A nature park on the outskirts of Alghero
One of the incredible places to see a few kilometres from Alghero, on the north-western coast of Sardinia, is the beautiful Bay of Porto Conte, a large natural inlet enclosed between the karst headlands of Capo Caccia and Punta Giglio.
The Porto Conte Nature Park boasts a wide variety of natural landscapes, from craggy cliffs with a sheer drop to the sea through to white sandy beaches, oak forests and Mediterranean scrub. Within this vast natural paradise you'll find areas of particular interest, such as the Mugoni beach, lapped by the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean, or the Porticciolo tower which offers you a magnificent panoramic view of the entire bay.
The Capo Caccia headland, by contrast, conceals a wonderful limestone cave, one of the most beautiful in Europe. There are also many trails for trekkers to explore. It's also a great place for birdwatchers, who can spot many species of small bird such as the Sardinian partridge, the warbler, the cirl bunting and the wren but also raptors such as the peregrine falcon, the kestrel and the barn owl.