- Alghero All inclusive holidays
This charming medieval city is one of Sardinia’s most popular resorts. Visit out of season and it’s a sleepy place filled with tumbling cobbled streets and tiny tavernas. During peak season the population explodes, and you’ll find it packed with Italian holidaymakers as well as those Brits in the know. This is a fabulous base for a family break, and all inclusive holidays in Alghero are becoming incredibly popular with the low cost carriers too.
The town may be exceptionally photogenic, but it’s the gorgeous beaches that most visitors come for. However, if the crowds get a bit too much then there are lots of attractions out of town to keep you busy. If you fancy visiting a genuine mining ghost town then head to the spooky abandoned town of Argentiera, or check out some local ancient history at the ancient palace of Nuraghe di Palmavera. Sardinia is a real pleasure for drivers, with good roads and glorious countryside criss-crossed with scenic routes.
If you want to see ‘authentic’ Sardinian life then the little medieval town of Bosa is a real treat. It has an historic centre and has managed to hang on to its identity and unique personality. The result is a friendly, relaxed spot that welcomes visitors who are looking for something other than the usual tourist trappings.
One of the region’s natural wonders are the Grotta di Nettuno caves. You’ll have to clamber down over 650 steps to reach them, or approach by boat, but their definitely worth a trip. If the kids don’t fancy caving (or all those steps), then the Aquadream Baja Sardinia water park is a family day out that everyone will love. For a touch of ancient history, visit one of the thousands of nuraghi dotted across the island. Neolithic structures that are unique to Sardinia and still a bit of a mystery as to what they actually are!
The city is full of great landmarks, and Alghero all inclusive holidays give you the chance to explore some of the best. Alghero is quite a small city, so you can easily explore on foot, or hop on the local bus and save the shoe leather. Top of the list are the city’s sea walls. They were built in the 16th century and are still in remarkably good condition. The walls run from Porta a Mare and the marina to the north all the way down to Piazza Sulis in the south of the city. You’ll find bars and restaurants all along the walls, making it a great place for an evening glass of wine or to simply watch the sun set.
Right in the centre of the city you’ll find the Campanile or Bell Tower, another Renaissance construction and a great point to orientate your adventures around the complex streets. It’s an octagonal tower that can be accessed through a rather magnificent Gothic doorway on Via Principe Umberto, but be prepared for a lot of steps to the top.
Sardinian towns are designed around squares and piazzas, and the best one in Alghero is Piazza Civica. Once the administrative heart of the medieval city, it’s now lined with glamorous shops and boutiques, and is particularly good if you are looking for some jewellery as a souvenir of your holidays in Alghero.
The city is bristling with towers from down the ages, and some of the best include Torre di Sulis, Torre di Sant’Elmo, Torre della Polveriera and the Torre de San Giovanni, which is used to stage art exhibitions and events. One of the prettiest landmarks is the brightly coloured tiles of Sant Miquel’s Dome.
There are nightclubs in Alghero, but you’re more likely to find your evening entertainment to be a little more laid back and relaxed. Restaurants and tavernas often have live music that captures the unique personality of Sardinia, its folk music and culture. Shows and exhibitions are popular throughout the city, especially during the summer. Jazz and blues music seems to be particularly popular, and during the summer the waterfront bars are filled with smooth jazz and 12-bar blues well into the evening. Drinks can be expensive, so look for two for one offers if you’re travelling on a budget.
There are some late night clubs closer to the main resort hotels, but in general, entertainment in Alghero has a much more relaxed pace. During the summer the city has plenty of festivals and celebrations, and visitors are encouraged to join in the revelry. Hotels put on entertainment and themed nights for guests, and ensure the kids are kept happy with kid’s clubs and children’s entertainers during the day. Puppet shows are popular on Sardinia, and will certainly appeal to the little ones, while older kids can join in on adventure days that take them coasteering, kayaking and swimming while mum and dad have a little bit of time to themselves.
Why choose an all-inclusive holiday to Alghero
All inclusive holidays to Alghero are perfect for families who want something a little different, without the usual tourist trappings. It’s a great spot for some quality family time together, and with plenty of activities, attractions and sights, nobody should be bored during their time on the island, even teenagers! The theme parks will keep the little ones amused, while older kids will enjoy activities like kayaking, mountain biking and caving. If the older kids are keen swimmers then this is one of the best diving spots in the Med, with plenty of PADI approved schools and instructors. But if you simply want a fun holiday with accommodation that ranges from five star hotels to self-catering with all the mod cons, Alghero has the lot. Like cheap all-inclusive holidays to Alghero? Check out our other amazing deals for Alghero holidays!