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The location of Portisco
The town is located in the northeastern region of Sardinia, in the province of Sassari. You can find this charming town in Cugnana Bay near San Panteolo and Porto Rotondo.
The history of Portisco
Although Portisco was not among the most popular places on the Emerald Coast in the past, this has changed in recent years. Thanks to its modern and well-equipped port, the town has become more famous. Today, they regard it as one of the most beautiful spots in the region between Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo.
The climate of Portisco
This holiday resort in Costa Smeralda is characterised by a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry while winters are usually mild. The warmest month is July when the temperature might get as high as 33°C. Due to the pleasant weather, we recommend that you visit Portisco anytime between April and October.
The main sights to see in Portisco
The town is mostly known for its beaches with crystal clear water and its large port. Portisco is a perfect starting point when exploring Porto Rotondo, Golfo Aranci, Olbia or Mortorio Island nearby. The latter – which is an uninhabited island – belongs to the La Maddalena National Park. If you are looking for peace and quiet, we recommend that you visit this place in particular. The breathtaking rocks and lush flora further enhance the beauty of this unspoiled land.
Porto Rotondo nearby is famous for the Church of San Lorenzo which has a friendly interior and a beautiful dome. Another must-see sight here is in the centre of town: the Piazzetta San Marco square.
Gastronomy of Portisco
As for restaurants, Ristorante Su Cubone, which is overlooking the port, is one of the best choices in Portisco. You should definitely try their authentic Italian spaghetti. Beside the delicious dishes, you can also choose from a large selection of excellent wines. The restaurant Portisco Beach Music is another amazing place with great pasta and fish dishes, a family-friendly atmosphere and nice service.
Beaches around Portisco
The 150-metre-long and 15-metre-wide beach is easily accessible. There are rocks dispersed in the sand. If you choose to visit this beach, you can expect many good-quality services. You can even try the amazing sports snorkelling in the crystal clear water.
Liscia Ruja Beach
Liscia Ruja is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Smeralda. The wonderful shore segment can be found between Portisco and Cala di Volpe. Thanks to its length of 700 metres, it is also among the largest beaches in the area. There is a wonderful view of the islands of Soffi and Mortorio from here. You can rent sunshades and lounges on the beach, which has white sand and incredible light blue waters.
Yacht charter Portisco
Marina di Portisco
This port in Costa Smeralda offers 589 berths for yachts between 4–90 metres long. It is protected well and has all the services you might need: running water, electricity, Wi-Fi and fuel.
Marina di Porto Rotondo
There are 650 berths here for yachts with a length of 90 metres. The depth of the water is 5.5 metres. They provide fuel, maintenance and medical assistance as well as drinking water, electricity and Wi-Fi.
Marina di Golfo Aranci
The well-equipped port is only 20 metres from the centre of Golfo Aranci. They have 30 berths for boats as long as 5-16 metres. The depth of the water is 1.5-5 metres. The breakwater provides safety against winds dominant in the area. They offer electricity, Wi-Fi, a bar and a restaurant.
Marina di Olbia
The important port has 270 berths for yachts up to 80 metres long. The maximum depth is 5.2 metres. The protected port offers several good-quality services, and there is a bar and a restaurant.
Porto Cervo Marina
This is one of the best equipped and most welcoming ports on the Adriatic Sea. There are 700 berths available, 100 of which are preserved for yachts passing through. Yachts with a length of up to 120 metres can be docked here. The depth of the water is 1.7-7 metres. Every berth provides drinking water and electricity.
Arzachena’s port, which opened in 1987, is still very popular to this day. They have 305 berths for yachts as long as 8-35 metres. The depth of water is 3 metres around the entrance and 2 metres in the inner dock. Information about sailing in Arzachena, or yacht charter in Arzachena
Marina di Cannigione
The port can accept boats with a length of up to 25 metres with its 400 moorings. The maximum depth is 4.5 metres. They have drinking water, electricity, laundry and they also provide boat maintenance. You can also explore a cosy bar and a restaurant nearby.
Porto di Santa Teresa Gallura
There are 700 permanent berths for boats with a maximum length of 45 metres. The sea bottom is 5 metres deep. The perfectly protected port offers great services, and there is a great bar and a restaurant nearby.
If you sail around Portisco, don’t miss the other wonderful holiday resorts in the area. Mortorio Island, Porto Rotondo, Golfo Aranci, Olbia, Tavolara Island and Porto San Paolo are all amazing destinations. Find yacht routes in Costa Smeralda or choose another yacht charter in Costa Smeralda.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Portisco. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Portisco shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Portisco shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
Rent a boat in Portisco, and cruise around Portisco
Day 1. Portisco – Mortorio Island 8.46 km (5.26 mi), Day 2. Mortorio Island – Porto Rotondo 7.08 km (4.40 mi), Day 3. Porto Rotondo – Golfo Aranci 17.21 km (10.69 mi), Day 4. Golfo Aranci – Olbia 13.09 km (8.13 mi), Day 5. Olbia – Porto San Paolo 14.94 km (9.28 mi), Day 6. Porto San Paolo – Molara Island 6.37 km (3.96 mi), Day 7. Molara Island (Cala Spagnola) – Tavolara Island (Spalmatore di Terra) – Portisco 31.06 km (19.30 mi).
Read more about Portisco sailing
Day 1. Portisco – Porto Cervo 16.9 km (10.24 mi), Day 2. Porto Cervo – La Maddalena archipelago (Porto Massimo) 19.18 km (11.92 mi), Day 3. La Maddalena archipelago (Porto Massimo) – Santa Teresa Gallura 23.19 km (14.41 mi), Day 4. Santa Teresa Gallura – Bonifacio 16.45 km (10.22 mi), Day 5. Bonifacio – Porto Vecchio 46.5 km (28.92 mi), Day 6. Porto Vecchio – Cala Santa Maria 43.6 km (27.09 mi), Day 7. Cala Santa Maria -Capriccioli – Portisco 40.09 km (24.91 mi)
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