novice as it is shallow (there are guided tour operators for snorkelers and scuba) but I have seen better in the Med (Panarea, Filicudi, Amorgos, Iraklia, Tilos, Malta to list a few) but it does have the large demersal fish and they don't immediately flee on encountering you. It is an example of what can be achieved at low cost to the community and gives a bit more of a glimpse into Cousteau's Mediterranean.

Thank Simon T
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Nice place to visit but nothing extraordinary. It is worth a climb up to the old tower with a great view over Capo Carbonara and also the beaches on the other side.

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Reviewed 25 July 2015

We visited this remote site on the way to Porto Giunco beach. Basically, to get there you have to drive to the map's point of location and continue 1 km on a dirt road. The result is a rocky cape (as the name says) with a small (rocky) beach that seems to be more in favor of locals. There was condom wrappers on the ground.

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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Best experienced by boat. Rental is available from the marina in Villasimius.
We rented a 7m RIB from the marina for a half day ( just insist that you fill the boat up with fuel on your return) This was a brilliant chance to see this wonderful coastline from the sea.
If you don't fancy the boat then walk around the headland. The route requires a little bit of ingenuity to get all of the way around, but if you are not in a hurry its offers great views and good exercise!

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Reviewed 14 June 2015

Beautiful spot, fantastic yachts, good restaurants. Well worth a visit in fact we liked it enough to make three visits. Very quiet when we were thare.

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