Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean sea, is known for its long stretches of coastline, outstanding headlands, many inlets, bays and a wide range of activities for tourists to enjoy. The island which is spread over more than 24,000 square kilometres is full of green valleys which are surrounded by crystal clear sea water and smaller islands off the coast. The destination also has a lot of megalithic monuments, old patrician buildings and sandy beaches which attract tourists. It has a long history of human habitation which is evident in the various structures, buildings, monuments and prehistoric remains that one can find here. This historically, geologically and culturally rich island is an all season tourist destination.
Although its spectacular natural landscape, luxuriant woods and beautiful coves have popularised it as a tourist destination, it is not difficult to find places which have preserved their ancient Sardinian flavour and unspoiled natural areas. Bird spotting to see pink flamingos in the lagoons and wetlands is one of the favourite activities that people love to enjoy here. Visiting a wellness center in the natural surroundings of Sardinia is an experience in itself. While thermal baths and relaxing massage spas are worth trying, the island is known for a particular kind of body and beauty treatment which is unique to Sardinia. The natural ingredients found in abundance here are used for natural mud packs and sea weed wraps which are very popular among the tourists visiting the island.
Sardinia offers adventure sports opportunities on land, air and water. The vast island is, in fact, an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. From scuba diving to rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking to paragliding, trekking, Nordic walking, kitesurfing, mountain biking, you name it and you have it here!
Some of the popular tourist destinations on the island are Costa Rei, Budoni, Muravera, Costa Smeralda, Porto Bello and each one is famous for its own peculiar reason.
Muravera is a traditional Sardinian village located on the east coast of the island, on the mouth of the Flumendosa river. The hills here are bordered by large lagoons where pink flamingos and other species of birds can be spotted. The idyllic Costa Rei beach is not very far from here. Muravera itself is popular for its stunning landscape and prehistoric treasures.Tourists also love to feast on easily available organic and fresh food. There are plenty of citrus food plantation here known for the quality of oranges they bear. Muravera is also known for its homemade bread, ravioli, cheese and wine.
Porto Cervo has been a tourist hotspot for a number of years now. Located on the north-eastern corner of Sardinia, the place is an administrative unit of the commune of Arzachena. Porto Cervo derives its name from the enchanting cove here which is in the shape of the antlers of a deer. It is the main center of Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) and known for designer boutiques, spas, hotels, exclusive nightspots set in an idyllic setting. Porto Cervo is considered one of the best-equipped tourist spots in the Mediterranean Sea. No wonders that the place has hosted a number of celebrities, legendary personalities and affluent businessmen.
Budoni is a commune in the Province of Olbia-Tempio on the northeastern coast of Sardinia. It is known for its enchanting location on the island. The scenically beautiful landscape, green hills and spotless beaches attract a lot of tourists to the shores of Budoni. The numerous inlets, fascinating rocks, make for an ideal vacation. Budoni also promises an interesting nightlife with its numerous night clubs and meeting places. The well-organised tourist services and facilities ensure that tourists have a pleasant and comfortable stay at Budoni.
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