Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro, Castellammare del Golfo

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Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro, a nature preserve with beaches, mountains, and steep cliffs, stretches along nearly 7 km (4.3 mi) of unspoiled coastline. Walk along one of the well-maintained footpaths and admire the flora and fauna. Try to spot one of the bright green lizards lazing on a rock. Cool off with a dip in the sea at one of the secluded coves. Pack a meal for one of picnic areas, because the preserve has no shops or cafes. Cars aren't allowed beyond the parking lot, so wear comfortable shoes. Take a look at our Castellammare del Golfo online route planner to schedule your visit to Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A really very nice "place." Beautiful nature, not crowded and incredibly beautiful bays where you can swim and relax. You should definitely take the detour here and take the time.
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  • The coastal hiking trail is great and also worth the entrance fee of 5 euros. But beware: Do not start in Scopello (Tourikaff) and also do not park at the Tonnara (Nepp and far too far away). Is rather poorly described in the guidebooks. There is free parking just before the entrance of the reserve. Very nice is also about halfway through and slightly off the ground the cottage of Massimo, which offers melons for little money, has greeted everyone with handshake and created a small paradise.
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  • I decided, as a lover of the sea, to visit the Zingaro Nature Reserve, by sea. The offers in San Vito Lo Capo are not lacking, on every corner of the street and beach there are agencies that offer you tours and excursions. I was looking for something quiet, not crowded and focused on the sea. A small boat and surprise wanted my choice to fall on HIPPOCAMPUS. I booked by phone. The next morning at the marina of San Vito I made the acquaintance of Mauro and Susan. Covered Sky and wind. We all confided that the sky opened during navigation. We leave, but after not even 20 minutes of navigation Mauro has decided to return to port and postpone everything the next day. Now my review wants to highlight the very correct behavior of hippocampus that has felt for our safety and for a better success of the excursion to return to port and offer us the opportunity to try again on another date without forcing the Atmospheric events and without asking for any compensation, but also offering breakfast on board. The next day all perfect. Time, excursion, companionship, baths in the coves, coffee and aperitif on board, information on the landscape, in short, a perfect excursion and to make it special the sympathy of two people who, while not being local, love in a visceral way San Vito and the Gypsy and all the Sicily to make it their land of adoption. So, thank you
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