The “king’s coast”
The origin of its name is uncertain. Some say this would be the “costa del re” (king’s coast), the counterpart of the neighbouring Cala Reina (queen’s beach). Others claim the history of the coastline relates to the penal colony of Castiadas, home to offenders known as “rei”.
What is certain is that Costa Rei, a hamlet of Muravera, is among the most picturesque places in Sardinia. If you are looking for an idyllic beach where you can relax in the sun, you will be spoilt for choice. At Cala Pira, the imposing Aragonese tower looms over the sand dunes framed by junipers. Cala Sinzias is perfect for visitors who enjoy seaside walks along its 10 kilometres of white sand.
We recommend visiting Muravera to immerse yourself in local traditions. In spring, you can attend the folkloristic Citrus Festival, when the sweet, intense scent of oranges and lemons wafts through the streets. It is an unmissable date for the diary.