Destination guide

The high-life in Porto Cervo

Crack out the champagne and pull on the deck shoes, Porto Cervo is the glitziest, most bling-bling spot in all of Sardinia – or at least, that's how the seasonal crowd of A-listers, foreign princes and celebs would have it. It's hard to argue with them, though. Golf courses roll down from the mountains to meet the sea. Porto Cervo holiday rentals are all purpose-built mansion-style homes with pools and mock-Italianate facades. There are yachts worth more than 100 supercars bobbing in the marina. It's the epicentre of the Costa Smeralda, a stretch of – arguably – the finest beaches in Europe.

Things to do

Churches to wow in Porto Cervo

Because Porto Cervo holiday rentals are really all about kicking back, relaxing and living a little luxury on the Costa Smeralda, there's not much in the way of big-name attractions. That said, a glimpse of the curious, adobe-style Chiesa di Stella Maris is a must. Its 1960s retro design fuses elements of a Mexican pueblo with Catalan creativity. Inside, you can even spy out a piece by the master, El Greco – it's by the door. The Monte di Mola Museum is another stop to make, a home of Pop Art mainstays like Andy Warhol.


Getting VIP treatment in Porto Cervo

Porto Cervo is an antidote to the stresses of the rat race. As supercars purr up the sun-splashed streets and bottles of bubbly are popped on the decks of the yachts, there's an air of a place removed from reality. It's almost as if everyone here is a millionaire, even if they aren't. Don't worry – some of the top activities are free. You only have to hit the white-sand beaches and aquamarine seas of Spiaggia del Pevero or settle in for a fine-dining medley of Torbato wines and Sardinian zuppa gallurese to start feeling like a bona fide VIP yourself.


Porto Cervo is a sun-splashed playground

Porto Cervo is an unashamed resort town, a place that magnetises yachties and champagne drinkers when the weather's good and the rays are plentiful. The upshot is that life here really only carries on for a couple of months in the year. Things start in late May, in spring, when the mercury starts to creep into the high 20s. Most crowds seek out chic Porto Cervo holiday rentals in June, July and August – the ones along the beaches are the most coveted. A few come in autumn, to make the most of a balmy but less busy September.

Natural features

Porto Cervo – a door to the coast

Whether you're a yacht-spotter or a zillionaire, the draws of the gorgeous Costa Smeralda impress the same. That celebrated region wriggles around in coves and inlets to the north and south of Porto Cervo, a medley of little bays with cotton-white sands and dunes. The waters are famously crystal-clear, fed by the warm currents of the Arzachena Gulf. Some of the best places to lay the towel are Grande Pevero Beach, almost like a lagoon that pokes between white-rock headlands, and Spiaggia di Liscia Ruja, a scythe of cream sand washed by turquoise seas.

How to get there

Transport to and around Porto Cervo

The nearest airport is in Olbia (OLB-Costa Smeralda), located 15.8 mi (25.5 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay around Porto Cervo?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,018 holiday lettings near Porto Cervo. From 379 Villas to 605 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Porto Cervo is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Porto Cervo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Porto Cervo. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Piccolo Pevero Beach: 2,812 holiday lettings
  • Gregoland: 3,021 holiday lettings
  • Louise Alexander Gallery: 2,826 holiday lettings
  • Marina di Porto Cervo: 3,025 holiday lettings
  • Stella Maris Church: 2,931 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Porto Cervo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Porto Cervo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 379 Villas in Porto Cervo. Our other popular types of Porto Cervo holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 605 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 955 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 7 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Porto Cervo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 606 holiday homes with pool available in Porto Cervo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.