Alghero, one of Sardinia's main cities, is also one of the gateways to the island, thanks to the airport sited nearby in Fertilia. It is renowned for the "Coral Riviera" (Riviera del Corallo in Italian), so-called because the waters of the bay play host to a large quantity of precious red coral of the finest quality, which is caught to this day by underwater coral-fishers. Catching, working and selling coral have for centuries played a crucial role in the local economy – so much so that coral appears on the city's crest.
The city retains its 11th-century fortified old town and its enchanting harbour, which features numerous delightful
shops, bars and restaurants.
The surrounding area.
We are surrounded by places of great interest in terms of archaeology and natural history. The most important sites include the necropolis of Anghelu Ruju and the nuragic village of Palmavera, as well as "Neptune's Caves" (Grotte di Nettuno in Italian), which can be reached either on land or by sea. Mount Doglia, which lies behind us, affords stunning views of the bays of Alghero and Porto Conte, with their white beaches and emerald-green water.
If you adore untainted nature, an excursion on horseback between Lake Baratz and the beaches of Porto Ferro will provide the ideal backdrop for your photographic safaris.
If you love to sunbathe, our hotel is the perfect base from which to reach the Bombarde, Punta Negra, Maria Pia and Lazzareto beaches, as well as numerous small, exclusive bays, in next-to-no-time.
Do you like to stroll along the shore?
Between Fertilia and Alghero, you will find 6 kilometres of uninterrupted beach, sheltered by the famous sand dunes with their wild lilies.
A convenient diving boat and pontoon with instructor are available for the benefit of those who want to explore the under-sea world. Under the cliffs of Capo Caccia, you will discover a habitat that is comparable only to those of tropical parts of the world, with a multitude of fish, including the undisputed king of the local seas, the Mediterranean red lobster, which forms the basis for a typical Algherese seafood platter.