The location of the Speraesole Hotel really is inspired: Murta Maria, a small village in Olbia, is a stone’s throw from some of the most beautiful beaches in Gallura and Sardinia. It is also just a few kilometres from Olbia itself, the biggest city in the area, g many shops, venues and cultural events, but also representing a crossroads of international arrivals and departures, since it is home to Porto Isola Bianca and the Olbia – Costa Smeralda airport, with beautiful beaches such as Marina Maria, Porto Istana, Li Cuncheddi and Capo Ceraso.
The other small town is Porto San Paolo, a pretty village 5 km to the south. The nearest beaches are Marina Maria – the most popular with surfers, close to lovely wetland and just 900 metres from the Speraesole Hotel – and Porto Istana, 2 km away, featuring the spectacular island of Tavolara: the smallest kingdom in the world. Equally noteworthy are Capo Ceraso and the magical beach of Li Cuncheddi just 3 km away, surrounded by rolling Mediterranean hills with an inviting trekking path for daring nature lovers.
Bird watching enthusiasts will not remain disappointed, either: there are three wetlands within a radius of fifteen kilometres. The first one is right next to Marina Maria beach. A little further on is the Olbia lagoon area near the Costa Smeralda airport, which is also a destination for an increasing number of migratory birds that have chosen to spend the winter in our welcoming lagoons. There are only 15 kilometres between the Speraesole Hotel and the enchanting pond near La Cinta, the most famous beach in San Teodoro: two masterpieces of nature in one fell swoop! The Tavolara protected marine area, a small archipelago of great natural importance, is in the San Teodoro area.
Kilometres of beautiful beaches can be found on the picturesque island of Tavolara, such as Porto Istana, La Cinta, Cala Girgolu, Porto Taverna, Cala Brandinchi, Puntaldia and many others within a radius of just 15 km. Walking enthusiasts will be delighted by the scenic routes that thread their way between the sea and the mountain.
The is no shortage of cultural routes: Olbia, just 10 km away, has a recently inaugurated archaeological museum that juts out directly onto the beach at the end of a picturesque promenade, a beautiful stroll under the palm trees crossed by the narrow streets of the historic centre.
The churches of San Simplicio and San Paolo may be the most famous buildings in Olbia city centre,, but it is also worth mentioning the vast open air archaeological heritage all around the city of Olbia, including PozzoSacro di Sa Testa, the Roman Aqueduct, the Punic walls that protected the ancient town, the Cabu Abbas complex and Pedres castle.