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San Vito Lo Capo FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where is San Vito Lo Capo?

They have spoken in many of the beautiful bay with Caribbean waters, but where is San Vito Lo Capo? In the province of Trapani, it is reached by a single road that leads us to this strip of land. The province of Trapani is the westernmost of Sicily and is characterized by a magnificent coast that overlooks both the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. The center of San Vito Lo Capo is located between two magnificent reserves: the Zingaro Reserve and the Monte Cofano Reserve. You arrive in the heart of this little town, crossing two of the hamlets of the municipality: Castelluzzo and Macari, both enchanting places. San Vito Lo Capo can be reached either by landing at Palermo’s international airport, or at the Airport of Trapani Birgi. Journey times are more or less the same because the Palermo airport is well connected with a stretch of highway to Castellammare del Golfo, the Birgi airport is closer, but with a slower road to travel.

Is San Vito Lo Capo expensive?
No! San Vito is family run. Who better than us can know the needs of a family on the go! The economy of San Vito is not based on large multinationals, the activities are almost all managed by families from San Vito, consequently also the logic of prices responds to sober and common sense. Our company has been hosting customers in its accommodation facilities for 3 generations. We pass on the desire to warmly welcome and respect our customers even at an economic level. Our prices are meant to encourage direct, early and long-stay bookings. It will not be difficult to find offers on our sites that allow you to save a lot while still enjoying all our comforts. In addition, during the booking you can choose between many services dedicated to guests, often in promotion. Finally, even the reservations conditions may affect the cost of a holiday, booking with us you can guarantee you all the flexibility that our company is able to offer.

How many days to stay in San Vito Lo Capo?
San Vito is good for both a weekend and a week. Staying 15 days you can enjoy the entire territory of western Sicily: an unforgettable experience! Staying a weekend in San Vito Lo Capo time will scroll between relaxing baths, cocktails on our terrace and a boat trip to the Zingaro reserve after a tasty breakfast. One day is certainly to be dedicated to the Gulf of Makari and the Monte Cofano Reserve. Staying a week everything can be lived calmly. Umbrellas and sunbeds on the beach portion of our hotel. Explore the coves of San Vito Lo Capo and the most beautiful places in the area: Segesta, Erice, Trapani, Marsala and the Salt. Those who choose to stay two weeks can add to the unmissable activities of San Vito Lo Capo and surroundings, excursions to the main tourist destinations of Western Sicily: Palermo, Monreale, or Agrigento and its magnificent temples, a tour of the historic and innovative wineries of the Marsala area, Salemi , Gibellina and Burri’s Cretto. Enjoy the gastronomic offer of the area: discovering historic butchers that produce sausages, dairies, farmhouses. The Egadi Islands, in the periods from May to October, are a must see for those who have the time to spend in these enchanting islands: Marettimo, Levanzo and Favignana.

What to do in San Vito Lo Capo?
Definitely enjoy the natural beauty. In the morning, there will be a desire to bask in the sun while enjoying the tranquility and shade offered by the beach service with comfortable sun loungers and umbrellas. Our hotel also offers a comfortable reserved space. Long swims and dives in the clear waters of the bay and discover the small hidden coves of the area, such as Calamancina, a very small pebble bay in the shape of a swimming pool overlooking the open and deep sea, just 5 km from San Vito Lo Capo and where being able to bathe completely by yourself. The walks, at sunrise or sunset, will be an opportunity to discover the bougainvillea of the center, the alleys perfumed with jasmine. Appointments with quality food are part of the San Vito experience: traditional restaurants and even innovative menus that will surprise you. Sports enthusiasts can go trekking climbing up to the top of Monte Monaco and watch the beautiful bay from above. We certainly do not forget the boat excursions: you will have the opportunity to enter the Zingaro Reserve and reach the Faraglioni of Scopello.

Do you love diving?
Dive with one of the instructors prepared to discover schools of fish, corals and enchanting underwater places. Space for sport in all its forms: free to jog on the sea in the morning or at sunset, experience SUP, Stand Up Paddle and then again venture out by mountain bike along the paths of Monte Cofano and Baia Santa Margherita. In our hotel we provide city bikes to discover the most beautiful places around the center of San Vito Lo Capo. Are you looking for a thrilling experience? Try Climbing on our cliffs with expert instructors.

What to eat in San Vito Lo Capo?
Make yourself comfortable the list is long. The town has certainly become world famous for the Cous Cous Fest, the event that for over twenty years has been celebrating the traditional dish. And you will find it, in different variations, in all the restaurants in the area. Another specialty of San Vito lo Capo, which you will not find anywhere else, is the “Caldo Freddo”, a cup in which a sweet loaf is placed at the base, soaked in alcohol or milk (or sugared water), topped from artisan ice cream of different flavors and more fresh cream, a pour of hot chocolate and a fine chopped hazelnuts to finish.

