What to do and see in Olbia and the Costa Smeralda
The Costa Smeralda is a renowned symbol of quality, but the treasures that have given international fame to this coastline can be found throughout the Northeastern Sardinia. The spectacular natural landscape, the crystal-clear sea, the white sandy beaches, and quality services, venues and events are always nearby.
Gateway to the northern Sardinia, Olbia, is the ideal starting point for your holidays on the Costa Smeralda and its surroundings. Its strategic location will allow you to easily reach the main attractions and the most beautiful beaches in the north of Sardinia: Porto Rotondo, Porto Cervo, Golfo Aranci, La Maddalena, San Teodoro, Porto San Paolo, Budoni, Orosei, Baja Sardinia, Santa Teresa, Alghero…
The Mercure Olbia, located in the center of the city, will allow you to combine sea, relaxation, nightlife and entertainment.
All guests have access to the free shuttle service to Pittulongu Beach. A wonderful beach just ten minutes from the hotel, equipped with numerous facilities: bar, restaurant, hammocks and umbrellas, canoes and pedal boats, and nets for beach volleyball and beach tennis.
A few kilometers from the hotel you will find the coast that connects the city with the adjacent Golfo Aranci, home to several beaches famously known for their beauty: Pittulongu, Pellicano, Spiaggia Bianca, Nodu Pianu, Cala Banana, Cala Sassari, Lo Squalo, Sos Aranzos. If you continue towards Porto Rotondo you can find other gems such as Cala Sabina, Spiaggia Ira e Marinella.
Traveling south is the wonderful Capo Ceraso and Porto Istana and the spectacular coastal stretch that leads to the Marine Protected Area of Tavolara and Punta Coda Cavallo, and the beautiful beaches of San Teodoro. It is worth mentioning La Cinta, full of bars, clubs and activities for everyone. After relaxing all day at the beach the night awakens with a mandatory ritual that begins with an aperitif at sunset. The best options are: the Blu Beach or the Hollywood International Beach (ex FIAT Playa) of the Marinella. It may also be worth to travel a few kilometers more to reach the famous Phi Beach in Baja Sardinia, a place of worship for the lovers of the post-beach aperitif. The emerald nights are unforgettable events, the most famous nightclubs in the vicinity are: Tabata (formerly Sopravento), Sottovento, Billionaire and Peyote of Porto Cervo; Country Club, MClub and Heaven of Porto Rotondo; Vita Smeralda by Jerry Calà of Poltu Quatu, and the Ritual of Baja Sardinia. Olbia’s nightclubs are: Villa Pascià, open all year round, and Pascià, generally only open in winter. Another essential club is the Bal Harbor of San Teodoro, 25 km from Olbia, and its historic nightclubs: the Amra Night and the Luna Glam Club.