|Name||Domus Nava Unu
Directly on the Water
People with Allergies
|Type of Property||Vacation Apartment
it-08040 Santa Maria Navarrese
Sardinia - Italy
|Arrival||Sa, Su, Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr|
|Living Room||78 |
Domus Navarra Unu, a nice "˜n simple apartment for five persons.
Apartement in Mediterranean style, with a splendid view on sea,. Quiet and sunny position, located at 800 mt from the beach and the small touristic port of Santa Maria Navarrese (from here are daily excursions organised to the heavenly bays of the Golfo di Orosei).
Santa Maria Navarrese is part of the town council of Baunei, it is situated on the east coast of Sardinia. The port and airport of Arbatax are only a 10 minute drive away.
Marvellous green trees form the principal characteristics of this town. Olive trees, hundreds and even thousands of years old, adorn and tinge the town square and slopes which rise up from the sea and are interrupted only by the white stones of the antique church. This church was built in 1050 by the Princess of Navarra (hence the name of the town). The impressive grey Spanish Tower guards the bay with its sandy beaches. The town offers all kinds of amenities that tourists require. One of them is the modern tourist harbour set in marvellous surroundings.
Thanks to different kinds of boat services one can visit the unique coastline of the Mediterranean; 45 km of wild cliffs interrupted here and there by the dazzling white coves which in turn look on to an uncontaminated blue-green sea. Or choose from one of the many excursions which leave Santa Maria Navarrese to the mountain town of Baunei to visit a rich territory full of nature trails and history whilst admiring numerous traces left by man and his accordance with nature along the way.
The modern Tourist Port of Baunei and Saint Maria Navarrese has been inaugurated in 1998, a sure and pleasant shelter in the oriental Coast of Sardinia that can entertain up to 340 boats with a maximum length up to 30 meters.
The personnel is competent and cordial and the variety of the offered services are able to satisfy the different demands of the diportistis. From June 2005 the port has been endowed with the 'Pequod', the lifter to otherwise allow the access on board of the skilled people, becoming so the 'first accessible port' of Sardinia.
In 2006 for the second consecutive time the Tourist Port has gotten the prestigious recognition Blue Flag of the tourist landings, that is assigned for quality of the landing, services and safety measures, environmental education and information.
The Tourist Port every year increases his presences thanks to the quality of the services that offers and to the magic scenery where the is drawn the port that from the sense of the nature thanks to the green that surrounds it.
The whole area of Ogliastra includes fine white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, cliffs which fall sheer to the sea, age-old woods and dry desert plains. Sailing along the wonderful coast it possible to admire some of the most beautiful bays of the Mediterranean: Cala Gonone, Cala Luna, Cala Goloritzè are nowadays very well-know destinations for tourism.
Santa Maria Navarrese, a small tourist town on the coast, a hamlet of Baunei, a few kilometres from TortolÃ¬-Arbatax. Renowned for its promenade along the beach La Centrale, characterized by the Saracen tower. Another natural attraction in the town centre is "Gli olivastri" (the olive groves), considered a natural monument. Also worth visiting are the beautiful beaches of Cala Goloritzè, Cala Mariolu, Cala Sisine and Cala Luna, which can be reached on foot or by boats that sail daily.
Distance; to be found by following the SS125 motorway, around two hours' drive from Cagliari and Olbia. Around 10 minutes' drive from the port of Arbatax.
Services, in the centre you can find services such as chemist, cash machine, tourist office, police station, market, bars, restaurants, pizzerias, piano bar. Also bicycle, scooter and car hire, boat hire, tourist port, diving school, sea and land excursions, horse riding school, umbrella and deck chair hire, campsite.
A territory in which man has lived for centuries in respectful harmony with nature. A territory that should be savoured slowly and carefully, deserving more than just the hurried glance of conventional tourism. A magical land whose unforgettable perfume cannot be captured on camera. Crossing the mountains of Baunei, 550m above sea level, to reach one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean "“ Cala Mariolu.
