A splendid corner of Sardinia that is a coastal paradise and a natural wonder. In the northeast of Sardinia, it takes in eight kilometers of wind-sculpted red rocks that contrast with the turquoise-blue sea and punctuated by native plants. No over-done development, no kitschy seafront towns built in nondescript concrete block construction. Here is a natural playground, a place where rocks and water merge in beautiful bliss.
There are protected coves outlined in rocks, where the water is transparent and reveals the seabed, the granite reefs and abundance of pretty fish. Here you'll see starfish, sea-horses and other schools of colorful fish. It's a popular spot with snorkelers and divers. Inland meadows and bouldered hills are unique and make it an enchanting spot.
Sights include the promontory of Capo Testa, a wild and beautiful place; and the olivastri millenari of Santo Baltolu di Carana, with two 1000-year old olive trees that have survived and continue to grow.
But Costa Paradiso, as the name implies, is about the paradise you find on the coast and the multitude of beaches and coves for enjoying the crystalline water, the natural atmosphere and the relaxing effects of the sun.
Explore nearby towns
On Sardinia's stunning north coast, Isola Rossa encompasses an arch-shaped bay with white sand beaches, red rocks and verdant green low hills.
Two towns that have joined into one, Trinità d'Agultu and Vignola are on a hill above the breathtaking Sardinian coast.
Located just south of the glittery Costa Paradiso, Badesi is more than a beach town, it is also labeled a wine town.
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