Hotel Al Gabbiano, Bosa ***
The Hotel Al Gabbiano, Bosa sits on the western coast of the island of Sardinia (Sardegna). Very near to the sea (in the Bosa Marina part of the town) this Sardinia accommodation enjoys a panoramic view of Bosa harbour and gazes onto the old Spanish watchtower ... View hotel
Double rooms from €70
Hotel Residence Lido Chelo, Bosa Marina ***
The Hotel Residence Lido Chelo, Bosa Marina sits on a crescent-shaped beach on the western coast of Sardinia (Sardegna). Located at the heart of this beautiful bay, the hotel is also close to the lovely medieval town of Bosa. This is a delightfully relaxing spot, with comfortable and well-appointed suites... View hotel
Double rooms from €80
Hotel Royal, Bosa ***
Hotel Royal is a pleasant three-star hotel in Sardinia, with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Located in the attractive little town of Bosa, a little way inland and along the coast from the provincial capital, Alghero. Bosa itself is a charming town with an attractive historic centre and plenty of shopping... View hotel
Double rooms from €69
In Sardinia's Oristanco province, the town of Bosa has some fascinating history and a significant claim on the present, having been voted 'most beautiful beach in Italy' in 2006. Sardinia may be one of the two largest islands in the Mediterranean, along with Sicily, but its turbulent history (being repeatedly invaded down the centuries) meant the canny Sards tended not to settle by the seaside. Come the 20th century and the explosion in Sardinian tourism and that meant vast swathes of unspoiled Sardinian coastline. Popularity, alas, has tended to change that somewhat, but this central western stretch of Sardinian seaboard remains one of the last remaining expanses of unspoiled, indeed deserted, coastline.
Admiring visitors have described Bosa as 'stranded' but there is nothing forgotten or gloomy about the place. The old town, Sa Costa, has cobbled streets (little more than passageways really) which pick their way through the medieval buildings to the 12th century hilltop castle. The castle in turn, defends Bosa against invasion (or it did) gazing down upon the River Temo. Down the hill there is the current Cathedral and its predecessor, San Pietro, its Gothic edifice added in the Middle Ages by the Cistercian monks who lived here. Bang up to date and we have the modern town of Bosa Marina, 5km downriver of Bosa proper. Hotels, restaurants, a sweet little port and of course that beach, all in the shade of the Isola Rossa and overlooked by the Spanish watchtower.