Porto Ottiolu is situated 15 kilometres from the archipelago of Tavolara and the Molara National Park. The first Sunday in August is La Sagra del Mirto in the small mountain village of Brunella, where there is an abundance of both dancers and the local liquor Mirto. The Ferragosto holiday on 15 August sees the marina celebrating with beach parties and music in the square. The fishing club has an annual world tuna cup in September. Visitors can rent a fully equipped boat to practise this sport. A new granite statue of the Madonna has been erected in the sea a kilometre offshore.