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Costa Smeralda



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The perfect summer vacation destination

Costa Smeralda grants the quintessential Mediterranean feeling: a relaxed seaside vacation between jaw-dropping seaside scenery and the crystalline water. From the elegant boutiques and restaurants of Porto Cervo to the more local and vibrant atmosphere of historic Santa Teresa di Gallura on the northern coast.

Local and international celebrities flock here to “see-and-be-seen” and for world-class sailing competitions in summer, especially along La Maddalena archipelago and towards nearby Corsica.  The area also offers many authentic experiences: mountain villages renowned for artisanal creations, lively folklore traditions, and seriously tasty cuisine, best tried in a family-run winery or even during a hike with local shepherds.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Costa Smeralda

Spend some time in Costa Smeralda on a tour that takes in other cities in Italy and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Costa Smeralda and other destinations throughout Italy and Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Where to stay in Costa Smeralda

Accommodation choices are available all along the scenic coastline of Costa Smeralda, from vibrant downtown Porto Cervo to secluded hamlets for idyllic relax close to the small town of Cannigione. From a cosy family-run 3-star boutique hotel to grand 5-star hotels with sweeping sea views beloved by the jet-set crowd. Whatever kind of accommodation you prefer, we've got it covered. Get in touch with us for a free travel consultation. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to choose from.
Seaside Resort Hotel
A five star Resort Hotel a few steps from the old pier and overlooking the main square, this resort has everything you need and more!
Traditional Mediterranean Hotel
A beautiful, typical 4* hotel with traidtional Mediterranean structure and decorations.
Small Boutique B&B
A colorful, small boutique B&B that will welcome you with the blue shades of the sea and Sardinian history and traditions.

Things to do in Costa Smeralda

The main attraction of the area is the sea, and we offer a range of private and small group sailing activities to enjoy the best beaches, secluded coves, spectacular La Maddalena archipelago and even excursions to the French island of Corsica. You can explore the countryside's cuisines, historic sites, and cultural heritage with guided excursions. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding late.

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Costa Smeralda

How long should I stay in Costa Smeralda?
We suggest spending at least three nights in Costa Smeralda, in order to being able to enjoy the pleasant seaside vibe of the villages, the quality features of the hotels and its rugged coastline. We definitely recommend taking a whole-day boat or road trip to La Maddalena Archipelago. Consider adding a fourth night to make room for a day trip inland, in case you do not stay in “Inland Sardinia” destination.
What are the prices like in Costa Smeralda?
A quick lunch with a drink in the center, is around 35-40 euros. Museums and landmarks generally cost 10-20 euros. For a full dinner, budget at least 50-60 euros. 
How can I get around in Costa Smeralda?
Porto Cervo’s compact center is easily explored by foot. If you're staying in another town, or would like to explore other areas along the coast, we recommend taking a private transfer or renting a car for a day trip. There are also taxis of course, whose prices depend on both distance and the time of day and are generally quite high due to the exclusivity and popularity of the area. You might calculate around 30 Euro for a 10-minutes drive.
Is Costa Smeralda safe?
As the rest of Italy, adopting the usual care (leave valuables and passports at the hotel). We always recommend leaving someone taking a look at bags / valuables on the beach while the other is taking a swim.
What are Costa Smeralda options for dietary restrictions?
Mediterranean diet is quiet diversified, we are sure you will find vegetarian and vegan options in almost all the restaurants. If you have particular needs please inform your waitress when you arrive and they will suggest the best dishes you can order and take care of any allergy or restrictions you might have.
A recommended place for vegetarian and vegan options is Ristorante Pizzeria La Rocca da Chiara.
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