Isola Rossa is a small and friendly resort on the north coast of Sardinia between unspoilt mountains and rocky headlands. Once an attractive fishing village, it is now a lively small resort with two very good sandy beaches, plenty in the way of shops, bars and restaurants, and good access to the mountain countryside of the northern interior.
On the outskirts of the resort, the beach has beautiful white sands and turquoise waters with plenty of sunloungers and parasols for hire.
Enjoy stunning views of the straits of Bonifacio over the transparent turquoise sea as you head to the dramatic headland of Capo Testa to the west of Santa Teresa. The nearby bay of Santa Reparata has some delightful stretches of beach.
Louis Vuitton Trophy - Maddalena Island – May/June
Baltic Cup - Porto Cervo - June
Sailing show organised by the Yachting Club of Costa Smeralda.
Fish Festival - Santa Teresa Gallura - July
A festival inviting visitors to sample fried fish and delightful Vermentino wine.
Smeralda 888 European Cup - Porto Cervo - August
Prime sailing exhibition.
International Folklore Festival - Tempio Pausania - August
Held during Tempio’s summer carnival and featuring various ethnic groups from all over the world.
Time in Jazz – Berchidda - August
International Jazz Festival – one of the most important in Sardinia.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Discover the exquisite coastline from the sea and enjoy the excellent conditions of the north east coast for windsurfing, sailing, diving, snorkelling, etc.
Sample traditional Sardinian cuisine in a farm restaurant.
An upmarket town and centre of indulgence, it is located around two yacht harbours on the north side of this dazzling stretch of coastline, and being the main resort of the area and a paradise for the jet-set, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Piana and Asinara
In the summer months, regular boat trips depart from Stintino to the islands of Piana and Asinara where you can take in various features of the coastline.
Explore by car or on foot the dramatic mountains of the interior, the rugged countryside and the small character towns and villages. Alternatively, leave your car in Palau and take the stream train to Tempio Pausania, a spectacular journey across the Galluran countryside.