Beyond the beaches: Porto Pozzo

There are many other fun things to do aside from soaking up the sun on one of the beautiful beaches in the area. First of all, we recommend a trip to the islands. There are boats departing from Porto Pozzo daily but it’s preferable to book a few days in advance. If this is something you’d like to do and you’d wish to have more options, visiting the Palau port the previous evening is recommended as you’ll find stands that sell a variety of trips on a selection of different boats to satisfy all budgets. Alternatively, you can arrive at Palau port at 9AM and see what is available on the day (the tour usually departs at around 10AM).

If you’d prefer to rent a rubber dinghy I recommend you do it locally in Porto Pozzo as the road for the islands of the archipelago La Maddalena is shorter.


The surrounding area will surprise you with its wonderful beaches: long stretches of white sand, rugged hidden coves, granite rocks with bizzare forms, sparkling pebbles of quartz and crystal clear waters with a thousand shades of green and turquoise make the beaches of Sardinia an unmissable destination for all the sea lovers. Near the Hotel you’ll find wonderful beaches and inlets: the area offers tourists the opportunity to choose a beach every day, with different characteristics and reachable within a few minutes by car. Boats also leave from the village to visit the Maddalena archipelago, with its marvelous white sand beaches and crystal clear sea.

Places to visit: Palau


A privileged spot to observe and admire the local islands.

After the rail crossing, turn right and continue over the village up to the belvedere for around 4-5km. You can see the islands of La Maddalena, Caprera and S. Stefano from above. Bring the camera!

Porto Rafael

Graceful summer settlement with a little rocky road. Following the path towards the square will allow you to see villas that are immersed in the green and the rocks that become part of the houses themselves.
This walk will take you to a gracious square with bars, restaurants and shops overlooking a small beach. Avoid stilettos!

Altura Fortress Hill

Guided tour of the fortress, from 9.00-13.00 and from 17.00-20.00.
Guided tour every 15 minutes
Prices: Full price 3.00 Euro
Reduced price 2.00 Euro
Free for children under the age of 11

Bear’s rock

Hours: every day from April 1st to October 31st from 9.00am until sunset.

Rates: Full € 2.00; reduced € 1.00

Palau street market: Every Friday morning in the Port square.
Evening Market: Every evening in July and August.
Every Thursday evening in Porto Pollo there is a local beach party (for younger people).

Places to visit: Santa Teresa di Gallura

Archaeological site Lu Brandali
Open Daily 9.30-18.00
Guided tours: 9.30-10,30-11,30-16,30-17,30

Lighthouse of Capo Testa

Walk through the rocks eroded by the wind. From there you can see Corsica. On days of heavy Mistral you can see spectacular waves breaking against the rocks.

Nature Walk

In the area of Capotesta-Lu Bandali. The route is easily accessible for all ages and it’s beautiful and scenic. Remember to bring water and hats on the hottest days as there are no refreshment points along the way.

Torre Longosarda

In the center of St. Teresa. Open daily from 10.00-13.00/16.00-20.00 – Entrance Euro 2.00.

Belvedere di Santa Teresa

You can enjoy a privileged view of Corsica. On days when the weather is clear the cliffs of the French island are visible.

Outdoor Odeon Cinema:

Ask us for the updated programme!

Street Market

Every Thursday morning

Evening street Market

Every evening in the months of July and August.

The Local Markets


  • Arzachena


  • Santa Teresa di Gallura
  • San Pantaleo The market is not exactly around the corner, but it is worth visiting this little village among the rocks, located on the road to Olbia. Famous for its proximity to Porto Cervo, it offers a particular market that is renowned for its fabrics and craftsmanship. The village is very pretty, and houses shops of local artists. If you are in the area, do not miss it!


  • Evening market in Palau Every evening from July to September.
  • Evening market of S. Teresa di Gallura Every night from July to September.

Inside the Sardinian Land


Galluras Ethnographic Museum (Museum of the Agabbadora female)
National Road 35/A
Contact: 368/3376321
In our reception you will find the brochures giving you information about the museum. A visit can be arranged by contacting the caretaker to arrange an appointment (even 10 minutes in advance!).

Luras is also known for the production of Nebiolo wine.


Nuraghe Majori
Visiting times: 9.30-19.00
Prices: Euro 2.50 standard fee. Euro 3.00 for the guided tour.

In the area of Luras you can visit the Millenary Olive trees (it’s usually open 10,00 to 18,30).


Beautiful Ethnographic Museum MEOC (The biggest in Sardinia, a true “treasure” of the island, a suggestive structure in the amplitude of the exhibition spaces and the special care with which it was made, who masterfully integrates the majesty of granite, with green spaces and exposure museum that embodies all the richness of the history, traditions and popular culture Gallura, from 1600 to the present day). Contact: 079/620339 and also the Museum of Banditry (The town of Aggius was the epicenter of banditry gallurese for about three centuries: from the mid-sixteenth century, at the height of the Spanish in the mid-nineteenth century, under the rule of the House of Savoy). Contact: 079/621029

Open hours: 10.00-13.00/15.00-19.00

Recommended: buy tickets for both to get a discount and call to arrange a guided tour.


Street Market

Every Thursday from 9.00 to 13.00
The village houses a market with various and valuable goods, clothing, textiles, art. Very popular with the guests of Porto Cervo.

In the area there are also wineries where you can taste the local produce. We particularly recommend the winery of SURRAU in Arzachena (Località Chilvagghja, 07021 Porto Cervo OT, Italy)

For your peace of mind

We have a variety of local facilities in the area that will make your stay at Hotel Frassetto pleasant and more relaxing:

Tourism Office

V.le Aldo Moro, 62- 07028 Porto Pozzo,SS Italia

Pharmacy with local doctor

V.le Aldo Moro, 60 – 07028 Porto Pozzo SS, Italia

Mini market Le Gemelle (opposite the hotel): providing you with essentials and delicious snacks for your time at the beach

V.le A. Moro 48 – 07028 Porto Pozzo SS. Italia

Valmarket supermarket, a bigger store located at 700 meters from our hotel
Palau direction 700 mt far from the Hotel

Filigheddu Ice cream and confectionery

S.S. 133 bis – 07028 Porto Pozzo SS, Italia

How to reach the Hotel Frassetto? All information in THIS page.