Quartu Sant’Elena is the third largest city on the island by population. It is rich in deep-rooted and ancient artisan traditions and has a splendid coast that extends for tens of kilometres along the eastern part of the Golfo degli Angeli.
The coastline is beautiful, with beaches that have been awarded the blue flag; perfect for spending a relaxing day in the sun.
Enclosed between the Campidano plain and the imposing mountains and woods of the oasis of the Sette Fratelli, the territory of Quartu hosts a great variety of natural environments including the protected natural oasis of the pond of Molentargius – a wonderful place to explore, where you can see colonies of pink flamingos and other wildlife.
The typical delicacies of the area, including the malvasia and delicious home-made breads and desserts (candelaus, pabassinas, piricchitus) are perfect for enhancing your good mood on holiday.
Clear and boundless sea
Also known as Spiaggia dei Centomila, the long white Poetto beach is surrounded by a limpid and boundless sea, framed by the promontory of Sella del Diavolo which dominates the small port of Marina Piccola.
The Poetto di Quartu was awarded the Blue Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education.
Multiple beach clubs offer various services for a stress-free holiday.
What to do in Quartu Sant'Elena and surroundings
The Molentargius Park
The home of pink flamingos
The wet area of Molentargius is a natural oasis in the middle of the city. Covering an area of 1,600 hectares, the park is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species, including several protected species. In recent years, the Molentargius pond has emerged as the most important flamingo nesting site in the Mediterranean basin.
In addition to its ecological importance, the park also retains traces of its history as a centre of salt extraction. Early 20th century buildings and old industrial machinery testify to the area’s past. Today the park is a place of beauty and peace, where people can appreciate the natural world.
The Molentargius park can be reached on foot in just a few minutes from the hotel.