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At the beach; Holiday Park
The south coast of Sardinia is a sheer delight to tourists, with its many golden beaches and dunes, its headlands offering magnificent views and host of beautiful sites. One of these is the Santa Margherita di Pula beach, offering the magnificent panorama of its green pine forest, contrasting with the blue sea and ivory-coloured sand. A popular sea-side resort for the high society of Cagliari, where luxury hotels, with their famous guests, attract an elite clientele.
<strong>Santa Margherita di Pula</strong> is a resort that lends itself easily to many outdoor activities:
- Water sports : sailing, wind surfing, under-water diving
- Mountain bike
Pula, distinguished by its beautiful houses, with an arcade of seven inner courtyards in the true traditional style of Sardinia, this charming village offers its tourists many different and varied services and entertainments. Pula offers all the tradition and the beauty, characteristic of the vast territory of the south coast.
Pula is renowned for its excellent tomatoes ("Pomodorini di Pula", to be eaten not too ripe) as well as for its delicious pasta. It’s an absolute must to sample the huge pizzas.
A small town that is lively with its many shops, pizzerias and restaurants, as well as being one of the most famous archaeological sites in Sardinia: the ancient town of Nora with a theatre in very good condition. The remains of Nora are to be found at the archaeological museum.
The Santadi caves.
The cooperative winery of Santadi produces some of the best wines in Sardinia, for example the Terre Brune
Chia and the cap Spartivento (Chia is pronounced "Quiiia", like in "Chianti").
Chia’s large sandy beaches: "Campana", "Su Giudeu", "S'Acqua Ucci" und "Cala Cipolla". the "Su Giudeu" beach is particularly recommended for surfing.
The Chia coast road – Teulada : This road (one of the most beautiful on the Sardinian coast) starts at Chia and leads to Teulada via the cap Spartivento). All along this road are visible many sarrazin towers, white, sandy creeks and magnificent landscapes, right up to the little fishing village of Teulada.
Sant’Antioco The peninsula of Sant'Antioco, at a distance of 62km from Chia (90km from Cagliari) is linked to the "continent" of Sardinia by a narrow isthmus. It is of doubtless archaeological interest for its archaeological digs, its «tophets» (Phoenician children’s graves) and its little catacombs.
In the town of the same name, founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century B.C., today can be found bars, pizzerias, fish restaurants (which are excellent). In the spring time can be sampled red tuna fish, caught locally, of which most is exported to Japan.
Carloforte, island of San Pietro: Ligurian fishermen, coming from the Tunisian island, Tabarka, settled there in the 18th century, bringing their traditions and culture to Carloforte. This is still visible today in the dialect, the architecture and the style of cooking with dishes such as "Casulli alla Carlofortina" (pasta, with tomato sauce, pesto and tuna) or the "Tonno alla Carlofortina" (Tuna fish in Carlofortaise style) and the "Couscous alla Carlofortina".
Is Cannoneris nature park, about 20km away; a narrow road, sometimes no more than a track, leads to the "Is Cannoneris" nature park, where a certain type of deer, specific to Sardinia, can be observed.
Polaris nature park, about 3 km away, direction Is Molas, where deer and wild boar are to be found in the middle of nature.