22 October 2008

Camping at Cala Gonone - in Sardinia

First let me explain how I came to choose Camping Cala Gonone as the place to base our family holiday in Sardinia.

We had hoped to go to Ethiopia but when the plans fell through I needed to quickly find an alternative destination. As I didn't want to splash out on a long haul destination at such short notice, I headed for the Easyjet website, looking for cheap flights within Europe. We settled on Sardinia as it had been recommended by my sister and as we would be flying into Olbia, I started looking for a suitable resort within an hour or two's drive of the airport.

Town beach in Cala Gonone

Heading north would take us onto the picturesque Costa Esmarelda, the St Tropez of Sardinia where supermodels and Russian millionaires hang out on their sleek yachts. I feared that this would not be the place for a budget holiday in August, when prices are generally are sky high. So we looked south to Cala Gonone, an old fishing village which has now grown into a small resort, the sort where Italians and Sardinians come on holiday for a month with their extended families.

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Camping said...

This a great camping blog. The quality pictures are there. Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

Wonderful post and pictures. I love Sardinia, it offers wonderful beaches and a lot of services. You can easily find also a lot of <a href="http://www.sardegna.com/en/offers/>Sardinia offers</a> for accommodations so it is symple to organise your holiday.