Stintino, the charming little village in the north-west of Sardinia, at the very edge of the island. Founded in 1885, was inhabited by fishing families coming from the island of Asinara.
The beaches of Stintino are simply wonderful: white sand overlooking an incredible clear and transparent water, surrounded by the Mediterranean scrub.
The most famous is La Pelosa beach, turquoise water always calm and clear. The beach has been nominated several times as ones of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It’s hard to describe its beauty!
Why Stintino is famous for?
The main reason that drives many tourists to visit Stintino is undoubtedly its most famous beach: La Pelosa.
This beach is considered one of the most beautiful in Sardinia and Italy. The color of its waters is comparable to that of a swimming pool, while the sand is white and soft.
La Pelosa beach is visited by an increasing number of people every year, and for this reason, restrictive measures are being adopted to preserve its beauty.
From 2019, entrance is only allowed to a limited number of people by a ticket-fee. Reservation as long as some specific equipments are required to access it. More info: https://www.lapelosastintino.com
What to see in Stintino?
- The Village: small fishing village with a lovely port where to admire numerous Latin sailboats. In the surroundings there are 3 large natural ponds, habitat of many species of birds and plants. The Tonnara Museum (MUT) allows you to discover the history of the ancient traditions of tuna fishing in the Mediterranean. Fishing also characterizes the local cuisine, whose main specialties are sea urchins and other seafood, shellfish and tuna.
- The beaches: not only La Pelosa in Stintino. Some other beautiful beaches that are worth visiting: Spiaggia del Gabbiano, Tamerici, Spiaggia delle Saline, La Pazzona, Stagno di Pilo beach.
- Asinara Island: home of the Asinara nationl park. Animals in the wild, fantastic coves, a walking path among the wild. The easy and very scenic trekking routes lead to unspoiled beaches of disarming beauty. The visit to the prisons that the Mafia bosses held until 1998 is very interesting too.
What to do in Stintino
Stintino is a small town and can be visited in a few hours. But spending a few days here allows you to visit the many beautiful beaches nearby. Of course, do not miss the excursion to the island of Asinara. There are many tours to choose from: by jeep, bike, by catamaran or by boat.
Tuna Festival in Stintino: generally takes place in July. Many food and wine and artisan kiosks, children games and above a selection of tuna-based dishes.
TOP Places to visit
- La Pelosa beach
- Le Saline beach
- Ezzi Mannu beach
- Capo Falcone cliffs
- Falcone Tower
- Asinara Island
Best Activities in Stintino
We have chosen the best tours on the island of Asinara. You can book direct. Powered by Viator.
Tour of the Asinara Island by Catamaran
Very exclusive catamaran tour for a maximum of 12 people. Visit of bays where you can swim and snorkel. Lunch on board offered by the crew
Fun tour of the Asinara island by e-bike
This e-bike tour will lead to explore the island in full contact with nature.
Full-Day tour by off-road vehicles
On board comfortable 8-seater off-road vehicle, you will be able to admire all the beauties, the wild animals and the beaches.
Where to stay in Stintino
You can choose between hotels surrounded by gardens with swimming pools or accommodations in the town center. Accommodation suitable for all types of budgets. 3 places where you can spend your dream holiday in and about Stintino powered by Booking.com.
Hotel Cala Reale
Hotel with a lovely pool. Free shuttle service to La Pelosa beach. In 15 minutes by car you’ll get to the other wonderful beaches.Get the best prices and offers on Booking.com
103 Boutique Hotel Stintino
Excellent location if you are planning a trip to Asinara, because it is located right in front of the port. Lovely rooms and a terrace overlooking the harbor. Get the best prices and offers on Booking.com
Cala Rosa Club Hotel Stintino
Very welcoming Hotel with nice bungalows surrounded by the gardens. Pool and entertainment. There is also a shuttle service to La Pelosa active all day. Get the best prices and offers on Booking.com