Savour the atmosphere of relaxation and peace
Savour the atmosphere of relaxation and peace
If you are looking for a place in Sardinia to spend a quiet holiday where the only thought is to have no thoughts, you’ve found Albaruja hotel in Costa Rei. Everyday begins with a silent dawn which paints the sky and the mountains red, tickles the murmur of the waves while some seagull is coming back from a successful fishing. The wake-up alarm is the birds chirping, discrete inhabitants of the garden that frames your room. Life has the pace of summer: the rustle of footsteps on the white sand, the contact with the transparent and uncontaminated water, the sun’s heat, the clink of cutlery speaking of new tastes.
A small hotel surrounded by lush green, a relaxing and quiet environment, simple, discreet and informal.
The garden and pool area regenerate mind and body and create magical moments of your vacation.
In a unique crystalline sea, clear and unpolluted, framed by white sand and very long beach of Costa Rei, considered among the most spectacular and fascinating in the world;
An ideal location in the centre of Costa Rei, in a unique setting, ideal starting point to enjoy the variety of nature that is particularly rich;
A youthful atmosphere, open, informal, capable of combining the traditions of welcoming and hospitality with high professionalism;
Knowledge of the surrounding area, competence in the services we offer to organize your holiday. Feel free to choose the holiday that you like, knowing that we will be there to ensure that everything goes well and ready to satisfy all your needs . The attention to your privacy, the attention to details, attention to the guests, to make your holiday unforgettable.
COSTA REI: is on south east of Sardinia; Lovely place in a setting unparalleled marine environment, with a kilometer of white sand beach, crystal clear sea of a thousand colors. That in the presence of Mistral becomes flat and shiny. With a calm and safe sea, from the depths particularly suited to children.
Beautiful Mediterranean Climate: Sardinia has a pleasant 6 month summer, hot and dry from May to October but often with a breeze due to its location in the centre of the Mediterranean. The winter months are mild with a good amount of sunshine, particularly in March and April when all the flowers are out and it can be hot during the daytime and cooler in the evenings. The best season open in March till November. It does not rain much in summer. The prevailing wind is the mistral which blows from the north-east, but there are long periods of sirocco (hot wind from the south).
South Sardinia is the first sustainable Mediterranean destination: Visit Sud Sardegna, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) constituted in February this year, is formed by the municipalities of Cagliari, Domus de Maria, Muravera-Costa Rei, Pula and Villasimius, and has been recognized as the first sustainable destination in the Mediterranean. The area south of Sardinia participated in the international project of recognition of a sustainable destination promoted by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the non-profit agency that deals with sustainable tourism worldwide within the context of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).Visit South Sardinia completed the Early Adopters Program of the GSTC which established the sustainability of a destination based on scientific criteria (40 criteria and 81 indicators) recognized on a global level.
WHY CHOOSE SARDINIA?
2 hour flight from all over Europe.
Not a mainstream Mediterranean destination but a sophisticated Italian island
Beautiful beaches with azure blue sea, ideal for swimming and snorkelling
Diverse island with mountainous interior and natural countryside, wilderness.
Vibrant towns with local traditions, colourful festivals and warm friendly people
Great restaurants, pizzerias and gelaterias with Sardinian specialities and local wines.
Friendly people, genuine hospitality and safe country.
Many Activities including watersports, cycling, trekking and climbing, hiking, tennis and horse riding
POPULATION AND ITS WELCOMING:
The population that inhabits this island is considered one of the most welcoming of the Mediterranean. It’s easy to walk into a store and ask for a street and be accompanied by the local only spirit of hospitality. The people inhabiting this island is one of the oldest in the world, some villages are numerous centenarians; This is due to the absence of stress and pollution, as well as a healthy diet and it is said that a reason may be a good Sardinian wine and the good oil produced in Sardinia. The hospitality is a commonplace for tourists: you may be asked to eat a pig or a goat in a typical Sardinian matriarchal-style family, where the woman is the head of the household and the husband is a labourer. What attracts tourism and new lovers of this land is also the almost complete absence of crime throughout the country: this is the happy island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean.
Why sardinia and South East Sardinia:
Sardinia, or in Italian ‘Sardegna’, is not a mainstream Mediterranean destination but a sophisticated Italian island, west of mainland Italy and south of Corsica. With over 1900 km of unspoilt coastline, it is renowned for beautiful beaches, translucent azure blue sea and fascinating rock formations. Yet being the second largest Mediterranean island, it has so much more to offer with an interesting history, wild mountainous interior, vibrant towns with local traditions, colourful festivals. The people are warm and friendly and enjoying themselves in a way of life. A warm welcome awaits you in Sardinia. The Island of Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after Sicily. Its strategic location, has made sure that this island was a crucial maritime trade since before the Roman and Punic age. To this we owe the wealth of art and history on the island and also the presence of various cultures enclosed within the Sardinian people. Hereafter we list the most important reasons why it is worth coming to Sardinia to spend a pleasant holiday, but a few words won’t be able to fully describe this memorable ISLAND.
