The Fico Cave was opened to the public in August 2003 by the Baunese Speleological Society, which still manages it today. At the moment about 800 meters can be visited, equipped with lights and walkways that allow walking the ancient fossil bed of the river in absolute safety and admire the suggestive siphon where, until the seventies, monk seals went to give birth to their puppies. During the entire visit, you are accompanied by expert guides who will reveal the history of the cave and its secrets, with the possibility of making the visit in English or with the help of audio guides for foreign visitors.
The entrance overlooks the sea from about 15 meters high, nestled in the limestone cliff of the Baunei coast not far from the splendid beaches of Cala Mariolu and Cala Biriala. This position means that the cave is open only in the summer and can only be reached by sea with private boats or by providing rental and shuttle services from the main ports of Santa Maria Navarrese, Arbatax, and Orosei.