First impressions of this site are that it is about 25 years behind the times, the buildings and facilities are old, shabby and outdated, although the site is (on the whole) clean and tidy. The "Beach" is a non starter for anyone who wants to do anything other than lie in the sun, mainly small pebbles with no desirable access to the sea. It is also covered in dog and goat excrement which is not the best. walks along the sea front would be superb if it was not for the mass of litter that is piled all along the coast. The welcome at the site office is offhand at best with little English spoken in reception, the bar and the shop. You are immediatly asked for an extra 50c per person per night as a tourist tax. There is little or nothing for children to do and certainly not a "safe site" for those with small children. Everything on site is expensive (as expected) and money seams to be the driving force of everyone in the local community. To fleece the tourist out of as much as they can is a priority. Given that tourism is the main industry locally is is surprising that tourists are treated with such distain. This is not something that I have experienced elsewhere in Italy.
All of this said. El Bahira is a beautiful place. The accomodation is typical Eurocamp/Keycamp accomodation. Excellent value, I am not sure tthat this site will win any awards for friendlyness or for the facilities, but don't be put off. There is plenty to see and do at this end of Sicily and this site is a good base to do that. Shop before you get here as local supermarkets are very expensive. Don't forget to bring a cap to wear in the salt water pool as this is compulsary (3 euro each on site). Also the pool closes each day from 1 til 4 so hat is worth bearing in mind.
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- Also Known As:
- El Bahira Camping Village Hotel San Vito Lo Capo
- El Bahira Camping Village San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily