It is located on the western side of the largest and deepest ria, that is an inlet created by a river mouth, in the northeastern part of Sardinia. Cannigione, a district of Arzachena, originally a fishing village, is a renowned tourist village. Its promenade is made up of the docks of a large, modern port. Next to it, is the 'city' beach: light, large grained sand leading into the sea with its infinite shades of blue. The seabed slopes gently and is very popular with those who like scuba diving and snorkelling. In fact, it has become one of Sardinia's diving centres par excellence: the banks of seagrass in various diving areas should not be missed, particularly at the Scoglio di Mortoriotto. Near the sandy shore there is also a car park, equipment and boat rentals, bar, restaurant and accommodation facilities.

Near the village, there are many other beaches, from the Gulf of Arzachena to the Salt Pans of Palau: La Conca, Tanca Manna, Mannena, Barca Bruciata and Isuledda. The shoreline is ideal for young families and provides you the possibility to choose nearby, exclusive locations every day: Porto Cervo, Baia Sardinia, Poltu Quatu. Along the 55 kilometres of Arzachena coastline, don't miss out on a visit to the little coves of Lu Multiccioni and Li Capanni, the long beach of Tanca Manna and the Caribbean feel of Cala Capriccioli.

Arzachena, less than ten kilometres from the village, embodies the style of the Costa Smeralda: pink granite and white stones characterize the architecture of the houses. There are green spaces, establishments, clubs and boutiques everywhere. The typical artisan products and Sardinian delicacies combine with luxury shopping. Boat trips depart from Cannigione and head to the Maddalena Archipelago National Park. To the south, there is the Stagno di Padula Saloni, a pond area in which, between the reeds, rushes and tamarisks, bird species nest, including the purple heron, the black stork, the osprey and the western swamphen, a species that lives exclusively in the island's lagoons. Also populating the brackish waters are coots, moorhens, egrets, mallards and sometimes the greater flamingo. The bushes in the pond area have a reddish colour in the summer, creating extraordinary scenic effects at sunrise and sunset. To the north of the village stands Punta Occhione, covered by a carpet of Mediterranean scrub: from the top you will enjoy the view over the entire gulf, as far as the Roccia dell'Orso (Bear Rock).