This week come and discover southeastern Sardinia, one of the wildest areas of the island, its territory, its sea and its marina: Porto Corallo Villaputzu
Villaputzu and its coast
This area of Sardinia, called Sarrabus, is undoubtedly impressive for its extremely wild nature, far from mass tourism, which has allowed it to preserve all its peculiarities.
The territory of Villaputzu is characterized by the presence of numerous beaches and extensive rocky promontories, a mountainous and impervious hinterland and a coastal area rich in small but suggestive coves.
Quirra Beach or Cala S’Acqua Durci or Cala di Murtas, for example, with its 6 km of sandy beach, is immersed in a landscape of tremendous environmental value. Marshal mirrors, with a fauna and a very characteristic flora lie behind it while, off the coast, you can admire the small Quirra Island.
The nearby village of Quirra is an important historical and archaeological area whose importance is evidenced by the ruins of its famous Castle.
Continuing, you will find the Foce del Flumendosa Beach, situated between the municipalities of Villaputzu and Muravera and Porto Tramatzu, both of which are characterized by white sands and crystal clear waters. In Porto Tramatzu you will find numerous services such as bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and boat hire for excursions to the suggestive coastal coves.
Finally, Porto Corallo Beach is a tourist destination already well known thanks to the residential area in which it is located and to its well equipped and modern marina (Porto Corallo). Its distinctive feature is the Spanish watch tower that overlooks the harbour, one of the many remains of the Aragonese presence on the island.
But the coastal environment is not the only resource of this fascinating territory. If you decide to enter the hinterland you will discover a beautiful mountainous landscape well-known for its mineral and historical riches.
In 1997, UNESCO created the ‘GEOSITES-GEOPARKS World Network’, created to enhance the mining areas and their inestimable resources.
Sardinia is internationally renowned for the richness and heterogeneity of its geology, sites and mineral deposits spread throughout its territory. In 2001, the Geominerary Park of Sardinia was set up with the aim of enhancing and reclaiming a valuable historical and landscape heritage.
The area of the Sarrabus-Gerrei, after that of Sulcis-Iglesiente, is by extension the most representative of the Park, with 575 square kilometres. Since the Punic Period, in its mines were extracted: lead, zinc, tin, iron and silver.
Marina di Villaputzu Srl was born with the objective of managing the marina of Porto Corallo guaranteeing the clients professionalism, services and security at the mooring.
The tourist harbour is located on the beautiful south – east coast of Sardinia, in the stretch of coast between Capo San Lorenzo and Capo Ferrato, about 31 miles south of Arbatax, surrounded by beautiful and unspoiled beaches and coves. The port is also located about 800 metres from the residential and tourist area of Porto Corallo and 4 km from the town centre of the Municipality of Villaputzu.
The company has a staff of industry professionals and a group of external collaborators taking care of many different aspects: project management, business, marketing, communications and security.
The marina has about 400 berths up to 30 metres in length with large spaces that allow for maximum manoeuvering. The sand and mud bottom has a depth of 4 metres in the dock.
The facility is open 24 hours a day and guarantees a professional welcome from a well-prepared and available staff able to meet the needs of all users.
There is also a shipyard service in the marina that is able to offer all the main routine maintenance services for both sailing and motor boats.