Costa Paradiso

a picture of li cossi beach in olbia tempio sardinia
Li Cossi beach, Costa Paradiso, Trinità D’Agultu, Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia.

About Costa Paradiso

They call Costa Paradiso heaven on earth and its coastline and scenery is worth a journey to experience. In this part of the Sardinian coastline you’ll find sandy beaches, a sea that glistens in the sun, and some wonderfully secluded places to relax. Sardinia is a beautiful island but head to the Costa Paradiso and you’ll be in heaven.

The Costa Paradiso is located on the North Coast of Sardinia and is perfect for a chilled out break in the sun. This area stretches from Santa Teresa di Gallura to the small town of Castelsardo. The sea is a big attraction with beautiful beaches and spectacular granite rocks shaped by the sands. Off shore the deep waters are a big draw for scuba divers with many interesting and scenic dives from Santa Teresa di Gallura. There is sailing too, and windsurfing. For most people the distinctive inlets along the coast are one of the features of Costa Paradiso and why it is a popular destination. They run for 8 kilometers along the coastline from Monte Tinnari to Punta Cruzitta and are a delight to discover. These inlets have small secluded beaches that are scenic, romantic and ideal for those wanting to escape the crowds. In Costa Paradiso it really is possible to have a beach all to yourself. The inlets are often considered the hidden treasures of Costa Paradiso with all of them different from the other. Some have natural swimming pools whilst others are characterised by the dramatic granite rocks. The pink cliffs of granite make this a spectacular coastline to explore, especially viewing the sunset.

Of course Costa Paradiso has larger beaches to enjoy such as Cala Li Cossi which is just 10 minutes from the port. You’ll find many more to explore that are within a 40 minute drive of the main resort. Try Cala Spinosa or Rene Bianco for a lovely day by the sea. And the main airport at Alghero is just 100 kilometers away. For visitors to Costa Paradiso the ferry and airport at Olbia are a lot closer and more practical. Costa Paradiso is a privately run resort where the owners maintain the area including the roads. It means that as a visitor you’ll have a level of exclusivity when using some of the beaches and the area around the resort. Even though Sardinia is a busy and popular holiday destination you’ll find peace and solitude in Costa Paradiso. Guests can choose from beautiful villas to rent when coming to Costa Paradiso and many are just a few minutes from the sea. The resort has some good restaurants, shops and even a disco and sports centre. You can literally stay in the resort for your entire vacation with everything you need to hand. Or, you can head to the neighbouring towns and countryside to see even more of Sardinia. The 18th century town of Santa Teresa di Gallura was further developed in the 1960s and has some great bars and restaurants. You’ll find coastal boat trips here too and you can even see the tip of Corsica from the town. Close by the Bronze Age settlement of Complesso nuragico di Lu Brandali is an interesting place to visit.

Costa Paradiso is famed for its Mediterranean vegetation as well as the pink granite coastline. There are lots of beautiful walks in the area and you can also rent bicycles to explore the countryside. Photographers will delight at the sunsets and the distinctive rock formations that define the coastline. For many people coming to Sardinia, the food is a big attraction and costa Paradiso is no exception. Whilst the villas have self-catering facilities you’ll find fabulous seafood in the restaurants and local markets for regional specialties. Santa Teresa di Gallura has one of the best markets around where you can stock up on local cheeses and fruits. For a relaxing holiday in a welcoming and magnificent setting head to Costa Paradiso where you will very quickly discover why it is simply called heaven.

Sardinian Beaches Near Costa Paradiso

There are several sardinian beaches to explore near Costa Paradiso. Just click on a link below to find out more!

Porto La Cruzitta

  • Length: 20 meters.
  • Things to do: scuba diving, snorkelling.
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Porto La Cruzitta beach is located within a secluded and picturesque cove that is situated between Li Cossi beach and Cala Sarraina, in Trinità D’Agultu.

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

Li Cossi Beach

  • Length: 80 meters.
  • Things to do: scuba diving, snorkelling.
  • ✓ This beach is suitable for families with children.
a picture of li cossi beach in costa paradiso north sardinia

Li Cossi beach (Spiaggia di Li Cossi) is a must-see cove located 2 kilometers south-west of Costa Paradiso, in the province of Olbia-Tempio. It is named after the river that runs behind it. Tucked away in a natural amphitheater of granite rocks and sheltered from the winds, its shallow waters and gentle sea allow children to swim and play freely. It’s a popular spot among snorkelling and scuba diving enthousiasts.

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Cala Sarraina

  • Length: 110 meters.
  • Things to do: pedal boating, snorkelling.
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Cala Sarraina beach is located 4 kilometers north-east of Costa Paradiso, and 2.4 kilometers south-west of Cala Faa. It features a bar and a restaurant.

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Cala Faa

  • Length: 50 meters.
  • Things to do: snorkelling.
a picture of cala faa beach in northern sardinia

Cala Faa (Spiaggia di Cala Faa) is a small cove approximately 4 kilometers south-west of Portobello beach, along the Costa Paradiso in north Sardinia.

Learn more about Cala Faa, how to get there, and where to stay.