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  • Stay755019
    1 contribution
    Visited today 8th November. Still some flamingos (six) close enough to view without binoculars. We read the mirror scamming from previous reviews so were prepared when someone pulled out of the car park and stopped before the first bend. As we passed “thud” then followed by gesticulating bearded driver. This scam is certainly continuing and thanks to previous reviewrs for warning us. Otherwise the area seems very safe
    Written 8 November 2021
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  • GalwayForever
    Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
    The white salt left at the edge of the water, the pink flamingos in the water while eating the shrimp, among other things, this is why the water of the natural pool is pink. The salty smell all over makes this place a fairytale place. There is often wind, it helps to make the walk more pleasant.
    There is a museum here, also worth seeing. The salt museum with a real windmill. They are all quite good. With a few euros you can jump directly to ancient history, even if not so distant, and to the tradition of what it was like to collect salt by hand. By the way, sometimes they still harvest salt by hand, like the famous and rare fleur de sel, rich in minerals and low in sodium, perfect for health.
    And last but not least, a beautiful family run restaurant overlooking the salt flats. Outstanding!
    Written 25 July 2021
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  • Bezi
    London, UK610 contributions
    Best get there early as the main car park fills up fast and the next car park is a bit of a walk away. Wear good shoes, it can be done in flip flops but it will slow you down and the ground is rocky and not suitable for flip flops. The walk is not flat but goes up and down.
    There is no water on the route so take loads because other than the lack of water there is no shade! In the summer I can imagine the walk being super hot and dusty.
    We walked just over half way and then went back to the car. If you want to swim the beaches are well below the path and quite small. Lots of people walking and swimming in May.
    Basically if you are heading this way take as much water as you can carry!
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • John W
    4 contributions
    When you visit a world famous place like this you wait a capable staff, sadly it wasn't like that. We had a tiny guide that learned some lines trying to speak in english but was really hard to understand what she was saying. I want to think that was an unfortunate day even because the red group had a better experience.
    The place itself is amazing, so quiet and peaceful. Walking around the salt pans I made a thousands pictures with amazing colours even if is fall.
    Written 5 November 2021
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  • TheFabRitz
    Winterthur, Switzerland480 contributions
    Very nice place and you have to support it. Turtles found in the area are rescued here and then released in nature.
    Written 10 December 2018
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  • George B
    45 contributions
    Everytime I visit Sicily and am in the north-east side of the Island I make sure to visit Le Gole dell'Alcantara. This year I visited twice the Gole and every time I find something different to do. Last time I visited was end of June which was really hot and did not feel like walking around the foot paths but enjoying the water activities provided it was refreshing. There is also good parking area and a nice restaurant which is reasonably priced too.
    Written 3 August 2021
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  • GalwayForever
    Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
    Sicily has all the beautiful things that God has given.
    Incredible sea, blue sky, good food, good people and nature everywhere. The Monte Cofano reserve is one of these places that is worth a visit.
    A nice long walk can take you through a spectacular landscape. Flowers, mixed scent of sea water and grass, sounds and sun. Silence, breeze and the sea sound .
    You can walk until your legs can no longer support you.
    Awesome!
    The photos were taken from the Falesia’s Cliffs in front of the Reserve.
    Written 23 July 2021
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  • LauraValensi
    London, UK85 contributions
    We visited the nature reserve on an overcast day at beginning of October. The coastal scenery with the little lakes, which are changing forms depending on winds and tides, is astonishing. The sanctuary of Madonna Nera of Tindari seems to watch over the beauty spot from above. Marinello was almost deserted with all bars and restaurants closed and holiday appartments boarded up, it had the flair of an abandoned seaside village.
    Written 7 October 2020
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  • NanKargahi
    Melbourne, Australia58 contributions
    Wonderful hike with amazing views of water on both sides. Strongly recommend hiking up for the sunset. Take a headlamp for the walk back down
    Written 23 October 2020
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  • Jazzumbo
    Romania1,470 contributions
    Shortly after leaving Piazza Mondello you’ll enter the Capo Gallo Natural Reserve, so you have to pay one Euro. If you’re ready for a hike in wild nature, it’s going to be a very well spent Euro, don’t worry!
    If you expect to discover some cozy sandy beaches on the way, it’s time to return to Mondello: there will be no sandy beaches.
    Don’t forget to pack some fresh water and wear hiking shoes, sunglasses and a baseball cap or a hat.
    The hike will offer you scenic views all the way and the chance to observe some typical Mediterranean flora and fauna. It’s all about the journey, not the destination.
    The rocky slopes of Capo Gallo are really impressive. Then you’ll see Faro di Capo Gallo, which is an abandoned lighthouse standing at the bottom of a dramatic rock, overlooking the sea.
    You can also reach the lighthouse by bicycle or motorbike although after leaving the lighthouse the paths are getting wilder, so it’s safer to walk.
    Then you’ll see a massive boulder where the message ZONA NUDISTA (naturist beach) is painted. There is actually no beach around, just volcanic rocks popping out from the sea. The waves keep crushing against these rocks so it’s not easy to dive from here. There are lizards sunbathing on the cliffs and crabs and some other marine crustaceans hiding underneath.
    I kept hiking until the path disappeared under vegetation, somewhere close to Grotta d’Olio. L’Isola delle Femine was visible from that point in the background.
    Written 22 June 2020
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  • Stephanie B
    4 contributions
    This is absolutely beautiful! There are so many beautiful places like this all around Sicily, It is literally like stepping into a postcard. Sicily is truly the hidden gem of Europe.
    Written 12 December 2018
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  • Kelly T
    15 contributions
    We drove down two very bumpy long roads to nowhere before finally finding the correct route to Torre Salsa. Be careful following google maps as it will take you to the wrong place more than once. Don’t drive down any dirt roads unless you are sure you’re in the right place... the right road is dirt though so don’t be fooled! Pot holes a many ...

    Best thing to do is set your gps for Bovo Marina " Spiaggia Pubblica " torre salsa carpark you should get to the right place!

    Once you finally get there .. it’s the most beautiful beach. Clear water, fish swimming around your feet, warm and sunny. It’s worth the drive. A must see on Sicily 🌞 We had such a good day 🐠
    Written 4 September 2020
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  • Stjepko G
    Gela, Italy89 contributions
    Only 1300 Meters from the Sea - A Little Lake - Stop for the Birds Travelers - And Home for Some Other Species - Very Calm,Beautiful Sunsets - A Real Oases of Tranquility!
    Written 1 April 2016
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  • Brian H
    4 contributions
    The reserve, the hike, and the pools at the bottom of the canyon are worthy of 5 stars. Unfortunately this area is also notorious for the "wing mirror scam"... it was attempted on me when I left the trailhead this week. My advice is to check your car for any "damage" - usually done with grease or crayon - on the side of your car. This means you've been marked for the upcoming scam. If it is attempted on you I also advise to just keep driving, no matter how aggressively the scammer is trying to get you to pull over. He will eventually give up and go away, especially when you get to town. It can be very nerve-wracking. The hike! As said, just step over the locked gate. Make sure you have the right hiking boots... the trail is very rocky and steep. It took me 50 minutes to get to the bottom and another 10 minutes to get to the pools. At this time of year you might need to wade through a little water to get to the sunny side of the river/pools. It is a fantastic hike and well-rewarded when you get to the bottom.
    Written 23 March 2022
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  • le_fino
    Paris, France167 contributions
    We went to this reserve with the kids a few years back and enjoyed the fish in the creek and the little beach a bit further on. Bring water though as it is hot and they do not sell any food or drinks on site
    Written 9 August 2016
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