Santa Maria Navarrese
On the central-eastern coast of Sardinia, in the splendid region of Ogliastra, lies an ancient fishermen’s village set against a backdrop of lush Mediterranean brush and bathed by the crystal-clear waters of its gulf. From its famous small port – what better place for a summer evening stroll? – each day there are boat excursions linking Santa Maria Navarrese to some of the best- known stretches of sea along the coast, including the crescent-shaped bay of the Gulf of Orosei, bathed by the breath-taking waters of Cala Luna, Cala Goloritzè, Cala Mariolu and Cala Sisine. A small, lively town with a good range of services, in the summer Santa Maria Navarrese hosts high-profile festivals and concerts which make it one of the main points of attraction of the coast.
Not to missed in Santa Maria Navarrese
The Church of Santa Maria di Navarra
A boat trip among the bays of the Gulf of Orosei
The Spanish Tower
The beaches along the coast
Where to sleep in Santa Maria Navarrese
An ideal solution could be a hotel on the coast – mountains to the rear and a sparkling sea facing you. If you want to mix with the locals, choose a structure in the town centre, just a few steps from everything you might need.
When to visit Santa Maria Navarrese
Summer is the ideal period: July and August, the hottest months, are also the busiest, whereas June and September form the backdrop for a more intimate and peaceful stay. But it’s also well worth a visit in spring and autumn, with great trips available in the surrounding coastal areas.