S. Maria Navarrese is part of the town council of Baunei, it is situated on the east coast of Sardinia. The port and airport of Arbatax are only a 10 minute drive away. Marvellous green trees form the principal characteristics of this town. Olive trees, hundreds and even thousands of years old, adorn and tinge the town square and slopes which rise up from the sea and are interrupted only by the white stones of the antique church. This church was built in 1050 by the Princess of Navarra (hence the name of the town). The impressive grey Spanish Tower guards the bay with its sandy beaches. The town offers all kinds of amenities that tourists require. One of them is the modern tourist harbour set in marvellous surroundings. Thanks to different kinds of boat services one can visit the unique coastline of the Mediterranean; 45 km of wild cliffs interrupted here and there by the dazzling white coves which in turn look on to an uncontaminated blue-green sea. Or choose from one of the many excursions which leave Santa Maria Navarrese to the mountain town of Baunei to visit a rich territory full of nature trails and history whilst admiring numerous traces left by man and his accordance with nature along the way.
Ogliastra, a fairly recent discovery with its beautiful coasts and mountainous interior. Its territory, wedged between sea and mountain, offers a vast array of unique landscapes.
A paradise of remarkable beauty situated along the eastern side of Sardinia, where nature is at its best. Some people think that the name Ogliastra derives from the wild olive trees growing in great numbers in the region, but more credited sources link it to the Agugliastra, a huge monolith overlooking the sea.
The Ogliastra coasts are splendid oases set between sea and rock, rugged nature to dazzle us with some of the most fascinating marine landscapes of the Mediterranean. Leaving from the north we encounter the renowned coves of Cala Luna, Cala Sisine, Cala Mariolu and Cala Goloritzé, accessible only by boat or on foot; further south there are the beautiful beaches of Tancau, Girasole, OrrÃ¬, Cea ,Barisardo, Cardedu, Coccorrocci and the gulf of Sarrala.
Enchanting, too is the landscape that climbs up the hills as far as the Gennargentu mountains, indulging the eyes with scenarios of rare beauty. Ogliastra is a land that must be relished slowly, it deserves more than just the hurried glance of conventional tourism. The entire territory is scattered with archaeological monuments, well-worth visiting: Nuraghi, Domus de Janas, Fonti Sacre, Tombe dei Giganti and Menhir.
It's not easy to describe in just a few words, what the Island, especially its interior, is able to convey to its visitors. In fact, the majority of tourists is familiar with and visits the Sardinian coasts, for the most part, during the hot summer months when organising something different from a day at the beach is almost impossible. A mountain bike excursion in fall or spring, thanks to its favourable climatic conditions, represents an interesting opportunity especially for those who have never visited Sardinia's interior regions.
The paths, often on gravel roads, present various levels of difficulty; even beginners can enjoy taking on the challenge. Obviously, as always in these cases, safety requires the use of appropriate clothing and gear, fitting for both the type of course and the season. For those who decide to put themselves to the test mountain biking, a good supply of water (especially in the summer) and a helmet are certainly necessary...but not enough!
Before your departure, it's important to check your breaks, make sure to have a local map, a compass and a small tire repair kit in case you blow a wheel. Follow these few basic but important rules and you'll be ready to begin your excursion on one of many routes found in the 10.000 square m of Sardinian forest.
In Sardinia, mountain biking has become increasingly popular for two reasons; the need to exert outdoor sporting activities and the possibility to access otherwise inaccessible areas, if not on foot. Different facilities on the Island have therefor organised and offer both guided tours or simply the chance to rent the necessary equipment, allowing do-it-yourself hikers with the desire for adventure to follow inaccessible but enjoyable paths. Even those who haven't gone bike-riding since they were kids will have fun.
Why is it that he who finds a friend, finds a treasure? Sardinia is a land of people who have had hospitality in their hearts for thousands of years. Its guests are always spoiled, as if they were good friends. The Hospitality Section lists the best local accommodations and facilities, always efficient and modern, available to tourists in search of holidays and new experiences. Among their distinct characteristics is the staff's exquisite professionalism which allows you to establish friendly relationships with them, putting you at your ease while letting you make use of the numerous facilities and entertainment available. The possible choices include Residence Hotels, farm holidays, Bed & Breakfasts, camping and much more
A quick glance at the climatic characteristics of Sardinia highlight the fact that the coastal regions enjoy a particularly mild climate and limited cloud-coverage. With an average temperature of +16º C and normal lows somewhere in the neighbourhood of +11º C to +13º C, it's especially possible in the southern part of the Island to go for a swim even in late spring and early fall.
One comes to the conclusion that in Sardinia, true winter resorts don't exist. In fact, it's possible to go skiing during the winter in only in a few areas of the Gennargentu, including Mount La Marmora (elevation 1834 m), highest mountain-top on the entire Island.
Moreover, the entire central region is home to mountain ranges of particular environmental interest including Fonni (1000 m), Sorgono (700 m), Tonara (910 m), Dèsulo (886 m) and Aritzo (796 m).
