Beach of Porto Selvaggio
Salento Beaches: Porto Selvaggio
The Porto Selvaggio beach is a magical and enchanting place popular with tourists of all ages and always very crowded in high summer. It can be reached in two ways: park your car in the large car park near the Casablanca disco (a must for disco lovers! ), parking costs 1 euro per hour or 3 euro for the whole day; after that, if you feel fit and want to have direct contact with nature, walk to the Porto Selvaggio beach, which is about a couple of kilometres long, through the suggestive pine forest, where you will be kept company by the intense scents of the forest; otherwise, if you are too tired and do not feel like walking, there is a shuttle service that runs up and down the beach at a cost of 2 euro per trip. Once you arrive at your destination a paradise on earth will open up before your eyes, take a deep breath and look around you will just have to relax and enjoy the scenery. The beach is actually a small expanse of pebbles that opens up in front of an inlet surrounded by large cliffs mixed with Mediterranean maquis and small sea caves. The sea is blue and transparent and you can admire the seabed from wherever you look and possibly take advantage of it for a dip or simply snorkelling. From a distance on a steep rise, the Tower of Santa Maria dell'Alto is easily visible, a striking panorama looking north towards Porto Selvaggio and south towards Santa Caterina. The presence of two small kiosks will refresh your heat with cool drinks. Be sure to keep an eye on the children as the water quickly becomes high. Take care of the place, leave it clean at the end of your day and enjoy your stay.