Destination guide

History, culture and gorgeous sands in Alghero

There's rarely a bad word said about Alghero and it's easy to see why. Infused with the flavours of Italy and Spain, it's many a traveller's introduction to Sardinia. Nostalgia pulls hard on those who have been. Nostalgia for the ochre-hued medieval walls that twist and turn like something out of Game of Thrones. Nostalgia for the cobbled lanes filled with coffee bars and ice-cream shops. Nostalgia for the glorious string of beaches that vanish with the coastline out of town. Come and sample history, culture and gorgeous sands with your Alghero holiday rental this year.

Things to do

Heritage and history galore in Alghero

Once you've finished hopping between the domed churches and palazzos of the historical centre, you can head to the Alghero Archaeology Museum to get a lesson in some of the ancient city's deeper past. See cracked vases once handled by the Romans and mysterious Nuragic finds from the island's own necropolises. Heritage overload? The beach is just a stone's throw away. Check out the powdery sands and lapping aquamarine waters of Spiaggia delle Bombarde for one of the very best.


Enthralling days in Alghero's Old Town

With its sculpted Renaissance chapels, grand Catalan-era cathedrals, narrow lanes and sandstone fortress walls, there's really nowhere more enthralling on Sardinia than the Old Town of Alghero. Take the family and explore the piazzas and arcades with a tour guide, learning tales of ghosts and Spanish seafarers as you go. Beyond the city, leave your Alghero holiday rental behind and discover rugged peaks and marine reserves, a playground for scuba diving, rock climbing and beach lazing.


Avoiding the crowds in sun-soaked Alghero

With a four-fold increase in the population of this ancient city during the scorching summer months of July and August, it's easy to pinpoint the time of year when most travellers are seeking out Alghero holiday rentals. You might want to dodge the busier months to free up funds for evening aperitifs on the Med. Take a trip in May or June or, during autumn, in September and October. The weather is usually still good and prices tend to drop with the crowds.

Natural features

Picture-perfect coastline in Alghero

Alghero faces the Regional Natural Park of Porto Conte. It's a protected reserve that perfectly sums up the beauty of the Sardinian west coast. Chalk-white cliffs soar from seas of cerulean blue, great caves and grottoes carved into their faces. There are wide bays with both rocky and sandy beaches, all quickly giving way to rugged lagoons where snorkelers can see starfish and rare seagrass prairies through the crystal-clear waters. South of town is another stretch of shore that cries out to be photographed, being more secluded and wild with its scrub-topped mountains and empty inlets.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Alghero

Fly into Alghero (AHO-Fertilia), the closest airport, located 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay around Alghero?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,052 holiday lettings near Alghero. From 632 Flats to 195 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alghero for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Alghero?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alghero:

  • Alghero City Centre: 346 holiday homes
  • Lido: 397 holiday homes
  • Porto Conte: 26 holiday homes
  • Pivarada: 518 holiday homes
  • La Taulera: 282 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alghero?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Alghero. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Maria Pia Beach: 1,190 holiday lettings
  • Alghero Walls: 1,135 holiday lettings
  • Alghero City Hall: 1,131 holiday lettings
  • Alghero Market: 1,134 holiday lettings
  • Mugoni Beach: 1,126 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Alghero listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Alghero?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 632 Flats in Alghero. Our other popular types of Alghero holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 195 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 126 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 13 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alghero?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 186 holiday homes with pool available in Alghero. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.