Palau Travel Guide

  • Me standing under the bear's belly
    Me standing under the bear's belly
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    A bear's eye view
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  • View from under the bear's neck
    View from under the bear's neck
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Palau Things to Do

  • See the view from Bear Rock

    There is a trail to hike to encounter a huge mass of rock which has been shaped by years of wind and rain to resemble a bear.

  • Take the boat across the bay

    Visit the island of La Maddalena, the more engaging town just 15 minutes by boat from Palau. This port town has much more charm and better shops. The buildings have some character and the cafes and atmosphere let you you know you're in Europe. From the port you can catch a blue bus that will take you to some spectacular beaches.

  • Rock Formations that resemble a Bear

    Called Bear Rock, this is a natural geological creation that resembles a bear. You can drive and park and then easily walk up, or you can hike along the high road all the way up to the bear. It is quite impressive at the top, with unique rock formations and great views of the bay of Palau and the island of Maddalena.


Palau Hotels

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  • La Vecchia Fonte

    Via Fonte Vecchia 48, Palau, Sardinia, 07020, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Capo d'Orso

    Loc Cala Capra, Palau, Sardinia, 07020, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Park Hotel Cala di Lepre

    Loc Cala di Lepre, Palau, Sardinia, Italy

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Palau Restaurants

  • Delicious Sardinian food

    At the restaurant of the 4 Star Hotel Club Posada you can realy eat very good. They suggest you all kind of Sardinain specialities and in Summer you can also ask to eat outside, in the inside terrasse.***Last time I ate there: 06/2006******Number of times I ate there: 2*** All kind of Sardinian dishes.

  • Great Mexican food (in Sardinia!!)

    This is mexican food in Sardinian (I know, I know). I expected some really horrible food but it was delicious! Even my hispanic friends can't make as delicious food! The nachos were delicious as well as everything else. We loved it. The waitstaff also speaks English! Some dishes can be a bit more, including alcohol and such, but for the most part,...

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Palau Local Customs

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    Friday Market

    by pigletsmom Written Jun 27, 2004

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    Every Friday morning the port of Palau holds an open air market. The market is fun and festive and you can get some wonderful Sardinia specialities, like cheese, anchovies, and wine.

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Palau Tourist Traps

  • Expensive or poor quality food

    Beware of the restaurants you frequent. There are some great little pizzerias that can give you better food than some of the more expensive places. The restaurant behind the town hall was ok food for a decent price but I'd have rather had some pizza from the little shop near the fruit and veg market and electronics shop and the gelato from the shop...

  • Tourist Cruises to the islands

    The all day cruises that take you to several different islands around Palau. These cruises do take you to some lovely beaches, but what they don't tell you is that you will be there with several hundred Italians. It is so crowded that it is uncofortable, not just on the boat but on the beaches at the different locations. The cost is about 25-30...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Palau Off The Beaten Path

  • Drive to the lovely bay of Santa Theresa

    Santa Theresa is a nice town with some good restaurants, but what you come here for is the water. Breathtaking scenery.Bring your bathing suit, once you see the beach you'll want to go in. It's really some of the prettiest water I've ever seen.Really lovely.

  • The French Island of Corsica

    Take a day trip to Corsica. The boat leaves from the port of St. Theresa. It's about a 45 minute boat ride for about 35 euros RT. The boat ride is very calm and nice, no wind and calm seas. It lands you into the lovely and interesting port town of Bonafacio. You can bring a rental car over and drive around the island or you can just hang out in...

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Palau Sports & Outdoors

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    Bring your own snorkel and mask

    by pigletsmom Written Jun 27, 2004


    Equipment: If you want to snorkel you have to buy the equipment in Palau or bring it from home. I could not find one cruise company or dive shop that rented equipment. It will run you about 20 euros for a mask and snorkel. No fins are really needed because the water is so calm.

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