The Sulcis Iglesiente is a territory characterized by wild and still pristine nature. Crystal clear waters, breathtaking landscapes, and evidence of ancient civilizations are the protagonists of this place waiting to be discovered.
The beaches of Sulcis, each with their own characteristics and uniqueness, differ in the green-blue color of the sea and the Mediterranean area that surrounds them.
Masua Beach, among the most famous on the coast, was once a natural port. On the left side, it is possible to visit Porto Flavia, an important mineral storage facility in the 1950s. The coastline overlooks Pan di Zucchero, a natural sea stack of 133 meters reachable by sea.
Nearby is Bega Sa Canna Beach, a small beach made of light gray sand, shells, and pebbles. The colors of the sea take on different shades depending on the sunlight and the height of the sun.
In the surroundings stands the cliff of Castello dell’Iride, a spectacular place for climbing, among the most beautiful and famous in Sardinia.
Another must-visit stop when visiting Iglesias is Cala Domestica Beach, which still preserves ruins of warehouses, depots, and galleries excavated by miners dating back to the 1940s. In this place, nature is the protagonist: the impressive white limestone cliffs make the beach a real paradise.
Not only beaches but also natural parks like the Marganai. The wide forest (3,650 hectares in the eastern and northern sectors) is crossed by numerous paths, many of which are very suggestive. Long forest dirt roads and trails cross old mining villages and lead to the peaks of Porta San Michele’s and Porta Campu Spina.
Inside the forest lies the Linasia Botanic Garden, a charming botanical garden dedicated to the numerous species of endemic plants in the Linas territory, with a special area dedicated to butterflies. Within the garden, some plant specimens are cultivated where these beautiful insects fly more easily.