Day trips San Vito Lo Capo, Zingaro Nature Reserve

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Do you want to have unique experiences by visiting some of the most beautiful and peculiar areas of Sicily? Then you mustn’t miss the day excursions to San Vito Lo Capo, in the Zingaro Nature Reserve.

The stretch of coast that starts from San Vito Lo Capo and reaches Castellamare del Golfo, sees seven kilometers characterized by a unique and uncontaminated nature, this stretch is included in one of the most famous reserves of Italy: the Zingaro reserve!

An excursion from San Vito Lo Capo to the Zingaro Nature Reserve

The excursion starts from San Vito Lo Capo, a small peninsula with a wonderful seaside village. Starting from here it is possible to reach the entrance to the Zingaro Nature Reserve which allows you to immerse yourself in a place characterized by nature and the beauty of its beaches and bars. The Reserve covers the territory starting from the north, up to the southern area of ​​the peninsula.

Entering from the northern area, you can immediately come across the largest and most popular beach in the Zingaro Nature Reserve, Tonnarella dell’Uzzo, which also takes its name from the abundance of tuna that in these waters, so much so that the Greeks and Latins called it “Cetaria”.

Continuing to walk it is possible to visit other areas and coves, even less crowded, which allow you to discover some of the most hidden areas of the coast. Among these are: Cala Marinella, Cala della Disa, Cala Beretta, Cala del Varo. Furthermore, if you take a boat trip from San Vito Lo Capo and in the Zingaro Reserve, you can reach also the Cala della Capreria.

Zingaro Nature Reserve day trip: unspoiled nature

The vegetation that characterizes the Riserva dello Zingaro is a real explosion of unique colors. In spring you can see the carob, almond and olive trees in bloom. Alongside these trees there is no shortage of expanses characterized by the presence of dwarf palms, numerous and elegant orchids. Ash and cork trees, I refine the whole natural scenery.

One of the typical symbols of the Riserva dello Zingaro is certainly the dwarf palm, in fact, with its leaves the farmers created various objects for daily use, which are now kept inside the mini itinerant museums of the nature reserve .

The reserve can only be visited on foot, if you want to better admire the natural and faunal species. In fact, during the visit it is possible to admire various species of birds such as: Bonelli’s eagle, the Kite, the Kestrel, and the Buzzard. To fully discover this wonderful habitat, you will therefore need to take a guided excursion on foot among its beauties.

Day excursion to San Vito Lo Capo and Zingaro Nature Reserve by sea

The day trip to San Vito Lo Capo and the Zingaro Nature Reserve can also be organized by sea. Through a boat excursion with daily departures from San Vito Lo Capo, it is possible to admire the Zingare Reserve directly from the sea.

You can immediately grasp the splendor and uniqueness of the place, visit some of its coves and observe how the characteristic green of the Mediterranean scrub mixes with the red of the reds and contrasts with the blue of the sea.

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The photographs within this hike/article, were not taken during one of our hikes, but are used for informational purposes only