Budoni is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Sardinia and it is located within easy reach of the most popular San Teodoro. Budoni is found on the Sardinian north-eastern coast and can be accessed through Sardinia’s main road n. 125.
We do not recommended taking this "Orientale Sarda" (eastern road) to reach Budoni unless you are quite patient and have the desire for a long journey full busy, populated centres as well as rural. open spaces with very impressive scenery.
Everybody travelling from Cagliari takes the main road n. 131 to Abbassanta, then turning right in the direction of Nuoro, continues on road n. 131 bis to Budoni.
This territory is part of Nuoro's province but most of its characteristics are more typical of the north than of central Sardinia.
It includes 18 km. of coastline that rise from the Tyrrhenian Sea, offering Budoni marvellous landscapes and sandy beaches and surrounding it by rocky walls. The nearest beach is only 300 meters from the village. It's a characteristic, small beach with rocks and a pretty surrounding pine forest and a transparent sea bed alternating between sand, rocks and small stones near the shoreline.
Other very frequented beaches are those of Port Ottiolu's coast including facilities such as parking lots, bars, services, surfboard and water-pedal boat rentals and campgrounds. There are also 445 moorings in Ottiolu's harbour.
During the summer months, Budoni is a very popular seaside destination that receives about 70 000 tourists.
The beauty of its landscapes, its transparent, turquoise-coloured sea (where, in 1998, the record for free, breath-held diving was made), the best hotels and tourist resort villages and the special attention paid to tourists' needs have transformed this small village of only 4000 inhabitants into one of the most sought after holiday destinations on the island.
However, Budoni doesn't only mean the sea; the village is situated on a flat area but the rest of the territory is prevalently hilly and only slightly inhabited. There are plenty of folkloristic events linked to the life and the traditions of these small settlements surrounding Budoni.