In this mini tourist guide you will find useful tips and information to organize your stay in Baja Sardinia, a small village among the most beautiful and lively in northern Sardinia, this center is a real jewel of the Costa Smeralda.
Baja Sardinia is a famous and most wanted tourist destination of Costa Smeralda, created and designed exclusively for the well-being, relaxation and holidays of all those who love this area of northern Sardinia.
Part of the municipality of Arzachena, the small village of Baja Sardinia has a fan shape that extends down into the crystalline and limpid sea typical of this area of Gallura. Characterized by an uncontaminated and pure nature, this destination, well known and famous all over the world, has been for over fifty years a prestigious seaside destination that, especially in the summer months, also becomes the place of residence of many VIPs of the international jet set.
In a seaside town in the north-east of Sardinia like this, the hotel chain is present with the group’s first and historic resort, the Club Esse Cala Bitta, located directly on the sea, a few minutes from the most famous beaches of the Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) and the most lively centers of the Italian summer, such as Palau, Santa Teresa di Gallura, Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo.
The most beautiful beaches of the Costa Smeralda
As already mentioned, the fan-shaped bay on which it stands and the many beautiful beaches of white and fine sand, with the archipelago of La Maddalena and its islets of the National Park as a background, Baja Sardinia is the ideal destination for beach holidays for all sun and sea lovers.
You can not start the list of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Smeralda without mentioning the main one of Baja Sardinia, large, with a turquoise sea and shallow waters, just perfect for holidays with kids. It also has bars, restaurants, shops and various services to rent umbrellas, sunbeds and boats.
The best part!
Moving towards Portisco, in the municipality of Olbia, you will find Rena Bianca, where the presence of some dunes will give the landscape a very evocative almost desert look. The beach is surrounded by the typical pink granite rocks of Gallura and the green of the aromatic Mediterranean scrub.
Liscia Ruia is the largest beach nearby, consisting of a whole series of pretty ‘decorated’ coves with small juniper scented shrubs and white lilies. The sea is clear and limpid, with a shallow and sandy sea bed.
A must-see beach is Portu Li Coggi, known to most as the Spiaggia del Principe, named after Prince Aga Khan IV, founder of the Costa Smeralda, who considered it one of the most beautiful beaches in this area. For many it is undoubtedly the most romantic coastline of Gallura.
The list of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Smeralda that you absolutely must see ends with Capriccioli, a very special beach with granite rocks that appear even in the sea, that make this place ideal for snorkeiling and diving lovers. Enjoy the green of the Mediterranean scrub with its mastic trees, cysts, olive and pine trees that all around aromatizes the sea breezes.
The beach facilities of Baja Sardinia
You will find really comfortable the fact that most of the beaches near Baja Sardinia, and in general the beaches of the Costa Smeralda, are really among the best equipped ones of the whole island, in order to satisfy every request of tourists coming from all around the world, even the most demanding ones.
Cala Battistoni, in the heart of this tourist destination, is equipped with services, showers and beach rental place where you can rent sunbeds, sun umbrellas, canoes and rafts.
The cove where the Tre Monti beach emerges, in the gulf of Arzachena, has a beach umbrellas and sunbeds rental service too.
How not to mention among the most beautiful and well-served beaches of this area, the Grande Pevero beach and the Piccolo Pevero beach, similar to each but the extension of the two shores. Both equipped with many services such as parking, walkways for the disabled, toilettes, bars, sun umbrellas and sunbeds rental service and boat rental place. Behind the Grande Pevero you will also find large and lush golf courses for all lovers of this sport.
What to do and what to see on holiday in Baja Sardinia
Those who love activities related to water sports in Baja Sardinia will certainly not be bored, including snorkeling, diving and boat trips. In addition, the position of the beaches favorable to winds and currents attracts, not only in the summer, many waves fans, which gathered in Baja Sardinia to challenge themselves with the surfboard, or to do wind and kite surfing.
And for professional sailors it will be enough to move a few kilometers really, since the renowned is present in Porto Cervo Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, affiliated to the Italian Sailing Federation, which both during the year and in the summer, organizes international sports events and competitions.
Do you want to have fun on holiday in Baja Sardinia?
