Five things to do in Alghero when the wind blows

The wind is a frequent guest in the North West of Sardinia. For those who love beach life, the classic three (or five) days of mistral wind can be a nuisance. But don’t worry: the Alghero area offers many possibilities to spend these days in the best possible way.


We have selected five things to do in Alghero in case of wind, but we are ready to welcome your suggestions to extend the list!


1. Visit the splendid archaeological sites of the area

Leaving Alghero without visiting the Nuraghe Palmavera and the Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju is a real crime! Take advantage of the windy days to immerse yourself in the fascinating history of ancient civilizations.

For furher information: Cooperativa Silt – +39329 438 5947

nuraghe palmavera Alghero

2. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the historic center of Alghero

Alghero is a town rich in history and charm. A windy day is ideal for breathing in the mist and admiring the waves breaking on the historic Bastions.

And if it’s too windy, don’t worry: just take shelter in the narrow streets of the Catalan city and treat yourself to a coffee, a dessert or an aperitif in one of the numerous bars that enliven the historic centre.


3. Explore the Porto Conte Park

Porto Conte Park has been recognized as the first Ecomuseum in Sardinia: an integrated offer made up of different points of interest, from naturalistic ones (such as the Prigionette Wildlife Oasis) to museum ones (the Antoine de Saint-Éxupery Museum , Casa Gioiosa) without forgetting the Roman Villa of Sant’Imbenia.

For further information: Parco Naturale di Porto Conte, +39 079 945005

Cala Barca Prigionette


4. Take up photography

The calm sea with Caribbean colors has its charm, but what about the force given off by the wind, the majestic waves and the colors of some sunsets?

In Alghero and its surroundings there is no shortage of panoramic points: the Belvedere of Capo Caccia, Cala Barca, Torre del Porticciolo, the Argentiera and the Bastions of Alghero themselves are all perfect places to show off your artistic skills!



5. Spend a day in Punta Giglio

We may be a bit biased, but Punta Giglio is the perfect place to spend a windy day. Walks in the woods are ideal for breathing in the scent of the Mediterranean scrub, taking advantage of the protection of the trees on most of the paths.

The routes are accessible both on foot and by bike, while an electric shuttle service is available for those with mobility difficulties.

At the end of the main route, you can stop at our Rifugio di Mare or continue and visit the MAPS (Environmental Museum of Punta Giglio – Sardinia) to learn about the history of the former military outpost.



The prevailing winds in Alghero

This table, taken from the MeteoBlue website, provides useful information on the prevailing winds in Alghero.


How to get to the Rifugio di Mare

Rifugio di Mare and MAPS are located within the Parco Naturale di Porto Conte.

To access the forest area of ​​Punta Giglio, follow the signs for Maristella and then Porto Conte. The Rifugio di Mare can be reached through various paths that wind between the woods and the coast, offering spectacular views.

The area can also be reached by public transport (it is advisable to always check with Arst, the local transport company) or, for the more sporty, by bike(the road from Alghero is partly cycleable).

The electric shuttle

In case of bad weather or if there are people with mobility difficulties or children, the transport from the entrance gate to the former barracks is guaranteed by an electric shuttle. Contact us for this service!