Porto San Paolo is a small town located on the coast of north-eastern Sardinia right in the center of the Tavolara and Punta Coda Cavallo Marine Protected Area and at the closest and most convenient point for reaching the many diving sites and islands of this small archipelago.
Built in the mid-1950s by a small community of fishermen from Ponza who had previously inhabited Tavolara, from the 1980s onwards it underwent a period of expansion and modernizing, becoming an important tourist destination for those who love the uncontaminated sea and are looking for relaxation.
Its fortune is also due to its proximity to Olbia, just 12 km away where the Costa Smeralda Airport is located and the port where ferries from Genoa, Livorno, Piombino and Civitavecchia dock. Slightly further away, but still reachable in just over an hour’s drive, is the airport of Alghero – Fertilia and Porto Torres, another port where ferries from Genoa and Barcelona dock.
From the village you can easily reach many tourist destinations: to the south there are San Teodoro, Budoni, Orosei and to the north the most famous resorts of the Costa Smeralda such as Porto Rotondo, Portisco, Porto Cervo, Arzachena, Palau, Baja Sardinia.