Alghero is situated on the shores of a beautiful bay on the north-west coast of Sardinia. It's the tourist capital of the Coral Riviera. Alghero's international fame is due mostly to the intelligent and rational exploitation of the incomparable beauties of its unspoilt landscape and the excellent organisation of incoming tourism. Land and sea offer magnificent views along the 75 kilometres of coastline which stretches from the limestone promontory of Capo Caccia to the north, to the beach of La Speranza to the south. Here there is all that you can expect for a relaxing sailing holiday in Sardinia; silver beaches, breathtaking cliffs, indented rocky coastline, lovely coves and superb marine caves. Alghero is a Catalan town in Sardinia, Catalan because of its past under the Aragonese rule; architecture, the city walls, the towers and the Gothic Aragonese bell tower proves it. The people here are dedicated lovers of their sea.
Fishing boats and pleasure craft crowd the colourful harbour. The crystalline sea is ideal for coral and lobster fishing (only for those allowed to). The surrounding area is of archaeological and natural interest, for example visits to the Nuraghe of Palmavera, to the Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju, to Monte Doglia and Porto Conte are all worthwhile - a paradise for the photo-fanatic. Wandering along the country paths amidst the Mediterranean bush you come across very rare examples of vegetation. It is also possible to spot magnificent examples of fauna such as the griffon, the fallow deer, the albino donkey and even the moufflon which all live in protected areas and make up but a few of the attractions of this extraordinary Mediterranean habitat. The Neptune Caves with their impressive caverns of natural "lace work" of stalactites and stalagmites, dripping vaults and saline waters create an unreal world in the island's most beautiful and famous caves. Any time of year is the right time to come here - Alghero is always impressive for those who want to enjoy a sailing vacation in sardinia coast.