Porto Cervo Travel Guide

Porto Cervo, the heart of the Emerald Coast, is the exclusive holiday place favoured by the rich and famous that come to this paradise to enjoy the sea and the nightlife. The architecture of this summer spot fits with its surroundings, villas with dry stone walls and immaculately kept gardens scattered with Mediterranean vegetation and low palm trees. Porto Cervo has two harbours, Porto Vecchio (Old Port) is on the South-eastern side and dates back to the 1960s’, the new harbour is equipped with the most up-to-date infrastructures to cater for the international marine traffic. At the height of summer the harbours become literally the showroom of the most beautiful and biggest yachts that money can buy, many tourists walk past the yachts admiring such excess. Anyone not wanting to use the port may anchor in the bay, where one can enjoy total privacy. Porto Cervo has a Yacht Club, some exclusive hotels and restaurants, such as the renowned Cala di Volpe, great shops and numerous night bars and clubs.

The nightlife evolves around La Piazzetta. For the golf lovers there is one of the greatest golf courts in the world. Set between the sapphire bays of Pevero and Cala di Volpe, Pevero is the supreme masterpiece of the greatest of American golf designers, Robert Trent Jones. Described by several golf writers as ‘the most beautiful place to play golf in the world’, the course is also splendidly demanding. It insists on absolute accuracy if you are to keep out of the savage rough of rocks and the tangled, perfumed herbs of the macchia. Despite its charm and challenges, the 18 hole Pevero is rarely crowded and you can walk into the clubhouse and tee off without queues.

The clubhouse has splendid views over the course, spacious locker rooms, a swimming pool, a card room, bar, well-stocked pro-shop and one of the best restaurants on the Emerald Coast. You can hire clubs, trolleys and electric golf carts.

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