Things to do in
Masua

Our most recommended things to do in Masua

From Sant'Antioco: San Pietro Island or Masua Boat Tour

1. From Sant'Antioco: San Pietro Island or Masua Boat Tour

Departing from the marina of Sant'Antioco, in south-western Sardinia, you have the opportunity to live a daily experience on board a maxi dinghy to discover San Pietro island or Masua. Our experienced skipper will decide the best route according to the wind of the day, but in both cases you will not be disappointed! He will tell you stories and anecdotes of these fantastic places, where you can swim and snorkel, between clear waters and really unforgettable. You can get to know San Pietro island and its coves, between the old Tonara and the forts rich in many stories, and still stops for dives and baths from the dinghy, but also a stop on Giunco beach and an hour on the ground to discover the unmissable village of Carloforte, with its colorful streets and views of the sea. Or, if the wind is more favourable for the route to Masua, you can explore the seabed in front of the Rock of Pan di Zucchero, Porto Flavia, Grotta Sardegna and a stop on Cala Domestica beach. Finally, a delicious aperitif of typical Sardinian products will be served on board. During the excursion, refreshments based on typical Sardinian products will be served: cheeses, salami, Guttiau and Carasau (typical Sardinian bread types), and some products such as cherry tomatoes, artichokes, croutons, and olives, which may vary depending on the availability of the day; all accompanied by water, fresh non-alcoholic drinks, and local Vermentino wine. Unfortunately, it should be noted that there will be no options for intolerants. 2 Possible Routes The itinerary will be chosen according to the weather conditions of the day and the decisions of the skipper, with the aim of satisfying as much as possible the needs of passengers. Island of San Pietro - Isola Piana - Grotta del Pulpito - Grotta delle Oche - Cala Vinagra - Cala Fico - Grotta della Regina - Le Spine - Spiaggia La Caletta - Cala Luna - Punta Nera - Le Colonne - Spiaggia del Giunco: possibility to stay ashore on the beach and aperitif served on board - Carloforte: one hour free stop to visit the small town or Masua - Capo Altano (high coast of Portoscuso) - Marina di Gonnesa and Faraglioni di Nebida - Pan di Zucchero: passage in front of the caves - Porto Flavia - Masua beach - Grotta Sardegna - Grand Canal - Cala Domestica: possibility to stop ashore on the beach and aperitif served on board During the itinerary our skipper and expert guide will tell the history of the place, anecdotes and explanations. The itinerary may be modified according to weather conditions and skipper’s decisions: in case it will not be possible to sail to San Pietro island or Masua, the excursion will be carried out towards Sant'Antioco island. Boat details: - Maxi inflatable New Jolly Prince 29 - Length: 9 m - Twin-engined - Fresh water shower

Masua: Trekking to Porto Flavia & Pan di Zucchero

2. Masua: Trekking to Porto Flavia & Pan di Zucchero

If you want to discover the famous and impressive port of Porto Flavia in south-west Sardinia, you can do so with this trekking excursion from Masua! You will visit the only known hanging harbour in the world with our expert guide, who will tell you the history and curiosities of a work of mining engineering of exceptional beauty. This will be accompanied by a beautiful panoramic hiking tour through the five stacks on the Nebida coastline. Along the way you will enjoy the view of Pan di Zucchero, the largest white limestone cliff in the Mediterranean. Share this excursion with your friends to experience a day full of history, nature and seascapes. Aperitif: There will be a small final aperitif with typical Sardinian products such as sausage, cheese and a glass of wine that may vary depending on the season Itinerary: The route, to be covered at a slow pace of about 4 hours of walking with short breaks if necessary, involves the passage on coastal areas sometimes exposed therefore not indicated on rainy days and to those suffering from vertigo. The difference in height develops throughout the hike with a continuous ups and downs that allows you to move from one cove to another allowing in the warmer periods opportunities for a quick bath during or at the end of the walk. Technical data for the trekking: - Length of route: 10 km - Height difference: 300 m - Difficulty: Medium (E - Hiking) Points of interest: - Rock Layers among the oldest in Europe: Puddinga, Schisti, Calcari, Sandstone - The mining village Laveria Carroccia, Laveria Lamarmora and Porto Flavia - The coastal Mediterranean scrub: mastic, cistus, euphorbia, olive, helichrysum - The coves of Portu Banda, Porto Ferro, Porto Corallo, Portu Cauli, Masua Beach and Bega Sa Canna Beach - The panorama of the Gulf of Leone

Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sulcis Boat Experience

3. Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sulcis Boat Experience

Depart from the Port of Cagliari, one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean, and travel to Iglesias, on the southwest coast of Sardinia. Once we reach the beach of Masua, you will meet your English guide on the boat. Relax and enjoy this fantastic 2 hours boat tour to visit the west coast; you will discover many caves on the way, admire the Sardinian Sugar Loaf, and also swim in amazing crystal water. On lucky days, it's possible to enjoy the dolphins and be in touch with them than in their natural habitat. Visit gorgeous beaches and secret places only reach by boat. The impressive, white, calcareous cliffs surrounding the beaches make it feel like you're in the corner of paradise, where uncontaminated nature rules. The seabed is low and sandy, with a few rocks out to sea near the promontories. Depart from the Port of Cagliari, one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean, and travel to Iglesias, on the southwest coast of Sardinia. Board the boat with your expert local guide and enjoy a 2-hour boat tour of the island's west coast.  Discover sea caves and admire the Sugar Loaf, an island famous for glowing in the sunlight. Swim in the crystal clear water and, if you're lucky, swim with curious dolphins who like to play close to the boat. Visit beautiful enclosed beaches and coves that can only be reached from the sea. View a wide range of stunning aquatic life as you pass close to the shore.

From Cala Domestica: Sunset boat tour to Porto Flavia

4. From Cala Domestica: Sunset boat tour to Porto Flavia

The southwest coast of Sardinia offers framing sunsets, and this relaxing dinghy tour in the Sulcis will take you to beautiful Porto Flavia. You'll depart from Cala Domestica, not far from Buggerru and a 15 mins drive from Porto Flavia, in the direction of Masua and skirt the enchanting cliffs that are tinged with warm evening tones until you reach the famous and fascinating overhanging tunnel that was once a port of embarkation for material extracted from the surrounding mines. To complete your experience, you'll enjoy an excellent Sardinian aperitif with selected local products and some sparkling wine in this unique and romantic atmosphere with a special view of the Sugar Loaf Stack.  If you love sunsets, don't miss this magical experience! Itinerary: Slow sailing along the coast between Buggerru and Masua and a stop at Porto Flavia is assured. The aperitif stop and itinerary may vary depending on the weather and sea conditions of the day and the skipper's decisions. The aperitif will be served by a crew member and includes 1 bottle of 75 cl sparkling wine for every two people and a board with 6 references among selected typical cold cuts and cheeses. Under 18 years of age, a soft drink and chips are provided. For alternatives for vegetarians contact our guide at the phone number on the Presentation Voucher as soon as possible. Boat characteristics: Inflatable boat Sacs s780 - Year of construction: 2008 - Length: 8 m - Width: 3.30 m - Engine: 250 hp - Capacity: 18 participants + 2 crew - Shower - Sound system - Climbing ladder - Safety equipment - First aid kit

Sardinia mines and sea from Cagliari

5. Sardinia mines and sea from Cagliari

The south-west coast of Sardinia is one of the most authentic and least known areas of the island. It is the most ancient land in Italy: you will see 560 million year old rocks overlooking a blue sea. It is a little urbanized area in which to enjoy the wild nature in contact with the locals. • We start from Cagliari and we reach the belvedere of Nebida (about 1 hour driving), with a view of the Laveria La Marmora, an imposing late 19th century building, built overlooking the sea. The coast of Masua is not to be missed for those visiting Sardinia: sea and mines, a breathtaking landscape dotted with mining shafts and galleries. • Later we drive to Porto Flavia: a masterpiece of mining engineering unique in the world, in a spectacular location. Here you have the most beautiful view of the Pan di Zucchero stacks, the highest in the Mediterranean. • In a panoramic position facing the sea, we could just relax or take an aperitif. • The experience will end with a walk a walk among the millenary olive trees of S'Ortu Mannu.

