San Teodoro Things to Do Tips by BurgerQueen
San Teodoro Things to Do: 3 reviews and 5 photos
The cave entrance
The Monk Seal Cave can only be reached by sea; there are several ports offering a boat service to the cave, and we went for Cala Gonone, which is 80Km far from San Teodoro. We paid 16€ at the port:the ticket includes the return boat transfer and the entrance ticket to the cave.
The boat trip is a good way to admire the coast surrounding Cala Gonone which can only be explored by sea and which is rich in small bays. Some of the boat trips also include a stop to some of the bays, which I recommend if you have enough time.
Once you reach the cave, a guide will lead you throug the 1Km walk (the cave is 16kms long, but it is open to geologists only) where you will see the sea meeting the underground river, responsible for the cave excavation. The still water sometimes acts as a mirror for rocks, stalactites and stalagmites which makes it a wonderful show. Monk Seals do not live here anymore so you will not have the chance to see them.
The cave name can litteraly be translated as Sea Ox cave, because when local people first saw Monk Seals, they looked like big swimming Oxes :)
It is not possible to take pictures in the cave.
La Cinta is San Teodoro beach.
I did not spend time there because I was not feeling good that day, but I my friends were quite disappointed because the beach is dirty. I guess that San Teodoro is not ready for the big touristic success the city is having and keeps managing things as when only a few tourists came here without polluting beaches...
Dirty and crowded beach
Cala Brandinchi is a beach close to San Teodoro and everybody will suggest you to go there.
My partner already knew Cala Brandinchi since he spent his holidays in San Teodoro 5 years ago, and was really willing to bring us there.
Cala Brandinchi used to be called Tahiti because of its beauty, but I guess that this is no more the case.. The beach is now just a strip of sand polluted by tourists. The sea is still beautiful, but the summer wind brought a lot of seaweed..
Because of its popularity, a lot of people gather on the beach, which obviously become a mess!
We were told that San Teodoro municipality is now trying to preserve this beach, and the restricted entry paying parking is the first step of their program..
I hope it's not too late :(
Directions: Just follow the road signs.
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