Bosa: the colorful village

Who comes to Sardinia should know that in addition to the beaches and to the luxury life of the Costa Smeralda there are many magnificent places rich in history and culture that you should definitely visit.

Bosa, is one of these.

Located in northern Sardinia, it is a small village of ancient origins. Crossed by the river Temo (only navigable river in Sardinia) is characterized by typical colorful houses in pastel colors, the wrought-iron balconies, the narrow alleys of the old town … give it a magical atmosphere in Bosa handing the title of one of the most beautiful villages of Italy.

The ancient village called Sa Costa is located at the foot of the hill Serravalle and is dominated by the Malaspina castle. The streets of the old town are accessible only by foot, because of the narrow streets, alleys, arcades.

The Malaspina Castle, was built in 1112 (twelfth century) has about 900 years of history. It was the presence of the castle in this to determine the change of the urban village.

In fact, the houses began to be built at the foot of the castle for protection thus giving life to the birth of the medieval quarter, precisely knows Sa Costa (the coast)

Renowned for the quality of the olive oil and  wine especially the Malvasia (DOC mark). Many specialized shops in the coral processing, gold filigree and filet.

Bosa Marina, about 2km from the center of the village, is the hamlet of Bosa on the sea where there is the famous beach that has often won the 5 sails of Legambiente for the immaculate quality of the sea

The beaches of Bosa

Bosa Marina

1km of sandy beach with shallow water. Facilities, food courts, water sports. Make it the ideal destination for families. At the end of the beach, the pier connects with the red island where stands the Aragonese tower. Rewarded (2016) by Legambiente for the beauty of the sea with 5 sails!

S’abba druque (sweet water)

about 3 km from Bosa along the coast road that goes towards Alghero. Three bays with azure sea, sand and wildlife around. Parking and a refreshment stands

Capo Marrargiu

this area – among the most beautiful of Sardinia – with volcanic rocks, tuffs and lavas. 8km north of Bosa in the direction of Alghero. In nature, you can reach these coves just walk through trails or boat. For lovers of trekking and wilderness


always in the direction of Alghero about 6km from Bosa. It’s possible to get there by car and park in a clearing. After that, continue on foot along a winding path and steep in the middle of the Mediterranean. The creeks will appear in all their beauty with green waters and fine sand. The fatigue of the walk will be amply rewarded by the beauty of the place!

How to get to Bosa

Bosa it’s located on the north-west coast, almost between Oristano and Alghero.

  • By car

It is 65 km from Oristano and 45 km from Alghero.
Reach Bosa from Alghero is very easy along the SP 49 road where you meet beautiful panoramic wild beaches and breathtaking views!

If you don’t have your own car we suggest to rent a car at Alghero airport

  • By plane

The nearest airport is Alghero-Fertilia, located about 57 Km.

The best way to reach the city is via car. So – if you do not have your own transportation – it is advisable to rent directly from the airport of Alghero.

The Olbia Airport is about 140km, about 2 hours travel. The route is internal and we must head towards Ozieri, then continue on to Macomer.

  • By bus

It’s possible to reach Bosa from Alghero airport by bus. Bus schedules Alghero-Fertilia airport – Bosa 

Bus connections to Porto Torres: see timetable

To reach Olbia there are no direct buses between the airport Costa Smeralda and Bosa. You have to make a stopover in Oristano or Sassari through ARST bus service

  • By ferry

If you arrive by ferry the closest port is Porto Torres about 100 km away from Bosa

Route Genoa – Porto Torres offers prices from only 49€

  • By train

In Bosa there is no a local railway that connects the various centers of Sardinia. The only station is the one served by the tourist service of the Green Train (Trenino Verde)  that connects  Macomer and Bosa Marina.

Starting from Macomer Station, exceeded the highest point of the line (stop Bara 537 m) starts a slow descent to the sea that appears after Tresnuraghes. It ‘a very scenic stretch which gradually descends to the last stop of Bosa Marina.

The green train has undergone modernization works that have created several service interruptions. Check the Trenino Verde website for all the latest information on routes and departures

Where to sleep in Bosa: 3 fantastic Hotels to stay

Sa Balza Guest House

Pessighette Dimora di Campagna

Palazzo Sa Pischedda

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