Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Castellammare del Golfo

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Riserva Naturale 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 Dello Zingaro and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I don't think my review can increase the allure of unspoiled nature like the Gypsy-oriented hu nature reserve, but you can help make this place remain heavenly and unspoiled. At this point I would give some advice to the administration. In my opinion, the motorboats are the outofs of so much beauty. I understand the business that comes to fruition behind this phenomenon, but you can not bear as much as noise and therefore noise and naturalistic pollution, not to mention the environmental impact ! . The alternative, and here in my opinion the thing gets interesting, access to the reserve could be allowed only and exclusively to sailboats!! This could continue to enjoy and preserve the environment that Mother Nature has given us, guaranteeing business to seafarers and tour operators. Not everyone knows or has noticed that from the south entrance of Scopello there is a sign "VIETATO FUMARE" The coves should be more controlled by on-site staff to avoid nature's havoc by vile tourists, and the port captaincy. should control and ban motor boats from approaching the cliffs and coves, perhaps by afBO and prevent them from being taken away by those who do business with nature
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  • To be expected that a few years ago we entered from the side of broom, and for the first cove it takes almost half an hour to walk, this year with my family, wife and children of 12 and 9 years we opted for the entrance of San Vito. If you arrive early in the morning you find place along the road leading to the entrance, be careful not to leave your car in prohibition that sure you make the contravention, otherwise a few kilometers before there is a parking lot with shuttle service that at the modest figure of 8th accompanies only the driver or maximum a second person per car, ditto the return. For the entrance you pay 5 euros, and it seems to me that the children do not pay, and after about 10 minutes walk you arrive at the first cove, very crowded, but of a unique beauty. Beach of clear crystal clear water, just immersed with masks you can see the fish that come up to shore, and if you give them cookies or bread surround you. It's really worth the effort to visit. Before going down to the beach there are toilets, and always on the same floor there should be a small museum, but of the last I am not sure. One thing should improve, vigilance for the "ladies" who arrive with boats too below the coast, perhaps because it was the month of August....
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  • Absolutely incredible and well worth the trek out here and hike to the water. All the beaches were awesome in their own right so check them all out. 2 hour one way hike to do in full - make sure to bring water and food if you need it
  • Fantastic views! Some tough paths but you are rewarded at every corners. The bays are stunning. Be aware of the parking regulations. It can be a long walk if you had to park at the end of the line.
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