Portobello is an exclusive holiday resort on the northern tip of Sardinia with 200 upmarket villas built in the 70s. It faces Corsica and enchants with gorgeous beaches and unspoiled nature.

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Portobello – a beautifully peaceful village in the north of Sardinia

Portobello is an oasis of calm: the exclusive holiday resort on the northern tip of Sardinia is an amalgamation of 200 upmarket villas in a landscape conservation area. It faces Corsica and enchants with gorgeous beaches and the unspoiled nature of Gallura. With endless walking routes along the stunning coast, it’s a paradise for hikers, and there’s also the option to hire a boat from Portobello harbour to enjoy a romantic tour by sea. Portobello itself is home to a beautiful, small bay that is still pleasantly peaceful even at the height of summer. A restaurant that is open all year round and a supermarket ensure everyday needs are covered.

Incidentally, the houses in the holiday resort were built under strict regulations. For instance, every villa must have a plot of at least 3,000 square metres and contain maquis shrubs. Far from the jet-set lifestyle on Costa Smeralda, nature and beach lovers will find an undisturbed refuge amidst wild, authentic Sardinian landscape.

Around Portobello: intriguing rock beauties and perfect surfing spots

Nearby beaches

- Portobello
- Cala Vignola
- Cala Spinosa
- Cala Spalmatore

Heaven for surfers and divers

Eighteen kilometres away, Santa Teresa di Gallura offers divers a fascinating underwater world. The former fishing village is a picturesque place that is always worth a visit. From here, the white limestone cliffs of Corsica can be seen glimmering 12 kilometres away, and a ferry offers visitors the chance to visit the neighbouring island. In Capo Testa on the peninsula of Santa Teresa di Gallura, windsurfers find the perfect conditions. Another true spectacle of nature can be found in the fascinating granite rocks. Chiselled by wind and water over centuries, they have assumed bizarre shapes due to a special form of weathering (tafoni), which also explains the animal names they have been given.