San Vito Lo Capo (Sicilian: San Vitu) is a small holiday resort and part of the province of Trapani. You can find San Vito Lo Capo at an hour driving to the North-East of Trapani city. The small town of San Vito Lo Capo is an attractive holiday destination with many accommodations such as hotels and bed and breakfasts. As the town is small and situated directly on the sea you will find most accommodations within a few minutes walking distance from the beach. The surroundings are beautiful and the majestic mountains, by which San Vito Lo Capo is surrounded, are impressive.
Above all San Vito Lo Capo is highly apreciated for its splended beaches and cristal clear waters.
Impression beach San Vito Lo Capo
Accommodation in San Vito Lo Capo
Centre San Vito Lo Capo
In and around the center there are many bars and restaurants. You can find here some good fish restaurants and you have to try here the local speciality “Cous Cous”. The center is during the summer crowded with tourists and San Vito Lo Capo is a favorite holiday destinations for Sicilians.
A nice bar in the centre is;
Cous Cous festival
This international cous cous festival (Fest) started in 1998 and is a highlight during the season. Cous cous was introduced to the region of Trapani already centuries ago and is still a favorite dish of the local Sicilians. During this festival, which takes place in September and lasts for a week, there is a competition amoung international top chefs out of the countries of France, Israel, Italy, Marocco, Senegal and Tunesia to prepare the best cous cous. The festival is as well a gastronomic festival as a cultural festival. The Cous Cous Fest is very worthwile visiting.
The town organises some other interesting festivals during the touristic season. Most interesting are;
Hiking San Vito Lo Capo
The impressive mountains close to San Vito lo Capo are popular by hikers and climbers. From the beach you have a great view over the largest peak. This mountain houses some caves to explore. To climb here you have to be experienced and you need to use climbing gear. Some caves you can visit by foot such as the cave “Caverna della Capra Guasto,”.