Holidays in Porto Cervo Self catering holidays in Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda
Holidays in Porto Cervo - built by the Aga Khan in the 1960s, Porto Cervo on the beautiful and famous Costa Smeralda is a chic and sophisticated resort. Once a retreat for the rich and famous, Porto Cervo is open for everyone to enjoy the magnificent surroundings, especially the marine reserve just off the coast around the Maddalena archipelago that is a popular place for diving and snorkeling.
The resort still has that upmarket feel as is evident from the size of the yatchs moored in the marina and sports cars parked alongside - one of the attractions that draws the day visitors is the evening passeggiata around the marina and window shopping in the pricey boutiques.
After a day on the beach - Grande Pevero or Cala di Volpe (used in 007′s “The spy that loved me”), the evenings can be as relaxed or lively as you want with portside cafes, trendy bars such as Nikki Beach, sophisticated dining and late night clubs including the opulent Billionaire Club.
|At a glance...|
|Bars & nightclubs||30+|
|Nature marine reserve||✔|
|Car ferry (Palau 31km)||✔|
|Nearest airport||Olbia (31km)|
|Nearest train station||Golfo Aranci (33km)|
Porto Cervo offers a full range of tourist beds from expensive but luxurious 5-star hotels to private holiday rentals - beautiful beach villas with private pools and holiday apartment residences. Many holiday rental accommodation properties can be a short drive from the town centre so having a car is advisable and more convenient for sight seeing.
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|Places of interest|
|Amphitheatre in the resort||✔|
|Islands of the Maddalena archipelago||✔|
|Grotta di Nettuno near Alghero||✔|
|Nuraghe Su Nuraxi World Heritage site||✔|
|La Pelosa Beach at Stintino||✔|
|Santa Teresa di Gallura - beaches &shopping||✔|
|Take a ferry to Bonifacio on Corsica||✔|
Our view on Porto Cervo
A place that attracts film stars, models, princes and princesses, Porto Cervo is chic, glitzy and can be expensive. But, it offers everything you could wish for and is one of the reasons why the self-catering villas and holiday rentals in this famous resort still gets booked up months in advance of the peak summer season.