On the edge of the breathtaking Costa del Sud lies the charming village of Teulada, in the south-western part of Sardinia. The landscape of this area lies mostly untouched, giving Teulada a distinctly wild and natural feel to it. In addition to the stunning natural beauty of this place, tradition is still strongly a part of life in this small Sardinian village, with festivals, parades and major religious events occurring year round. It is not uncommon to see men walking Teulada’s narrow streets wearing their traditional dress or women practicing their famous embroidery craft outside small shops.
Things To Do in Teulada
Gutturu Mannu Forest
For those wanting a break from the beach, head north to Gutturu Mannu Forest for beautiful, unadulterated forest nestled in between two impressive mountains. The hundreds of plants that call this forest home give a striking display of their colors, while several hiking trails allow you to explore the forest in serenity.
Porto Budello is the oldest port in Teulada and offers visitors the chance to dive into Sardinia’s history as well as explore more of the island’s stunning coastline. Typical fishermen’s boats line the harbor as Budello tower looms overhead. Tourists can hike the coastal path to the port and, to explore even more of the area, can even rent boats once they arrive.
Area Archeologica di Nora
In the nearby village of Nora lies a beautiful open-air museum which allows visitors to explore Sardinia’s extensive history. Explore Roman, Punic and Phoenician ruins as well as intricate mosaics and a Roman theater. The stunning ocean views and nearby sandy beach make this a pleasant day out from Teulada.
Where to Stay in Teulada
Best Time to Travel
The most popular time to travel to the Costa del Sud region is within the months of June and July. Teulada and its nearby villages are teeming with life at these times, and advanced planning when it comes to accommodations and activities is necessary. Although August is typically more subdued than the previous summer months, a host of local events tends to draw crowds. There is the celebration of the feast day of Sant’Isidoro, the Patron Saint of Farmers, where villagers from all around the island, dressed in their traditional costumes, parade a statue of the saint around the town’s streets. Also in August, and not to be missed, is the Bread and Cheese Festival where the women of the village spend days preparing the bread and cheeses and eager visitors wait for a taste.
How To Get To Teulada
Out of Sardinia’s three major airports – Olbio, Cagliaria, and Alghero, Cagliaria serves the southern part of the island and is the closest and most convenient for getting to Teulada. A little over one hour’s drive from the airport, follow Via Ottone Bacaredda and Via Sidney Sonnino to Viale Cristoforo Colombo. From there, continue to Capoterra for about 20 kilometers. At the roundabout, take the second exit to stay on Strada Statale 195 Sulcitana towards Teulada. You should arrive in the area within an hour!
Beaches Near Teulada
There are several sardinian beaches to explore near Teulada. Just click on a link below to find out more!
Spiaggia di Porto Tramatzu
Porto Tramatzu is a favourite among the locals. The beach has a length of about 350 meters and faces south-east, featuring nice views of a little island named Isola Rossa that lies 1 kilometers off the coast. You’d almost think you’re on a Caribbean beach, but this is South Sardinia! Porto Tramatzu is a family-friendly beach where the sand is white and fine. The incredibly blue waters are shallow enough for children to play in, and the seabed has a gentle slope. The area is excellent for snorkeling. It is possible to rent a boat to go around the coast and enjoy the fantastic views of Isla Rossa and other beaches in the area. Kayaks and pedal boats are available for rent as well.
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Su Portu de su Trigu
Spiaggia di Su Portu de su Trigu, also known as Cala Sa Barracca is one of the smallest beaches of south Sardinia. This fine little beach is located just a few kilometers south-west of Porto Pino, and 6 kilometers west of the community of Sant’Anna Arresi. The beautiful sandy beach has very thin and white sands. You’ll find some scattered rocks along the beach, making it an even more beautiful and charming environment. This beach faces due west overlooking the azure waters of Golfi di Palma. Su Portu de su Trigu has no facilities except for a car parking area, but this private and secluded gem should definitely be on your list of beaches to visit if you’re in South Sardinia. It is the perfect place for some relaxation and snorkeling. Highly recommended!
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Spiaggia di Is Solinas
You’ll find Is Solinas beach near the tiny Sardinian villages of Is Solinas and Is Murronis. The beach is located 8 kilometers north of Porto Pino beach. The beach faces due west, overlooking the blue waters of the Golfo di Palmas and Sant’Antioco island. It is backed mostly by sand dunes covered with lovely juniper trees, and by rather large ponds named Stagno di Porto Botte and Stagno Baiocca. Water is very shallow up to 80-120 meters from the shore. Statistically, this region is one of the windiest of Sardinia. The beach is a great place for kitesurfing, except for the months of June through September when kitesurfing here is prohibited,
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