Costa Rei is that stretch of south-east coast that goes from Punta de Is Cappucinus to Cape Ferrato. In the territory of Muravera and Castiadas, Costa Rei is surely the most famous coastline for its beautiful beaches surrounded by Mediterranean scrub make the landscape beautiful.
The resort stretches for about 10 km from Porto Pirastu to Cala Sinzias, and has the ideal center at the foot of Mount Nai (200 m), which also gives its name to the surrounding area. The urban agglomeration is divided into the areas of Sa Perda Niedda, Sa Murta (center), Le Ginestre, Asphodels, Ginepri (south), Turagri, Rei Marina and Rei Plaia (north). There are two theories on the etymology of the COSTA REI name: the first one derives the name of the word “king”, so the king’s coast is also supported by the neighboring resort of Cala Reina (now Cala Regina) along the coast to Cagliari. A second hypothesis argues that the name Costa Rei derives from the fact that in the nineteenth century there was a criminal colony in the nearby Castiadas where the prisoners (rei) worked on the reclamation of marshy areas.
The area is ideal for those who love the long sandy shores thanks to the presence of a variety of beaches such as Cala Sinzias, Sant’Elmo, Santa Giusta, Monte Nai, Rei Swimming and Capo Ferrato and also for those who prefer rocks and rocks Costa Rei is wonderful to visit with its wonderful underwater scuba diving along the whole coastline and the enchanting Serpentara Marine Park that hosts a unique flora and fauna.
Costa Rei beach stretches for about 10 km. The sand is fine and white, the sea takes on intense and marvelous colors ranging from turquoise to emerald to intense blue. The backdrop is safe and shallow, ideal for children and for the less intrepid ones! Starting from Cala Sinzias after a large stretch of beach we meet the area of Monte Turno, an ancient volcano, characterized by the presence of dark-colored rocks from which it is possible to make good diving.
Going further ahead we will find the area of Sant’Elmo, the name of a small rock in the area that has the peculiarity of being crossed in by a small explorable cave with a simple dive and for the most experienced even in apnea. Inside this cavity, an air bubble trapped in the top.
Going further, there are still some rocks that culminate in a great rock, the famous Peoples’ Rock, the most beautiful of Costa Rei.
It is a white granite, about 30 meters long. It lies almost on the shore and has the shape of a whale. It has a small creek where the water is red. They are protected and characteristic multi-century trees of Sardinian coasts. From here a long beach stretches close to Monte Nai, from where one can see all the Costa Rei Bay.
The center of the beach is known as the Rei Swimming Pool and is characterized by small dunes and the famous sea lilies, a sure indication of the absence of any kind of pollution. The beach ends with the rocks that divide it from a small natural bay, Porto Pirastu, a wind-sheltered creek and therefore used in antiquity for the mooring of ships.
After Porto Pirastu we find Capo Ferrato, the last glimpse of Costa Rei, with its red granite cliffs overlooking the sea, ideal for fishing lovers!
Costa Rei is the ideal place for sea-lovers and those who appreciate unspoiled nature. Natural and archaeological beauties are part of the landscape of Costa Rei as the island of Serpentara and the Isle of the Cabbages, reachable with exciting boat trips, the Seven Fratelli mountains, within which you can make some interesting excursions; The natural reserves of Colostrai where you can admire the famous and wonderful pink flamingos.
In Costa Rei, in the area of Swimming Pool Rei you can admire 22 Menhirs dating back to 5000 BC. about. In the locality “Cuili Piras” you can visit a megalithic complex made up of 53 Menihrs.
The Menhirs are vertical sloping stones in the ground, carved and usually of elongated shape that can reach the height of about 5 meters. They may be isolated or arranged in rectilinear or circular alignments; Represent male deity and fertility within the religions of Neolithic populations.
In the Santa Giusta resort, we find the Nuraghe “S’Omu and S’Orcu”, the largest nuraghe in the whole South-East region. It is located near the sea in a dominant position on a small hill. The first Nuraghi dates back to 1500 BC They are circular tapered circular towers constructed by superimposing large boulders with each other; Fortified buildings for defense purposes. They are placed on the top of a hill or on the edge of a plateau, in a dominant position with respect to the surrounding area.
The Nuraghe of Costa Rei S’Omu and S’Orcu is made up of a Central Mastio TriLobbed that surrounds the Central Tower and is equipped with a Muraria Cortina which includes 5 Towers and an inner courtyard. Curiosity at the etymology of the COSTA REI landmark there are two theories: the first one derives the name of the word “king”, so the “king’s coast” This version is also confirmed by the neighboring resort of Cala Reina (now Cala Regina) along the coast to Cagliari. A second hypothesis argues that the name Costa Rei derives from the fact that in the nineteenth century there was a criminal colony in nearby Castiadas where the detainees Rei) worked on land reclamation. If you want to discover Costa Rei, its beach and its marvelous sea we can give you a hand!