Have we convinced you?
We haven’t talked about busiate with pesto alla trapanese yet! Fresh pasta that is rolled in a buso (a long and thin cylindrical stem) and seasoned with Trapani-style pesto or garlic, tomato, almonds, basil and oil pounded in a mortar. The Trapani gastronomic tradition says that the dish is completed with fried fish or French fries. In San Vito Lo Capo you will not miss the opportunity to taste tuna sausages, delicious products to eat accompanied with toasted bread: bottarga, ficazza, lattume, buzzunaglia, and much more. n San Vito Lo Capo you will have the opportunity to taste the famous Gambero Rosso di Mazara, a town in the province of Trapani where this precious and delicious product is caught. And then again the octopus, the fish paranza and the famous capone that gave rise to the caponata! Let’s go back to dessert and we can only talk about cannoli, Sicilian cassata, almond sweets, but also cassatelle! Always filled with ricotta, they are fried dough crescents sprinkled with sugar.

What to buy in San Vito Lo Capo?
What to buy in San Vito Lo Capo without forgetting the limits imposed by luggage, but not giving up on taking a little bit of Sicily with us?If there is one thing that characterizes the seaside village it is certainly the cuisine. Cous cous, busiate, pesto alla trapanese and why not, even canned tuna. You can stock up on semolina to try “nock cous cous” at home, bring the typical pasta with you, the busiate, packaged in vacuum bags in one of the laboratories of San Vito Lo Capo. There will be the opportunity to buy preserves, pesto, tuna of the highest quality, in these cases the shops of San Vito Lo Capo have convenient shipping services. But let’s not forget the pastry: no limits to almond sweets! And the crafts? Ceramics and carpets from the nearby village of Erice or hand-woven items with the ancient use of the dwarf palm.

What to do in the evening in San Vito Lo Capo?
What to do in the evening in San Vito Lo Capo to not get bored?
The appointment with an aperitif at sunset is certainly the beginning of unforgettable evenings caressed by the sea breeze, on the terrace of our hotel the sunset has all the flavor of Sicily with labels and typical products to taste. The evening continues in one of the many restaurants offering varied menus with traditional fish dishes. And after dinner? There is no shortage of outdoor places where you can taste cocktails, excellent wine labels, but also ice cream, slushes and stay up late enjoying a little coolness. Those who want to stay up late can have fun in one of the clubs on the beach that offer music or throw themselves into the fray with the DJ sets in the cocktail bars in the center. In the months of high season a nightclub in the panoramic area of San Vito Lo Capo, the so-called “floor above”, invites the best Italian and European DJs and makes dance music, house, techno dance until late. A convenient shuttle service is usually provided!

What to do in San Vito Lo Capo when it rains?
If you have ended up under one of the summer downpour or if you are out of season, do not worry, we will tell you what to do in San Vito Lo Capo when it rains. First of all, our hotel has a relaxation room where you can read, have fun with board games or cards. You will then have the opportunity to taste an excellent aperitif with selected cold cuts and cheeses and unforgettable tuna products! Good local labels and craft beers will keep you company! In San Vito Lo Capo there is a splendid sanctuary inside which a small museum tells of the transformation of the fortress into a place of worship. Enjoy good food, if it rains, choose one of the many restaurants with an internal dining room and get passionate about tasting San Vito and Sicilian cuisine. There are some good pastry shops in San Vito Lo Capo, if it rains, stock up on pastries: the almond ones will surprise you! There is also a theater in San Vito Lo Capo which offers, both in summer and in winter, an interesting program with comedy, dance or theatrical performances.

What to see near San Vito Lo Capo?
This is the question you are surely asking yourself as you plan your next vacation. A few kilometers from the beautiful beach is the ancient Tonnara (Tuna-fishery). Now is disused, but once it was the place where the entire economic chain of the territory lived. Going further you arrive at the splendid Riserva dello Zingaro, of uncontaminated beauty reveals a vegetation of Mediterranean scrub, trekking paths between the coast and the peaks and clear bottoms where you can admire schools of fish. Near San Vito Lo Capo, but on the other side, there are Macari, Baia Santa Margherita and the reserve of Monte Cofano, a magnificent stretch of coast, an immense gulf without urban agglomerations and characterized by rocks, coves and breathtaking promontories that alternate with arid plains. If you want to move a little further, in less than half an hour by car you can reach Cornino, with its beautiful bay and the Mangiapane caves, an unusual stop that takes us back in time. With a short promenade you can reach the historic center of Trapani, a suggestive strip of land caressed by the winds and bathed by the two seas. From there, with the splendid panoramic funicular railway, you can also reach the medieval village of Erice. Marsala to be reached via the salt road is one of the unmissable stops during your stay in San Vito Lo Capo.