Discover San Teodoro holidays 2019
Lively San Teodoro sits on the eastern coast of Sardinia, and boasts one of the longest beaches on the island, a 2-mile-long stretch of fine, white sand lapped by turquoise waters. A modern town packed with bars and clubs, it’s party-central here in summer, and San Teodoro provides an affordable alternative to the glitzy resorts of the nearby Costa Smeralda. You can try your hand at a huge range of water sports on one of the string of gorgeous beaches, or take boat trips out to nearby islands. The famous La Cinta beach forms one side of a beautiful lagoon, home to flamingos and herons, which stretches north of the town. You can escape the coastal hubbub in the hills inland, where there is trekking, horse-riding and mountain-biking trails.
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 2h 30m
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San Teodoro is a lively modern resort on Sardinia’s beautiful eastern coast. It’s a famous party town, packed with bars and clubs, and hosts fantastic beach parties in summer. There are lots of water sports available on the town’s many beaches, whether you fancy kite-surfing or kayaking. The best of the beaches is La Cinta, a gorgeous, 2-mile-long strand, which is one of the longest sandy beaches anywhere on the island. Other attractions include boat trips out to Tavolara Island, a marine reserve with a beautiful beach, and inland you’ll find a host of outdoor activities, from trekking to mountain-climbing.
San Teodoro is packed with a huge choice of places to eat and drink, whether you want to try some traditional Sardinian cuisine, enjoy the ultra-fresh seafood, or tuck into a huge oven-baked pizza with the family. Local specialities include all kinds of delicious fish and shellfish, include the moscardini (spiced baby octopus) and lobster, as well as a range of succulent lamb dishes. You might also want to try the island’s famous lumache – tiny snails – or, if you’re visiting in the spring, try fava (broad beans) and artichokes, which are bursting with flavour. Sardinia boasts a marvellous array of breads, cheeses and charcuterie, which are perfect for picnics.
For all San Teodoro’s reputation as a party town, it’s also a fantastic destination for a family holiday in Sardinia. The resort has some of the best and most beautiful beaches on the whole island, including the fabulous 2-mile-long La Cinta beach. This is great for young kids, thanks to its fine sand and shallow waters, while older kids and teenagers will love the facilities for water sports. These include everything from pedaloes to jet skis, as well as kite-surfing, wind-surfing, diving and snorkelling. The town has tennis courts and a golf course, plus you could also go horse-riding or take a boat trip out to the beautiful Tavolara Island marine reserve. You’ll find plenty of family-friendly restaurants and cafés, and teens will love the vibrant nightlife scene.
Action & Adventure
You’ll find plenty to keep you active in San Teodoro, which sits on a stunning stretch of coast and is backed by beautiful hills and the lofty peak of Monte Nieddu. The beaches are some of the loveliest in Sardinia, and you can enjoy all kinds of water sports, whether you fancy exploring the coast in a kayak or with a snorkel or prefer to skim across the waves on a jet-ski or hover-board. It’s a great place for kite-surfing and wind-surfing, and there are local schools offering courses and equipment rental. The town has tennis courts and a golf course, and there’s also a riding school which arranges fantastic horse-riding treks. Monte Nieddu and its foothills are found just inland, and can be explored on foot or with a mountain-bike: the views are unforgettable.
San Teodoro boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in all Sardinia. The most famous is the Spiaggia La Cinta, a stunning, 2-mile-long stretch of sandy beach that follows the curve of the beautiful San Teodoro Lagoon. Its fine white sand, shallow turquoise waters make it a great option with families with young kids, and you’ll find excellent facilities, including sun beds and parasols for rent plus lots of places to eat and drink. To the north of La Cinta is Cala Brandinchi, locally known as ‘Little Tahiti’ for its blazing white sand and intensely blue waters. Other gorgeous beaches (all with great facilities) include Cala d’Ambra, a good spot for snorkelling, canoeing and windsurfing, and beyond it, the sandy bay of La Isuledda, which is a wonderful place to watch the sunset.
San Teodoro is a hugely popular party town, particularly in summer when the waterfront is absolutely buzzing. You can hang out at one of the trendy beach clubs, just chill with a drink at a traditional café on the Piazza Mediterraneo, or dance till dawn at one of the nightclubs. There are all kinds of special events during the peak summer months, when throngs of young people descend on the town, and the atmosphere really kicks off after dusk. San Teodoro’s nightlife is much more affordable than in the glitzy resorts of the famous Costa Smeralda, just up the coast, but you’ll still find that people dress to impress. There are lots of music festivals held here, including an electronic music festival in June and a jazz festival in August.
San Teodoro enjoys a stunning location on one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in Sardinia. It’s the perfect place for a sun-filled and romantic break. If you just want to sprawl on the beach, you’ll find miles and miles of golden sand lapped by azure waters. There are facilities for every imaginable water sport, and you can also have a game of tennis or golf if that’s what you’re in the mood for. The town has a fantastic nightlife scene, with lots of buzzing bars and glam clubs, but you can also escape the hubbub in the beautiful mountains inland, where you’ll find walking trails and romantic picnic spots.
The San Teodoro region has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and the area is still strewn with Bronze Age nuraghe. These stone monuments were built during the enigmatic Nuragic civilisation, which existed on Sardinia from the 18th century BC to the 2nd century AD. The best of these are found near Naracheddu, near San Teodoro. You can find out more about local history in the Museo del Mare, which has archaeological treasures dating back centuries. The town celebrates lots of fantastic festivals which showcase local traditions, including the festival for its patron saint, San Teodoro, and the Lu Fuculoni festival in January, which features spectacular bonfires.