Discover amazing places not far from Cervo Hotel, Costa Smeralda Resort
Discover the traditional stone buildings of the Nuragic Civilization dating back to 1800 BC. About 7,000 nuraghe, some of them really complex, scattered across the surface of Sardinia since 1997 have been recognized as a World Heritage by Unesco. A few kilometers away from the hotel you can visit one of the main Nuragic sites, located in Arzachena.
A town in Costa Smeralda which boasts 88 kilometers of coastline dotted with numerous coves and bays that have made renowned the sea of Sardinia . It’s not only the sea to be stunning, but also the natural areas that surround this town; In fact, at the ponds of Saloni you can admire various species of marsh birds that populate the fauna of this beautiful area.
The rocky promontory of Capo Figari is one of the places that make this place amazing deserving to be explored by land or by sea. From a height of 344 meters including 200 overlooking the sea, the promontory, can be reached on foot through the lovely Cala Moresca or by boat through the enchanting coast of Cala Greca.
Famous for its nightlife Porto Rotondo is not only a trendy and fun place; this fraction of Olbia offers some of the best beaches in Costa Smeralda as the Sassi Beach, Punta Volpe and Ira beach with its sand which reminds tropical islands. Indulge a cocktail in the main Piazzetta after a day visiting the unique coves and idyllic beaches.
LI NIBANI ISLANDS
Nature explodes in all of its wonder in these desert islands in the southeast of Porto Cervo. Part of the international park "Bocche di Bonifacio", the bay of Porto Li Nibani offers uncrowded coves where you can enjoy relaxation and solitude while admiring the view. For the athletes do not miss the fascinating view of Costa Smeralda from the top of Monte Zoppu.
PANORAMICA DI MICALOSU
Enjoy an afternoon at the wheel of your car exploring the panoramic road that links Arzachena to the coast of Cannigione – La Conia through the hill of Micalosu. The road offers an incomparable view of the Gulf of Arzachena and the islands of La Maddalena. Spending an afternoon on the road accompanied by the scent of gorse will be something memorable.
The small hamlet of Arzachena assumed this name because of its geographic conformation which recalls the head of a deer. Every year thousands of yachts, sailboats and yachts decide to moor in this bay only for enjoying moments of amusement in the renowned "Piazzetta delle Chiacchiere." Small alleys will guide you through colorful balconies and the typical architecture of Costa Smeralda.
CHIESA DI STELLA MARIS
Designed in the sixties by the architect Busiri Vici, inside this church you can admire invaluable masterpieces. Among the various works there are the bronze doors of Minguzzi, the priceless pipe organ of De Martino and two crucifixes of the XVIII century. Even the exterior is full of surprises, in addition to the two sculptures of Pinuccio Scola, you can appreciate Porto Cervo from the top.
RALLY DELLA COSTA SMERALDA
The wild territory of Gallura is, since 2004, location of the Rally of Sardinia. Generally between late May and early June, famous drivers from all around the world will compete for the dirt and winding roads for the Italian round of the World Championship. The event takes place on the narrow roads around the mountains of Porto Cervo and the areas of Gallura, continuing up to the areas of Lugudoro.
ROCCIA DEL FUNGO
Ages of rain and wind were able to model this rock shapeing it like a mushroom until it becomes the symbol of Arzachena. According to history in prehistoric times the first local people sought refuge under it, in Roman times the area was called Turubulus Maior (large mushroom).
ARCIPELAGO DELLA MADDALENA
A World Heritage Site by Unesco since 1994, this archipelago consists of seven major islands. Take a whole day to explore the beauty of the numerous beaches and coves accessible only by boat, dive into the crystal clear waters, and enjoy a day of fun into an unspoiled setting.
GOLA DI SU GORROPPU
This is one of the most magical places in Sardinia. Legend has it that there is a strip of magical land where people that walk over it will have long life. Nobody knows where this mysterious strip of land is, but the Ogliastra region offers one of the deepest canyons in Europe.
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Our perception on our arrival for our four night stay at this hotel was immediately enriched by the hotel's front door staff's very warm welcome, seamless and fast early check in coupled with a very generous upgrade to a glorious top floor suite.
A special thank you to Antonella who introduced herself and greeted us at check in and made us feel truly privileged guests.
Service was generally superb with a "prego" and smile from the restaurants to housekeeping. Particularly and consistently impressive was the front desk staff and the valet parking from our arrival and during the frequent use of the rental car throughout our entire stay.
The hotel is for its early 1960's construction understandably a tad dated but is still uniquely quaint yet chic and very well maintained and furnished.
Shortly after check in, we took advantage of the pool area which is adequate without being opulent. Staff on board were mostly prompt in assisting with the set up of lounges which were plentiful and supplying of towels. The ambiance of the pool area however compromised by being alongside a long row of gym equipment being used outside on the pool terrace. A couple of lux touches missing also were the supplying of water and the offering of a second towel.
Taking advantage of the complimentary shuttle boat to the hotel's private beach is just plain good fun as a journey in itself and should not be missed albeit as other reviewers have noted the facilities at the beach are limited
Our room was of a high standard but was missing again a couple of 'better' hotel finishing touches. For example our lovely suite had only standard Sheraton bathroom amenities and despite having multiple fridges and mini bar had no wine glasses! As usual with Italian hotels, no kettles, coffee machines or irons are available.
Agostino is a real star at breakfast and a great asset to the hotel (with rumours of him having been the last head waiter to Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed untested) although some of the younger support staff are not quite as charming or service orientated. The offerings at breakfast are a little short but nonetheless more than reasonable. The adding of a glass of Proseco would be a great initiative.
Porto Cervo is obviously an expensive travel destination (which would give Monte Carlo and Geneva a fair run) and this will inevitably impact on your stay especially if you always dine or drink at the nearby bars and restaurants or in the hotel.
One last tip is a must being to hire a car and avoid being held to ransom by the exorbitant taxi prices and to allow you the opportunity to explore including dining at the many great restaurants outside the immediate Porto Cervo area.