This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Santa Teresa Gallura. To help you make friends with Santa Teresa Gallura before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Santa Teresa Gallura is a colorful, coastal resort town in northern Sardinia, Italy. Its five thousand residents enjoy their Rena Bianca beach along the Strait of Bonifacio, which they share with thousands of tourists throughout the summer months. Across from the beach is a harbor that offers boat rides to La Maddalena Archipelago, a collection of scenic islands.
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele is the town’s square, where residents and tourists alike meet and mingle, people watch, as well as patronize the cafes, shops, and restaurants. This is also the place where anyone can buy tickets for bus rides, boat trips, and other activities.
During summer, there are bus services from both the Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport as well as the Alghero - Riviera del Corallo Airport, shuttling tourists to their destination in Santa Teresa.
Upon arrival in the town, travelers will secure accommodations. For tourists who are watching their budgets, hostels tend to be their first choice. As resort towns go, however, Santa Teresa is geared toward more upscale lodgings, including hotels and resorts, so it is unlikely to find more than one hostel around. Instead, thrifty travelers can look for one of several family-owned budget hotels. These accommodations, if two persons share a room, tend to have a similar price tag per person as hostels do. The hostel-priced hotels also tend to provide air conditioning, breakfast, clean installations, and proximity to the town square, beach, ferry, and bus station. The icing on the cake is that, as family-run operations go, there is a kind, caring atmosphere created by the owners. Their worst offenses might include minimal shortcomings such as unreliable wifi or small shower.s
As soon as you have settled into your hostel or budget hotel, you will be eager to begin your fun in the sun. Capo Testa is a popular hiking path through a maze of awe-inspiring boulders that decorate the coastline of the area. Drive west and begin your hike at Cala Spinosa. Beside a gluts-challenging workout, you will be rewarded with some of the most breath-taking views of Corsica, the surrounding rock formations, as well as some of the most magically colored water in shades of aqua, cyan and turquoise. When you are done with your hike, cool off with a cold drink at a beachside lounge or a dip in the water of heavenly perfect temperature.
Written by local enthusiast for Santa Teresa Gallura hostelsJakob Lombardi