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Things to do in Costa Smeralda: the best way to enjoy Sardinia!

Many activities and attractions for your free time

From Hotel Pulicinu you will find many things to do in Costa Smeralda. It’s an emotional experience in the monumental nature on this part of the island, immerging oneself in the archaeology or the food and wine in the inland towns.

The nights are magical and exclusive in Baja Sardinia and Porto Cervo. Glamorous clubs are the ideal way to spend your holiday. Contact us before your arrival to plan the activities that you are most interested in.

Beaches

 

Cala Battistoni show on map

Cala Battistoni, one of Costa Smeralda’s best beaches, is the beach Baja Sardinia was founded around. It’s a slice of sea with clear blue waters, fine white sand offering all services and a free shuttle from the Hotel at scheduled times. Near the free beach there are the services of rental chairs and sun beds, snack bar and restaurant.

Cala Bitta show on map

Cala Bitta, a natural cove that welcomes you with a small pier. Free beach

Tre Monti Beach show on map

Tre Monti Beach, an unspoiled beach between granite rocks. Free beach.

Cala Granu show on map

Cala Granu: a beautiful cove sheltered from the wind with fine white sand with water ranging from emerald green tdeep blue.

Capriccioli show on map

Capriccioli, two beaches surrounded by rocks transformed by the wind that have created some fantastic shapes. Next to the free beach there is the rental of deckchairs and sun loungers.

Spiaggia del Principe show on map

Spiaggia del Principe: is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Smeralda. Its name is linked tthe supposed preference of the Prince Aga Khan for this corner of paradise. This large arch of sand is surrounded by rocks and Mediterranean scrub. The sand and the granite give it its characteristic “emerald” colour.

Romazzino show on map

Romazzino: certainly one of the most beautiful beaches on this charming and exclusive stretch of coast, this beach with white sand tinged with pink shades is surrounded by breath-taking views of Mediterranean scrub.

Rena Bianca show on map

Rena Bianca with fine sand and shallow water with a sandy sea floor that make the water emerald green and iridescent turquoise. Protected by lush green Mediterranean scrub.

Liscia Ruja show on map

Liscia Ruja: surrounded completely by vegetation and made up of a series of small coves with fine golden sand, it is one of the largest beaches on the Costa Smeralda.

Piccolo Pevero show on map

Piccolo Pevero: a small yet enchanting beach with fine white sand and crystal-clear water that makes it appear transparent in contrast with the intense green of the surrounding juniper trees.

Porto Sole show on map

Porto Sole, just a stone’s throw from Baja Sardinia, with clear blue shallow water making it ideal for families with children.

Cannigione show on map

Cannigione: white sand and very handy given the numerous car parks in the vicinity. Many excursions to the islands of the Maddalena Archipelago leave from the port.  There is a small private beach area on the sand with sunbeds and umbrellas and there are several bars and restaurants nearby

Locations

 

Baja Sardinia show on map

Baja Sardinia is an ample bay which starts at the Archipelago of La Maddalena and is one of the most renowned locations on the Costa Smeralda. Baja Sardinia combines the beauty of the landscapes, its historic legacy and its manmade artwork.

It’s a quiet place, appropriate for families, immersed in green and enriched with an ample white beach which is easily accessible. It’s surrounded by one of the most beautiful seas in Italy and is a few km from famous villas of stars, soccer/football players and international finance tycoons.

hotel Pulicinu permits its guests to arrive at this beach via its free shuttle.

Poltu Quatu show on map

Poltu Quatu is a short distance from Baja Sardinia with a lovely little square, bars and restaurants where you can spend a pleasant evening.

Porto Cervo show on map

Heart of the Costa Smeralda, it’s famous for its 'passeggiata' (long walk) which begins at the port where immense yachts arrive daily and goes to the town square in Porto Cervo. It’s a famous square. Constructed in the 1960’s by Prince Karim Aga Khan. It has bars, music and shops with the most exclusive shops.

Porto Rotondo show on map

Porto Rotondo is a series of wooden docks and green passages around the marina. You’ll find restaurants, ice-cream shops and sought after shopping surrounding the sailboats and other boats as they wait in the harbour.

Cannigione show on map

Cannigione is unique for its coves and for the green colour of the sea which are tinged from the vegetation that grows right into it. It’s a small village located on the gulf waters and makes for a pleasant walk along the sea to the small church in the square.

San Pantaleo show on map

San Pantaleo is an inland granite village hosting artisan shops and an interesting market in the central square. The village is surrounded by impressive granite rocks which take on a red, pinkish glow at dusk that is worth seeing. It has with time taken on the role of art development and trade with expositions in the emporiums around the square.

Arcipelago della Maddalena show on map

L’arcipelago della Maddalena, has been a protected reserve for the last few years, can be reached by boats leaving daily from the Baja Sardinia beach. After having seen the most beautiful islands, (Caprera, La Maddalena, Spargi, Budelli, Razzoli e Santa Maria) the boat will bring you back in the late afternoon.

For those that are interested, two of the islands are reachable by car (Caprera e La Maddalena) thanks to a maritime connection between Palau and La Maddalena which is connected to Caprera island with an impressive iron bridge. The island of Caprera is home not only to an uncontaminated land, rich in pine forests which extend until charming beaches with pink granite cliffed beaches, it also happens to be where Giuseppe Garibaldi’s famous home is located.

