DONNALUCATA - SAMPERI – CAVA D’ALIGA (30 min from Cavalonga)
One can run into beautiful golden sandy beaches among rocky areas going from Marina di Ragusa, following the coastal road to Donnalucata. In the cute town of Donnalucata there are coffee shops and restaurants. Beyond Donnalucata, are Samperi and Cava d’Aglia, which have similar landscapes. The Pisciotto beach, which is nearby, is particularly beautiful.
CAPO PASSERO-PORTO PALO (90 min from Cavalonga)
A day trip to Capo Passero is most pleasant. It is located on one of Sicily’s three far corners, where the Channel of Sicily Sea and the Ionian Sea meet. During stormy weather, because of the local winds, it is surprising to observe a distinct demarcation line with the still crystal clear water of the Ionian Sea. During good weather, one can go swimming in the wonderful rocky sea. The old tuna factory (tonnara) in the village of Porto Palo is worth a visit due to its picturesque location.
MARZAMEMI (80 min from Cavalonga)
The day trip can be extended to the ancient and picturesque fishing village of Marzamemi, where some houses date back to the Arab period. One can buy canned and dried fish delicatessen, such as the bottarga, dried fish roe.
VENDICARI (80 min from Cavalonga)
Near Marzamemi is Vendicari, a stunning fauna oasis. Its white sandy beaches and pale green water remind one of the Caribbean.