Geo-natural interest is also sparked by the mountains in Goceano (Mount Rasu 1259 m), in Gallura (Mount Limbara 1359 m), Sarrabus (Mount Sette Fratelli 1023 m) and Barbagia di SeÃ¹lo (Mount Arbu 1031 m). We strongly recommend hiking and horseback-riding in these areas. Horseback-riding is easy to do all over the Island thanks to the vast, razed and uncultivated forests scattered here and there, characterised by secondary roads and beaten paths used mostly by sheepherders. Varied scenery and unquestionable charm definitely dominate the Island.
Historically, Sardinians have had an ambivalent relationship with the sea, especially in ancient times when numerous invasions of Arab and Barbaric origin, arose from it. Sardinia was plundered by unscrupulous pirates for centuries.
Unsurprisingly, locals often considered the sea an enemy from which to escape and to stay away.
However in more recent times, this relationship has undergone great change. The love for the sea has come alive with the development of tourism. It's no surprise that tourism and sailing have grown simultaneously, making the Island sailing capital, thanks to its enviable weather conditions and beautiful scenery. Another important element that particularly characterizes Sardinia and this love affair is the wind.
Technically wind is a horizontal movement caused by a void at the equator; air tends to rise meeting with other air masses which have formed at different latitudes. The pressure differences on various points of the earth's surface, caused by thermal, atmospheric variations, create wind.
Due to its geographical position and its particular shape, Sardinia is often hit by strong mistral winds blowing almost constantly from north-west and characterized by gusting winds of up to 100 km/hour but lasting no more than 20 seconds.
Another feature of the Island is the presence of breezes, due to constantly moving air and caused by a difference in temperature between the sea and the earth. This occurs because the thermal capacity of the sea is different than that of the earth. In fact, the earth warms up faster but cools off more slowly and the sea takes longer to warm up but it retains this heat for greater periods of time. During daytime therefore , the earth absorbs the sun's radiation resulting in it being warmer than the sea. At nighttime, the sea "returns' the heat accumulated during the day, causing a change of pressure. This change causes breezes. One deduces therefore that breezes are small-scaled winds typically present along coastlines.
Keeping this distinctiveness in mind, Sardinia becomes a paradise for aquatic sports lovers, above all for sailing and surfing.
Sailing has awakened the dream of freedom in us all and includes safe snorkeling, fishing where allowed, boat-to-land excursions, sun-tanning, sailing and local cuisine on board; discovering charming coastlines and crystal-clear waters of a million colors, all while on board comfortable sailboats that can be rented for a day or for mini week-long cruises. Embarkation usually takes place at the porti turistici (tourist harbors) and the porticcioli principali (main harbors).
The colors of the sea and the rock-formations are breathtaking. If that's still not enough, special group itineraries can be organized including deep-sea diving, special menus, photographic shoots, videos, on board parties and night-time sailing.
Sardinia's wind is renowned among expert surfers but it's also interesting for those who want to try this exciting sport for the first time. The wind and sea provide the perfect conditions in which to experience this sport at all levels. Qualified schools and rental facilities can be found on all compatible beaches; Sardinia's surfing potential is very high. In addition to its many spots and the high quality of its water, the frequency of "surfable' waves makes surfing actually possible 200 days of the year on average! The spots are often not crowded and you can even surf alone on dream-like waves with the sea swelling in from all directions. Once again it is the mistral wind (from north west) that makes the difference. It's not uncommon for the waves to reach 3 meters and in particularly good conditions, even 4 meters! The best seasons for surfing in Sardinia are fall, winter and spring.
Ogliastra; island immersed in the sea, island of natural beauties......your holiday island! Year after year, its unique colors and ancient traditions conquer millions of visitors who flood this corner of paradise situated in the heart of the Mediterranean.
Although large part of the Sardinian territory is not of calcareous origin (in fact, an area less than 2.000 square km has this characteristic), the extraordinary and intense karstic phenomena that developed in this type of land gave birth to approximately 1500 caves distributed throughout the entire Island.
Many of these are unimportant and little known but a few of them have become tourist attractions of great importance and represent a remarkable source of revenue in territories that would have otherwise had little chance for economic growth. These caves annually attract a large number of visitors and have made themselves known, on a European scale, to fervent underground hikers and speleologists from all over the world.
But where are these places?
