Holidays in Zambrone: towards Paradiso del Sub beach

Dreaming of a dive in the "Maldives of Calabria"? Come and discover Paradiso del Sub, in Zambrone (VV)
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Sport and nature

Among the dream beaches that we recommend you explore during a summer holiday in Calabria, Paradiso del Sub, in Zambrone in the province of Vibo Valentia, is one of the most striking.

The name says it all! The Paradiso del Sub beach welcomes sea lovers along the spectacular Costa degli Dei, a stone's throw from the most famous seaside resorts of Tyrrhenian Calabria.

Those who choose this enchanted cove, far from mass tourism, can enjoy a true natural paradise for their holidays in Zambrone, especially in the low season.

Paradiso del Sub beach

Why this little beach nestled in the Vibo Valentia coastline is called Paradiso del Sub is all too obvious. It can be reached after a walk through the Mediterranean maquis and a panoramic staircase carved into the cliff, with a drop of about 100 metres.

The effort is amply rewarded on arrival, when the Paradiso del Sub reveals all its splendour. Considered by diving enthusiasts to be one of the best beaches because of the spectacular nature of its seabed, with a wide variety of marine flora and fauna accessible at different depths, the Paradiso del Sub beach welcomes you with a crystal-clear water surface, white sand and typical Mediterranean vegetation clinging to the rocks.

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It can only be otherwise for a place that, according to legend, was chosen by the gods to dive in and recover energy, regenerating the mind and spirit.

That is why your holiday in Zambrone has nothing to envy to the much more expensive ones in exotic settings, which are very close to the views of the so-called "Maldives of Calabria".

You don't have to be a diver to enjoy Paradiso del Sub, the shallowest part of the seabed is also ideal for those who simply snorkel, with the water temperature pleasant from the early hours of the morning.

The unmistakable feature of the Paradiso del Sub beach? The presence of the large Lion Rock, which takes its name from its characteristic conformation.

A tip for enjoying Paradiso del Sub in the most appropriate and reserved way? Go there during the week, avoiding weekends and taking along everything you need (umbrella, water, food, etc.), since the beach is free, not equipped and without refreshment facilities, as is required of a true unspoilt paradise.

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What to see on your holiday in and around Zambrone

What else to see during your holiday in Zambrone? If you stay in one of the many seaside villages in Zambrone, we recommend exploring the nearby resorts of the Costa degli Dei by boat, car or motorbike in search of other breathtaking natural gems.

A few examples? You can spend a day at the nearby Michelino Beach in Parghelia, another unmissable marine paradise, or among the famous cliffs of Capo Vaticano, in the Ricadi area.

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If you are looking for a proposal that will introduce you to the area outside the villages in Zambrone, you can dedicate one or more days to visiting Tropea, among The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy and Blue Flag, and Pizzo, the village linked to the figure of King Joachim Murat.

Both towns boast medieval historic centres, which from the top of their strongholds are veritable terraces overlooking the sea. Among the alleys and small squares, there is no shortage of local products, such as the renowned Red Onion of Tropea PGI and the homemade ice cream known as Tartufo of Pizzo.

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Ultimo aggiornamento: Feb 27, 2024 4:35 PM