Portopalo di Capo Passero is a small fishing village located in the southernmost part of Sicily, washed by the Ionian and the Mediterranean Sea. Its territory includes the island of Capo Passero a few dozen metres from the mainland and the Island of the Currents (Isola delle Correnti) a few kilometres away. Both islands represent the sandy area, characterised by crystal-clear sea and tongues of sand that fade out to sea. The rocky area, on the other hand, is more impervious, with some areas that you can only reach from the sea. There are several sea caves to visit, including the Polipo cave, where on the walls you can admire the wonderful play of light generated by the reflections of the sea.
Portopalo is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters and delicious seafood. The village is surrounded by nature reserves and archaeological sites, making it an ideal destination for those interested in outdoor activities and history. A boat trip here is a must, to enjoy all the natural beauty this Sicilian pearl has to offer.
Besides its natural beauty, Portopalo di Capopassero is also famous for its annual tuna fishing festival, which takes place every year in May. During the festival, locals and tourists celebrate the traditional fishing methods used by local fishermen enjoying fresh fish dishes.
Overall, Portopalo di Capopassero offers visitors a unique mix of culture, history and natural beauty, making it a must-see destination in Sicily.