Sport

Are you looking for things to do in Costa Smeralda? This place offers you the opportunity to do sport. All sports that involve the sea will enjoy a combination of winds and currents making them ideal to be done here on the island. This unique natural surrounding is also the perfect framework for numerous land based sports as well.

 

SUP

SUP: the newest water sport of the summer, for adults and children is available here in Baja Sardinia tank to the diving centre in Proteus. You'll slide along the surface of the water discovering Baja while you do it

Horse riding

Horse riding Equitazione centre Baja Sardinia.

Bike & Motorcycle

Bike & Motorcycle rental available through hotel reception.

Go-kart

Go-kart of Costa Smeralda, the speedway of champions is one of the most well known in Sardinia, home to motorcycle events every year.

Trekking/hiking

Trekking/hiking guided tours overlooking the sea: Monte Moro, Monti Zoppu, Monti Mazzolu.

Golf

Golf Pevero Golf centre.

Tennis and football

Tennis and football (small teams) short distance from the hotel.

Gregoland

Gregoland, fun park, is a 11,000-meter paradise for young children. 5 start fun park, free, with breath-taking views.

Kayak

Kayak, Rena Bianca beach has all you need.

Diving e snorkelling

Diving e snorkelling at the fully supplied Diving Proteus centre in Baja Sardinia or at Poltu Quatu with Orso Diving.

Sailing

Sailing at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Poltu Quatu.

Aqua park

Aqua park for our younger guests in Baja Sardinia at historic Acqua Dream.

Sportive fishing

Sportive fishing sportive fishing centre Cala Capra in Poseidon.

Night life

The Costa Smeralda is top of the line for its summertime night life. A short distance from the hotel, you’ll find clubs like:

 

L’Upper show on map

L'Upper in Palau is located in a beautiful terrace facing the Archipelago of Maddalena and you can enjoy cool nights sipping aperitifs and excellent cocktails.

Just Cavalli for Pepero show on map

Il Just Cavalli for Pepero: in the historic club on the coast, the Florentine designer has a restaurant with live music and the night closes out in the disco.

Sopravento show on map

Il Sopravento is famous just for its name, on the road to Porto Cervo, where you'll spend nights with music and themed evenings.

Sottovento Club show on map

Il Sottovento Club, in Porto Cervo, is the place where the famous go to spend their nights in the heart of the Costa Smeralda.

Ritual show on map

Il Ritual is the emblem of the Costa Smeralda, a disco that made history in Baja Sardinia. It's forged inside a natural grotto where you will spend unforgettable nights to the rhythm of music.

Phi beach show on map

Il Phi beach, considered one of the best club atmospheres in the world. Situated next to the historical Napoleonic fortress "Forte Cappellini", the club is completely outdoor surrounded by granite rocks on the sea where you can enjoy fabulous sunsets or spend evenings listening to music and having fun.

Billionaire show on map

Il Billionaire, club founded by Flavio Briatore, meeting place for the famous and the international jet set, where the rich come out to play on the Costa Smeralda. Inside, the renowned restaurant Crazy Fish.

Art, Archaeology and natural monuments

Art in this part of Sardinia is antique nuragica (a Sard civilization from the bronze age), but the wind has sculpted as many natural works of art into the granite rocks running along the coast.

 

La Prisgiona show on map

Tempietto di Malchittu show on map

Nuraghe Albucciu show on map

Coddu Ecchju show on map

Li Muri show on map

Li Lolghi show on map

Bear Rock at Capo d’Orso show on map

Mushroom rock at Arzachena show on map

Valley of the moon and Capo Testa show on map

Valle della Luna e Capo Testa in the community of Santa Teresa di Gallura is an example of the over powering force the sea and the wind can be in this part of the coastline which have sculpted suggestive figures in the rocks overhanging the sea, coloured by an uncontaminated valley 500 meters long partly inhabited by a community of hippies.

Stella Maris Church show on map

The Church in Stella Maris in Porto Cervo is an innovative model of sacred architecture made in the 60’s at the dawning of the Costa Smeralda. One particularity is the dominance of round shapes and the total absence of corners and angles in the structure.

Aggius Museum show on map

The Aggius museum has two options available to tourists: The Ethnographic and Bandit museums. It organizes laboratories with clothing, ancient games, doll making and wool working not to mention nature walks and courses on natural remedies and the distillation of essential oils from the plants found in Gallura.

Museum of the Diocese of Tempio – Ampuria show on map

The Museum of the diocese of Tempio – Ampurias, signifies an integrated system of ecclesiastic museums which are found among important cultural sites in northern Sardinia: You pass by the Museum of Castelsardo Cathedral, with its hidden treasures in the medieval walls, to the La Maddalena museum which jealously guards its candelabras donated by Lord Horatio Nelson, protagonist of the famous battle at Trafalgar, to the Ampuriense museum with its treasures in the cathedral.

Wine

 

Surrau wine cellar show on map

The Surrau wine cellar organizes wine and local product tasting tours. Situated on 50 hectares of land with granite sand and clay plains caressed by the Mistral breeze, they produce Vermentino, Cannonau, Carignano, Muristello and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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