Chia and its surrounding areas will transform your holiday into an unforgettable journey across sea, history and nature where you will discover something new every day.
Nature dominates the southern extremity of the island, where the landscape has been designed by the interaction of different natural elements. Granite headlands, impressive sand dunes and lagoons of great natural interest – the habitual resting and nesting spot for the elegant pink flamingos – alternate along the coastline. Only a few kilometres away, in Pula’s hinterland, where the mountings are over a thousand metres high, trekking trails lead across Gutturu Mannu Natural Park, where it is not uncommon to encounter the Sardinian dear or see majestic European white-elms or European yews.
Some of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean are along this stretch of coast: Cala Cipolla, just a short walk from Faro Capo-Spartivento, is a small bay set in beautiful natural surroundings. Su Giudeu, a long, wide sandy beach characterised by the small islands just off its shore and the choreographic sand dunes covered in junipers. Continuing west along the coast, hidden among the rocks, the well-known Tuerredda is a spectacular stretch of sand between Capo Malfatano and Capo Spartivento.
The archaeological sites in Southern Sardinia are part of the island’s fascinating landscape, in which history and nature appear indissolubly linked. The trail that following the coast retraces the old Roman road connecting the towns of Nora and Bithia, is a perfect example. The Spanish towers, which once protected the coast from enemy raids, today are amazing panoramic viewpoints. The archaeological site of Nora, the Phoenician and Roman town located on a promontory overlooking the sea, is well worth a visit.
Guests of Faro Capo-Spartivento have access to Is Molas Golf Club, only a few minutes away. For over thirty years the course has been a reference point for passionate golfers visiting the island.
One of the most technical and charming courses of the Mediterranean, thanks to its location close to the sea and protected by the mountains, it enjoys its own micro-climate and winter temperatures rarely fall below 15 C.