When speaking about Costa Rei we think of the nice scent of sea daffodils and the salty smell of the sea or the long beaches of fine sand interspersed with palms and Mediterranean vegetation, that offer an authentic and unforgettable scenery made of wild views. In the past this area was swampy and waterlogged but thanks to the work of the detainees of the prison in Castiadas the swamp was drained and became what it is now. The coast had been named “Costa dei Rei” (the coast of the criminals) because of the presence of the prisoners, the name changed over the years into “Costa Rei”.
If you imagine to travel around this beautiful area, you will first meet Santa Giusta beach, that is well-known for the Scoglio di Peppino, a giant rock that surfaces from the sea, and then Monte Turnu and its beach, where the sand is amber-colored. Going ahead to Cala Pira you can admire the eighteenth-century lookout tower that is located only few steps from the beach, and last but not least, the beautiful city of Villasimius and the fascinating views in the nature reserve of Capo Carbonara.