ABOUT SOUTH EAST SARDINIA:
With its mild climate all year round, nature, culture and sport 365 days a year make South Sardinia a destination capable of satisfying the needs of all travellers. Tourists can enjoy climbing and trekking in the mountains, horse riding in the Regional Parks or playing golf in every season. The coastal breezes are perfect for all sailing sports and, when the Mistral wind blows, it is even possible to surf the waves. Sardinia offers unique archaeological sites, never ending beaches and amazing scuba-diving spots within and around the Marine Parks. South ardinia is appreciated worldwide for its delightful gastronomy and its local wines. Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital city in the south, was founded by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians and is home to Sardinia’s National Archaeology Museum. The town displays medieval architecture and monuments tracing the islands history from its beginnings to modern day.
Easy Access by Air: Sardinia can be reached by just a 2 hour flight from All over Europe . There are now direct flights from many regional airports. There are 2 airports in Sardinia easy to reach COSTA REI: Olbia in the north east, Cagliari in the south.
Mediterranean Lifestyle: Sardinia is an island that allows you to truly experience the very essence of Mediterranean life. The cuisine offers a rich repertoire of dishes, heavily influenced by the country’s various neighbours including Italy, accompanied by impressive local wines. The mixing of game and farm produce (traditional with inland towns) and fish and seafood (traditional with coastal towns) result in a combination of flavours and appearance that is unique to Sardinia.
Something for Everyone: Sardinia has something for everyone. We are in the unspoilt south coast with many deserted beaches and Caribbean-like turquoise sea. Wherever you are in Sardinia, there will be a stunning coastline with beautiful bays and beaches, vibrant yet uncommercialised towns and villages, a mountainous interior with wonderful views of the island, refreshing lakes and waterfalls, and an interesting history. For example, there are around 7,000 ‘Nuraghi’, (mysterious stone dwellings dating back 3,500 years), throughout the island as a permanent reminder of its prehistoric occupation, as well as numerous examples of Roman architecture as a catalogue of their dominance.We love the island, its friendly people and its way of life. Let us tempt you with sailing and swimming in turquoise sea (Active Sardinia). Learn about its 4000 year history, its archaeology, architecture, flora and fauna (Sardinia history and culture). Discover its traditions and festivals (Sardinia Festivals) and experience its mouth-watering foods and wines (Taste Sardinia).
FOOD AND WINE: In the big island, the wine producers deserve a particular attention as they who are able to increase the quality of the final product each year. In Sardinia there are many grapes varieties such as Carignano, Cannonau, Vermentino,Nuragus, Malvasia, Monica, and Bovale Sardo and the many wineries around the country are able to obtain quality wines. There would be pages and pages to write about the Sardinian food. But the most surprising thing about of this island is the large amount of sheep that produce high-quality milk: out of this milk it is made the famous pecorino Sardo or Romano cheese, not to mention the delicious ricotta. Do not miss sweets like sebadas or gueffusu, the roast pork (maialetto arrosto), malloreddus alla campidanese and ravioli with saffron and pumpkin. The culture of food here is very popular among young people because it is richwith tradition.
Stunning Coastal Drives: There are scenic drives with breathtaking views from Villasimius to Costa Rei.
Scenic Train: ‘Il Trenino Verde’ (The Little Green Train) railway provides a different way to see the interior of Sardinia. Arbatax to Mandas. The train travel through areas where the natural surroundings are still unspoilt, crossing forests, skirting lakes and coastlines and passing by ancient monuments.
Walking & Trekking: Both the coastline and the mountainous interior of Sardinia offer great possibilities for hiking, trekking and walking.
LANDSCAPES AND ROADS by bike: It is hard not to be amazed, while riding and hearing only the sound of your bike and nature, when you meet natural works of art sculpted by the wind such as granite rocks or trees, which are part of the most beautiful sculptures of the island. Breathtaking scenery will accompany you both inland and on the coast. The roads, as well as having little traffic, are in excellent condition with new and safe routes that allow us to work with more confidence and you to enjoy safely.
