It rests nearly 500 metres above sea level in a gentle valley to the west of Burgos castle, which overlooks the village. This is the smallest village in Goceano, with a population of 400. The settlement may have originated from a village located near the murei nuraghe, placed to watch over the Tirso valley from above. The village has had several names: Sperlato, Speralato, Sporlato. There are numerous nuraghic remains in addition to the murei: in particular, the Erismanzanu nuraghe, which has a perfectly preserved surrounding wall in trachyte blocks.
Annexed to the Torres Giudicato together with Burgos, Esporlato continues to show traces of its medieval past. In 1339 it became a royal feud of the Aragonese, before passing to the Spanish and the Piedmontese. The parish church is dedicated to San Gavino and was built in the Middle Ages in trachyte blocks. The saint is celebrated on 25 October in a popular local event. Other places of worship include San Sebastiano and the rural church of Santa Barbara. Don't miss the celebrations for Sant'Isidoro on 10 May and the evocative festival of Santa Lucia on 13 December.
Esporlatu offers some real culinary delicacies, such as sa piscadura, made with broad beans and lard, wild fennel sautéed in lard and boiled mutton. Pastries include sos papassinos, sas mandagadas and sas orulettas.