Alghero is one of the most celebrated tourist resorts in Sardinia – a city rich in history and tradition, located on the north-western coast of the island, which is known as the “Coral Riviera” (hence the name of the nearby Riviera del Corallo airport at Fertilia, just 20 minutes’ drive from the city).
Often called Barcelloneta or “Little Barcelona”, thanks both to its vibrant nightlife and to the strong influence of Catalan culture that is clearly evident in the local dialect, architecture and culinary traditions), Alghero is the destination of choice for those who want to enjoy a holiday that’s all about relaxation, wellbeing, entertainment and culture.
The historical centre, which dates from the 11th century, is protected by ancient bastions that jut out towards the sea. The area, which plays host to the Porto Conte nature reserve and the Capo Caccia-Isola Piana marine protected area, is characterised by its luxuriant, well-preserved Mediterranean maquis and is the ideal place for those who love to experience nature at its most untainted.
The coastline of Alghero, stretching from the limestone promontory of Capo Caccia to Poglina beach, features smooth sandy shores alternating with sheer cliffs, solitary bays, jagged reefs and sea caves of stunning beauty (the so-called Grotte di Nettuno or “Neptune’s Caves”). Every year, the long beaches of fine white sand and the crystalline waters attract thousands of visitors from all around the world, and are the perfect place for everyone, including families with children, to relax and have fun.