Overview of Sardinia North East & Surrounding
Famous worldwide for its beautiful beaches and glitzy resorts, Costa Smerelda and the northeast coast are undoubtedly Sardinia’s most popular and well-known areas. Stretching between the Gulf of Cugnana and the bay of Arzachena, the Costa Smerelda is home to glamorous Porto Cervo, the ultimate place to see and be seen. Here super yachts line the port and striking pastel-coloured buildings house high-end designer boutiques and upmarket restaurants and bars. The favoured resort of the rich and famous, Porto Cervo is certainly worth a visit, if not solely for the glamour, but also for its unique charm and beauty.
Yet there is more to this wonderful part of Sardinia than the glitzy resorts. For a different side of northeast Sardinia, a visit to the market town of Arzachena will offer up several hidden treasures, including mysterious nuraghe (stone towers) ruins and giant tombs, whilst the charming traditional Galluran village of San Pantaleo is ideal for those seeking a sample of the Sardinian culture.
Other lively towns in the northeast area include the beach resorts of Palau and Porto Pollo which offer up their own charms including a wide array of restaurants and shops and fantastic watersport activities.