San Teodoro Travel Guide

  • Dirty and crowded beach
    Dirty and crowded beach
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    The cave entrance
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  • Our boat at the cave entrance
    Our boat at the cave entrance
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San Teodoro Things to Do

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    by BurgerQueen Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Monk Seal Cave can only be reached by sea; there are several ports offering a boat service to the cave, and we went for Cala Gonone, which is 80Km far from San Teodoro. We paid 16€ at the port:the ticket includes the return boat transfer and the entrance ticket to the cave.
    The boat trip is a good way to admire the coast surrounding Cala Gonone which can only be explored by sea and which is rich in small bays. Some of the boat trips also include a stop to some of the bays, which I recommend if you have enough time.
    Once you reach the cave, a guide will lead you throug the 1Km walk (the cave is 16kms long, but it is open to geologists only) where you will see the sea meeting the underground river, responsible for the cave excavation. The still water sometimes acts as a mirror for rocks, stalactites and stalagmites which makes it a wonderful show. Monk Seals do not live here anymore so you will not have the chance to see them.
    The cave name can litteraly be translated as Sea Ox cave, because when local people first saw Monk Seals, they looked like big swimming Oxes :)
    It is not possible to take pictures in the cave.

    The cave entrance View on Cala Gonone from our boat Our boat at the cave entrance The coast close to the cave
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    by BurgerQueen Written Sep 25, 2008

    La Cinta is San Teodoro beach.
    I did not spend time there because I was not feeling good that day, but I my friends were quite disappointed because the beach is dirty. I guess that San Teodoro is not ready for the big touristic success the city is having and keeps managing things as when only a few tourists came here without polluting beaches...

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    by BurgerQueen Written Sep 24, 2008

    Cala Brandinchi is a beach close to San Teodoro and everybody will suggest you to go there.
    My partner already knew Cala Brandinchi since he spent his holidays in San Teodoro 5 years ago, and was really willing to bring us there.
    Cala Brandinchi used to be called Tahiti because of its beauty, but I guess that this is no more the case.. The beach is now just a strip of sand polluted by tourists. The sea is still beautiful, but the summer wind brought a lot of seaweed..
    Because of its popularity, a lot of people gather on the beach, which obviously become a mess!
    We were told that San Teodoro municipality is now trying to preserve this beach, and the restricted entry paying parking is the first step of their program..
    I hope it's not too late :(

    Dirty and crowded beach
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San Teodoro Hotels

  • Hotel Costa Caddu

    Localita Costa Caddu, San Teodoro, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Bungalow Club Village

    Via Cala d´Ambra, San Teodoro, 08020, Italy

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Liscia Eldi Resort

    Via Isuledda,08020, San Teodoro, Italy

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel La Palma

    Via Del Tirreno, San Teodoro, Italy

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Terradimare Resort & Spa

    Via Naviglio, San Teodoro, 08020, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Villaggio Puntaldia

    San Teodoro, San Teodoro, 08020, Italy

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel San Teodoro

    1 Badu Alga, 08020, San Teodoro, 08020, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Le Mimose

    Via Nazionale 32, San Teodoro, 08020, Italy

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Due Lune Resort Golf & Spa

    Loc. Puntaldia, San Teodoro, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

San Teodoro Restaurants

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    by BurgerQueen Updated Oct 5, 2008

    La Mesenda is located in San Teodoro city centre, and you cannot miss it: a huge luminous sign towers on the restaurant roof!
    We were actracted by La Mesenda because of its wonderful veranda, its typical wall paintings and the balck table cloths, which are quite unusual. Despite high season was over, the restaurant was almost fully booked, I guess we were not the only ones noticing the black cloths :)
    La Mesenda offers local food (a lot of fish dishes) but once you sit down in the middle of the veranda, you feel like being in a Mexican cantina.
    Food is good, but service is veeeeery slow.
    The restaurant is only open form May to the end of September.

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    by BurgerQueen Written Sep 26, 2008

    Li Mori is an authentic agriturism!
    You have to book in advance so that they can organize tables and food quantities. When you call, you will be informed about the time dinner starts (we had to be there at 20:30) and you must on time, or you will be refused (we have seen a couple going out of the restaurant because they were 45 minutes late!).
    Li Mori offers great local food, but there is no menu: being an agriturism, you'll know what will be served as dishes arrive on your table!
    Food quality is great and the location is also wonderful, have a look at the website for more photos.

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    by Cidricu Written Apr 23, 2007

    The restaurant is part of the 4 Star Hotel "San Teodoro" where you can taste delicious Sardinian specialities. In Summer you can also choose to eat outside, in the covered terrasse.

    ***Last time I ate there: 06/2006***
    ***Number of times I ate there: 1***

    Favorite Dish: All Sardinian dishes.

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    • Food and Dining

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San Teodoro Nightlife

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    by BurgerQueen Written Oct 6, 2008

    San Teodoro downtown is a very nice place for an after-dinner walk. At night the city centre becomes a pedestrian area, a lot of stalls of local artisans border the streets, stores are open, bars and restaurants lay their tables in the middle of the streets... Typical Italian style!

    San Teodoro Downtown Night shopping

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