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The territory is mainly hilly, in fact the only mountain is the huge granitic mass of Moltinieddu, characterised by clear torrential streams ploughing through the valleys, with suggestive waterfalls and panoramic terraces that overlook the sea. The origins of the place name are still unknown and under discussion.
The archaeological findings in the area have ascertained that the territory has been inhabited since the Neolithic Age. The territory was the site of continuous settlement throughout the whole of the following period, also thanks to its strategic position. Until the early part of the twentieth century, San Teodoro was part of the Commune of Posada. Later, it gained independent status and from the sixties onwards has undergone an extraordinary urbanistic re-organisation, which has caused the centre to become one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Island.
The urban layout of the village reflects the typical architecture of the Costa Smeralda, comprised of low houses in typical granite and trachyte materials. Throughout the village, there are a number of modern style squares and green areas rich with coloured flowers.

Why visit San Teodoro?
Nowadays, the village of San Teodoro is well known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sardinia. The village offers the tourist numerous services ranging from the great number of hotels to the entertainment on the beaches and the excursions into the inland areas. A walk in the centre of the village is certainly suggestive and a visit can be made to the Churches of Sant'Andrea and Sant'Antonio.
The village is also renowned for its nightlife and for some of the biggest and most exclusive discotheques on the north-western coast of Sardinia. The visitor will certainly be fascinated by the wonderful stretch of coast that surround the village. One of the best-known and popular beaches for tourists is the Cinta beach. San Teodoro also has a Museum of the Civilisations of the Sea. The marine protected area of Tavolara lies in front of the village and is one of the most exclusive and unspoilt in Sardinia.


Protected seaside area of Tavolara
Capo Coda Cavallo and the islands of Lu Furru, Molara and Tavolara
The natural beauties of San Teodoro are remained immutate thanks also to the institution of the Marine Area Protect of Tavolara. The park extends from Capo Ceraso until Isuledda's beach. Its institution has contributed to the maintenance of the exceptional naturalistic patrimony. The AMP, that it comprises the islands of Tavolara, Molara and Molarotto is visitabile in every day excursions in sea with departure from San Teodoro and from Porto San paolo, we advise also to excursions Diving and Snorkling with the centers zone excursion.


The "Monte Nieddu" Mountain
Landscape on Monte Nieddu
Is a wild, rough and picturesque mountain which is worth a visit due to the beaty of its landscape, its graint rocks sculptured by the wather, the richness of its flora and fauna, natural waterfalls and a breathtaking view. The whole area is protected by a regional law 31/1989 and its summi, Punta Maggiore reaches 970 m above sea level. Our local qualified guides propose guided trekking and mountain bike tours to reach the mountain. 


San Teodoro lagoon
Flamingo on the lagoon

Wet area with great interest rich of fish and a lot of different fauna. In this area will stay the big colony of rose flamingos.
The coast between Capo Ceraso (Olbia) at North and Punta Isuledda (San Teodoro) at south is characterized of wet watertights, lagoons, marshes and bogs that represents the ideal natural habitat for a great and important fish fauna and for big colonies of water or permanent birds.
The biggest sheet of water in San Teodoro is the lagoon, extended in North-South direction for almost 3km and 600 meters; it is  lined at West by the main road 125 and at East by the beach “la cinta”.
Water is low from 70 until 120 cm (max. depth  250 cm). The lagoon is rich of a lot of different fish fauna able to tolerate more changes of salinity as eels, gold mullet, basses and different kind of grey mullets.
Birds population is big and is represented by: ducks, herons, red herons, little egrets, grey herons, cormorants, herring gulls and black gulls, little terns, sandpiper, redshanks, kingfishers, rose flamingos, stilt plovers, snipes, black swallow and so on.
It is not unusual to see rose flamingos looking for small crustaceans.
Along the lagoon sides there are tamarisks and a short, dense low vegetation composed of lentisks, myrtles, rosemary, rushes and junipers.
On the West side there are a lot of granitic formations with particular shapes thanks to rain and wind erosion.
The path that divided this area from the seaside is made of a lot of dunes on which grows up myrtles, rosemary and junipers. In this area there are fishing and ichthyic centres. Explore the lagoon together with our experts starting from the "Peschiera" an area with pathways immersed in the world of fishing and fishing tourism.


The Archeological Museum
Is situated in the area of Niuloni at the Institute of Marine Civilisation I.CI.MAR. The museum holds archaeological remains taken from the inhabited centre of San Teodoro, its waters and those nearby, which are proof of maritime traffic along the coast in Pre-historic, Phoenician, Punic, Roman, Mediaval and Post-medieval times. The museum iso open from Monday to Friday  

 

 
 

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