Wilderness in contrast with the sweet blue of the sea are awaiting you all along thesouth east coast of Sardinia. The fame of the south east coast of the Island was born spontaneously, thanks to those individuals who fell in love with the white Sardinia beaches during the 70s. Today, the area is able to satisfy all needs while retaining the charm of an attractive seaside village.
Reachable from Cagliari in about 50 km along the coastal road,the Sardinia south east coast is a paradisefor enjoyment and life: you will find beautiful landscapes, colour gradients and remarkable transparency of the water to leave you breathless, while rugged coves and wild vegetation proudly surround and protect every little corner of the zone.
Villasimius is the name of the town, the undisputed symbol of this coastal stretch which comes alive during the long island summers. Among the major centres that stand out, each characterized by captive beaches, coves and their historic centres, are Castiadas and Costa Rei.
The territory of Villasimius covers an area of 58 square km. It starts at Punta Molentis till Porto Sa Ruxi - Capo Carbonara in the very South East of the island and it connects, in a natural way, directly to the Gulf of Cagliari. In early history this area has been populated grace to thevery good strategically location. The youngest testimony goes back to 1820 where proves of a little neighbourhood district has been found.
In 1998, the sea around the Villasimius coast has been declared a Natural Sea Park. Therefore fishing and water sports can be practiced only on a limited way, nevertheless with the professional diving schools you are able to discover more of the fascinating underwater world! It houses a well-equipped modern marina with 750 berths and the full range of services for pleasure boaters. It is the starting point for sea excursions along the East Coast.
If you take the panoramic and coastal road to reach the south east coast of Sardinia (SP 17), before arriving to Villasimius, you will see the marvellous beaches of Mari Pintau, Geremeas, Torre delle Stelle and Solanas slapped by a turquoise-blue and emerald-green water.
The most known and famous beaches of Villasimius are Capo Boi, Porto Sa Ruxi, Campulongu, Spiaggia del Riso, Porto Giunco while in front of Capo Carbonara there are located two small islands the “Isola dei Cavoli” and “Serpentara”. Additionally, you don't want to miss the most amazing Costa Rei beach: Scoglio di Peppino (Peppino’s Rock) in Santa Giusta area.
During your holiday in South Sardinia, you definitely should try the fresh sea food and the typical fish dishes: lobsters and crabs, oysters, sea bass, dentex, pikes, guilt head, tuna fish, sword fish and many others are on the Sardinian fish card.
Villasimius offers a wide variety of bar and restaurants where eat out and spend the warm summer evenings.