Costa Rei (sometimes erroneously called Costa Rey) is a maritime village belonging to the municipality of Muravera in the region of Sarrabus in south-eastern Sardinia and overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Its name seems to derive either from the nearby Cala Regina (Reina) (QUEEN) (near Cagliari) and then Costa del Re (KING), or from the fact that in the nineteenth century there was a penal colony in nearby Castiadas where prisoners (rei) worked to reclaim the swampy (and malaria), from here then Costa del Reo.
The urban part of Costa Rei is divided into Sa Perda Niedda, Sa Murta (centre), Le Ginestre, Gli Asfodeli, I Ginepri (south), Turagri, Rei Marina and Rei Plaia (north).
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Costa Rei is dominated by Mount Nai, always rich in vegetation of the Mediterranean, with plants of myrtle and mastic, with a height of about 200m which is located in the center of the locality and from which you can see a beautiful view that extends from beyond the rock of Peppino to the area of Le Saline beach at Rei marina.
The beach of Costa Rei
Kitesurf Costa Rei
Costa Rei is the ideal place for families with children, it is a very quiet place where the sea reigns all year round.
The incredible beach of Costa Rei of fine white sand that extends for 8km from Punta Santa Giusta (where there is the rock of Peppino) to the cliff of Capo Ferrato, overlooking a crystal clear sea and clean that has nothing to envy to the Caribbean destinations.
The beach of Costa Rei is TOTALLY FREE except for the areas of villages and kiosks where they offer sunbeds and umbrellas. The beach of Costa Rei is immersed in the Mediterranean scrub and gently slopes down to the sea with turquoise colors and an intense blue, the sandy seabed and shallow is the favorite of children who can swim on the beach without running dangers, thanks to the waters always calm and safe under the watchful eye of lifeguards.
The Scoglio di Peppino area is the symbol of Costa Rei, a white granite formation in the shape of a whale 100m long and 25m wide, formed by rocks that emerge in the sand and create natural pools with water that becomes very hot in the sun and absolute transparency.
The water is always calm and the shallow seabed is reminiscent of the Maldivian atolls, the white sand reflects the sunlight and allows you to see the fish swimming in the middle of the rocks even out of the water.
With immersive reality you can navigate through the photo as if you were on the spot.
In the past it seems that a fisherman named Peppino used to fish right near the rock, so from this story of the rock of Peppino was born the name of the rock in tribute to the fisherman who had created a daily relationship with the rock, and had become a companion of daily fishing, this seems to be the legend of the rock of Peppino.
We do not know if the story is true or not, but it transmits its charm on this rock that seems to be a sentry who controls the beach.
In 2009, the resort was awarded the “Travel blogger award” by the prestigious travel guide publisher “Lonely Planet”, which included Costa Rei among the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world.
Spending your holidays in this tourist resort leaves a wonderful memory and the awareness of having experienced moments of peace and fun in the midst of the still wild nature of Sardinia.
A holiday in Costa Rei means giving yourself an unforgettable and exclusive journey, living the most beautiful sea you can imagine.
Staying in Costa Rei: from classic tourist villages, to seaside campsites, apartments and holiday homes, or super luxury hotels, the choice is varied.the most popular solution for families who want to go on holiday in Costa Rei is perhaps the rental of a holiday home, or an apartment.For those who want to relax there are famous resorts such as the Free Beach or the Village Santa Giusta. Take a look at my apartment in the exclusive Free Beach residence in Costa Rei which I rent all year round.
The main activity of those who come on holiday to Costa Rei is undoubtedly that of “relaxation”, sunbathing on the fine white sand and dive into the warm clear water of the sea (in August you exceed 25 degrees).
But there is also the possibility to explore the pristine areas of the Mediterranean through horseback riding in the riding school of Iba Sa Cresia (after Rei marina), horseback riding at dawn on the beach still deserted is really incredible.
For those who love to swim in the Sardinian Caribbean sea there are various diving centers such as AllDive or the Sporting Yacht Club, you can also obtain diving licenses and rent boats to visit the coves inaccessible on foot.
There are several kiosks on the beach where you can have an aperitif or refreshment during the hot day, such as the Roger Rabbit in the center of the beach, or the Juniper beach in Rei marina or the Brooms at the beginning of Costa Rei.
For those who want a pizza or a dinner at a restaurant after a day at sea can opt for Su Nuraxi, Il Molo, or the valid Sa Cardiga and Pisci.
If you want to eat excellent fish by the sea, perhaps with the beach towel in hand and slippers, you must go from Chaplin to Le Ginestre.
If you want to eat the best pizza in the area we recommend the pizzeria Su Tostoini on the road that leads to Villasimius.finished dinner you need a nice ice cream, here is the ice cream shop Mille Meraviglie in Piazza Italia and Via Ichnusa with sushi bar, aperitifs and entertainment.
For those who want to taste the real Sardinian cuisine, homemade, we recommend the farm La Sorgente (near Castiadas) and Sa Marighedda at the second entrance of Costa Rei. Read the BEST RESTAURANTS AND PIZZERIE OF COSTA REI
From Costa Rei it is possible in a few minutes to visit extraordinary beaches such as Punta Molentis in Villasimius, Cala Pira in Castiadas, Porto Sa Ruxi in Villasimius, Porto Giunco in Villasimius and many others.
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