Castiadas takes place along the southeast coast of Sardinia, in the middle of a plain (Parco dei Sette Fratelli) going downhill until it reaches the sea. Visitors cannot really expect it to be a place that looks familiar, since Castiadas is among those so-called "spread towns" made up by several small villages spread around 102 km, with colonial-style houses dating back to the aftermath of the Second World War. Along with the townhall, the police station, various picturesque churches and little shops, there is also a museum and a wine cooperative for the production of a delicious red wine DOC.
Due to Castiada's quiet position and essential services, most of the houses here have turned into holiday houses for locals residing along the southern coast. Due to the overwhelming atmosphere of a peaceful and bucolic corner of Sardinia, Castiadas is the ideal destination for those looking for a relaxing holiday out of the crowd and far from hectic moods. This probably originates from its past: in fact, in the early 70' Castiadas was home for a notorious community of hippies attracted by the dream of a simple lifestyle close to the nature.
Main attraction for tourits is Castiadas' seaside, that covers some among the most beautiful beaches of the whole island, such as Santa Giusta e Cala Sinzias, for instance. The former being widely known as "Scoglio di Peppino", literally "Peppino's rock", as the name of the fisherman who used the popular rock ("scoglio") emerging from the water as preferred place for fishing. When a fresh sea breeze beats the coast, the smell of eucalyptus spreads all around the beach of Cala Sinzias, that looks like a sort of natural swimming pool for the pure, cristal water that got many important recognitions. The coastline includes also small paradise bays, like Spiaggia di San Pietro and Cala Sant'Elmo, protected by suggestive cliff ideal to enjoy intimately.