Vasto and Southern Abruzzo Coast
Vasto Marina is a child-friendly, long and ample beach of fine sand. This area's beaches have won the Blue Flag for their cleanliness, and are part of a nature reserve.
The Vasto region is home to many glorious, unspoilt beaches, the main of which is in Marina di Vasto, which is the hub of the Vasto summer tourism.
What's the difference between Vasto Marina and Marina di Vasto? You may well ask. Practically none. Vasto Marina is the name given to the beach of the town of Marina di Vasto, an area of Vasto.
Vasto Marina has a fine and golden sandy beach, bordered by the mouth of the river Trigno to the south and the imposing statue of the Bather, called 'Sirenetta' (little mermaid) by the locals, This beach extends in the shape of a sickle, or scythe, to delimit the renowned Golden Gulf of Vasto.
With its equipped beaches, Vasto Marina is ideal both for families and for sports lovers, in fact there is no shortage of beach volleyball-soccer-tennis courts, not to mention all the pedalos, dinghies and canoes you can hire.
Among the other lidos of the district are the small beach of Punta Aderci, the beach of the Libertines and the Mottagrossa coast beaches with rocks and pebbles, all surrounded by a wild nature and rich wild broom that are reflected in the amazing waters with cobalt reflexes.
Vasto itself is a historic town dating back to at least the 3rd century BC. Once a pirate stronghold, it has a perfectly preserved historic centre, with several noteworthy churches, the 15th-century Caldoresco Castle, Roman baths and, in the cathedral square, the Palazzo d'Avalos, the palace of the ancient ruling family who turned Vasto into a garden city.
Torino di Sangro Marina, north of the Vasto area, also has a beach.
Few miles from the Adriatic coast and set in the Abruzzo National Park are many big and small farm estates for farm stays. Surrounded by vineyards, they are often made of of several holiday apartments in the converted stables and farm buildings, with a shared pool.
Best Loved Accommodation
These are among the preferred hotels and resorts in Vasto and its area most highly rated by guests:
Baia Delphis Resort in Vasto 4-star high-luxury hotel 50 yards from Vignola Beach, between Vasto and the magnificent Punta Aderci Beach, which is a 13-minute drive (7 km) from the hotel, whose location is one of the best rated by guests in Vasto. Baia Delphis Resort has an outdoor swimming pool, its own private beach area, free on-site private parking, free Wi-Fi in public areas, garden, sun terrace funrished with sun loungers and parasols, children's pool, fitness centre with personal trainer and massages, 24-hour front desk, restaurant, bar, bicycle rental, and many more facilities. Rooms have air conditioning. The 15th-century Caldoresco Castle in the centre of Vasto is 10 minutes' drive from the hotel, which is is rated by guests for the best value in Vasto.
Hotel San Marco in Vasto 3-star hotel in the centre of Vasto, 14 minutes walk from the beach, a 5-minute walk from the Cathedral of San Giuseppe. There is nearby parking and a variety of restaurants a short walk from the hotel. Marina di Vasto with its long and wide sandy beaches is 1.9 miles from the hotel and can be reached by bus from the town centre. Boats to Ortona and the Tremiti Islands leave from Porto di Vasto, a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Rooms have air conditioning and free WiFi. San Marco Hotel has many family rooms and is rated by guests for the best value in Vasto.
Park Hotel Resort in Vasto Marina is a 3-star hotel 2 minutes' walk from the beach, on the Bay of Vasto, and is surrounded by its own private gardens, by which runs a coastal cycle path. The hotel has its own private beach area, free on-site private parking, terrace with outdoor furniture, free Wi-Fi in public areas, 24-hour front desk, bar, faimily rooms. All rooms have private balcony. The hotel is 1.6 miles from both Vasto San Salvo Railway Station and Vasto Cathedral, in the town's historic centre.
B&B Portanuova in Vasto right in the historic centre of Vasto, in a location that is one of the locations in Vasto best rated by guests, it is 18 minutes' walk from the beaches at Marina di Vasto which are around 1.2 miles from B&B Portanuova, which is also just next to the bus stop to the beach. There is nearby private parking and free public parking near the hotel. Rooms have air conditioning, free WiFi. B&B Portanuova, which has a terrace where to breakfast in sunny weather, is among the best value accommodation in Vasto according to guests.
Hotel Sabrina in Vasto Marina 3-star hotel 2 minutes' walk from the beach, right opposite its own private beach, on the seafront of Marina di Vasto. It has free nearby private parking, free on-site public parking, free Wi-Fi, outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour front desk, restaurant, bar. The bus stop in front of the hotel links with Vasto's centre (2.5 miles away) and Vasto San Salvo Train Station. Rooms are air-conditioned.
Hotel President in Vasto Marina 3-star hotel 3 minutes' walk from the beach and 2 minutes' walk from its own private beach in central Marina di Vasto. It has free on-site private parking, a Spa and wellness centre - with swimming pool, sauna, hot tub, fitness centre, massages -, free Wi-Fi, sun terrace, garden, restaurant, bar, family rooms. Rooms are air-conditioned and have a balcony. Buses to Vasto Train Station stop 10 yards from the hotel. The hotel is 2.5 miles from the centre of Vasto and a 10-minute drive from the A14 Motorway.
B&B Paradiso in San Salvo is on a lovely location on a hill with charming views. It has an outdoor swimming pool, free on-site private parking, free Wi-Fi in every room, a pretty garden with fountain, sculptures, trees and flowers, sun terraces with loungers, paralsols, tables and chairs, kids' playground. All rooms have air conditioning. The hotel, rated by guests for the best value in San Salvo, is 3.7 miles from Vasto and 37.9 miles from Abruzzo Airport.
Gabri Park Hotel in San Salvo is a luxury 4-star hotel in a green area 10 minutes' walk from the centre of San Salvo and 2.5 miles from both the beach - reachable with the free bicycles provided at the 24-hour reception - and the San Salvo exit of the A14 Motorway (Autostrada Adriatica). The hotel has free on-site private parking, an outdoor area with parasols, tables and a large fountain, restaurant, an elegant bar. Rooms are spacious and stylish, and have balcony, LCD satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, minibar and air conditioning.
Villa Bianca Hotel & Spa in San Salvo is a 3-star hotel 3.1 miles from San Salvo Marina beaches, in San Salvo town. It has free on-site private parking, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi in every room, terrace and solarium with loungers and sun umbrellas, restaurant, bar, Spa and wellness centre with sauna, hot tub, massage. Most rooms have a furnished balcony, some rooms have sea views. The hotel is 10 yards from a bus stop to the beach and to Vasto San Salvo Train Station. Aqualand del Vasto is a 15-minute drive from the hotel.
Eden Hotel in San Salvo Marina is a 3-star hotel 5 minutes' walk from the beach, located in a green residential area of San Salvo Marina, one block from the seafront promenade of Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo. The hotel has private beach area, free on-site private parking, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning in every room, bar, free bikes' use, restaurant, 24-hour front desk, garden, sun terrace, and many more facilities. The Eden Hotel is 1.9 miles from the San Salvo exit of the A14 Autostrada Adriatica motorway.