Ogliastra, a historical-geographical region located in central-eastern Sardinia, is one of the most evocative and pristine areas on the entire island. With its wild views, its numerous nature trails ranging from the sea to the hinterland, and thanks to its beautiful sandy beaches that alternate with caves and imposing granite cliffs, this place is certainly one of the most popular destinations for the many tourists who choose to spend a holiday in Sardinia. Whether families with children or trekking and hiking enthusiasts, the area offers endless opportunities to relax in coves with Caribbean overtones, such as the famous Cala Goloritzè and Cala Mariolu in the Baunei area or the beautiful Lido di Orrì located in the municipality of Tortolì, and fun activities such as snorkelling, trails immersed in the vegetation with panoramic views and adventurous excursions by land, discovering natural moments such as Pedra Longa.
In addition to its naturalistic pearls, the whole of Ogliastra and, in particular, the Gulf of Arbatax area, holds a number of treasures of enviable historical and cultural value, bearing witness to the history of the peoples who have inhabited the area over the millennia. These include the archaeological remains of the s’Orstali ‘e Su Monti complex, the watchtowers scattered throughout the area, to which the Gulf owes its name (in Arabic ‘Arbatax’ means ‘fourteenth’ because the fourteenth watchtower was built on this stretch of coastline), or the more recent defence posts and trenches of the 1st and 2nd World Wars.