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Villa Raphael Landscape

Nestled in the stunning Costa Smeralda region, our charming yoga villa enjoys a prime location just 300 metres from the beach and offers breathtaking views of the Maddalena archipelago. Along the pristine coastline of northern Sardinia, Porto Rafael boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.


Our villa is just a 3-minute walk from a secluded beach and a 5-minute walk from the famous Piazzetta di Porto Rafael, where you will find small boutiques, cosy restaurants and cafés. The marina and a small grocery store are also just 3 minutes away by car. Adventurous guests will appreciate the proximity to the world-famous kitesurfing and windsurfing spot of Porto Pollo, which is only 4 km away.

Beaches around Porto Rafael

Located along the breathtaking coast of northern Sardinia, Porto Rafael has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Each of them has its own charm.

Spiaggia di Porto Rafael

This small oasis forms the very heart of our Porto Rafael community. A quiet little seaside piazza with blossoming bourganville, exquisite boutiques, a restaurant and a lovely café. Refresh yourself after your yoga practice with a cool drink or enjoy your cappuccino right by the sea.

Spiaggia Sotto Porto Rafael

Porto Rafael's namesake beach is a tranquil hideaway with soft, golden sand gently washed by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. Framed by lush Mediterranean vegetation, this intimate cove offers a secluded spot for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling amidst stunning natural beauty. This unspoilt beach provides an ideal backdrop for your yoga practice.

Spiaggia del Faraglione & Spiaggia Porto Faro

A wonderful nature walk on narrow paths along the sea rewards you with three small, marvellous beaches, truly hidden gems.

Spiaggia di La Sciumara

With its wide, golden sand and calm waters, Spiaggia di La Sciumara offers plenty of space for yoga sessions by the sea.

Cala Martinella

Discover a hidden gem on the coast with crystal-clear water in shades of blue and green. Nestled between rugged cliffs and lush Mediterranean vegetation, Cala Martinella offers a secluded sanctuary for your yoga retreat. The beach features a natural rocky plateau where yoga and meditation sessions can be practised on sand-free ground.

Talmone Beach

Located along the pristine coastline of Porto Rafael, Talmone Beach is a hidden gem and one of the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia, offering an oasis of calm that is perfect for your yoga retreat. With its picturesque setting of granite rocks that are distinctive of northern Sardinia and the tranquil ambience, Talmone Beach offers an idyllic backdrop to deepen your yoga
practice and reconnect with nature. As you step onto the soft, powdery sands of Talmone Beach, you are greeted by a sense of serenity and awe. Towering cliffs frame the beach and form a secluded cove that seems a world apart. Talmone Beach is a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

Cala di Trana

Immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of Cala di Trana, a pristine beach characterized by its rocky coastline, clear waters, and stunning vistas. Secluded and peaceful, this hidden oasis invites visitors to unwind, snorkel amidst colorful marine life, or simply revel in the serenity of nature's embrace.

Cala Inglese

Escape to the tranquility of Cala Inglese, a secluded cove framed by rugged cliffs and lush Mediterranean vegetation. A beautiful sandy bay next to the Porto Rafael yacht marina.

Activities in Porto Rafael

Porto Rafael, Sardinia, offers a plethora of activities to suit every interest and preference. Whether youìre seeking relaxation, adventure, or cultural exploration, you'll find something to enjoy in this picturesque coastal town.

Beach Exploration

Spend your days soaking up the sun and enjoying the pristine beaches of Porto Rafael. From Spiaggia di Porto Rafael to nearby gems like Talmone Beach and Cala Napoletana, there are plenty of sandy shores to discover.

Water Sports

Dive into the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea and partake in an array of water sports activities. From snorkeling and scuba diving to kayaking and paddleboarding, there's no shortage of aquatic adventures to embark on.

Boat tours

Explore the stunning coastline of Porto Rafael and neighboring islands with a boat tour. Cruise along the rugged cliffs, hidden coves, and turquoise waters while taking in breathtaking views of the Mediterranean landscape.

Hiking and Nature Trails

Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a journey through the scenic countryside surrounding Porto Rafael.

cultural excursions

immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Sardinia and visit nearby towns such as Palau and Santa Teresa as well as the archaeological sites. Sardinia is so packed with them that the island, with its unique energy, seems like a single open-air museum.

wine tasting

savour the flavours of Sardinia during a wine tasting in the region's famous vineyards and wineries. Taste exquisite grape varieties and learn more about the island's winemaking traditions while enjoying the picturesque scenery.

local cuisine

Delight your palate with the flavours of Sardinian cuisine in the restaurants and trattorias of Porto Rafael. Savour fresh seafood, hearty pasta and traditional dishes prepared with local ingredients.

Markets and Shopping

Explore Sardinia's charming markets! Discover local treasures around Porto Rafael, Porto Pollo, Palau, and Santa Teresa - from artisan crafts and fresh produce to unique souvenirs and beachwear.

Santa Teresa di Gallura

Just 30 minutes by car from Porto Rafael you will find the picturesque little town of Santa Teresa di Gallura with its marvellous white sand beach called Reine Bianca. The beach features a small beach bar with a breathtaking view of the Archipelago de la Maddalena. In the harbour town of Santa Teresa, delicious ice cream parlours, fish restaurants, cafés and bars invite you to relax and wander around.

The power place Capo Testa can be reached in 10 minutes from Santa Teresa. A natural spectacle of wind-carved granite rocks and crystal-clear water with a view of the chalk cliffs of Corsica that will invite you into deep inner meditation. The beaches of Capo Testa are located on both sides of this beautiful peninsula and are among the absolute highlights of Sardinia. Martini Beach Bar and Sea Lounge invite you to spend a relaxing time here.

Porto Pollo

12 minutes drive from the coast of Porto Rafael lies a charming seaside village known for its stunning beaches, excellent windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions and picturesque surroundings.

what to expect in Porto Pollo

Beautiful Beaches

 Porto Pollo is known for its long beaches with soft, golden sand and crystal clear waters. The main beach, Spiaggia di Porto Pollo, stretches along the coastline and offers plenty of space for sunbathing, swimming and water sports.

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing 

Thanks to the favourable wind conditions and sheltered bay, Porto Pollo is a mecca for windsurfers and kitesurfers from all over the world. Whether you are an experienced pro or a beginner who wants to learn, you will find ideal conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing here.

Water Sports

 In addition to windsurfing and kitesurfing, Porto Pollo offers a variety of other water sports activities, including sailing, snorkelling and paddleboarding. Hire equipment from the local shops or take part in guided tours to explore the beautiful coastline and underwater world.

Relaxed Atmosphere

 Despite its popularity with water sports enthusiasts, Porto Pollo has a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. Enjoy cosy meals at beach cafés, sip cocktails at sunset and soak up the tranquil atmosphere among the surfers.

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