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What to see and do on the Costa Smeralda

What to do on the Costa Smeralda? A sea of possibilities in a place that continues to amaze visitors year after year, despite its worldwide renown...


The sea is the undisputed hero of the Costa Smeralda; the magnet that attracts every year visitors from all over the world. From sunbathing on the beach to moonlit walks, the crystal-clear emerald waters will provide the perfect backdrop to your stay on the Costa Smeralda and to the unforgettable experiences that you will be lucky enough to have.

Shopping and walks

The beating heart of the Costa Smeralda, Porto Cervo is a fascinating town that has expanded together with its enchanting Gallurese buildings around a natural port. The Piazzetta delle Chiacchiere, the Sottopiazza, and the narrow lanes that are home to boutiques and bars, conspire to create the perfect setting for a pleasant stroll during which you will probably spot some familiar faces from the world of show business and the international sporting scene. Don’t miss out on visiting Porto Rotondo either – a smaller surprising version of Venice, dotted with exclusive boutiques and artists’ workshops.


Nightclubs, wine bars, aperitif on the beach, exclusive events and concerts... During the hot summer season, the great and the good of the national and international night-time entertainment business lay down roots on the section of coastline that runs from Baja Sardinia to Porto Rotondo. Billionaire, Sopravento, Sottovento, Pepero and Phi Beach are but a few of the names that give life to the famous “Emerald Life”. 

Events and Festivals

Having been considered one of the most exclusive spots in global tourism for over 50 years now, the Costa Smeralda becomes each year a prestigious stage for a packed calendar of events. The outstanding beauty of the Gallurese landscape provides the backdrop for international sporting events such as the famous Rally di Sardegna – a spectacular round of the World Rally Championship. Exclusive evening events to showcase important fashion houses, such as Porto Cervo Shopping Night and Porto Cervo Fashion Week, are also high up on the social calendar. Food lovers shouldn’t miss the many events that celebrate Italian food and wine, particularly the Food & Wine Festival.

Sport and Nature

Favourable natural conditions, well-equipped marinas, and prestigious yacht clubs all contribute to making the Costa Smeralda a sailing paradise. The area is also well-known among golf-lovers for the prestigious Pevero Golf Club – one of the most esteemed golf courses in the world. The rich sea floors attract diving and snorkelling fans, while the wild countryside is perfect for trekking and cycling, as well as quad bike and off-road outings.

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