Arbatax is a small hamlet in the Tortolì municipality. It is located in the Ogliastra region, on Sardinia’s Central Eastern coast.
Once a small fishermen village, Arbatax has developed around the 17th century Saracen tower, which offers a spectacular view of the sea, past Lotzorai beach all the way to the limestone bastions of Baunei.

From OLBIA COSTA SMERALDA Airport:

  • Road: Olbia-Nuoro; Nuoro-Arbatax; spur road of SS 131
  • Travel time: about 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Speed Limit: 90 km/h

Directions
Exit the airport and follow the signs towards Sassari-Cagliari. After about 2 – 3 km follow the sign for Nuoro. Turn towards Nuoro and merge into the Nuoro high speed road. The Olbia-Nuoro is a spur road of SS 131. It is a motorway, therefore we recommend respecting the speed limit of 90 km/h, and pay attention to sections where the limit may be lower. After about 70 km you will reach Nuoro’s industrial area. Follow the signs on the right towards Nuoro city. Once in Nuoro, follow the signs for the hospital ‘Nuoro Ospedale’ and afterwards for Lanusei-Arbatax (you have to drive through a 1 km tunnel). Continue on the high speed road until the crossroad for Villagrande Strisaili, located on the left, in front of a small “Esso” gas station, about 40 minutes past Nuoro. Drive through the S.Barbara forest, and continue towards Tortolì. When you reach Tortolì continue towards Arbatax. Once in Arbatax, turn right after the Pharmacy and you will see a sign for the Arbatasar Hotel. The first gate is for pedestrians, the second one with the restaurant sign is for cars.

From the Port of OLBIA:

  • Road: Olbia-Nuoro; Nuoro-Arbatax; spur road of SS 131
  • Travel time: about 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Speed Limit: 90 km/h

Directions
Exit the port and follow the signs towards Sassari-Cagliari. After about 2 – 3 km follow the sign for Nuoro. Turn towards Nuoro and merge into the Nuoro high speed road. The Olbia-Nuoro is a spur road of SS 131. It is a motorway, therefore we recommend respecting the speed limit of 90 km/h, and pay attention to sections where the limit may be lower. After about 70 km you will reach Nuoro’s industrial area. Follow the signs on the right towards Nuoro city. Once in Nuoro, follow the signs for the hospital ‘Nuoro Ospedale’ and afterwards for Lanusei-Arbatax (you have to drive through a 1 km tunnel). Continue on the high speed road until the crossroad for Villagrande Strisaili, located on the left, in front of a small “Esso” gas station, about 40 minutes past Nuoro. Drive through the S.Barbara forest, and continue towards Tortolì. When you reach Tortolì continue towards Arbatax. Once in Arbatax, turn right after the Pharmacy and you will see a sign for the Arbatasar Hotel. The first gate is for pedestrians, the second one with the restaurant sign is for cars.

From the Port of GOLFO ARANCI:

  • Road: Olbia-Nuoro; Nuoro-Arbatax; spur road of SS 131
  • Travel time: about 2 hours and 40 minutes
  • Speed Limit: 90 km/h

Directions
Exit the port and take the road towards Olbia. Drive on the Olbia motorway and follow the signs towards Sassari-Cagliari. After about 2 – 3 km follow the sign for Nuoro. Turn towards Nuoro and merge into the Nuoro high speed road. The Olbia-Nuoro is a spur road of SS 131. It is a motorway, therefore we recommend respecting the speed limit of 90 km/h, and pay attention to sections where the limit may be lower. After about 70 km you will reach Nuoro’s industrial area. Follow the signs on the right towards Nuoro. Once in Nuoro, follow the signs for the hospital ‘Nuoro Ospedale’ and afterwards for Lanusei-Arbatax (you have to drive through a 1 km tunnel). Continue on the high speed road until the crossroad for Villagrande Strisaili, on the left in front of a small “Esso” gas station, about 40 minutes past Nuoro. Drive through the S.Barbara forest, and continue towards Tortolì. When you reach Tortolì continue towards Arbatax. Once in Arbatax, turn right after the Pharmacy and you will see a sign for the Arbatasar Hotel. The first gate is for pedestrians, the second one with the restaurant sign is for cars.

From CAGLIARI ELMAS Airport:

  • Road: Cagliari-Tortolì-Arbatax New SS 125
  • Travel time: about 2 hours

Directions
Exit the airport and follow the signs for Cagliari City Center. On the right you will quickly find signs for road SS 554 towards Villasimius. Continue onto road SS 554 towards Quartu-Villassimius until you reach the traffic light in Quartucciu. Here, on the right, you will see signs for Arbatax. Continue until the overpass; immediately after, on the left, you will see the sign for Tortolì-Muravera, new road SS 125. Drive on the new SS125 following the signs for Tortoli-Arbatax, through a number of tunnels. Once you reach Tortolì, at the first traffic light on the bridge turn right and continue towards Arbatax. Once in Arbatax, turn right after the pharmacy and you will find the Arbatasar Hotel right in front of you. The first gate is for pedestrians, the second one with the restaurant sign is for cars.

From ALGHERO FERTILIA Airport:

  • Roads:SS 131 Sassari-Nuoro-Tortolì; 131 Nuoro beltway; Nuoro-Arbatax
  • Travel time: about 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Speed Limit: 90 km/h

Directions
Exit the airport and take the road towards Sassari. Before reaching Sassari, take road SS 131 towards Cagliari. After about 90 km, in Abbasanta, you will find signs for Nuoro. Reaching Nuoro, follow the signs for the hospital “Nuoro Ospedale” and then towards Lanusei-Arbatax (you have to drive through a 1 km tunnel). Continue on the high speed road until the crossroad for Villagrande Strisaili, on the left in front of a small “Esso” gas station, about 40 minutes past Nuoro. Drive through the S.Barbara forest, and continue towards Tortolì. Past Tortolì continue towards Arbatax. Once in Arbatax, turn right after the Pharmacy and you will see a sign for the Arbatasar Hotel. The first gate is for pedestrians, the second one with the restaurant sign is for cars.

From the port of PORTO TORRES:

  • Roads:SS 131 PortoTorres-Sassari-Nuoro-Tortolì; 131 Nuoro beltway; Nuoro-Arbatax
  • Travel time: about 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Speed Limit: 90 km/h

Directions
Exit the port and take road SS 131 towards Cagliari. After about 90 km, in Abbasanta, you will find signs for Nuoro: turn right and you will end up on the other side of the road, still following the signs for Nuoro. Here you have to be careful: follow the signs for Nuoro on the right, otherwise if you continue straight you will end up in Cagliari. When you reach Nuoro, follow the signs for the hospital “Nuoro Ospedale” and then towards Lanusei-Arbatax (you have to drive through a 1 km tunnel). Continue on the high speed road until the crossroad for Villagrande Strisaili, on the left in front of a small “Esso” gas station, about 40 minutes past Nuoro. Drive through the S.Barbara forest, and continue towards Tortolì. Past Tortolì, continue towards Arbatax. Once in Arbatax, turn right after the Pharmacy and you will see a sign for the Arbatasar Hotel. The first gate is for pedestrians, the second one with the restaurant sign is for cars.