Destination in focus: Costa Rei, Sardinia

June, 29 2016 ( Updated August, 09 2017)

Costa Rei
Beach holiday
Just an hour drive from the Cagliari Airport in Sardinia, Costa Rei is considered the island’s best kept secret. Its white sandy beaches and stunning coastal landscape have often compelled experts to rate it if not above then at least as good as Costa Smeralda, the most popular of the Sardinian destinations. Costa Rei is a destination rich in culture, natural and historical offerings and promises a wide range of experiences in a calm and relaxed environment. Moreover, unlike Costa Smeralda, Costa Rei is quite an affordable destination.  We list out some of the reasons why Costa Rei should feature on your travel bucket list:

For an unparalleled beach holiday: The Costa Rei beach spreads over a few kilometers and promises an incredible beach holiday experience. It is a great place to relax where you can spend full days lounging at the beach during your vacation. There is also a plethora of activities that can be enjoyed here in the clearest water, like surfing, sailing, canoeing, scuba diving, kite surfing and many such activities. One can also enjoy the coastal scenery at the numerous waterfront restaurants which serve delicious Sardinian cuisine. Some of the other  beaches in the area are Cala Sinzias, Cala Pira, Capo Ferrato and Porto Pirastu.

Captivating landscape: Costa Rei happens to be one of the very few places where one can enjoy jaw-dropping scenic beauty in a territory which remains largely unexplored and hence, away from tourist overflow. The destination is renowned for its sandy beaches and crystal clear water which together present a mesmerizing sight. It also has a natural reserve where construction is not allowed and which offers the best of Mediterranean lush vegetation. The destination is also bordered by the bays of Sant’Elmo to the south and Capo Ferrato to the north which accentuates the beauty of its landscape. Costa Rei is full of enticing scenic coasts along the Tyrrhenian Sea, protected regions, rolling hills and granite cliffs.

A full-on family destination: If you are in Costa Rei, you will always find something which will make your vacation unforgettable. There are a lot of things to do and see here with the entire family. There are various rides for kids, watersports, beach delights, amazing beachfront restaurants, historical monuments, excellent boutiques for shopping and a thriving nightlife. Costa Rei is surrounded by coastal villages which have preserved their authentic and historical flavour. One can find a number of archaeological sites which date back to the Neolithic period. There are numerous menhirs scattered across the place which is an important landmark and a popular family attraction. You can’t get bored for even a single moment at this tourist friendly Sardinian destination.

Proximity to Cagliari and Muravera: Costa Rei is hardly 50 kilometers from Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia. This ensures not only smooth connectivity but also makes for a wonderful day trip to its historical and urban centers. Muravera, on the other hand, is a thriving summer destination popular for its archeological sites, landscape and lovely marine villages. The rich history of these places survives in the long list of historical monuments and churches which are worth visiting.

Costa Rei is an incredible holiday destination perfect for a vacation with family and friends. The place also offers great accommodation opportunities which contribute towards making your holiday a truly memorable one. You can choose from a number of lovely holiday homes overlooking the sea and the coast to stay during your vacation .

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