Cala di Volpe

a view from cala di volpe in sardinia
Cala di Volpe, Costa Smeralda. Standing tall in the background: the mountains of Golfo Aranci and Isola Tavolara.

About Cala di Volpe

a picture of boats sailing in cala di volpe bay during high season
High season at Cala di Volpe Bay

Cala di Volpe (the ‘bay of foxes’) is a small community located in Arzachena in the province of Olbia-Tempio, in north-east Sardinia. The village is located in the historical region known as Gallura on the Emerald Coast, between the beaches of Li Itriceddi and Capriccioli. Its strategic position offers easy access to other famous Costa Smeralda beaches as well, such as Spiaggia del Principe, Grande and Piccolo Pevero, Liscia Ruja, and Romazzino. The small village is best known for the luxury hotel with the same name – Hotel Cala di Volpe – part of “The Luxury Collection” operated by the Starwood hotel chain. The hotel has a legendary tale to tell: in the movie The Spy Who Loved Me, James Bond and Anya Amasova walk through the lobby towards the reception and check-in under the false name Sterling. They chose Suite A5.

Things To Do in Cala di Volpe

Play Golf at the Pevero Golf Club

a picture of the tees at the pevero golf club on the emerald coast near cala di volpe in north east sardinia
The impeccably maintained tees, fairways and greens at the Pevero Golf Club.

Next to Cala di Volpe, you’ll find the Pevero Golf Club, arguably one of the most stunning places to play golf – on earth. Designed in 1972 by English-born golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, the 18 hole, par 72 course features magical views of the Bay of Pevero and Cala di Volpe. Private lessons are available for guests of Hotel Cala di Volpe, the nearby Hotel Petra Bianca has made special agreements with the Pevero Golf Club as well. The location of the club house makes it a great place for lunch, as its restaurant overlooks the impeccably maintained tees, fairways and greens.

Wine Tasting – Porto Cervo Wine Festival

Every year in May, life tastes good at the Porto Cervo Wine Festival.
Every year in May, life tastes good at the Porto Cervo Wine Festival.

Every year in the middle of May, the Costa Smeralda celebrates the Porto Cervo Wine Festival, an event featuring the best Sardinian and Italian winemakers. The wine tasting event lasts for three days and is held at the Cervo Conference Center and Porto Cervo’s Piazzetta, roughly 4 kilometers north of Cala di Volpe. The Porto Cervo Wine Festival includes daily Italian wine tastings, lectures by nutritionists and representatives of the island, the Fashion Wine Walk, and a gourmet dinner at one of the most prestigous hotels in the area (Hotel Cervo, Pitrizza or Cala di Volpe). Tickets cost around 50,00 Euros per person, and include admission the Conference Center, the tasting of wines on display and admission to the Porto Cervo Food Festival.

Cala di Volpe Hotels

Swadeshi Green Park Hotel

The pool at the Swadeshi Green Park Hotel in Cala di Volpe.
The pool at the Swadeshi Green Park Hotel in Cala di Volpe.

Travel 600 meters north of Spiaggia dell’Elefante, and you will find the family-friendly Swadeshi Green Park Hotel. This four-star hotel is highly rated for the best value in the Porto Cervo area. It features 35 rooms, all decorated in a classic Sardinian style. Most rooms offer a terrace. For hotel guests, there’s a wellness centre that includes a spa, sauna, and fitness center. From the months of May to September, a free shuttle service can take you to the beach.

Hotel Capriccioli

An aerial view of Hotel Capriccioli and its surroundings.
An aerial view of Hotel Capriccioli and its surroundings.

Near Spiaggia Capriccioli, 800 meters north-east of Elephant Beach, you’ll find Hotel Capriccioli. This four-star hotel offers a sea-view Sardinian restaurant, a seawater pool and a tennis court. All rooms at the hotel are air conditioned and have a satellite TV, and some rooms feature a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea. At the restaurant, a buffet breakfast is provided daily. Local Sardinian specialties are served for lunch and dinner.

Hotel Nibaru

The terrace and outdoor pool at Hotel Nibaru.
The terrace and outdoor pool at Hotel Nibaru.

