With its 44,000 inhabitants, it is the 5th largest city of Sardinia. Alghero is the island’s main harbour town, and one of its best-loved cities for the popular walkway along the port’s bastions, the red roofs that touch the sky and the gorgeous natural bay that flows into the emerald sea. It’s also known as Barcelona’s little sister.
The shoreline is some 90 km long and known as the Coral Riviera, home to a major colony of the finest coral. The most famous beach here is Le Bombarde, blessed with crystalline water and a clean sandy bottom, it is a favourite destination of families, young people and surfing enthusiasts.
One of the highlights of my stay was dining at Nautilus. The nr.1 restaurant of Alghero. The harbor view was to die for, especially around sundown. If you’re heading to Sardinia this is the place to be for a romantic evening for two.
For this occasion I stayed a Hotel Pedraladda in Castelsardo in the north of Sardinia. One of the two all-inclusive hotels. It towers over everything in it’s hilltop historic centre with alleyways and stone buildings. It’s a popular family hotel with about 110 rooms and contains all inclusive service. If that’s not your cup of tea head over to one of the lovely restaurants in the centre of Castelsardo.
The beach is just around the corner with the picturesque town Castelsardo is about 600 (up the hill) meters away. Don’t forget to pack your running or hiking shoes as the hills can be quite steep with a lot of stairs. But when you get to the top of the mountain the panorama view is quite spectacular. Rent a car to do more sightseeing and visit other towns and villages.
On the northwest of the island of Sardinia you’ll find the Blue Lagoon beach 🏖 Spiaggia Della Pelosa, just off Stintino. You won’t need to go to Aruba to experience the bluest of water 💦 and the whiter than white beaches. Definitely one of Sardinia’s most spectacular and I loves visiting this place for a couple of days.
Sardinia’s Islands, beaches and wind-sculped sea scapes with a total of 1800 km shoreline, are captivating. Climb sea cliffs, or hike into forest cloaked mountains. You can have it all. Thank you Corendon, I had such a marvelous time.
Via Zirulia, 50,
07031 Castelsardo SS, Italy