Cabras is located approximately 7km from Oristano on the West coast of Sardinia. The Sinis peninsular is an important international site for flora and fauna and home to many fascinating cultural treasures, the most stunning of which is Tharros. Beaches in this part of Sardinia are stunning and natural. Is Aruttas, Putzu Idu, Mari Erme and Torregrande are all worth mentioning. One of the best local festivals (there are many) is the barefoot race held on the first weekend of September. Three thousand men from Cabras run barefoot dressed in white to the village of San Salvatore where they reinact an ancient feud over a religious statue. The statue is carried back from San Salvatore. It is a tremendous spectacle to watch; physically exhausting and painful. Photos are online at http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]
Flights to Sardinia arrive at Alghero, Olbia and Cagliari airports. Ferries are available from Italy and southern France and Spain.
Agriturismo is available in some rural areas but if you want to stay in Cabras then you will most likely need to rent an apartment. Sardinia Sun offers apartments in Cabras on Via Leopardi, which are handy for the beach at Torregrande. For more details http://www.sardiniasun.co.uk
Celebrity chef Rick Stein recently visited Cabras and recommended Il Caminetto restaurant for their fish dishes. Note it is closed on Mondays. There are a multitude of local restaurants all serving excellent cuisine. The restaurant at La Spinnaker is good but busy at weekends, other good restaurants can be found at Torregrande or on the Torregrande road to Oristano. Agriturismo restaurants such as Su Soi on the Cabras road to Nuraxi offer visitors a taste of traditional local foods.