700 meters north of Spiaggia dell’Elefante you will find the four-star Hotel Nibaru, set in an untouched area featuring lush Mediterranean vegetation. The 60-room hotel features typical Mediterranean architecture and offers splendid panoramic views of the surroundings including the nearby Pevero Golf Club. Hotel Nibaru has a luxurious swimming pool, and a restaurant nearby.

Hotel Il Piccolo Golf

The beachfront Hotel Il Piccolo Golf.
The beachfront Hotel Il Piccolo Golf.

Even closer to the Pevero Golf Club, you’ll find the three-star Hotel Il Piccolo Golf. At the hotel guests can use the outdoor swimming pool and solarium, and relax in this quiet Mediterranean oasis. This hotel too is perfectly situated for discovering the Costa Smeralda area in comfort.

Sardinian Beaches Near Cala di Volpe

There are several sardinian beaches to explore near Cala di Volpe. Just click on a link below to find out more!

Spiaggia del Pirata

  • Length: 100 meters.
  • Things to do: kayaking, pedal boating, snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia del pirata in capriccioli costa smeralda north east sardinia

Spiaggia del Pirata is a small beach that’s located 50 meters south of Hotel Capriccioli. It has a length of just 100 meters and faces west, offering views of la Celvia beach to the north and the mountainous surroundings behind Spiaggia Li Itriceddi to the west. It is a nice beach for some relaxed snorkelling, as its waters are shallow and you’ll find some scattered rocks in the water to swim around. On the north side of the beach you’ll find a dock. Parking is available right behind the beach.

Learn more about Spiaggia del Pirata, how to get there, and where to stay.

Spiaggia dell’Elefante

  • Length: 100 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
a picture of the elephant rock near cala di volpe on the costa smeralda in north east sardinia

Spiaggia dell Elefante has a length of only 100 meters, and is intersected by several rocky patches and pieces of residential gardens that reach all the way to the sea. Only a few parts of this beach are actually sandy, but these parts are all very secluded. You can discover all the sandy parts by carefully strolling through the rocky and shallow waters. This beach mostly faces west, and offers magnificent views of the coastal area near Spiaggia Li Itriceddi, 700 meters across the Cala di Volpe Bay. It is the perfect beach to experience pure nature, relaxation and stunning views!

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Spiaggia Li Itriceddi

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of Spiaggia Li Itriceddi near cala di volpe in sardinia

South-west of Cala di Volpe you’ll discover Spiaggia Li Itriceddi. It faces south-east, featuring views of Isola Soffi, and yachts passing by in summer.

Learn more about Spiaggia Li Itriceddi, how to get there, and where to stay.

Cala Romazzino

  • Length: 30 meters.
  • Things to do: hiking, snorkelling.
a picture of cala romazzino

Cala Romazzino is a small cove that is located just north of Hotel Romazzino. It is one of the little Sardinian treasures that requires some effort to find.

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La Celvia

  • Length: 300 meters.
  • Things to do: scuba diving, snorkelling.
a picture of spiaggia la celvia in capriccioli costa smeralda sardinia

Within a comfortable walking distance from the beach of Capriccioli you will find La Celvia beach, in the heart of the beatiful Sardinian Costa Smeralda.

Learn more about La Celvia, how to get there, and where to stay.

Spiaggia Capriccioli

  • Length: 200 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.

Capriccioli Beach belongs on the list of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Smeralda. This rather small beach is divided by enormous granite rocks. This beach offers beautiful views of the island of Mortorio, which can only be reached by small boats. Also, Capriccioli offers panoramic views of the islands of Soffi and Le Camere, both situated roughly 2 kilometers off the coast. The waters are shallow, and often very calm and smooth with a gentle tide, allowing children to play freely.

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Principe Beach

  • Length: 250 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of spiaggia del principe in cala di volpe sardinia

Principe beach (Spiaggia del Principe) is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Smeralda, and shouldn’t be missed by those visiting Sardinia.

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Romazzino Beach

  • Length: 400 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of the shoreline near romazzino beach in costa smeralda sardinia

Romazzino Beach, just north of Romazzino village and south-east of Porto Cervo, has white sand and clear blue water. Suitable for families with children.

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Liscia Ruja

  • Length: 700 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
a picture of spiaggia di liscia ruja in costa smeralda sardinia.

Liscia Ruja is located between Portisco and Cala di Volpe, and is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Smeralda

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