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- where: province of Sassari, in the town limits of Olbia and Arzachena.
- position: located on Sardinia's north-eastern coast, between the Gulfs of Arzachena and Cugnana.
- length: about 40 km.
- coastal towns: Porto Rotondo, Porto Cervo, Baja Sardinia.
- map of the area
During the 60s, billions of dollars turned 2,800 hectares of beautiful and untouched land (the Mola Mountains) into one of the finest vacation areas in the world: Costa Smeralda (the Emerald Coast).
Costa Smeralda is located on the north-eastern coast of Sardinia, in the Gallura area. It basically follows the panoramic road from Cugnana to Baia Sardinia. The coast morphology is called "a rias" and offers endless coves, headlands, inlets, islands and cliffs.
Although great efforts have been made to increase tourism, this area is still ascinating and charming, due to the fact that its natural beauty has not been destroyed.
Costa Smeralda is famous for its pure emerald green sea, its granite rocks shaped by the wind and sea over the millennia, its wonderful small beaches and luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation.