5 Things to Do on Vacation between Tropea and Capo Vaticano

Discover the 5 things to do on vacation between Tropea and Capo Vaticano: the beautiful beaches, the historic center of Tropea, foods, and traditions to fully experience your vacation.

Praia I Focu

Did you know that just a few meters from our beach lies one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy? Praia I Focu, reachable only by sea, hidden among the high cliffs of Capo Vaticano with sheer rocks overlooking the sea and crystal-clear waters. You can reach it with an organized tour or simply by renting a canoe, an experience not to be missed during your vacation near Tropea.

Capo Vaticano View Point

Just a ten-minute walk from the Costa Real Tropea, you absolutely must not miss the fascinating view from this panoramic point: il Belvedere ai Cannoni of Capo Vaticano; from here you can admire our wonderful Coast named Costa degli Dei, from above you’ll see the charming beaches. Continuing the walk, you can reach the Capo Vaticano Lighthouse. For an even more romantic experience, we recommend arriving at one of these strategic points at sunset time, so you can contemplate the kiss between the sun over the Tyrrhenian Sea and Stromboli Volcano. A moment to enjoy during your vacation between Tropea and Capo Vaticano.

Foto del Belvedere di Capo Vaticano
Aperitivo Vista Stromboli


A splendid city located on a promontory overlooking the sea, just seven kilometers away from the Costa Real Resort there is Tropea, the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea; famous for its beauty, for the of beaches it hosts, and for the suggestive panorama that can be observed from the various terraces present.  

After a day lying on Grotticelle Beach in Capo Vaticano, what could be better than a stroll in the magnificent city of Tropea?

Local Typical Products

In Capo Vaticano, you can discover the enogastronomy of typical Calabrian products; let yourself be overwhelmed by the genuineness of the ingredients of our wonderful land!  

You can taste the ice cream of Pizzo, the onion of Tropea, ‘Nduja, cold cuts, ancient wines, and much more, with organized tours or simply dining in local restaurants.  

In July and August, you can also participate at the local festivals of the neighboring cities, which are that are an immersion into the gastronomy, folkrore and culture of our land

Take a Tour

Pet Friendly

We are proud to be PET FRIENDLY, so you can enjoy your holiday at Costa Real Tropea in Capo Vaticano beside your sweet dog.

Costa Real is an oasis where greenery reigns supreme, an ecological resort with separate waste collection, solar panels, and photovoltaic panels. Ideal for spending in touch with nature and with your four-legged friend.

Apartments with fenced area

Stay in an apartment with an enclosure immersed in our fantastic gardens (upon request), ideal for dogs of all sizes.


  • Small and medium-sized pets are allowed
  • We have apartments specially organized with large ground-floor verandas in quiet locations
  • They can be brought on the beach in the quietest hours (early in the morning or late in the afternoon)
  • Common areas (excluding the pool) are accessible on a leash


Costa Real Tropea is located in the center of Capo Vaticano, close to Tropea, just 800 meters from the beautiful Grotticelle Beach, one of the most beautiful in our land, with white sand and crystal-clear waters. The Costa Real Residence is strategically located and offers free parking for its guests. The beach is easily accessible with a shuttle service free of charge for our guests.

How to reach us?

By Plane

The mainly airlines serving the airports in Calabria are mainly: Ryanair, EasyJet, Wizz Air, Lufthansa, Euro Wings, ITA Airways, and Blue Air.

There are three different options to reach our property from the airport:

  • Shuttle Service: when booking, you can request a transfer from the airport starting from € 100,00 each way.
  • By Car, you can rent a car directly at the airport, we’ll offer you a free parking place.
  • By Train, both airports (Lamezia Terme and Reggio Calabria) are close to a train station, connected to Ricadi Station just 1,5 km away from our property (taxi from the station to Costa Real has a cost of € 15,00 each way upon reservation)

By Car

Highway A2 Salerno Reggio Calabria exit Pizzo Calabro for those coming from the north and Vibo Valentia for those coming from the south. The port of San Giovanni, for those reaching us by sea, is about an hour away.

By Train

High-speed trains (Frecciarossa and Italo) reach Lamezia Terme Station, where you can change to a regional train to reach Ricadi Station just 1.5 km from our property. From there, we can organize a shuttle service for €15.00.