A popular sailing route in Sardinia begins in the city of Olbia on the northeast coast of the island. From there, sailors can sail south towards the Costa Smeralda, a coastal strip with crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches. Some of the most famous beaches in this area are Porto Cervo, Liscia Ruja and Capriccioli.
The village of Palau, which lies further south, is a frequent starting point for sailors who want to journey to the La Maddalena Archipelago National Park. Among the various islands and island groups that make up this area are La Maddalena, Caprera, and Spargi. Due to their transparency and lovely clarity, these waters are excellent for snorkeling.