Various activities are recommended: from a simple motor or sailing boat trip in order to visit the coast of Alghero, the discovery of Porto Conte Park with its dreamlike inlets and deep waters. Among the different possibilities, the trip with vintage “Andrea Jensen” sailing ship is certainly the most striking: a whole day at sea in the company of a friendly crew always at your disposal and a chance to encounter dolphins and schools of tuna while sailing. Not to be missed is the Wind Sardinia Sail boat charter specializing in the hire of sailing boats with or without a skipper who also organizes excursions in the Asinara National Park and romantic sailings under the stars in the bay of Alghero.
At the hotel the opportunity, also, to rent dinghy boats with or without a helmsman.
Hotel El Faro has joined the Exclusive Bike Hotel circuit (www.exclusivebikehotel.it). Mountain Bike rental service is at guests' disposal, complete with the necessary equipment, by the important “Bottecchia” company suitable for all levels of routes and skills. Also available are road racing bikes with a high technical profile by the famous “Cinelli” company, suitable for medium or high level routes. In this regard, available from the Concierge is a guide with Sardinia's best routes from 20 miles to 75 miles with altitude, mileage and road information, suitable for more athletic guests. For the use of these bikes you will have to be fitted with technical boots with compatible “Look” attachments. The use of Mountain Bikes is easy and enjoyable due to the numerous routes of the Porto Conte National Park, which completely surrounds the hotel.
Horse riding excursions
Possibility of horse riding by the sea, by the lake and in the countryside a few miles from the hotel where there is one of the most active centres for the equestrian discipline of Equitourism: the “Sa Mandra Tre Stelle” located near Porto Ferro beach, a favourite place for horseback riding, where you arrive after having travelled along the enchanting routes among the dense Mediterranean scrub ...
For information on prices and itineraries, please contact the Hotel reception.
For Diving activities we turn directly to industry experts who have worked with us for years. Alghero, Porto Conte and Capo Caccia are just some of the reference points serving to indicate the landscape value of the site where the Capo Galera Diving Center is located, in the centre of the marine reserve of Capo Caccia. The venue is located in a majestic villa overlooking the sea; a Cressi-sub test centre, a renowned 14-metre Aprea boat and an inflatable BWA 740 raft are able to offer dives suited to both beginners and experienced divers, with the option of choosing among the cliff faces and countless caves that open under the imposing cliffs of Punta Giglio and Capo Caccia. Dives in the marine reserve ensure great thrills with the chance to observe red coral, typical of the area, already at a depth of 16 feet. The Capo Galera Diving Center is also an ESA college and offers scuba diving courses from the beginner level to instructor level and is a Apnea Academy centre.
Alghero is the sea, Neptune's Grotto, a historical centre, the Nuraghe Palmavera and other sites, but all would be incomplete without a visit to the beautiful surrounding hills and steep cliffs. There are many fascinating routes to be taken from where you can admire the Mediterranean flora and fauna, wonderful views that no postcard will ever frame. With the tours that TREKKING ALGHERO organize it will be wonderful and fascinating to follow guides who will reveal our flora and fauna’s hidden secrets and there will be guaranteed fun.
Quadbike and Jeep excursions
Various Jeep Tours or Quad Tours are organized suitable for all, groups of friends, couples and families, children and older people, so you can to discover the most beautiful views of Sardinia's North-West coast: from the harbours of the Bay of Alghero to the Bay of Porto Conte, to the dunes of Porto Ferro. The Alghero Jeep Safari organized by SardinianDiscovery.com is definitely one of the most impressive.
You can also practise free climbing in the Capo Caccia area and surf at the beautiful Porto Ferro beach just 3 miles from the hotel.