Set on the peninsula of Capo Bellavista, halfway up the eastern coast of Sardinia, Arbatax has maintained over time its historic identity as a port city. Arrivals and departures mark the rhythm of a place immersed in the sea, its traditions, flavours and crafts. Entry point to the splendid region of Ogliastra, Arbatax is a lively, many-hued small town, which entertains its visitors and tourists not only with its scenic beauties and the genuine nature of its local products, but also with music and cultural events which fill the calendar, especially in high season. Apart from its wonderful Rocce Rosse, majestic cliffs and outcrops which enclose a bay of granite and red porphyry pebbles, from Arbatax you can easily reach other enchanting stretches of coast, including the splendid beaches on the Gulf of Orosei, slightly to the north.
Not to be missed in Arbatax
The Bay of Rocce Rosse
The Grotta del Fico
The Tower of San Gemiliano
The surrounding area: the beaches on the Gulf of Orosei
Where to sleep in Arbatax
The heart of Ogliastra, Arbatax is the ideal starting point for your discovery of the coast. Take advantage of its strategic position and choose one of the many stylish accommodation facilities just a stone’s throw from the sea – a bewildering choice!
When to visit Arbatax
Summer is the best period to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Ogliastra, life along the coast and the relaxation offered by its beaches. July and August are the most popular months; June and September offer a more intimate ambiance. But in autumn and spring too the mild temperatures make the area extremely inviting, ideal for long walks, trekking and picnics.