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Stintino is situated 40 Km North of Alghero. Stintino’s protected country side and shores are as untouched today as they were one hundred years ago. The purity and beauty of its nature cannot fail to delight!
On the journey from Alghero to Stintino, the essence of the landscape changes from turquoise beaches to tall, rugged rocks overlooking the sea. This pristine corner of Sardinia is home to one of the Mediterranean’s most spectacular vistas. The dawn rising on La Pelosa beach, touching the white extension of sand and plunging into the Polynesian blue of the water, will leave you with a lifelong memory of stunning beauty!
La Pelosa, Ezzi Mannu, Ancora, Argentiera, the unspoilt beaches of “Villaggio Nurra” (with amazingly clean water) surrounded by Mediterranean macchia (vegetation) scattered with grazing sheep, these are amongst the beaches one can visit, whilst staying in Stintino.
For those who want silence and solitude even in August we recommend Rena Grande (At Villaggio Nurra). The beach is kept unspoilt due to its position at the bottom of a highland. The water is so pure here and warm! These are some of the beaches one can visit, whilst in Stintino.
Stintino is a real “diners” paradise, a place where fresh, high quality food is at home. Restaurants such as La Pelosetta (situated on La Pelosa beach in a most charming position directly on the edge leading down sandy dunes) are amongst the best but Valentina, La Darsena, Da Lia, Capo Falcone also offer fresh, nice food especially fish specialities and great pizzas! Il Gabbiano Restaurant is built directly on the beach, perfect for dining al “fresco”, whilst the children can have fun playing on the beach.
STINTINO WIND SURFING AND PADI RECOGNIZED SCUBA DIVING CENTRE IS OPEN FROM MAY TILL OCTOBER. Situated directly on the beach it has English speaking instructors and scuba diving and sailing courses for any age – starting with the “bubble makers” course for 7 years old.
In Stintino there is also a modern Tennis Club (in Capo Falcone) open till late at night with instructors. In the summer Stintino’s ancient squares host evening markets and dance events, during which the sound of South American music fills the roads and the promenade alongside the sea.
Finally for the “Italian Experience”, Alghero awaits you with its cobbled narrow lanes, where colourful washing creates cool shadows during hot summer days and at night a variety of markets and restaurants open their doors offering a welcoming atmosphere with nice food. Stintino is also the town of churches and museums, a place where history and tradition meet the eye of the visitor.
This ancient pastel coloured fisherman’s village has kept its authenticity for hundreds of years. It is situated between the old port, Porto Vecchio where the fishing boats come back to harbour and Porto Nuovo, the Tourist Marina.
In Stintino you can still see the old sea captains meeting in the village "piazza", gossiping about everyday life or sitting around in the sun at the corners of Lungomare Colombo, Stintino's "Promenade". The walk along the village beach between the old and the new port is delightful.
The restaurant Lu Fanali, situated by the Lungomare, is one of a few places where aperitifs are served on the veranda by the sea in the summer. La Darsena is another restaurant where supper is served on the terrace overlooking the sea.
Asinara Island … an untouched paradise of unimaginable beauty. It has now become a National Park with white beaches and rare fauna. It is also home to the only race of small albino donkeys in the world. It is also the perfect spot for scuba diving.
Untouched nature. Nature has been particularly generous with Stintino - the sea is the colour of the most transparent sapphire and the sand is white: La Pelosa beach and Le Saline frame Stintino. The long Saline Beach is connected to ancient salt pans, which are home to the many elegant pink flamingos during their migrating months.
During the highest of summer, there is a beach which remains undiscovered, Rena Grande (near the small hamlet of Pozzo San Nicola) at Villaggio Nurra. An unforgettable place with incredibly clean water with white round pebbles (no sand).
Ezzi Mannu is also a nice beach, with a wooden kiosk, less known than La Pelosa, it has a romantic feeling about it. Perfect for a late afternoon swim or during the day, tucked away as it is it has always less people.
Stintino's roots lie in a seafaring culture consisting of daily fishing and the big seasonal tuna fishing. As daily fishing is one of the main economic sources of Stintino, this guarantees fresh fish and unique lobster dishes!
There are many restaurants, which serve excellent food, specializing in lobsters and sea urchins. La Pelosetta is one of them. A place to eat whilst listening to the waves and looking at the sun going down at la Pelosa beach.
Behind Capo Falcone on the north West Coast the cliffs of the open sea reflect the wild beauty of this land. Long walks are an inviting prospect given the beautiful untouched countryside.
A date not to be missed is the last week in August when the international sailing regatta of the historical Latin sailing boats “Vela Latina” takes place.
Stintino is situated less than 40 km from the Alghero-Fertilia airport. Ryanair flies there from Stansted twice daily in the summer and once a day in winter. There are also flights from Gatwick, Birmingham and Ireland. From Olbia and the Costa Smeralda, Stintino is approximately 2 hours drive away. It is just 30 km from Porto Torres, which has daily ferry connections with Genoa and Civitavecchia as well as Livorno and Toulon in France.