As you can see by the map, leaving from southern Sardinia and more precisely from the area of Sulcis Iglesiente, we find ourselves in one of the most vast areas where extensive Karst phenomena can be found. Let's begin with the caves of Is Zuddas in Santadi, about 1.650 m long and of which approximately 500 m are open to the public (the caves are open year-round).
Heading in the direction of Domusnovas along the road that passes by the caves of San Giovanni, we arrive at the caves of Santa Barbara in Iglesias and finally at those of Su Mannau near Fluminimaggiore.
We find ourselves in a part of the territory where hundreds of caves can be visited (we have cited only the most important and easily accessible ones).
Leaving Fluminimaggiore, our journey continues towards the middle of the Island where our first stop will be at Sadali. Here we can visit the Is Janas caves that are about 350 m long (completely open to the public), passing through Seulo and the Domus de Janas to finally arrive at the famous caves of Su Marmori in Glassai that are over 900 m long (completely open to the public).
The tour of the caves lasts about 2 hours (be prepared to climb about 500 steps); there is a refreshment bar close by. You can also take an enjoyable walk in the nearby forests, abounding in vegetation and streams from which small waterfalls originate.
Let's head towards northern Sardinia where you can visit certainly the most famous and important caves on the Island. Situated on the west side, the caves grotte di Nettuno are located approximately 25 km. from the city of Alghero. The caves, open to the public since 1954, are a traditional tourist attraction for those visiting the celebrated Catalan city. After having climbed a charming stairway of about 650 steps that unwinds along the rocky ridge of the Capo Caccia promontory, you arrive at the natural entrance to the caves (they can also be reached by ferryboats that leave from the tourist's harbour in Alghero).
The itinerary consists of a 250 m long visit of about 1 hour but the caves are actually about 2.500 m long.
Along our journey heading from the west coast towards the eastern board, precisely at Ozieri, we find the caves of San Michele.
We continue our trip towards the municipality of Dorgali; this town is literally assaulted every year by about 100.000 tourists thanks to its splendid Ispinigoli and more importantly Bue Marino caves. The first one is about 9.000 m long (only 300 m are open to the public) while the Bue Marino cave is about 16.000 m long. The later (accessible only by water and open to the public from Easter through October) has definitely provided this small corner of Sardinia with unprecedented fame, although it is not the only point of interest. Not far away, you will find the nuraghic villages of Tiscali and Serra Orios as well as fascinating gorge Su Gorroppu.
Thus we have concluded of our tour of the main caves in Sardinia; a journey that has allowed us to visit a few, lesser known destinations with respect to the more famous ones along the coast, and offering to those who visit them, just as charming and unique scenery.
Sardinia is a beautiful and fascinating island; this portal strives to catalogue its numerous tourist attractions. It is a wonderful and captivating island for those whose visit is motivated by its medieval churches, extraordinary scenery and nuraghe; for those with a passion for hunting, fishing, hiking, or horseback-riding; for individuals interested in visiting its Phoenician, Punic and Roman historical testimonials or satisfying their curiosity on subjects concerning geology, nature and mineralogy, and finally, for those who are interested in its genuine folklore and celebrations, its many beaches and transparent coastlines, sudden gorges and hidden grottoes. Lastly, let's not forpost its marshes and their typical fauna or pleasure boating along its coastline from which one of the most scenic and remarkable views of the Mediterranean is offered.
|Living Room 1||34 , Couch Corner, Dining Nook, Fireplace, Tiles, Ability to Cook|
|Bedroom 1||16 , 1 Double Beds, Reading Lamp/Light, Bedside Table , Dimmable|
|Bedroom 2||20 , 3 Single Beds, Reading Lamp/Light, Bedside Table , Dimmable|
|Kitchen 1||Oven, Refrigerator, Freezer, Espresso Machine|
|Available Parking||Private Parking Lot on Property|
|Heating||Hot Water, Wood / Coal Heating|
|Telecommunications||Mobile Communications Possible|
|Miscellaneous||Washing Machine, Drying Room, Garden Furnishings, Garden Grill|
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- Per person 50 € - Supplement (Week)
- Final Ceaning: Costs in the Amount of 50 € Property /Once
Surrounding Area & LesiureAirport „Olbia” 200 km
Airport „Arbatax-Tortoli” 3 km
Rental Car „Olbia Airport” 200 km
LeisureSight „Ogliastra” 0.5 km
RentingBoat Rental 0 km
SportsSwimming „Santa Maria Navarrese” 0.5 km
SurroundingLake „Gennargentu” 30 km