Our base in Southern Sardinia can be reached in a few minutes from Cagliari Elmas airport, and is perfectly in the center of the Golfo degli Angeli. Enclosed between Capo Spartivento in the west and Capo Carbonara in the east, it offers the opportunity to visit during your vacation almost all the most beautiful places on the southern coast.
Cagliari itself, the historical and cultural capital of Sardinia, shows itself to the visitor with its sunshine made of suggestive views. From our base in the Portus Karalis Marina you can reach the most beautiful points of the city in a few minutes on foot: the districts of Castello and Marina, the Poetto Beach and the streets of the nightlife with a Mediterranean flavor will leave an indelible mark on you.
Whether you decide to go up the island on the eastern side, or if you opt for the western one, you will meet in your path jagged coasts, islands of rare beauty and pristine coves, and you can decide whether to stop at anchor in the shelters or in the various marinas to visit the locations that we present below.
Centered on the Poetto beach, with its eight kilometers of sand and the characteristic Sella del Diavolo, the Golfo degli Angeli is the gateway to the Mediterranean and a strategic hub for tourist routes
Continuing east you will see several villages that rise along the coastal road from Cagliari to Villasimius.
No equipped landing place in this part of the coast, but several beaches with crystal clear sea and clear sands, present sheltered by winds from the northern quadrants. In the photo the beach of Gennemari.
A promontory that acts as an entrance portal to the bay of Villasimius. Together with the Cavoli Island (about half a mile south east of the Cape), the Serpentara Island (east) and all the surrounding area, it forms the Capo Carbonara Marine Protected Area.
The area is divided into four types of areas with different degrees of protection. The splendid seabed of Villasimius are a constant destination for diving in all seasons of the year, nevertheless it is necessary to pay attention to the guidelines that regulate these activities in this area: it is good to take a look at the areas closed to navigation, swimming and other directives on the website www.ampcapocarbonara.it (attention: high fines for violators!) .
On both sides of the promontory there are several tourist places. Along the west coast of the promontory we meet the port of Villasimius with the Spiaggia del Riso, the remains of an ancient fortress with the old tower, Punta Santo Stefano (the westernmost offshoot of the promontory) and the hamlet of Santa Caterina with its cove; on the east coast we find the beach of Is Traias, the beautiful beach of Porto Giunco, the pond of Notteri with pink flamingos, the tower of Porto Giunco and the pebble beach of Cava Usai (a granite quarry abandoned in the 1950s). Its coasts are one of the most interesting areas of Sardinia, but be careful of the rocks outcropping near the Cape.
The Isola dei Cavoli is located south-east of the Capo Carbonara. From the sea you will see the lighthouse built by the Piedmontese in the second half of the nineteenth century on a pre-existing 16th century Spanish tower.
On the seabed of the island, about 10 meters deep, towards the south, there is the granite statue of the Madonna of the Shipwrecked (protector of sailors, whose traditional veneration culminates in the village festival, every penultimate Sunday in July) by the Sardinian sculptor Pinuccio Sciola.
Once over the Cape we sail along beautiful beaches inserted along the coast that stands frontally the Sepentara island, and extends for about seven km from Cala Sinzias, Porto Pirastu, alternating small picturesque coves and long beaches.
The whole tract enclosed between Cala Pira and Cala Sinzias, and Capo Ferrato, is called Costa Rei. The long white beach awarded the "Travel blogger award" by the prestigious publisher of travel guides "Lonely Planet", which included Costa Rei among the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world