Tortolì ed Arbatax
The Ogliastra
Tortolì and Arbatax
Baunei and Santa Maria Navarrese
the beaches
houses for rent
Trekking Selvaggio Blu

In July 2004 Tortolì acquired the status of a ‘town’. Extremely quiet during the winter, this main town of Ogliastra livens up in the summer and welcomes tourists from all over the world in a wide range of accommodating facilities. It is well connected to the mainland, also thanks to the nearby airport that operates in the summer.

The town is surrounded by several beaches. The Lido di Orrì is a large beautiful beach of fine sand and crystal-clear water very easy to reach: coming from Cagliari (the Capital of Sardinia) along the road SS 125, take the first turning on the right at the 149th kilometre, then take the first right immediately after that (you’ll find several signs for it so you can’t miss it). This road runs through a cultivated countryside with citrus fruit orchards bordered with palm trees that now and then give the place a somewhat Californian touch. The long shore is interspersed with rocks that thus shape it into a series of beautiful bays, each named after the kiosk-bars that serve it.
If you carry on along the road that from the SS 125 takes you to the centre, you can instead turn right at the first traffic light and follow the signs to the Basaura Bar. That road will take you to a large, long beach, which borders the airport on the right hand side. The beach is equipped with toilets and showers, offered by the Basaura Bar, a 24 hour place where you’ll find some relief from the heat in the hot summer afternoons.

If you follow the main road to Tortolì, past the town you’ll get to Arbatax. Here is a small but vital harbour, which serves the ferries coming from the mainland as well as the shuttle-boats which offer trips along the coast with lunch on board and overland excursions. Every summer this village hosts a music festival called ‘Rocce Rosse Blues’ (Red Rocks Blues), named after the picturesque place where it takes place.

sardegna, tortolì, arbatax, baunei, ogliastra, mare, vacanze
sardegna, tortolì, arbatax, baunei, ogliastra, mare, vacanze