Is it peace and quiet you’re looking for? Is it long deserted beaches? Is it a little local culture, delicious food and wine and some excellent history to throw in too? Well the Costa Verde ticks all of those boxes and more and I can talk quite authoritatively about it as I’ve just returned from a 3 week stay in Sardegna and I’m suffering the holiday blues Big Time not helped by the dreadful British weather we’ve had here since returning!
The Costa Verde, or green coast as it translates, is to the south west of the island and can be reached quite easily from both international airports; Alghero in the north and Cagliari in the South. A long mountainous coast road that weaves in and out of the suggestive countryside and past some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world. Our villa was in Torre dei Corsari, a beach of golden sands that stretch back from the sea in massive dunes.
We managed to visit all of the beaches along the Costa Verde and one, Funtanazza, really had me searching for my lottery ticket to see how many millions I had won. A private beach for a hotel closed down many years ago but now used by tourists and locals. It has a stunning view and lots of land around which could be turned into the most devine hotel *sigh* I spent a fabulous time soaking in the Sardinian sun dreaming myself as the new Aga Khan, creating a top beauty spot visited by celebrities from all over the world.
Our meandering took us from Is Arutas beach all the way down to Cala Domestica taking in every beach in between, hard work but all done for you! Have a look at the slide show below to get an idea of the crystal clear waters, the white sandy beaches and the beauty of a land still untouched by major tourism and enjoyed by a lucky few.
A holiday dedicated to good healthy food, relax and above all appreciating the stunning beauty that Mother Nature displays in all her glory in Sardegna. If you ever get the chance to go, do and I promise you won’t be let down.