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Stintino in … two words

Stintino is at the extreme tip of northwest Sardinia and is a small village with one of the most beautiful views of the entire Mediterranean, surrounded by wild and unspoiled nature.
If you are looking for a vacation full of adventure, relaxation or fun, you will discover a place full of activities for all ages.

What you can see and do

The territory of Stintin is a strip of land between two seas. In the west we find an enchanting “ sea outside ” with high and jagged coasts that alternate with sand and pebble bays: from Capo Falcone, Coscia di Donna and Valle della Luna. To the east the “ Sea from inside “, within the gulf, with beautiful coasts of white sand and crystal clear water that characterize the numerous beaches: La Pelosa (one of the best Italian beaches, and 4 ° on European Level), Cala Grande, Ezzi Mannu beach, Le Saline, Punta Negra. In the middle is a natural oasis with ponds (Cesaraccio and Pilo), where red herons, herons and kingfishers live. Particularly appreciated by families thanks to the shallow water, which also allows the little ones to have fun in peace ,

In addition to the three ports Portu Mannu, Porto de L’Isolotto and Portu Minori equipped for maritime tourism, mini cruises on a sailboat are organized daily catamaran trips, Parties on board historic sailing ships, fishing tourism , inflatable boats or boat rentals. The old tuna traps, which are located a few kilometers from the city, are also very interesting. The connected Museo delle Tonnare immerses you in a reality that consists of challenges between man and the sea.

There is also an opportunity to do sports, for young and old, snorkeling, spinning and rock fishing, sailing, kitesurfing and windsurfing, as many structures where you can play tennis, golf, soccer, volleyball, Basketball; On the other hand, if you want to discover the area, you can go trekking, cycling, horse riding or off-road excursion.

Among the many activities we recommend a trip to Asinara Park, untouched and wild, ideal for those who like to go for a walk and exercise.

Although it is a small town, it has a characteristic historical center and four defense towers , which were built in 1500 under Spanish rule and cannot be overlooked.

The events you shouldn’t miss

One of the most important events is the 1983 Latin Sail Regatta , which takes place at the end of August and uses many traditional hulls, the last in Italy to have received these features of this type of armament go back to the early Middle Ages.

The procession to the patron saint festival of the Holy Virgin of Defense , which takes place in the Church of Stintino in early September, is very impressive. This is done to remember each year the crossing was made with the Virgin from Asinara to Stintino in 1885. Sports events are also organized during this week, especially for the little ones, theater and music performances and the traditional fish festival .

One of the most characteristic is the Tuna Festival , where local fishermen cut the freshly caught tuna into pieces, cook it on the grill and offer it to everyone, all accompanied by shows and music.

Every summer, the evening market is set up with dozens of stalls in the streets of the center.

Discover our flavors

Thanks to the numerous catering activities for all types of palate, Stintino offers excellent fish dishes made from potato soup for those who want to try the typical cuisine , not to be missed are Lobster, Stintinese squid or Agliata to Tumbarella.

Also famous for its fish products like tuna bottarga and the freshest seafood.

How to get there

By car: From Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (146 km) you must first reach Sassari via the SS 131 and continue towards Porto Torres to get on the SP 57 ( Olbia – Stintino ) From the Riviera del Corallo airport in Alghero (67 km) you can reach Stintino via Porto Torres and on to Stintino (50 km | Alghero – Stintino ). For those who go on vacation without their own means, public or private services are available. The buses of the tour operator Arst are waiting near the arrivals , Deplano or Turmo to you.When booking, you can also choose private services such as rental with the driver or the shuttle bus.

Just one kilometer away, there is the Lazzaretto, coming from Alghero, the beach is immediately following that of the Bombarde. It is characterized by clear and fine sand, the seabed is low and sandy and is therefore ideal for children. On the tip just beyond the beach, the remains of the seventeenth-century lazaret from which it takes its name are still visible. The beach is equipped with services, rental of umbrellas and deck chairs, bar and restaurant.

A little further away, inside the bay of Porto Conte, the Mugoni beach , a totally sheltered oasis made of golden sand that plunges into the placid waters of an always calm and crystalline sea.