Guest Post by: Trip into Travel
I’ve visited several coastlines in the United States, from Myrtle Beach, SC to the beaches in Maine. I have never come across more beautiful waters than those of Capri, Italy. The Mediterranean Sea surrounds this little island, sparkling from sun up to sun down. It’s great to enjoy the view – but what’s better than that is experiencing the turquoise waters!
While visiting Capri, several locals suggested renting a boat and seeing the island from the seas point of view. When you travel you should take the locals advice! There are beautiful hidden gems around the island and the only way to access them, for the most part, is by boat.
The most recognizable and known attraction on Capri is the Blue Grotto. The only way to enter nature’s masterpiece is via a small fishing boat. You and your travel buddies have to get nice and cozy with one another to fit through the small entrance. Your captain will pull the boat through on a metal chain, exposing the vast cavern. Splashing, voices and echoes ring off the walls while you take in your surroundings. Be sure you wear your bathing suit under your clothes! While you’re inside, ask your captain if you can swim. If he says yes, be sure to ask him to sing to you as well. I swear it’s a requirement for the captains to have beautiful voices. The captains just don’t sing to you in Venice, friends!
You may think you’ve seen it all with the Blue Grotto, but you can’t forget about the Green Grotto. On the other side of the island is where you’ll find this beauty. The water is so clear, I was very aware I was swimming with jellyfish. Here you’ll find little caves and archways to swim through. Do yourself a favor and take some time to relax here. My cousins and I had a floating contest – and I won.
My last “must see” item for my guest post is Monte Solaro. I know what you’re thinking. “We’re talking about turquoise waters, why are we talking about a mountain?” This mountain is the highest point on the island and gives you the best 360-view of the water. To get to the top, you pay 10 Euros and take the chairlift up the mountain side. Those of you that are scared of heights, like me, don’t chicken out! You won’t regret the view. You’ll also get a great view of the Faraglioni rock formations. The pictures are beautiful, but being there really helps you appreciate this awesome planet.
About Staci from Trip into Travel
My name is Staci and I’m a 24 year-old marketing professional in Ohio. I have always wanted to travel the world and I finally embarked on that journey in the summer of 2013. On a whim, I decided to join my cousins on their trip to Italy. From Sicily, Rome, Milan – and in between – I had my first worldly experience. I’m now hungry for more.
I love reading other travel blogs and soaking up what I can from other’s experiences. You all give me the drive to put myself out there and travel more. Please feel free to content with me on WordPress, Twitter and Instagram. I look forward to hearing about your next adventure!