Costa Paradiso is a small village on the north coast of Sardinia, and justifiably carries a name that originates from the beautiful scenery in this part of the island. Primarily a tourist village, Costa Paradiso really comes alive in summer, when the temperatures are at their peak and the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea are at their warmest. This destination is ideal for anyone seeking the ultimate in relaxation holidays.
Costa Paradiso covers an 8km long stretch of red rocks that are divided by a number of small bays, and this wild landscape combines with beaches and crystal clear waters to create the perfect setting for a relaxing Sardinian break. The beach at Li Cossi is regarded as one of the most beautiful on the island, being a stretch of fine, almost white sand enclosed by rocky walls, creating a secluded and relaxing spot for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. The challenge of finding your own hidden sandy cove is well rewarded when successful.
Sunset and sunrise are particularly scenic times in Costa Paradiso, with much of the holiday rental accommodation in the area perfectly positioned to take advantage of these glorious occasions, watching nature go about its business with a strong Italian coffee or glass of local wine in hand.
Within the village is small shopping area which includes a butcher’s, fishmonger’s and a basic supermarket, with more than enough local produce on offer to create authentic local dishes with when you return to your self-catering accommodation in Costa Paradiso.
Staying in accommodation in Costa Paradiso is the perfect opportunity for exploring the whole of Sardinia. A larger set of amenities can be found at the nearby villages of Valledoria (27km) and Badesi (18km), whilst the town of Sassari (68km) is the place to head for some of the best shopping and entertainment on the island. There is much more to see and do in Sardinia, and the use of a hire car will provide the best method of doing this.
Visitors to Costa Paradiso can expect summer temperatures that peak at well over 30C, and at least 20C daily from May to October. This is not to say that winter is a bad time to visit, with an extremely mild climate meaning those escaping the British winter will be rewarded with temperatures of around 15C on a daily basis.
Costa Paradiso can be reached by flying to Olbia – Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB), then making the 78km journey west by hire car or public transport. Flights to Olbia are commonplace from the UK, with easyJet (London Gatwick and Bristol) and Ryanair (Birmingham) usually offering some of the best deals when booking in advance.