Teulada Travel Guide

The deep gulf of Teulada faces a large mirror of wonderful sea, which in ancient times flooded the coast and originated the many little bays and coves that characterise this stretch of coastline. Set between Capo Malfatano and Capo Teulada, the most southern point of Sardinia, this coast faces and competes with the African coast for climate, types of fish and the white sandy beaches one after the other broken only by the most beautiful rocky bays. The

Mediterranean vegetation in this corner of the island is particularly rich in a variety of plants letting out the most wonderful scents such as junipers and lentisks, pines and myrtles. The presence of Nato through the years has contributed to maintain the wild beauty of certain parts that cannot be accessed via land because of the military restrictions, in particular Porto Zafferano, that can only be accessed by boat and has some of the tallest white sand dunes in Sardinia. The open beaches are also beautiful like Su potu e s’arena, Portu Tramatzu, Malfatano e Piscinnì. For the lovers of the rocky coastline, there are many coves to be discovered, ideal for fishing and relaxing in complete privacy. Amongst the most famous Punta Niedda (black point), characterised by sharp edged black rocks, and Campionna, a smooth pebbled beach with transparent water and a little islet that can be reached on foot by following the trail of rocks linking it to the coast, ideal for those who love looking for sea urchins.

The coast is surrounded by prosperous mountains, the forest of Gutturu Mannu with many species of mammals, amongst which the Sardinian deer, and a rich vegetation of centenary trees primarily holm-oaks, pines, olive trees, junipers and myrtles, is the ideal place for long walks during the hot summer days. Just a few km inland there is the village of Teulada, a small centre with the economy centred around tourism with rich culinary traditions based on roast meats, suckling pig and suckling goat spit roasted on the fire seasoned with the many herbs typical of the territory, but also fish and seafood. Not to be missed the tomato focaccia, baked daily and available in all the local bakeries, a folded over focaccia filled with roasted cherry tomatoes baked together is one of those flavours that you won’t forget. The traditional folkloristic costume of the village is rather interesting characterised by a wide brim felt hat of clear Spanish influence. Outstanding the hand made jewels that ornate the traditional women wear, available for sale in the local jewellery shops.

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