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Costa Smeralda Draws Seniors

The Emerald Coast, also known as Costa Smeralda is the most well-known coastal region of Sardinia. One of the undiscovered gems of the Mediterranean, Sardinia has remained very much off the main tourist radar. Senior visitors who do frequent the island, however, are rewarded with a captivating and beautiful destination for their holiday – some say there is nowhere in Italy with beaches as beautiful.

Sardinia is the 2nd largest island on the Mediterranean Sea. Its powder white sand beaches, chic resorts and crystal clear, turquoise water make it one of the top attractions in Sardinia. Costa Smeralda is an awesome site, home to some of the worlds most beautiful beaches.

There seems to be an endless list of places and facets to discover in Sardinia. Porto Cervo is Costa Smeralda’s nerve center, offers large parks, elegant boutiques and exciting nightlife.

A stroll to the marina is where senior visitors can view some the Mediterranean’s most lavish yachts.

Seniors Enjoy a Mediterranean Swim

Costa Smeralda’s breathtaking coves offer some of the best swimming in the Mediterranean. Some, like Liscia Ruja, are well-known, others such as Cala Pietra Bianca or Poltu li Cogghi, are protected from invasion by a total lack of signposting.

Overwhelming beauty surrounds the secret coves and tiny port towns of the Costa Smeralda, popular among princes, master yachtsmen, and movie stars of the world.

“The beaches along this coast are a luxurious vacation haven launched in 1961 by the late Aga Khan, the spiritual leader at the time of 15 million Ismaili Muslims. Khan spearheaded the development that today is filled with luxury villas, deluxe hotels, and marinas.”

Prices are the highest of any other beach resorts in Europe, so be duly warned. The Costa Smeralda is a playground for the rich and famous.

With white sand beaches, a golf club, private jet and helicopter service, and some hotels costing up to $2,000-3,000 per night in the peak season, the area has drawn celebrities, business leaders and other affluent visitors.

 The crystal clear emerald green water, countless gleaming white coves and bays, unique granite rock formations carved out over millennia by the wind, craggy mountains overgrown with primeval vegetation, plus the aromatic and omnipresent maquis: that’s Costa Smeralda, one of the world’s most exciting natural environments.

There are some great walking paths, buzzing local towns to visit, and plenty of spots for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing in a gorgeous Italian sunshine. It is just awaiting your visit.  jeb

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