Cala Mariolu: the most beautiful beach in Europe and second in the world in 2024
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09.07.2024 Italy Sardinia   17
Cala Mariolu: the most beautiful beach in Europe and second in the world in 2024

Cala Mariolu is a piece of paradise located along the eastern coast of Sardinia in the Gulf of Orosei. It was recently awarded the prestigious title of the most beautiful beach in Europe and the second most beautiful beach in the world according to the magazine "The 50 Best Beaches in the World". This natural wonder captivates visitors with its crystal clear waters, majestic cliffs and white pebble beach, bathed in the Mediterranean sun. However, its beauty is fragile, and the municipality of Bauney has limited the influx of visitors to preserve this natural gem.


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The History, Names, Legends and Origins of Cala Mariolu


Cala Mariolu, also known as Ispuligidenìe, owes its name to the fascinating history of encounters between people and sea animals. The legend tells of a fisherman who, standing on the shore, saw a monk seal steal part of his catch. He exclaimed "Acca cestà Mariolu" ("Here is some thief"), from which the name "Mariolu" came. However, the original toponym Is Puliges de Nie reflects the presence of small white pebbles characteristic of the beach.


In addition to its history, Cala Mariolu is famous for its marine biodiversity. Its waters are inhabited by a variety of species, including colorful fish and protected marine life. In addition, the bay is a favorite spot for underwater sports enthusiasts, offering fantastic snorkeling and diving opportunities.


Geography: the charm of Cala Mariolu


To get to Cala Mariolu, visitors can take ferry from various coastal locations in Sardinia or embark on an overland adventure along the scenic trails winding through the Golgo plateau. This variety of routes adds to the charm of exploring the bay, inviting visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Sardinia.


Cala Mariolu is more than just a tourist attraction; it is a symbol of natural beauty and the need to preserve the treasures of our planet for future generations. Named the most beautiful beach in Europe, it has the opportunity to promote sustainable development and preserve the natural beauty of its community. It invites visitors not only to enjoy the beautiful beaches, but also to explore the hinterland, discovering breathtaking views and a cultural heritage rich in history and tradition. Cala Mariolu remains a protected treasure of Sardinia, a place where natural beauty combines with history and conservation, offering an unforgettable experience for those lucky enough to visit.

Source: visititaly

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