Inhabited since the fifth millennium BC and through the Bronze and Iron Age, the area is rich in archaeological sites: the remains of the Neolithic village of Cuccuru is Arrius; the Giants of Monte Prama; a number of nuraghi, sentinel-like towers dominating low hills and representing the most important traces of the ancient civilisation of Sardinia; and the site of Tharros, a town founded by the Phoenicians around the eighth century BC, located on the narrow promontory of Capo San Marco.
Renowned for its wonderful views, the Sinis Peninsula offers a rich landscape of cultivated fields and beautiful beaches, such as Is Arutas, Putzu Idu, Mari Ermi, Sa Rocca Tunda and many others.
The Sinis Peninsula overlooks a Protected Marine Area and Mal di Ventre Island, famous for its Roman ruins. The Peninsula is a paradise for diving, birdwatching, hiking, biking and canoeing.
A serious attraction for golf lovers is the Is Arenas Golf Club, only 2 km from Is Benas Country Lodge, An 18-hole course with sand dunes, forest and water, and enjoying an exceptional climate, it provides a perfect opportunity for golfing in one of the finest golf courses in Europe.