Punta Ala is an ideal starting point to get to Sardinia and have a fantastic sailing boat holiday experience. The Archipelago of La Maddalena and the Straits of Bonifacio offer ever-present wind conditions, with sea that remains however manageable, being the fetch interrupted by numerous islands. Also, plenty of sheltered bays always offer safe anchorings in magic places to all the sailing boats. The village of Stintino is a very pleasant stop. The Pass of Fornelli, with its alignments (to do only with totally calm sea) provides a shortcut for moving south towards Capo Caccia and Alghero.
The Commander suggests:
- the bays not to miss: at Santa Maria the Cala Santa maria, at Budelli at nord or south of Passo cecca di Morto, depending of the wind, at Spargi the Cala Corsara, at La Maddalena Cala Francese, at Caprera Cala Coticcio and Porto Palma. At Lavezzi Cala Lanzarina, at Cavallo Cala of Zeri. At Stintino La Pelosa, at Capo Caccia, Porto Conte
- Island of Asinara: mooring buoy by reservation (call for details) and a guided tour of the Island
- At Capo Caccia: visit the Grotto of Neptune accessible by a boat service or on foot starting from the lighthouse down for a long and impressive staircase. To Boniface: a walk to the cliff to see Cape Pertusato.