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Destination guide

San Vito Lo Capo – a sublime Sicilian seaside getaway

Perched on the north-west tip of sensational Sicily, San Vito Lo Capo is a picture-perfect coastal resort, overlooked by majestic mountains, and surrounded by verdant vineyards and olive groves. The big draw for most visitors is the beach – a seductive expanse of soft golden sand, which disappears into an expanse of shimmering turquoise water. The sweeping seafront is lined with warmly-welcoming restaurants, where you can feast on Sicilian specialties like decadent stuffed rice balls and couscous with fresh seafood, to be washed down with crisp local wines and sweet limencello liqueur. With San Vito Lo Capo holiday rentals ranging from simple apartments to sprawling luxury villas, you're sure to find one that suits your needs.

Things to do

Ancient wonders around San Vito Lo Capo

You'll find plenty of attention-grabbing attractions within easy reach of your San Vito Lo Capo holiday rental. The town's most intriguing historical building is the Santuario di San Vito, a church converted from a Medieval military fortress, with a traditional North African-style stone facade that contrasts strikingly with its ostentatious European interior. For an unforgettable day out, head to Segesta, a mind-blowing archaeological site that's home to one of the world's most beautifully preserved ancient Doric temples. Thought to have been constructed in around 400 BC, its giant stone columns are a humbling sight to behold. Nearby, you'll also find an elegant amphitheatre, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding verdant valleys.

Activities

Aquatic adventures in San Vito Lo Capo

Throughout the sun-drenched summer months, life in San Vito Lo Capo is all about enjoying serious down-time on the beach. The gentle, crystal-clear waters are ideal for swimming and splashing around in, while those of a more active disposition can try their hand at thrilling pursuits like wakeboarding, kitesurfing or scuba diving. If you time your visit right, you may also be able to experience one of San Vito Lo Capo's signature events. Every September, the Cous Cous Fest sees world-renowned chefs flock to this remote corner of Sicily to offer imaginative spins on the traditional dish, while visitors flock from all over Europe and beyond to enjoy scrumptious street food, beachfront cooking classes and eclectic musical performances.

Weather

Sizzling summers in San Vito Lo Capo

If you're looking for a San Vito Lo Capo holiday rental during the peak summer season of June to August, be sure to book early. Visitors flock to the small town at this time of year to savour long, hot days, clear blue skies and sublime sunsets. May and September are also great months to visit, with reliably warm weather and slightly thinner visitor crowds. Early spring and late autumn tend to be pleasantly mild and sunny, while winters can be a little fresh, with conditions more conducive to brisk walks than swimming and sunbathing.

Natural features

Mother Nature works her magic around San Vito Lo Copo

Many visitors to San Vito Lo Copo are too blown away by the beach to explore the surrounding countryside more widely, but more intrepid travellers will be richly rewarded. Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve is a sprawling expanse of natural spectacle, encompassing dramatic cliffs, secluded beaches and untamed hiking trails lined with rare sea lavender, wild orchids and all manner of other fragrant flowers. The reserve is sheer paradise for birdwatchers, with magnificent eagles, peregrine falcons and adorable owls often found in the vicinity. Tread quietly as you hike and you may also spot playful weasels, darting foxes and perhaps even the odd harmless snake.

How to get there

Transport options to and around San Vito Lo Capo

Fly into Palermo (PMO-Punta Raisi), the closest airport, located 20.2 mi (32.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Trapani (TPS-Vicenzo Florio), which is 22.9 mi (36.9 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around San Vito Lo Capo?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,895 holiday lettings around San Vito Lo Capo. From 500 villas to 750 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to San Vito Lo Capo?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in San Vito Lo Capo. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mother Church: 2,660 holiday lettings
  • Macari Beach: 2,681 holiday lettings
  • Chapel of Saint Crescentia: 2,733 holiday lettings
  • Tonnara del Secco: 2,745 holiday lettings
  • Mazara del Vallo: 705 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around San Vito Lo Capo listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in San Vito Lo Capo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 500 Villas in San Vito Lo Capo. Our other popular types of San Vito Lo Capo holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 750 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 586 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in San Vito Lo Capo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 473 holiday homes with pool available in San Vito Lo Capo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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