Palau is one of the most spectacular and remarkable seaside towns in north-eastern Sardinia. It's also an important stop-over for ferries coming from Corsica and from La Maddalena isle. Its modern harbour's development can also be put down to Palau’s amazing coastline with its gulfs, dream-like bays, uncontaminated beaches and small rocky islands emerging from a crystal-clear sea.
Palau's coastline is particularly renowned for the surprising shapes of its rocks sculpted over the centuries by the wind. The most famous is the rock called “dell'Orso”. Over thousands of years, the atmospheric agents have amazingly transformed this rock shaping it as a bear.
Palau's surrounding hinterland is characterised by lush, Mediterranean vegetation that can be admired from the Trenino Verde (green train), a fascinating train that travels through road-less areas otherwise inaccessible. A surprising Sardinia appears from behind its glass windows, through forests, calm lakes and the thick vegetation amidst which the train is forced to travel.
Tourists can also choose among many nearby destinations, such as: Porto Rafael, Capo d'Orso, Costa Serena, Isola dei Gabbiani, Porto Pollo (surfers' paradise), Stintino's beautiful military fortresses, Capo d'Orso, Altura and Baragge.
Palau is definitely a must-see destination if you are planning to visit Sardinia.