A few kilometers from Alghero, about 20, and at only one kilometer from the beautiful wild beach of Porto Ferro (see post), surrounded by the Mediterranean scrub there is the Lake of Baratz. Famous for being the only natural lake in Sardinia, was originated about a hundred thousand years ago: it is small but very suggestive, surrounded by luxuriant pine forest, plants of dwarf palm, arbutus, rockrose(Cistus), rosemary, myrtle and especially in spring by beautiful wild orchids. Caressed by the breeze coming from the sea, as soon as you get to the lake you are struck by its beauty and tranquility that surrounds it, and you are distracted only by the presence of its inhabitants: mallards, coots and freshwater turtles. Nearby attractions include the Natural Park of Porto Conte (see post), and in the area of Capo Caccia the wonderful Caves of Neptune.
GPS coordinates: 40.6812415, 8.2260932
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