Good! For those who are curious to know what to do in the evening in Costa Smeralda, this tourist destination is known all over the world especially for its numerous nightclubs and night bars, like the Phi Beach, an elegant location with terraces overlooking the sea, a very popular nightclub and a bathhouse, and the Ritual, a popular disco housed in a natural cave with stone furnishings and terraces overlooking the sea. Not to be missed.
Do you want to sail from Baja Sardinia to Maddalena under the beating rhythms of the summer melodies? Then you can not miss the ‘floating disco‘! The Esmeralda Boat Party, on board the Virginia Luxury yacht, the moorings will leave on 29 July 2018 evening, after 7.30 pm, and will repeat the events every Sunday and every Wednesday until the end of August 2018. Another thing for nightlife lovers to add to the list of things to do to have fun in Costa Smeralda.
Baja Sardinia is not just a relaxing beach holiday, including beaches, sun and refreshing drinks. Hiking, trekking and adventure lovers can not miss the excursions in two magnificent locations: the peaks of Tre Monti and the Forte Cappellini.
For all those who need adrenaline there is the kart track Pista dei campioni, a motoring club that is a point of reference for all fans of speed and engines. Go kart beginners and experts, just bring it on!
If you want to buy souvenirs in Costa Smeralda, Baja Sardinia is the right destination to bring home a piece of the Gallura tradition. In fact, Due Vele square has clothing stores, handicraft workshops and ethnic jewelry shops that always offer the possibility of making some quality purchases.
On a beach holiday with kids in Costa Smeralda
The shape of many beaches and shallow waters, all of them can be easily visited by the Club Esse Cala Bitta of Baja Sardinia, represent very important and sought-after qualities among families looking for vacations, sea and relaxation, as they allow children to play in total tranquility and safety.
Acquaparks and other theme parks
Who goes on holiday in Baja Sardinia can not fail to visit at least once Aquadream, the aquatic park of Costa Smeralda, which is a valid alternative to the sea and beaches for families who go on holiday with kids. The water playground is open every day until 9 September 2018, from 10:30 to 18:00.
While only 10 km away, exactly in Cannigione, you can take your kids to a paradise full of games for the little ones: the Mini Luna Park Cannigione.
What to eat on holiday in Baja Sardinia
Many of the restaurants of Baja Sardinia and Costa Smeralda will give you the opportunity to taste some of the best typical dishes, so take this chance. You will notice that the names of some courses and recipes are similar to those of the neighbor village of Palau, like the Suppa Gadduresa (Gallurese soup, traditional main caourse of the ancient farmers, made with layers of stale bread wet with meat broth) and Li Chiusoni, handmade gnocchi.
In addition to these delicious pasta dishes, the advice is to taste the Fascjoli and Taddarini, a bean and tagliatelle soup, Lu Casgiu Furriatu, halfway between sweet and savory (as we speak of cheese sautéed in a pan with cream and served with honey), Li Niuleddi and Li Acciuleddi a sort of fried sweet pastries dipped in honey: a real irresistible temptation for the sweet lovers.
And it’s not over here!
Of course, you must taste all the dishes that the rich and tasty traditional Sardinian cuisine offers, like the roast suckling pig, the culurgiones and the seadas, without forgetting the very generous offer of fresh fish that the sea makes available throughout the island and especially in this VIP area of Sardinia.
All this, of course, should be accompanied by the excellent and unfailing Vermentino di Gallura DOCG, the fresh and fragrant white wine famous all over the world and which is an excellent choice both as an aperitif and to accompany any type of dish. Enjoy your meal.
How to reach Baja Sardinia
Where is Baja Sardinia? Here is the map
How to get to Baja Sardinia by car
- From the Olbia Costa Smeralda airport (33,2 km, Olbia – Baja Sardinia).
- From the Riviera del Corallo airport of Alghero (150 km, Alghero – Baja Sardinia).
How to get to Baja Sardinia by bus
Also in this case, to reach Baja Sardinia with the public transports, consult the websites of Sardegna Mobilità, information website of the island’s transports, or the arst one, regional transport website, at the time of your departure, as schedules and routes may vary.
How to get to Baja Sardinia if you travel with ferries
Where to stay in Baja Sardinia?
The Club Esse Cala Bitta is located near the village. But, a short distance away and staying in Gallura, you can find other Club Esse hotels and resorts for your holidays in this charming corner of Sardinia.
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