Tourist destinations

Below are the most well-known tourist destinations on the north-east coast of Sardinia, where you can spend your holidays in complete relaxation, surrounded by crystal-clear waters.

Murta Maria - Olbia

A pretty village in the vicinity of Olbia, situated just 1.5 km from the sea and surrounded by beautiful beaches such as Porto Istana and Bunte, as well as Marina Maria, which offers surfing and sailing facilities. The most famous tourist resorts here are Li Cuncheddi, Istana Mare, Le Vele, Li Ligni Bianchi, Capo Ceraso, Villaggio Turchese and S'Abba Lughente. Convenient beach locations offering tourist services and located just a short istance from main transportation points, only 8 km from the airport and 10 km from the port of Olbia.

Porto San Paolo - Loiri

A well-known tourist destination approximately 14 km from Olbia. It is part of the municipality of Loiri, in the popular Gallura region. Porto San Paolo boasts some of the most beautiful beaches on the north-east coast of Sardinia, such as Porto Taverna, Porticciolo and La Corallina, as well as a well-equipped marina. The most famous tourist resorts here are Costa Corallina, Costa Dorata, Collina Monecontros, Il Borgo, Aldia Bianca, Punta Don Diego and I Fari.

San Teodoro and the surrounding area

The town of San Teodoro stands out among the main tourist destinations in Sardinia because it offers both attractive natural beauty and top-quality tourist services and hotels. It is the perfect destination for a seaside holiday full of fun and relaxation thanks to its beautiful beaches such as La Cinta, L'Isuledda, Cala Brandinchi (known as Tahiti), Cala D'Ambra and many more.

Villages and hamlets

Inland, all along the north-east coast of the island, lie an endless series of typical Gallura villages and hamlets. Here, the area is perfect for excursions through landscapes of incomparable and enchanting beauty. The extraordinary backdrop is enriched by ancient settlements rich with culture. Simple and tranquil places that are ideal for those looking for a relaxing holiday just a few kilometres from the sea. The most famous places in the area: Montepetrosu, Loiri, Padru, Lu Fraili, Santa Giusta, Monelittu, L’Alzoni, Tiriddò and many more. Here the traditional typical Sardinian rural houses (stazzi), the homes of local farmers or shepherds, are integrated with new detached homes surrounded by extensive agricultural land or forests on the higher hills.


The bay looks out on the majestic profile of Tavolara, with a bright and fine sandy seabed, shallow, crystal-clear waters and rocks shaped by the winds. Puntaldia is particularly popular as it is protected from the north and north-westerly winds and offers shallow waters suitable for young children. At the same time, it is also loved by windsurfers, who can open their sails just beyond the bay. It is a popular destination for lovers of other aquatic sports, diving and golf. The beach is located to the south of the modern Puntaldia marina and is surrounded by a wide range of top-level hotels, tourist resorts and golf courses. The residential area has a marina, a square with restaurants, bars, shops and venues where visitors can enjoy the summer nightlife.

Porto ottiolu

An enchanting village, a white sandy beach, deep blue sea and one of the best-equipped marinas in Sardinia. Porto Ottiolu is a splendid bay situated half-way between Budoni, the municipality to which it belongs, and San Teodoro, on the border between Baronia and Gallura. Its beach is intimate and is an ideal destination for those seeking the comfort of beach services. Half a kilometre of fine sparkling white sand that forms small dunes covered in low vegetation, and shallow waters that offer ideal bathing for small children. Cala Ottiolu is accessible for the disabled, and offers ample parking, food outlets and venues and is loved by windsurfers and fishing enthusiasts.