Going for a swim in a pool on the moon? You can imagine the scenery and experience the sensations in the cove of Cane Malu, three kilometres from the medieval village of Bosa. The natural pool is located on the tip of Cabu d’Aspu, a few steps from Bosa Marina, where the northern stretch of the Bosa coast begins, in the Capo Marargiu direction. You will reach it after walking for about ten minutes along a path that, setting off from the river port at the mouth of the Temo river, runs alongside the sea, over cliffs of white trachyte, the typical local stone. It is precisely this particular type of rock that creates the lunar scenery, a surreal, white landscape, which is counterbalanced by the intense turquoise colour of the sea. Countless storm surges, driven by the force of the northwesterly wind, have gorged and shaped the trachyte over thousands of years, creating the shape of a large ‘basin’, bordered by a band of rock. The white strip of trachyte resembles a dog's tail, especially when the sea is rough, hence the name: ‘bad dog’. Not surprisingly, it is a unique jewel of nature that requires prudence and, in fact, it’s best to choose a day with no wind and with a calm sea, to fully enjoy the charm of the pool. Then, if you wait for the sunset, the play of light between the light colour of the cliff and the reflections of the sea will treat you to unforgettable sensations.
Cane Malu is cosy and comfortable for those who want to lie down and relax in the sun. The surrounding beaches also offer relaxation: to the south of Bosa Marina is the beach of Turas, famous for its spectacular sunsets, while four kilometres north of the village is the beach of s’Abba druche, with its white, grainy sand mixed with pebbles and its shallow waters. Moving even further north, you will be surprised by the wild scenery of Cumpoltittu: the coast is protected on both sides by promontories covered with Mediterranean scrub stretching down to the sea with its blue and turquoise water. Not far away, the small cove of sa Codulera has a pebbly seabed and a transparent sea suitable for snorkelling, while Torre Argentina will strike you with its alternating inlets, coves and reefs that plunge into the cobalt blue sea.
Not only splendid beaches: the 45 kilometres that separate Bosa from Alghero are a setting worthy of a Hollywood film. Provincial road SP 49 - which becomes provincial road SP 105 halfway along - offers irresistible views, pink trachyte rock walls, expanses of yellow broom, shimmering reflections of the sea, ranging from emerald green to turquoise, and sheepfolds scattered here and there that have become guardians of the coast, a role that once belonged to the Spanish towers.