Excursion to the Caves of Palinuro

By boat to Cape Palinuro with Marbella Club

During your holiday in the Cilento you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the famous caves of Cape Palinuro.

Marbella Club organises a boat trip to this location for all guests; it’s an unspoilt haven and the feather in the cap of the national park.

Cape Palinuro is a beautiful, 5-pointed promontory that features numerous caves, each with its own peculiarity, reflected in their names.

During the boat trip, which is suitable for children and adults alike, you’ll be enchanted by these spectacular locations, sailing on gozzi – typical local fishing boats – and won over by the fantastic tales narrated by the local guides.

Boat trips you won’t want to miss


Boat trips are held every day, weather permitting; the first trip departs at 9.00 am, or guests can choose to go at 11.00 am, 3.00 pm or 5.00 pm.

Book your trip at the excursion desk in the holiday village, where you’ll also find all the information and further details you need.


The trip lasts 2 hours and includes a visit to:



  • Grotta delle Ossa (Bone Cave): with prehistoric charm given that its walls clearly bear the fossilized bones of animals from other eras.

  • Grotta Sulfurea (Sulphuric Cave): difficult to visit inside, this cave stands out thanks to its unmistakeable “aroma” of sulphur.

  • Grotta dei Monaci (Monk Cave): filled with stalactites and stalagmites, it really looks like you can see monks in the distance.

  • Grotta del Sangue (Blood Cave): its walls are rich in minerals and iron that, in contact with the water, turn a shade of red.

  • Grotta Azzurra (Blue Cave): one of the most beautiful and famous caves with an underground tunnel that allows sunshine in, illuminating the waters that turn a beautiful shade of blue.


You’ll also see the archetiello or arch, the lighthouse, Arco Naturale beach and Marinella beach. Relax with a short stop (approx. 20-minute) for bathing at renowned Buondormire beach, voted the second most beautiful beach in Italy in 2014, or other beaches on the promontory.
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Services & Facilities Services & Facilities

If you’re looking for a holiday village or campsite in Palinuro, you’ll find a huge range of services and facilities at Marbella Club, including two pools, a restaurant and pizzeria, a bar, internet wi-fi connection, an on-site mini-market, a disco, a children’s games area, parking, mooring for boats and much more besides.

Entertainment Entertainment

A team of professional entertainers will win guests over with daily activities for the young and the young at heart. There’s also swimming lessons, dancing, water aerobics, step and aerobics lessons and lots of fun and games for our youngest guests too. So many surprises await you every day… otherwise, what sort of holiday would it be?

Excursions Excursions

Of the many activities to choose from, we recommend a trip to discover the neighbouring area, where you can choose from Pompeii, Paestum, Capri, Naples, Vesuvius and the Charterhouse of Padula - all wonderful places you won’t want to miss and ideal for those travelling alone, with friends or with family. And to ensure you have fun and relax, we organise spaghetti parties on the beach with night-time lamparate - charming torchlit fishing trips - a perfect way to enjoy your holiday in harmony with nature.

Sport Sport

Sports enthusiasts looking for an active holiday, will find Palinuro an excellent natural choice for numerous sports. Challenge yourselves with diving lessons, hire a boat, go canoeing or just enjoy the wonders of the Cilento region and experience something new and exciting every day!

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