Luxury hotels and residences, sparkling nightlife, select boutiques, aperitifs and elegant evenings. Here is the place of relaxation and the most exclusive holiday in Sardinia. Two granite rocks bearing the name will welcome you on arrival, one to the south, on the road that leads from Olbia to its most famous places, and one to the north, on the road leading to the blazing blue Baja Sardinia.
The Costa Smeralda, with its consortium, founded by the Ishmaite prince Karim Aga Khan in 1962, invites you to enjoy good food, shopping and a soft and carefree life in the heart of Porto Cervo, between Golfo Pevero, Pantogia and Capriccioli.
Characteristic is its architecture, made of small low and white buildings, with sinuous contours and perfectly inserted in the Mediterranean vegetation, like the church of Stella Maris, designed by Michele Busiri Vici.
The fame of the Costa Smeralda is linked to some places of inestimable naturalistic value, such as Cala di Volpe, an exclusive natural harbor where some scenes of the film 'Agent 007 - The Spy Who Loved Me' were filmed.
Other places include the Grande Pevero, Liscia di Vacca, surrounded by the Mediterranean vegetation and characterized by the turquoise waters, Liscia Ruja, with its small bays surrounded by juniper plants, Romazzino, with transparent sea and white beaches, and Pitrizza.
The beautiful coves, which you will always see illuminated by the white brushstrokes of the sails, disclose to your eyes beaches and islets, like the island of the Capuchins, the island of Bisce, south of Caprera, Li Nibani, the island of Mortorio, the islets of the Houses and the island of Soffi. The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute, the international research center for the study and protection of the dolphin, is located in the coast.
In the surrounding area there are various interesting archaeological areas such as the necropolis of Li Muri (in the territory of Arzachena), dating back to the second half of the fourth millennium BC, the Nuraghic complexes of Malchittu and Albucciu, which includes nuraghe, giants' tomb and village of huts, and the Tomb of the Giants of Coddu Vecchiu (III-II millennium BC).