Villaggio Baia d’Ercole, Capo Vaticano

  • Italy, Calabria

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Villaggio Baia d’Ercole is in the centre of Capo Vaticano, which has one of the most beautiful coastlines in Calabria. The sea’s impossible to resist here – it’s perfectly clear and nice and cooling on a warm summer’s day. The hotel is directly on the beach so you can spend as much time here as you want. Although the beach itself is sandy there are rocky areas in the water so we recommend packing some beach shoes.

The hotel’s pool is a more peaceful place to relax where you can grab a lounger and chill out with a book. There’s a great restaurant too that has lovely sea views. It serves local food so you can try out some Calabrian specialties. Rooms are quite simple but feel fresh thanks to the light colours. They all have some private outdoor space too.

We recommend getting out and about as much as you can to explore Calabria. Tropea is one of the region’s nicest towns with plenty to see and do. It’s a 25-minute drive from the hotel but you can use the hotel’s shuttle for approx. €10 per person if you don’t have a car.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 20 mins by private car from Lamezia airport.

  • No. of rooms: 87
  • Official rating: 4


Double Low Cost Rooms range from 14-30m² and sleep from two to six people. These rooms are about 50 metres from the main building which is separated by a gate and a narrow street. The come with a kitchenette inside or outside on the patio. All rooms come with a double bed, television, air conditioning, safe and hairdryer. Baby cots are available for free on request.

Standard Rooms range from 12-20m² and sleep up to four people with the third and fourth bed being a bunk bed.

Superior Rooms are about 14-16m² sleep up to three people. These rooms are decorated in a modern style and have been completely renovated. They are located in front of the pool and have a terrace or balcony.

Family Apartments are about 20-30m² sleep between three and five people. These apartments have two bedrooms, a bathroom and a balcony or terrace.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Perched in the ‘toe’ of Italy’s ‘boot’, the sleepy region has remained untouched by tourism. Visit here and you can explore stunning landscapes of national parks that are home to rare birds and delicate wild flora. Or drive along the coastal roads that hug the cliff side and offer sensational views over the crystal-clear waters towards the Aeolian Islands.

If rest and relaxation are on the agenda, then Calabria won’t disappoint with plenty of sandy beaches framed by crystalline waters and sleepy fishing villages where you can stop for an authentic lunch. Seaside towns like Tropea are ideal for an afternoon stroll to stretch your legs or perhaps indulge in an afternoon prosecco in a local café. And Capo Vaticano boasts some of the most stunning coastlines of Calabria, perhaps even Italy itself.

Inghams operates a telephone Rep service in Calabria.


Pool & Beach

Relax in the hotel's charming outdoor pool with sun loungers and great views to admire. There's also a dedicated children's pool. 

The private beach is normally open from April to the end of October. It is a natural beach of sand and pebbles where there are parasols and sun chairs for guests to relax on. Beach towels can be rented (approx. €5)

Genera Facilities

  • Tennis
  • Ping Pong
  • Football
  • Animation programme
  • Mini club for 4-12 year old’s (Mid May to end of September)
  • Children's Playground
  • Free WiFi in common areas
  • Parking
  • Return shuttle to Tropea (approx. €10pp)

Enjoy a continental buffet with fresh fruit, pastries, breads, cereals, juices, teas and coffee is served each morning. Half board and full board are available for a supplement and offer a buffet service. Those choosing full board can enjoy a menu service lunch with buffet starter.

The hotel's restaurant serves a selection of local cuisine as well as international dishes. A relaxed bar serves drinks and snacks throughout the day and the Piano bar is open from April to the end of October with evening entertainment and aperitivi.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 15.8450063
  • Latitude: 38.6127334

For more information on travel and transport visit our Villaggio Baia d’Ercole page

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Total price from
per person from £457
Includes £19pp discount
Villaggio Baia d’Ercole
Calabria, Bed & Breakfast
13/10/2021 - 3 nights
4 adults
From London Stansted
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