Emerald waters and beautiful landscapes: these are the characteristics of the marine protected area of Capo Carbonara, in the south-east coast of the island. A strip of land that stretches along the coast from Villasimius, an area that includes Capo Boi and Punta Porceddus, the coastal stretch overlooking the island and the island of Serpentara cabbages. Established in 1998, the area is characterized by granite walls, the green pine forests and Mediterranean vegetation very dense. Here lies one of the most picturesque coast of Sardinia: Notteri pond, separated from the sea by a narrow strip of sand that is home to flamingos, gulls, shearwaters and partridges. The beaches stretches along the promontory of Capo Carbonara is characterized by the sheen of sand: effect of quartz crystals, as in the coves between Capo Boi and Campo Longu. The depths are inhabited by amberjack, tuna and barracuda: This species has chosen the tropical waters of the South as a place of provision. Nearby Serpentara you may encounter dolphins, while in the waters of Shoal St. Catherine, 10 meters deep, lies the statue of Our Lady of the Shipwrecked by the sculptor bed just off Cavoli.