ecoVita is located in Sardinia, near the village of San Priamo in the territory of Sarrabus, a sub-region of south-eastern Sardinia. Immersed in greenery, ecoVita is still easily accessible from Cagliari (an hour’s drive from the airport, with two possible routes, one which is very picturesque).
One of the most appreciated and exciting areas in Sardinia, Sarrabus is a territory rich in natural, historical and cultural attraction of incomparable charm and beauty. An uncontaminated area, where the sea (within cycling distance) makes its presence felt without overpowering other countryside scents, favouring agricultural and outdoor activities.
An ideal travel destination if you want an exciting, true-to-life, unique experience. The Sarrabus area is one of the most authentic destinations in Sardinia to enjoy experiential tourism, a place where you can transform the concept of traditional travel into a full and engaging life experience.
The sea and the beaches
This magnificent landscape is made up of extensive mountainous areas and coastal areas that meet, creating breathtaking panoramas as far as the eye can see. The coastline extends for over 70 km in an alternation of beautiful beaches and enchanting coves bathed by crystal clear waters. We would suggest the following beaches in order of distance from ecoVita:
• Feraxi, Colostrai and the beach at the mouth of the Picocca river, which are easily accessible by bike (8-11km along a charming route with little traffic)
• Cala sa Figu and Porto de s’Illixi, two enchanting coves set in the promontory of Capo Ferrato, immediately south of Feraxi, these too easily accessible by bike.
• Costa Rei beach, Cala Sinzias and the coves of Monte Turno, Sant’Elmo, Su Cannisoni and Cala Pira, characterized by white sand and turquoise waters, all less than 20 minutes by car from ecoVita.
All sea-related activities such as snorkelling, canoeing, sailing and dinghy excursions are available and can be organised by ecoVita for our guests.
The lagoons and fisheries
Behind the isolated and beautiful beaches of bronze-hued sand, coloured by sea lilies and yellow poppies lie the lagoons of Colostrai and Ferraxi. They are connected and together they form protected oasis full of wildlife, populated by herons, ducks, black-winged stilts, marsh harriers, egrets, kingfishers, swamphens, rare avocets and the inevitable, majestic pink flamingos that nest here. You may also spot occasional visiting white storks and oystercatchers.
You can walk, cycle or ride on horseback along the paths surrounding the lagoons, stopping at panoramic points for photo shoots or birdwatching, especially at sunset in the magic of the soothing colours and soft sounds. Between the lagoons and the sea, there are the renowned fisheries of Sarrabus, which supply the region with delicious fish from the lagoon following their natural cycle (without any artificial nutritional input).
ecoVita is located on the edge of the Sette Fratelli National Park. a prestigious naturalistic park, an ideal place for relaxing walks, dotted with archaeological sites. A marvel of nature made up of rocky reliefs shaped by time and woods inhabited by rare animal species, such as deer and bighorn sheep.
Sarrabus preserves traces of ancient civilizations which have left us priceless treasures. The whole territory is dotted with archaeological areas including “Domus de Janas” (Fairy Houses), prehistoric tombs dug into rock from the pre-Nuragic era, the characteristic “Nuraghi”, ancient prehistoric buildings of which we find important evidence and the “Tombe dei Giganti” (Tombs of the Giants), burial sites from the Nuragic era whose morphology recalls that of a mother’s womb.
In San Priamo there is a 13th century sanctuary, characterised, inside, by a Domu de Janas from which a spring flows with traditionally “miraculous” waters. ecoVita actively collaborates with the Limen-ArcheoSarrabus association which works to improve the countless archaeological sites in the region.
Culture and Gastronomy
The Flumendosa valley is very fertile and has long been cultivated with rice, but above all with oranges, clementines, lemons and mandarins, the “stars” of the Muravera citrus fruit festival, which is held in April (since 1961). This is the event of the year, where you can admire the “etnotraccas”: scenes of 19th century daily life reconstructed on lorry or tractor trailers, a unique tradition in Sardinia. You can also enjoy breads, cheeses, cold cuts, honey, wines and desserts. You will be enchanted by the parade of traditional clothes from all over the island, accompanied by the launeddas, a unique wind instrument which has its origins in the Nuragic civilisation (ithyphallic bronze statue from Ittiri dating back to the 6th century BC). They are made with pond reeds, in particular in Villaputzu, the “homeland” of the launeddas.