STINTINO: probably one of the best place you will find in Sardinia
Stintino (isthintinu in Sardinian) is a small village in north-west coast of Sardinia. Founded in 1885, was inhabited by fishing families coming from island of Asinara, now has about 1600 inhabitants.
A 50 Km from Alghero, the center of the country – despite the tourist explosion – has remained calm and peaceful with the typical life of the villages. The main church, cobbled paths and traditional low houses. In the main street shops, bars, restaurants, trattorias where to taste fresh local products.
The beaches of Stintino, are wonderful: white beaches overlooking an incredible clear and transparent water, and surrounded by Mediterranean scrub. The most important and popular is the Pelosa beach, turquoise water is always calm and clear. This beach is located in front of the island of Asinara.
A little further are the Saline, fine sand and blue sea, and if you proceed a little further, you will meet Ezzi Mannu, a beach formed by pebbles and surrounded by dunes covered with vegetation. If you’re looking for a place less crowded you can get to the Tamarisk (Tamerici) Beach, a natural environment in the countryside.
Natural Parks in Stintino area not to be missed are Capo Falcone, in the end of the peninsula where you can enjoy a breathtaking view; the island of Asinara after 115 years of total closure today is home of the nature park and the pond of Pilo (Stagno di Pilo) in the inner part where there are not only plant and animal species at risk of extinction (like the pink flamingo and bugloss Sardinian)
You will experience an unforgettable holiday between sea and nature, leaving behind the stress and daily hassles … after all is not that the reason why you came to Sardinia?