Ferries to Sardinia
Sardegna Costa Rei

Costa Rei

Costa Rei is one of the most famous seaside resorts of Sardinia. Endless beaches of white sand dotted with sparse granite reefs, meeting crystal clear waters. Water sport lovers choose it for the many opportunities it offers: clear seabed for snorkelling and diving; sea breeze allowing frequent rides to windsurfer, not to mention the pleasure for those who just want to relax on the beach. Berth for small boats is available at about 4 km; for bigger boats, at 13 km.

Costa Rei is on the south-eastern coast of the island, at about 70 km from Cagliari and about 20 from Villasimius. Wide green areas and the hill of Monte Nai make of Costa Rei a quiet oasis, very much appreciated by relaxing holidays lovers. In the centre of Costa Rei you will find all you need: supermarkets for the daily shopping, gas station, news-stands, a pharmacy and a first aid station. And if you don't feel like cooking . Pizzerias and Restaurants are more than ready to welcome you. Cafès and Gelaterie open until late in the night will welcome you for a nice stop while walking around the Piazzas filled with open market and entertainment. In the surrounds, within short distances, night life lovers will find plenty of Discos.

Costa Rei and surrounds.

Punta Is Molentis. Leaving the centre of Villasimius heading to Costa Rei, after the pizzeria L'Oleandro and after passing under a bridge, make a right and drive for about 1600 metres to reach the headland of Punta Is Molentis. On the east side you will find little coves with small beaches. For those who prefer rocks, like for fishing, better to choose the west side. Clear turquoise water great for swimming and dive, under the protective eyes of Saint Luis on the horizon, watching you from the tower over the island of Serpentara. Cape of the donkeys is the meaning of the name: " Molente" is the one moving the millstone, traditionally a duty for the little Sardinian donkeys.

Cala Porceddu. A narrow path leads to the crystal blue sea which is the distinctive quality of this spot. The same sea changing colour throughout the day, filling a complete painter's palette of green and blue. The name is familiar for those who love Sardinian cuisine: Porceddu is the piglet. Roasted on the spit is the main course of traditional meals.

Cala Pira. A small cove with rocks and cliffs, with a Spanish Tower clinging on the hill on the background, guarding the enchanting half-moon shaped white sand beach. For the trivia fans: Pira, on Sardinian language, means Pear.

Cala Sinzias. White fine sand on a very long beach, surrounded by sandy hillocks kept together by pine trees and Mediterranean bushes. The place is named after mosquitoes, but don't worry! All the area has been reclaimed on the second half of the last century.

San Pietro. Further on after Cala Sinzias you reach the beach of San Pietro. Blue, transparent sea turning into green and cobalt blue towards off the coast. On the beach you'll find services and bar.

Santa Giusta. The last beach on Castiadas' territory. It is a long white sand stripe, hemmed by bushes of Mediterranean self vegetation. One of the favourite places for those who love quiet beaches where enjoy sun and sea.

Lo scoglio di Peppino. Peppino's reef, the boundary marker between the municipal territories of Castiadas and Muravera. Just a geographic border, anyway, since the sea is equally enchanting on both sides. The bright granite rock resembling a turtle is one of the most beautiful spots of the entire south-eastern coast.

Cannisoni. The beautiful beach of fine white sand owes most of it charm to the desert country surrounding, making it look like an oasis. Here the sea and the sun meet the silence providing a complete relaxation.

Piscina Rei. After the built-up area of Costa Rei you reach this uncontaminated beach, made unique by a behind lying pond populated with herons and other aquatic birds. In the same area is located the megalithic compound of Piscina Rei, consisting of 22 prehistoric menhirs which purpose - still unknown - is probably related to position and influence of the sun and the moon.

Porto Pirastu. The beautiful beach right beyond the granite reef headland, with its shallow seabed is enchanting in its simplicity. A delightful spot surrounded by a pinewood where you can relax and sunbath. The name "pirastu" comes after the wild pear tree, largely widespread in this area.

Capo Ferrato. After Porto Pirastu you will be on a country road, best would be to drive an off-road vehicle or a high-bottom car; when at a crossing, take the right and you'll reach the top of Capo Ferrato. From there you can go down the beach with the same name, right under the Monte Ferru (Iron Hill); the effort to get there sure will be rewarded by the amazing beauty of this place.