Baja Sardinia - Gallura – a breathtaking vacation landscape
The region of Gallura
is situated in the northeast side of Sardinia, surrounded by turquoise water and smaller islands just off the coast. Gallura is known for its bizarre wind-sculpted granite rocks, barren headlands, rugged mountains of the Limbara Massif, and charming, unaffected inland villages. Sheltered by a wide cove with crystal-clear water and ultrafine sand, Baja Sardinia
is one of Gallura's most popular destinations for swimming and vacationing. The area that was once "Cala Battistòni" in Gallic is only 4 kilometers from Porto Cervo
and 30 kilometers from the harbor or airport in Olbia.
It is a fantastic starting point for excursions by boat to the neighboring island archipelago of Spargi, Budelli, La Maddalena
as well as along the Costa Smeralda. The strip of ocean surrounding Baja Sardinia is practically designed for many pleasurable hours in natural wilderness: One can sail through the water on private boats while stopping at several islands to enjoy the scenery. The underwater world around nearby Capo Testa is one of the ten best diving areas in the world. Caves are shaped by gigantic granite boulders that are partly covered with red corals (corallium rubrum). Red gorgonian fans are growing on the escarpments and rock formations looking like Swiss cheese are famous for this area. A constant current in the Straits of Bonifacio gives you a visibility of 50 m for most of the time. It is this crystal clear water with its shades of light blue to emerald green that is so unique in the Mediterranean for which this stretch of coastline is so world-renowned. Here you can see a huge variety of the Mediterranean fauna.
The region of Gallura is also a paradise for cyclists, because of the ups and downs of the narrow country roads where, all of a sudden, a view of the sea or a tiny country church appear out of nowhere. The scent of the Mediterranean scrub fills the air and the colours of unspoilt natural beauty complete this idyllic picture, helping you to leave all your worries behind.
But Baja Sardinia also has plenty of nightlife. "Ritual
," on of the top 7 discos in Europe, and numerous piano bars as well as events with singing, dancing and shows on Baja Sardinia's Piazetta provides plenty of entertainment during the high season. Another exclusive venue is Phy Beach
in Forte Cappellini which is open all day. However, especially during sunset it offers an incomparable panorama and becomes therefore even more fascinating.