Sun, sea and good fish … welcome to San Foca! Once a fishing village, San Foca is now one of the most popular summer resorts on the Adriatic coast of Salento.
Here you can spend a pleasant relaxing holiday, choosing to sunbathe on the beach or snorkel to discover the seabed. Walking through the streets of the village you will find local craft shops, wine bars, and restaurants of all kinds.
The love for fishing is still alive in San Foca: here you can buy excellent fresh fish and taste seafood specialties of the Salento tradition. During summer San Foca comes alive with folkloristic events typical of Salento, including the fish festival and the religious “sea procession”.
San Foca beaches
The coast of San Foca is full of beautiful beaches and inlets. The fine white sand and the crystal clear sea waters of San Foca are much appreciated by the several tourists who every year choose to spend here their summer holidays.
In San Foca you can find both well-equipped bathing establishments and free beach areas. In addition to the sandy stretches, San Foca coastline boasts a beautiful caves and cliffs, typical of the Adriatic coast of Salento.
Particularly famous is the cave of lovers. According to legend, two young lovers took refuge in the cave for shelter from the wind, but died embraced swallowed by the waters of the sea.
The tourist port of San Foca
The tourist port of San Foca is one of the most important on the coast after Otranto one. The fishing boats come back to the port every morning from night fishing. The port is surmounted by a coastal watchtower dating back to 1568, when Salento was often the subject of Turkish raids. This tower, well preserved and restored, is now the seat of the harbor master’s office.
The bestplaces to sleep and eat in San Foca
Hotel-Ristorante da Romano is located on the promenade of San Foca, in front of the sea. Book your room here and wake up every morning with a great view of the coast, the port and the tower. Relax on the beach at our bathing establishment and enjoy the fish specialties offered by our restaurant.