The Sardinien Costa Rei, situated on the south-east coast of Sardinia, has to do with 50 km from Cagliari, the capital of the island. Blue-green blue, crystal clear water is particular of this stretch of coast, famous for its light sand and its area. Numerous inland lakes form a reserve for rare bird species. The Costa Rei is surrounded to the south by the sandy and rocky bays of Sant'Elmo and to the north by Capo Ferrato, which is safeguarded and can not be constructed on. The natural beauty of the Costa Rei is similar to the popular Costa Smeralda. Small bays alternate with long sandy beaches, in front of an uneven hinterland with evergreen macchia and imposing granite rocks.
If you desire to reach the Costa Rei, you will pass through one of the most suggestive territories of Sardinia: the Sarrabus. In between the mountains and the opulent hills and the sea, which provides all kinds of shades of blue, a flourishing Mediterranean maquis, in some places the enchanting areas of the Costa Rei appear in view, such as Cala Pira: a little bay framed by dunes covered with aromatic juniper.
The white beach "Cala Sinzias" is confined between 2 headlands and is secured by a thick pine forest. It is extremely near to the center of Costa Rei: a lovely traveler center, situated on a stretch of fine white sand that seems limitless, caressed by the sea with its seductive shades of color, from turquoise green to dark blue. 10 kilometers of superb beach, which is an ideal destination for any type of trip because of its shallow waters and the fantastic range of traveler services readily available, such as quality hotels and dining establishments.
Behind the Costa Rei there is a fertile agricultural area that provides a wide array of biological products of outstanding quality. In the middle of the fields once cultivated by prisoners in open jail, it is worth visiting the former chastening colony of Castiadas, a building dating from 1877, which is now a cultural center and museum.
Neighboring is Muravera, a little vibrant town that uses charming hospitality not just in summertime. In reality, the entire village is extremely included when in spring the town celebration of citrus fruits, the "Sagra degli Agrumi". Here it is possible to be familiar with the unlimited varieties of history and folklore of this area, where the valorization of the standard culture is especially extreme.
If you would like to have an unwinded, car-free beach holiday, the Costa Rei is the ideal place for you. You can choose up the paper on foot, purchase fresh bread from the baker and swim in the sea prior to breakfast. The comprehensive beaches use solitude. For sports lovers, surf boards and diving courses are used and motor boats can be rented. Restaurants and shops remain in the immediate area.
Anybody who wishes to taste, see, hear and smell it at all times of the day and night will seem like they remain in seventh heaven here. There is no other location in Sardinia where villa and beach paradise come closer and more unobtrusively together than in the town of Costa Rei. A couple of steps are adequate to commute between the sea and the mattress in your villa. En passend you can take everything with you that makes unwinding much more enjoyable: cafés, bars, ice cream parlors, pizzerias, dining establishments, kiosks, corner shops and grocery store.
The King's Coast is perfect for families, and not only due to the fact that of its uncomplicated, well-developed infrastructure, which continues right up to the beaches. Seaweed is very uncommon on the beach during the bathing season.
Emerald-green tones mix into the color spectrum of the water there, granite and volcanic rocks enchant above the water with mystical types and welcome you to find undersea the marine plants and animals, which is among the most undamaged in the Mediterranean. It is only a stone's toss by vehicle to the rocky beach bays with little sandy beaches in the north of Capo Ferrato or Cala Pira and Punta Molentis in the Sarrabus mountains. There is no lack of variety on the Costa Rei in spite of its nearly dead straight course.
With small temporal variations of the beach sees, huge effects can be accomplished on this coastal strip, which is open to the east. Early in the morning prior to the sun rises from the sea, for example, when a fluorescent seam of fragile pink and orange tones greatly separates sky and sea for a couple of minutes, maybe with a refreshing delve into the water prior to and a warm, velvety coffee plus brioche at a bar shortly afterwards. Or in the evening, resting on a dune at dusk in the scent of flowering beach lilies, bare feet in the still warm sand and in your hand an ice-cold mirto (Sardinian myrtle liqueur), that makes the pastel-colored potpourri between blue and violet, which blurs the horizon in between sky and water, even more delicious ... There is no much better method!
Those who originate from the mountains of Sarrabus and encounter the flat coastline at Cala Sinzias, which here broadens into a little lowland plain spotted with hills near to the shore, will rub their eyes: at the foot of Monte Macioni, a brilliant white strip of beach with a large, turquoise and emerald green shining carpet lights up, which extends in a mild curve over three kilometers to Sant'Elmo, extremely flanked by cactus hedges, mastic bushes, dwarf palms, olive and eucalyptus trees. The area has actually remained very sparsely populated and natural till today. It was just slowly discovered by tourist in the late 70s and until then acted as a summer resort, specifically for the occupants of Castiadas, 8 kilometers inland.
The bay of Cala Sinzias is considered by the Italian Environmental Protection Association as one of the clearest and most unspoiled coastal areas in Italy. No surprise that the rocky reefs at the ends of the bay are an El Dorado for divers and snorkelers. Another emphasize of this bay are the beach bars, which with everything your heart desires make this beach a wellness sanctuary for young and old.
The loose rock developments of Sant Elmo, with little, enticing rock and sand coves that go for a couple of hundred meters against the backdrop of a somewhat greater variety of hills covered with thick maquis, can be explored along winding paths and picturesquely mark the southern start of the Costa Rei. The sea spreads out - as quickly as the coast turns from rock to white sand - like a turquoise, fluid carpet that only ends at the horizon. While the shallow coast areas are specifically child-friendly, the rocky locations near Sant' Elmo and particularly the reefs at the southern end of Cala Sinzias are beneficial for extended snorkeling or diving trips, which are rewarded with an abundant underwater animals and flora.
Costa Rei provides specifically in summer all the tourist services for household beach trips and, thanks to its shallow beaches, is also appropriate for kids.
We advise Costa Rei likewise in low season, particularly for active holidays in Sardinia: by bike or for trekking, for instance in the mountainous complex of the Sette Fratelli; for motorcyclists, who can take coastal roadways with awesome views of the sea; or to discover the hinterland through the fertile farming area of Sarrabus-Gerrei.
We recommend a visit to the following locations in the territory of Sarrabus-Gerrei, of undoubted historic and archaeological interest: the Quirra Castle in Villaputzu, the Menhirs of the Cuili Piras site or those of Pranu Mutteddu in Goni. Fascinating is the visit to the nuraghi of "Sa domu de S'orcu" in Castiadas (Santa Giusta), Axoru in San Vito or the Sacred Well Is Pirois in Villaputzu.
Not far from Costa Rei, in a fertile farming area, is the Penal Colony of Castiadas, once predestined to the recovery of marshy areas thanks to the work of prisoners, now a cultural center and museum open to gos to.
Costa Rei uses lovely sandy beaches, primarily free: from Capo Ferrato in the North to Sant'Elmo and Cala Sinzias in the South, with a length of more than 10 km there is space for everyone, even in high season. Among the most popular beaches: Punta Molentis and Cala Proceddus; Cala Pira, protected by a Spanish tower; the white sandy beach of Cala Sinzias; Sant'Elmo and Santa Giusta, with its famous Scoglio di Peppino.
We also recommend to find other beaches in the location: for instance, even more north, from Capo Ferrato to Porto Corallo there is another sandy beach, almost 10 km long.
Both the long great sandy beaches ideal for kids and the little coves generally provide beach service with sun beds and umbrella rental. Thanks to the presence of various specialized centers you can practice all nautical activities, such as sailing, windsurfing, water snowboarding and diving.
In the surroundings of Costa Rei, and in specific in the territory of the town of Castiadas, it is possible to go to numerous farms where you can buy genuine local items: the well-known Sardinian honey, myrtle or citrus liqueurs (Muravera is popular for its production of oranges), traditional cheeses and likewise the outstanding Cannonau red wine of the social wineries of Castiadas, which boast a reasonable production of white wines, both bulk and bottled.
Due to the length of the beach, even in the high season you can generally still discover a quiet bright spot away from the beach exits and beach stalls. And by the method: The biggest part of the Costa Rei bay is totally free beach. So here you can lay your towel and set up your parasol any place you desire. But if you like to exchange this type of flexibility for the convenience of a deckchair leasing, you can do so without any issues in the significant beach areas.
For lots of years the Costa Rei has been a preferred getaway destination. You will find a rich choice here if you are looking for a holiday home in Sardinia. From economical getaway houses to high-end vacation homes with a pool - the deal is large and particularly designed for households.
Along the carefully sloping beach, which is definitely appropriate for kids, small, private domestic locations have actually been established. If you are looking for the proximity to the beach, you will find your place in one of the getaway houses straight at the sea.
Those who are looking for more peace and peaceful during their holidays, however, will more than happy to lease among the homes with sea view, which lie around the - still beach-near - elevations of Monte Nai and mostly have an incredible panorama of the picturesque coast. The way to the center of the Costa Rei is likewise quickly done on foot from here.
Who then the sun and swimming in the sea made so properly hunger, that rounds its trip day at the Costa Rei in one of the many dining establishments off. Whether pizzeria, fish dining establishment or Sardinian specialty dining establishment - the choice around the center of the town is large.
On the method house, the piazza with its stalls and the typical Italian flair of "letting yourself go" will entice you, prior to the peace of the primarily stellar night in the house in your villa will start your dream of the next summer day in Sardinia.
If you would like to have actually a relaxed, car-free beach trip, the Costa Rei is the best place for you. There is no other location in Sardinia where vacation houses and beach paradise come closer and more unobtrusively together than in the town of Costa Rei. It is just a stone's toss by vehicle to the rocky beach bays with little sandy beaches in the north of Capo Ferrato or Cala Pira and Punta Molentis in the Sarrabus mountains. Another highlight of this bay are the beach bars, which with everything your heart desires make this beach a wellness oasis for young and old.
Due to the length of the beach, even in the high season you can usually still discover a peaceful bright spot away from the beach exits and beach stalls.