Bird Watching: There are numerous possibilities: On Colostrai lagoon: the peregrine falcon, tufted cormorant and some rare gulls can be spotted; the lagoon attracts thousands of pink flamingos and is a haven for the purple heron, coot, shelduck, buzzard and feathered tamarisk; and in the mountains behind, deers and mouflons, partridge and wild duck.
Festivals: Throughout the island and throughout the year there are numerous festivals which provide a good opportunity to see traditional costumes and local handicrafts, hear local music with singing and dancing, and taste local produce at typical Sardinian food stalls. For example: in Muravera the “Sagra degli Agrumi” in April, and in August 9th Maskars. In Cagliari “S.Efisio” the 1st of may.
Why South Sardinia is a Perfect Walking Destination: Wandering around the south of Sardinia sounds so appealing that we had to pass this on. Hope you enjoy! Picking the perfect walking destination is all about finding somewhere that matches your interests and ability level. With its variety of hiking opportunities, balmy climate and historical attractions, Sardinia is somewhere that really does have a wide appeal.
Varied walks and scenery: One of the most appealing things about walking in Sardinia is simply the variety of trails on offer. If you love nothing more than a picturesque walk along the coast, you will find paths aplenty to delight you, while you will also have the chance to tackle mountain peaks and secret rivers.
Enjoying walks along the coast of Sardinia has a stunning coastline and sometimes there is no better way to enjoy it than a hike. Near Costa Rei: A path leads you in a short time on a promontory 300 meters, the site of an old volcano, Mount ferru, dominated by an old tower, with stunning views over the coast, in a Dantesque scenes through the Oasis of Capo Ferrato. To end the walk at the beach at Feraxi, ending the day with a nice dip in the sea, or simply to spend some time relaxing on the sand.
Hiking to the summit of scenic mountains. As a contrast to this relatively flat coastal walk, you will also have the opportunity to hike to the summit of several mountains – something that shows you just how varied the walks here are. The perfect chance for keen photographers to get some great snaps of the Sarrabus Valley and out to sea, hiking to the summit of Sette fratelli Park Mounts i is a real highlight of walking breaks on the island. On the way up, it is worth looking out for local wildlife (such as wild boar and eagles), as well as keeping your eyes peeled for interesting landscapes, which here include underground caves, striking valleys and limestone ridges. Walking here really is an unforgettable experience.
Visiting ancient ruins: A bonus of walking in Sardinia is that the scenery is not the only attraction – although it is certainly a strong one! – as the island is dotted with some absolutely fascinating historical sites. You can see one of the best of these by hiking in Mount Arbu, where you’ll find the ruins of a Nuragic village that dates back to the 6th century BC, or Nuraghe s’Acqua Seccis in fronto of Torre Salinas lagooon.
Why Sardinia is perfect for families: With a flight time of approximately two hours, Sardinia is a low stress family destination where children are welcome as an integral part of Italian life.
History and Culture Sardinia : Sardinia has a lot to offer visitors all year round , if you want to relax or sightseeing, whatever the weather! Sardinia has more … Sardinia has an ancient history to discover with Roman ruins and the Nuraghe ( stone dwellings or mysterious fortresses dating back to 3500 years), which are found throughout the ‘ island . There are numerous examples of Roman architecture as a catalog of their dominant position , with ancient villages to explore a varied history and archaeological sites to visit. Barumini , UNESCO , the formidable Su Nuraxi . The many coastal towers, ancient defensive garrisons along the coasts. And a fascinating HISTORY interesting and mysterious. The people who inhabit this island belong to one of the oldest in the world : have you ever heard of Shardanas ? Identified with the Sardinian population – nuragiche , one of the populations , Egyptian sources quoted by the second millennium BC , part of the coalition of the Sea Peoples , In 1278 BC, Ramses II defeated the Shardanas who had tried to plunder the coast of Egypt in a clash ship along the coasts of the Mediterranean. The pharaoh then enlisted these warriors in his personal guard. The Shardanas are also mentioned in the inscription of Kadesh , where it is reported that 520 Shardanas were part of the personal guard of Pharaoh in the Battle of Kadesh between the Egyptians and the Hittites. The Shardanas part of the royal guard are presented with the typical horned helmet on which is present in the middle of a kind of sphere or ball , the shield is round while the swords are supplied swords Naue type II. described as “the people of the islands that are in the midst of the great green ” , the famous inscription in Phoenician language ” SHRDN .” An inscription of Ramses II engraved on a stele found at Tanis , describes their raids and the constant danger along the coast of Egypt : ” The rebels Shardanas that no one ever knew how to fight, came from the middle of the sea with their ships sailing boldly war , no one has ever been able to resist him”. A rich history of 4000 years.