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.