Stretching nicely along the beaches of a mining village on the southwestern coast of Sardinia, Buggerru is genuinely an exciting and idyllic place to visit on the island. The seaside town lies hidden deep within a mountainous area and a beach known for shallow water and a sandy seabed. Since the last mines closed down in 1980, Buggerru has also become a popular tourist destination with some surviving miners acting as tourist guides throughout the region. A descending winding road surrounded with breathtaking mountainous scenery welcomes you to Buggerru and at the center of the village is a lovely port overlooking the Galleria Henry, one of the most visited mines in the area, where a steam train used to travel carrying the minerals that were extracted from the mines. Tourists visiting the tunnel will be led into its entrance, and some former miners will introduce the area and share some fascinating history of the place. The village is pretty small and will give you a first impression of being mundane, but once you reach the mining area and get a peek into the enormous cliffs of Buggerru that are splendidly surrounded by the bright blue sea, you’ll understand why this place is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination in Sardinia. As for the coastline, the beach of Buggerru is one of the reasons why tourists would flock to this place. It’s close to the mining village, so all the main tourist services are at your disposal. The coastline is long and reaches as far as Capo Pecora, which is a southernmost locality of the Costa Verde. Nearby, you’ll find the stunning inlet of Cala Domestica. This beautiful small cove is known for its lovely blue waters and lovely white sand. There’s also a smaller cove at the right that can be reached through a path that goes into the rocks. Furthermore, in the north, check out the towering dunes of San Nicolao. Behind it is an impressive area of pines reforestation, an ideal place for bike excursions. Further up, there’s Portixeddu, another lovely beach in the area known for its pristine white sand and crystal clear waters. Indeed, Buggerru is the best destination for tourists who wanted to explore a distinguished territory that’s rich in history and filled with adventure and beautiful scenery.
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Where to Stay in Buggeru - Top Picks
Rifugio sotto le stelle Portixeddu
Rifugio sotto le stelle ("refuge under the stars") is an authentic villa in Buggerru located in a beautiful place that’s sheltered among the junipers of Portixeddu. Surrounded by the lovely views of nature, this villa is definitely the perfect place to stay for a relaxing holiday in South-west Sardinia. An architect who has a fondness for the countryside was the brain behind the beautiful villa. It comprises of two double bedrooms, and one room has a loft in it. Thus, the entire villa is capable of accommodating up to 5 guests. Aside from the two bedrooms, the air-conditioned house also comes with a living room and a fully equipped kitchen. The villa has one spacious bathroom, which comes with a bathtub. Furthermore, the home offers access to a beautiful veranda that’s facing the sea, and with a few deck chairs arranged in it, you can enjoy the Perseid meteor shower that will burst into light in August, while you enjoy a glass of wine. There’s also an indoor fireplace to keep the place warm and cozy in winter. The charming villa is set in a one-hectare land area, and you have everything available on site for a relaxing holiday experience. The holiday home is 58 kilometers away from Cagliari Elmas Airport, in the locality of Piscina Suigas, and there is free parking available on site, perfect for those who are taking their car for their vacation in south-west Sardinia.
La Rosa Dei Venti
La Rosa Dei Venti is a 4-star hotel in Buggeru located just across the harbor and only a few minutes walk away from the beach. Its strategic location makes it an ideal starting point for your holiday in southwest Sardinia. As for the rooms at Hotel La Rosa Dei Venti, they open up to the gulf and to some of the scenic views of the mining town of Buggeru. From the balcony of your room, you can admire the splendid panorama of the sea and soak up the enchanting Mediterranean views. All rooms are furnished with utmost attention to detail. They are decorated in a traditional Sardinian style and furnished with elegant wooden furniture and fixtures. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning system and Wi-Fi, and offer comfort and relaxation for all guests. Each private bathroom is equipped with free toiletries and a hairdryer. A sweet and a savory breakfast buffet is served on the spacious terrace on the third floor of the hotel, which opens to the panoramic view of the Gulf of Buggeru. Guests can also choose to enjoy their meals on the balcony of their room. La Rosa Dei Venti has its own in-house restaurant serving traditional Mediterranean cuisine in a setting that’s surrounded by the striking scenery of the former mining village.