The Green Coast runs for nearly 50 kilometers into the West Sardinia, Capo Frasca, to the north, the last stretch of the Gulf of Oristano, Capo Pecora in the south, where it begins Iglesiente area. To make you fall in love with these places will be the first silence of the golden beach sand tongues stretching for miles, broken only by dark cliffs. Beaches are frequented by tourists in search of relaxation and tranquility.
If you are looking for the most authentic Sardinia and unspoiled, you have chosen the right destination. Unlike some other coasts of the island, the Costa Verde has never been attacked by speculation. Her landscapes look like so many stretches of the African desert: not surprisingly, this stretch of Sardinia has been renamed the Sahara in Italy. A molded the landscape is the mistral winds from the northwest characteristic of this area. His breath gives new shapes of sand dunes and spread in the air the scent of juniper, a plant typical of the Costa Verde.
What to see
Capo Frasca is a peninsula of basalt rock, to the south of the Gulf of Oristano. The northern tip of the Costa Verde is one of the most interesting from an ecological perspective. The headland is covered with low vegetation and small seasonal ponds; a long cliff of dark volcanic rock closes the Plain of Santadi towards the sea. The presence of numerous watch towers and nuragici villages testifies to the ancient strategic importance of the area.
Torre dei Corsari
From this tourist destination can admire some of the most beautiful views of the Costa Verde. The coast is full of picturesque coves. Just beyond, you can find a long golden sandy beach protected by the dunes. Torre dei Corsari offers its guests all the facilities and services that give added value to an ideal place to spend your holidays. offre ai suoi ospiti tutte le infrastrutture e i servizi che dànno valore aggiunto a un luogo ideale per trascorrere le tue vacanze.
Porto Palma (o Tunaria)
It is a small fishing village with a hundred houses arranged in a semicircle facing the bay. Already a place of tuna processing - from whom the name Tunaria - the village has a characteristic harbor, carved into the mouth of a small stream. A few steps away from the houses you can enjoy the sun on the beach of the village, mostly gravel.
Arbus is the largest town in the hinterland of the Costa Verde. Its origins are ancient: the first traces of settlements date back to the Nuraghic period. In its territory can visit many Nuraghe - Cugui is one of the most original of all Sardinia - in addition to holy wells, monoliths, tombs and domus.
The village is located on a slight slope, at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level. Its streets are narrow and winding, typical of mountain villages. Among its granite houses still check some home made of mud brick.
Do not miss a visit to the Knives Museum, dedicated to the art of cutlery - are manufactured in Arbus's famous Arrasoias, from the typical curved blade. The museum houses the world's longest knife, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.
The popular traditions alive in village festivals. Among the most interesting, that of Sant'Antonio di Santadi, in mid-June, with the procession of agricultural vehicles, the Feast of St. Lussorio (22 August) and the International Exhibition of Minerals and Fossils, in the former guesthouse of Montevecchio, from July 25 to September 5.