Our most recommended things to do in Masua

From Sant'Antioco: San Pietro Island or Masua Boat Tour

From Sant'Antioco: San Pietro Island or Masua Boat Tour

Departing from the marina of Sant'Antioco, in south-western Sardinia, you have the opportunity to live a daily experience on board a maxi dinghy to discover San Pietro island or Masua. Our experienced skipper will decide the best route according to the wind of the day, but in both cases you will not be disappointed! He will tell you stories and anecdotes of these fantastic places, where you can swim and snorkel, between clear waters and really unforgettable. You can get to know San Pietro island and its coves, between the old Tonara and the forts rich in many stories, and still stops for dives and baths from the dinghy, but also a stop on Giunco beach and an hour on the ground to discover the unmissable village of Carloforte, with its colorful streets and views of the sea. Or, if the wind is more favourable for the route to Masua, you can explore the seabed in front of the Rock of Pan di Zucchero, Porto Flavia, Grotta Sardegna and a stop on Cala Domestica beach. Finally, a delicious aperitif of typical Sardinian products will be served on board. During the excursion, refreshments based on typical Sardinian products will be served: cheeses, salami, Guttiau and Carasau (typical Sardinian bread types), and some products such as cherry tomatoes, artichokes, croutons, and olives, which may vary depending on the availability of the day; all accompanied by water, fresh non-alcoholic drinks, and local Vermentino wine. Unfortunately, it should be noted that there will be no options for intolerants. 2 Possible Routes The itinerary will be chosen according to the weather conditions of the day and the decisions of the skipper, with the aim of satisfying as much as possible the needs of passengers. Island of San Pietro - Isola Piana - Grotta del Pulpito - Grotta delle Oche - Cala Vinagra - Cala Fico - Grotta della Regina - Le Spine - Spiaggia La Caletta - Cala Luna - Punta Nera - Le Colonne - Spiaggia del Giunco: possibility to stay ashore on the beach and aperitif served on board - Carloforte: one hour free stop to visit the small town or Masua - Capo Altano (high coast of Portoscuso) - Marina di Gonnesa and Faraglioni di Nebida - Pan di Zucchero: passage in front of the caves - Porto Flavia - Masua beach - Grotta Sardegna - Grand Canal - Cala Domestica: possibility to stop ashore on the beach and aperitif served on board During the itinerary our skipper and expert guide will tell the history of the place, anecdotes and explanations. The itinerary may be modified according to weather conditions and skipper’s decisions: in case it will not be possible to sail to San Pietro island or Masua, the excursion will be carried out towards Sant'Antioco island. Boat details: - Maxi inflatable New Jolly Prince 29 - Length: 9 m - Twin-engined - Fresh water shower

Masua: Trekking to Porto Flavia & Pan di Zucchero

Masua: Trekking to Porto Flavia & Pan di Zucchero

If you want to discover the famous and impressive port of Porto Flavia in south-west Sardinia, you can do so with this trekking excursion from Masua! You will visit the only known hanging harbour in the world with our expert guide, who will tell you the history and curiosities of a work of mining engineering of exceptional beauty. This will be accompanied by a beautiful panoramic hiking tour through the five stacks on the Nebida coastline. Along the way you will enjoy the view of Pan di Zucchero, the largest white limestone cliff in the Mediterranean. Share this excursion with your friends to experience a day full of history, nature and seascapes. Aperitif: There will be a small final aperitif with typical Sardinian products such as sausage, cheese and a glass of wine that may vary depending on the season Itinerary: The route, to be covered at a slow pace of about 4 hours of walking with short breaks if necessary, involves the passage on coastal areas sometimes exposed therefore not indicated on rainy days and to those suffering from vertigo. The difference in height develops throughout the hike with a continuous ups and downs that allows you to move from one cove to another allowing in the warmer periods opportunities for a quick bath during or at the end of the walk. Technical data for the trekking: - Length of route: 10 km - Height difference: 300 m - Difficulty: Medium (E - Hiking) Points of interest: - Rock Layers among the oldest in Europe: Puddinga, Schisti, Calcari, Sandstone - The mining village Laveria Carroccia, Laveria Lamarmora and Porto Flavia - The coastal Mediterranean scrub: mastic, cistus, euphorbia, olive, helichrysum - The coves of Portu Banda, Porto Ferro, Porto Corallo, Portu Cauli, Masua Beach and Bega Sa Canna Beach - The panorama of the Gulf of Leone

Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sulcis Boat Experience

Cagliari Shore Excursion: Sulcis Boat Experience

Depart from the Port of Cagliari, one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean, and travel to Iglesias, on the southwest coast of Sardinia. Once we reach the beach of Masua, you will meet your English guide on the boat. Relax and enjoy this fantastic 2 hours boat tour to visit the west coast; you will discover many caves on the way, admire the Sardinian Sugar Loaf, and also swim in amazing crystal water. On lucky days, it's possible to enjoy the dolphins and be in touch with them than in their natural habitat. Visit gorgeous beaches and secret places only reach by boat. The impressive, white, calcareous cliffs surrounding the beaches make it feel like you're in the corner of paradise, where uncontaminated nature rules. The seabed is low and sandy, with a few rocks out to sea near the promontories. Depart from the Port of Cagliari, one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean, and travel to Iglesias, on the southwest coast of Sardinia. Board the boat with your expert local guide and enjoy a 2-hour boat tour of the island's west coast.  Discover sea caves and admire the Sugar Loaf, an island famous for glowing in the sunlight. Swim in the crystal clear water and, if you're lucky, swim with curious dolphins who like to play close to the boat. Visit beautiful enclosed beaches and coves that can only be reached from the sea. View a wide range of stunning aquatic life as you pass close to the shore.

From Cala Domestica: Sunset boat tour to Porto Flavia

From Cala Domestica: Sunset boat tour to Porto Flavia

The southwest coast of Sardinia offers framing sunsets, and this relaxing dinghy tour in the Sulcis will take you to beautiful Porto Flavia. You'll depart from Cala Domestica, not far from Buggerru and a 15 mins drive from Porto Flavia, in the direction of Masua and skirt the enchanting cliffs that are tinged with warm evening tones until you reach the famous and fascinating overhanging tunnel that was once a port of embarkation for material extracted from the surrounding mines. To complete your experience, you'll enjoy an excellent Sardinian aperitif with selected local products and some sparkling wine in this unique and romantic atmosphere with a special view of the Sugar Loaf Stack.  If you love sunsets, don't miss this magical experience! Itinerary: Slow sailing along the coast between Buggerru and Masua and a stop at Porto Flavia is assured. The aperitif stop and itinerary may vary depending on the weather and sea conditions of the day and the skipper's decisions. The aperitif will be served by a crew member and includes 1 bottle of 75 cl sparkling wine for every two people and a board with 6 references among selected typical cold cuts and cheeses. Under 18 years of age, a soft drink and chips are provided. For alternatives for vegetarians contact our guide at the phone number on the Presentation Voucher as soon as possible. Boat characteristics: Inflatable boat Sacs s780 - Year of construction: 2008 - Length: 8 m - Width: 3.30 m - Engine: 250 hp - Capacity: 18 participants + 2 crew - Shower - Sound system - Climbing ladder - Safety equipment - First aid kit

Sardinia mines and sea from Cagliari

Sardinia mines and sea from Cagliari

The south-west coast of Sardinia is one of the most authentic and least known areas of the island. It is the most ancient land in Italy: you will see 560 million year old rocks overlooking a blue sea. It is a little urbanized area in which to enjoy the wild nature in contact with the locals. • We start from Cagliari and we reach the belvedere of Nebida (about 1 hour driving), with a view of the Laveria La Marmora, an imposing late 19th century building, built overlooking the sea. The coast of Masua is not to be missed for those visiting Sardinia: sea and mines, a breathtaking landscape dotted with mining shafts and galleries. • Later we drive to Porto Flavia: a masterpiece of mining engineering unique in the world, in a spectacular location. Here you have the most beautiful view of the Pan di Zucchero stacks, the highest in the Mediterranean. • In a panoramic position facing the sea, we could just relax or take an aperitif. • The experience will end with a walk a walk among the millenary olive trees of S'Ortu Mannu.

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