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THE “COSTA VERDE”

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The Best Beaches of the Costa Verde in Sardinia

Here’s our overview of the best beaches of the Costa Verde, perhaps the most fascinating region of the island. The Costa Verde (The Green Coast) is located on the south-western coast of Sardinia, and is approximately 45 kilometers long. The awe-inspiring and diverse beaches of this area of Sardinia sometimes feature rocky small bays, and sometimes feature dark and grand cliffs that tower proudly above the sea.  The Costa Verde truly show a different side of Sardinia.

The highest sand dunes in Europe, included in UNESCO World Heritage, the endless prairie of Mediterranean where stands the silhouette of Mount Arcuentu and clear sea. Sardinia is even more paradise on the Costa Verde, about fifty kilometers with white sandy beaches, juniper trees, gorse bent by the wind, sea birds, set between Capo Pecora and Capo Frasca.

A stretch of Mediterranean tropical colors, recently discovered by vacationers: Arbus is one of the few tourist facilities and remembers a past of invasions of the Sea Peoples (Algerians and Tunisians in the lead). Is Arenas are “the sands” in the Sardinian language, the name of a village of Torre Corsari charm surreal: cobalt blue sea and expanse of sand in the eye, while the Pink flamingos dot the ponds around the village of Sant’Antonio Santadi. The entire area, now a natural park, rests on a dock Metal of lead and zinc, which for decades have been active mines among the most productive in Europe. So, in a landscape reminiscent of the Wild West, between the ruins of villages, abandoned tunnels, rusty rails, you discover another face of Sardinia, escaped the destruction of the building speculators. Here, where it spawns the Caretta caretta, it is easy to find even in the Sardinian deer, recently saved from extinction. And it is no coincidence that Arbus is among the ten Italian municipalities rewarded for years with the recognition “five sails”, awarded by Legambiente to the seas of Italy for the excellent quality of water.

Skirted the deserted village of Ingurtosu, after traveling a dirt road, we reach the white beach of Piscinas 10 kilometers of absolute silence and the wreck of a British ship for 200 years rests in a short swim from the beach, the cannon, which goes to the beach . Piscinas but not the only attraction of the Costa Verde. The entire coastline is a parade of Caribbean beaches, to reach a latch between the hinterland and the coast because there is no coast road that connects them all. The star is Scivu, one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful, hidden in the penal colony of Is Arenas and the cliffs of Capo Pecora that locals call Perdas and Alba, an expanse of gleaming white oval boulders, carved by the sea and wind , nestled in coves where the cliffs are mirrored.

Arbus, take the SS 126 Fluminimaggiore: Scivu is about fifteen kilometers of curves, a long strip of golden sand, a surfer’s paradise, surrounded by high sandstone cliffs topped by Mediterranean, stretches of rock rose pink and yellow, some flock. Almost dreamlike at sunset, when tinged with reddish hues. Just off the coast of Arbus, at the end of a winding road, is Portu Maga, tourist born in the nineties, in which beach dotted with flat rocks are discovered eyes of Saint Lucia, with shades of mother of pearl shells. Another beauty of the coast, the beach Funtanazza, can be reached from Montevecchio: gritty sand, surrounded by rocks, seabed quite low. A Ingurtosu you must eat at the restaurant The Miners (tel. 3475417837), which uses only local products: dish of the house, the delicious Trofie of MInatore. Tunaria is a fishing village, not far from Arbus. At the beach of sand and pebbles will get you through paths from the village. The water changes color depending on the time of day: a symphony of turquoise, emerald, pale blue. But the real show of the Costa Verde is the sun that burns with vermilion, ocher and pink sand, rocks, pebbles, and quenches race Jugo and Mistral.

Spiaggia di SCIVU - ARBUS - costa verde
Spiaggia di SCIVU - ARBUS - costa verde
Spiaggia di SCIVU - ARBUS - costa verde
Spiaggia di SCIVU - ARBUS - costa verde
Spiaggia di SCIVU - ARBUS - costa verde
Spiaggia di SCIVU - ARBUS - costa verde
Spiaggia di SCIVU - ARBUS - costa verde
Spiaggia di SCIVU - ARBUS - costa verde
Spiaggia di SCIVU - ARBUS - costa verde
Spiaggia di SCIVU - ARBUS - costa verde
Spiaggia di piscinas ARBUS - costa verde
Spiaggia di Piscinas
Spiaggia di Piscinas
Spiaggia di Piscinas
Spiaggia di Piscinas
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