Mattinata and Mattinatella
- Mattinata is defined as the “Butterfly of the Gargano“, a name due to the ancient urban layout in the shape of a butterfly
- The coast of Mattinata is famous for its beaches full of small white pebbles
- There is an enchanting beach, just outside the urban area, called Mattinatella
- Both from Mattinata and Mattinatella small boats leave to visit the characteristic sea caves
- You can visit the coast in an ecological and innovative way on a Transparent Canoe
Not to be missed:
A day of relaxation at the sea
Both Mattinata and Mattinatella are excellent choices to spend a relaxing day with all the comforts of the case.
These two beaches of small white pebbles, offer the possibility to enjoy all the services or choose the tranquility of the wild nature.
If you are nature lovers and you want to visit deserted coves, we recommend the rental of a pedal boat or a kayak or the transparent canoe in the beach of Mattinatella.
One of the most interesting ways to visit the Gargano coast is to use a green vehicle.
How about a transparent canoe?
The peace of the places and the sound of nature will be the setting for an unforgettable experience.
It will be possible to reach and stop at Baia delle Zagare, Cala della Pipa, Cala della Cattedrale and in many other unspoiled beaches.
We suggest you to spend the afternoon in the small historic center of Mattinata and eat a good homemade ice cream.
On July and August nights, many establishments beaches organize live events and beach parties.
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A day on the boat to discover the sea caves
The coast of Mattinata has dozens of sea caves and pristine beaches, accessible only by sea.
Do you want to enjoy moments of solitude in contact with the wild nature and escape from the crowd in high season?
This is the right option for you!
You can rent a small boat or take part in one of the many planned excursions.
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Trekking and Mtb in Mattinata
Mattinata is a famous seaside resort in the Gargano.
In the surroundings of Mattinata there are many km of trekking paths and you can do it by bike, mtb or e-bike.
For mtb or e-bike rental and tours click here.
The nature trails of the Mattinata area are super panoramic.
Among the many paths we recommend the Path of Love and the path of Monte Sacro.
Around 90 species of wild orchids grow in the area in the morning, which can be discovered in spring, from April to early May.
Where to sleep in Mattinata
Here are our choices for a Manfredonia stay:
– Matinèe Bed & Breakfast
Family-run property located in a historic building in the historic center of Mattinata.
The rooms are tastefully decorated. The owners will make you feel at home, giving you info on Mattinata and all the Gargano. (info here)
– Torre Santamaria
Structure located a few meters from the Mattinata bay near a historic coastal tower
The rooms come with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a bathroom with shower and hairdryer.
You will also have a private patio overlooking the garden and a wonderful swimming pool. (info here)
– From 13th to 16th September the patronal feast of Mattinata is celebrated, full of events;
– Tours that we offer have the pick-up service from Mattinata (click here for more information);