Alghero – North Westerly Coast of Sardinia
Enjoy a holiday in Alghero this summer and be surrounded by astounding natural beauty along the north west of the coast of the Italian Island Sardinia. The picturesque part of the island attracts thousands of holidaymakers each year, many families and couples particularly enjoy staying in the serene countryside which provides the perfect setting for relaxing summer holidays. With lush flora found throughout the town and a rugged coastline which offers beaches, cliffs and caves you will be able to enjoy all kinds of great sights. Most Alghero accommodation is in a great location where you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views of the town.
There is a whole host of Alghero accommodation to choose from when you are looking for somewhere to stay on your holiday. If you are looking to take advantage of low cost rooms then take a look at the Alghero apartments and the various B&B’s available in the resort. Alghero hotels are also varied and you will find some that are reasonably priced and others that cater for holidaymakers looking to enjoy a bit of luxury on their break.
There is a fine local transport system which has buses and trains heading out to various other areas of the island such as Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia.
Alghero – Fun & Activities
As a coastal town the beach on a holiday in Alghero is always going to be the main point of focus for tourists, and while there is plenty of rocky coastline if you head north of the town there is a very long stretch of beach with golden sands to relax on during the hot summer days. The beach is found in an area connected to the town call Lido San Giovanni which is in walking distance. On the beach you can start to work on your tan on a sun lounger or enjoy one of the various water sports on offer which range from hiring pedal boats to scuba diving.
Away from the beach you will be able to appreciate the rest of the islands beauty in the form on the countryside. Many tourists enjoy simply hiking through the beautiful terrain or hire bikes and discover their little spots of seemingly untouched and unspoiled parts of Alghero. While you may think that the best views are enjoyed from the balcony of your Alghero hotels there is so many more fantastic view points out in the countryside to enjoy.
The town of Alghero has plenty of historic aspects and has many buildings that are dated but add to the very scenic aspect which makes the area incredibly beautiful. The red tiled roofs and medieval buildings lend themselves to Alghero and make it a memorable place for all who visit. Perhaps only the Alghero accommodation are the newest buildings the town has seen for some time. The Palazzo d’Albis is an exceptional historic site which along with Neptune’s Grotto at Cappo Caccia are a must see whilst on a holiday in Alghero.
There are plenty of quaint boutiques and craft shops which mean you can enjoy a pleasant shopping experience buying unique items of clothing and such along with great souvenirs as mementoes of your holiday in Alghero.
Alghero - Food & Nightlife
You can enjoy one of the finest dining experiences of your life with a holiday in Alghero, as most of the restaurants are found near the seafront and provide the most breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea with the sun setting whilst you taste fantastic local cuisine. There are plenty of cafes to enjoy during the day if you are looking for a quick bite to eat whilst exploring the town on the evening you will be able to sit and dine in one of many classy restaurants serving popular Italian meals that have a fantastic local tint. Spanish dishes are also very prominent including dishes like paellas, seafood is very common and many restaurants specialise in that area of food. You will also find that Alghero hotels also offer fantastic food to its residents ranging from tourist friendly dishes to more acquired tastes, catering for everyone.
On an evening you will be to enjoy some nightlife in this coastal town, though nothing too hectic is on offer. Enjoy cocktails in one of the stylish bars found along the seafront where you can wind down the day watching the sun set way off into the distance. Try local wines whilst on holiday in Alghero such as Limoncello and Mirto to submerge yourself in local culture, why not taste this sensation in Café Latino which overlooks the harbour and is a perfect location for the evening.
Alghero – Weather Info
The beautiful Alghero enjoys fantastic weather during summer and it is the perfect season to appreciate everything that Alghero has to offer. You can expect the temperatures during a summer holiday in Alghero to soar over the 30°C mark during the hottest months of July and August. During this time you can enjoy high temperatures with the 12 hours of sunshine which gives you plenty of opportunity to work on your summer tan. The cloudless, bright blue skies make this area all the more attractive.
Over the colder months the temperatures will of course fall and so will the hours of sunlight each day. The winter see’s the most rainfall over the course of the year and the temperatures can go as low as 6°C at times during the night, the hours of sunlight also suffers as a result lasting around 5 hours each day. When spring begins you can expect things to start getting a lot warmer and the temperatures will indicate this significantly as April enjoys highs of 20°C as summer gradually makes its way back around.