Once a fishing village, San Teodoro is one of Sardinia’s best kept secrets. SUNANDBASS could not have been hosted anywhere else as the merging landscapes of mountains, beaches and rocks are the mirrored image of our unconventional choice of artists. Being part of the Costa Smeralda, it is as beautiful as they say, but without all the fussy overpriced bullshit that has (unfortunately) overwhelmed the majority of the coastline.
The nearest city is Olbia and the airport (Olbia – Costa Smeralda) is just 30-40 min bus ride away.You could fly into Alghero, but we don’t recommend it as getting into San Teodoro can be less straightforward. Get in contact if you think that’s what you are going to do.
You could drive to San Teodoro by taking the ferry to Olbia “Golfo Aranci”. That’s a great trip and at times can be cheaper if plane tickets get pricey. Maybe even carpool if there’s four of you?
Sardinian food is well known across the world. There is an equal mix of recipes with fish and meat and the vegetarian options are the tastiest you have ever come across. You could try some of the typical horse meat or you could go for a mixed fish grill.
Make sure to try the “Pane Carasao”, anything with “Bottarga” and most house wines taste like aged cellar wines. You could also pick up some simple recipes or make a note of some pizza toppings from the Al Faro restaurant so that you can attempt to replicate it when you get back home…shame it never really tastes the same.
Most restaurants will serve fresh fish and meat, but if you are a group of friends looking to experience the full sardinian way of life, ask us about the “Agriturismo”.
Sardinia is renown for its beautiful beaches and sandy shores and San Teodoro is the perfect place to be if you want a taste of Sardinian beach life. Being part of the Marine Natural Reseve of Tavolara, most of the shores are untouched and open to everyone.
There are 12 beaches worth visiting. Some are reachable by foot, but others might need a little more planning.
Boat excursions to the nearby islands of Tavolara and Molara are affordable and can be easily organised for the next day.
If you enjoy long walks or the thrill of the unknown, then here are a few hiking ideas for your week. Remember to bring bottled water and a map of some sort.
To catch the sunset, you could walk from La Cinta, do a dinner picnic and keep walking to Cala d’Ambra for the club events.
Another good beach walk is the one from La Cinta going north towards Lu Impostu. You will see the “stagno of San Teodoro” (lake) where the beach is interrupted by a crystal clear shallow sea.
The mountain hike (Monte Nieddu) is the most challenging and not many of us have done this. Just under 1km in height, this mountain trail is a refreshing novelty if you have had enough of seasides.
Have you ever imagined going horseback riding on a beach? Or windsurfing, snorkelling, diving, hiking…all in one location? Ok, maybe you won’t have the time for all of these, but you can surely take your pick and let us know if we can help you plan it out.