Set among the pink granite mountains of Costa Smeralda, San Pantaleo is a charming village ass mall as unique. Ideally located slightly inside the hills yet only a few kilometers far from the most beautiful beaches in Costa Smeralda, San Pantaleo is a place out of time where tourists are welcomed in an old fashioned atmosphere: the village develops around a picturesque piazzetta hosting cafés, artisan’s shops and rustic buildings with s stone façade on which blooming bougainvillea climbs.
San Pantaleo is highly recommended for those willing to take a break from the sparkling glamour of Costa Smeralda and want to experience a town rich in tradition living like a local.
Restaurants, ateliers, boutiques, everything here tells a deep and genuine bond with the tradition that mingles with art, fashion and craftsmanship.
The charm of San Pantaleo never fades: Café Nina is the perfect spot where to chill having a drink, every Thursday the square host a bustling market, an appoint absolutely not to be missed. Everything here promises an unforgettable stay.
Thanks to its genuine authenticity recalling a vintage atmosphere, San Pantaleo welcomes tourists all year round allowing to explore the unique granite mountains shaped by the wind yet only few minutes driving from the most beautiful beaches in Costa Smeralda and the most famous seaside in the area as Porto Rotondo and Golfo Aranci.
San Pantaleo Thursday Market
The lively Thursday market is a weekly appointment not to be missed: the square is set up with stalls selling exclusive products crafted by local ceramists, blacksmiths and artists: vintage and retro clothes, exclusive jewellery, food and wine products. At the Thursday market in San Pantaleo you’ll find everything and more!
History of a cafe, Café Nina
At Café Nina is easy to feel at home. Try their renowned aperitif while the sunset paints the mountains in fiery red and chill caressed by the brisk breeze. The little square, besides being a popular evening venue, is the beating heart of the village where thanks to many folk events you’ll discover colours and customs of the tradition.
Where to eat in San Pantaleo?
The answer is easy: there are plenty of restaurants where you can enjoy Sardinian cuisine and typical local cuisine. Among the finest, the Giagoni Restaurant - famous for its exclusive catering service - and the Balbacana trattoria.
A recommended address? Petra Segreta Luxury Resort & Spa is a rustic-flavoured jem where guests are pampered with a refined Spa, exclusive services and gourmet events.
What to do in San Pantaleo?
If you are looking for a holiday away from the sparkling frenzy of Costa Smeralda, San Pantaleo is the ideal place to face new challenges. Thanks to granite cliffs where the village is perched, it is possible to organize mountain biking tours, hiking trails and horseback rides among archaeological treasures.
In short, a stop in San Pantaleo during your holidays in Costa Smeralda is absolutely mandatory.
Whether you’re a fashion addicted or a “Into the Wild” kind of person, San Pantaleo will find its own particular way to make you fall madly in love with its elegant simplicity.