Sun, sea, wind, unspoiled nature and lots of adrenaline. While kitesurfing is getting more and more popular, Sicily is already one of the top kitesurfing destinations in the world. Let’s find out the three best spots to kitesurf in Sicily!
Where to go kitesurfing in Sicily
With its wide beaches and exposure to the winds, Sicily has soon become one of the favorite destinations for kiters from all over the world. Along Sicily’s coastline there are lots of places for kitesurf lovers, who every year can enjoy the Sicilian landscape in an irresistible whirlwind of adrenaline and fun. If you’re planning to kitesurf in Sicily, keep on reading.
The Stagnone lagoon, the top spot for kitesurfing in Sicily
Right in Sicily, there is one of the best places for kitesurfing in Italy and in the world: the Stagnone nature reserve, known as “Lo Stagnone”. Stage of the Kitesurf Freestyle World Championship in 2013, the Stagnone lagoon – the largest one in Sicily – is a natural paradise that extends for over 2000 hectares just outside Marsala. Its shallow waters make this lagoon the perfect spot for beginners and professionals, who can enjoy over 300 days of wind a year.
The salt pans and the ancient town of Marsala, called by Cicero “Beautiful, but windy”, offers its visitors natural wonders and architectural beauties, which are well worth a visit.
Where to stay near the Stagnone Lagoon
For those looking for a pleasant, relaxing stay, very close to Marsala is Arangea, a splendid villa with private swimming pool. With large, well-tended outdoor areas and welcoming indoors, Arangea is the perfect villa where to go back after an intense day of kitesurfing. Moreover, it is an excellent base for exploring the west of Sicily.
Going along the coast towards Trapani, is Pietra del Sole, an exclusive property with pool which is very close to a wonderful sandy beach. Surrounded by a lovely garden with lawn, aromatic and ornamental plants, Pietra del Sole is a true oasis of peace and tranquillity.
Capo Feto, the Caribbean in Sicily
Not far from Marsala, in the extreme south of the province of Trapani, there is another jewel for all kitesurfing enthusiasts.
It is the Capo Feto Protected Area in Mazara del Vallo, one of the few wet coastal areas in Sicily. This place is like being in the Caribbean: white dunes of fine sand, crystal clear sea, shallow waters and constant wind are the main features of Capo Feto, which one of the best spot to kitesurf in Sicily.
South wind: kitesurfing in Santa Maria del Focallo
After naming the most popular places on the west coast, the opposite side of the island deserves to be mentioned: the Ionian coast of Sicily. Crystal-clear sea, long sandy beaches, the south-east of Sicily is one of the best destinations for those looking for sun, sea and relaxing holidays, but also for wind and waves.
Among the kitesurfing spots, one is particularly renowned, along the road that leads from Portopalo di Capo Passero to Marina di Ragusa.
Over five kilometres of fine golden sand and dream waters: Santa Maria del Focallo is a true corner of paradise. A wonderful stretch of coastline which has been repeatedly awarded the Blue Flag, which is only given to the best beaches in Italy.
Here kitesurfers can glide throughout the year on clear and flat waters, looking at the unspoilt surrounding landscape with its sandy dunes. The absence of any danger, even in the wind, makes this the ideal spot for beginners.
Where to stay near Santa Maria del Focallo
Very close to the kitesurfing school of Santa Maria del Focallo is Dimora di Circe. This property boasts a splendid sea-front position and is the ideal dwelling for an unforgettable beach holiday. From its large, panoramic terraces framed by a garden of natural and indigenous plants, there is its direct access to the sea. A dream villa equipped with all mod cons, where it can be enjoyed a relaxing stay in close contact with nature.
Going along the coast towards Pachino, not far from Dimora di Circe, is Baia del Mar. Set in Porto Ulisse, a little coastal hamlet near Ispica, this sea front property is the perfect villa for families or group of friends. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, Baia del Mar offers cosy rooms and well-equipped outdoor areas, which are the best spots for al fresco dining. Just a stone’s throw away from the villa, there is a lovely sandy beach for unforgettable, relaxing beach holidays.