- Swim beneath Capri's iconic Faraglioni
- Bask in the sun on a soft beach mattress
- Sip their famed sangria
- Hours: 9:30am - 7:00pm, according to the weather.
- Open every day
- Annual closure: from 17 October 2016 to 15 April 2017
La Fontelina - CapriGo to the top
Have you ever seen that gorgeous Dolce e Gabbana perfume commercial? The one where the bikini-clad model emerges from the turquoise waves like a sea goddess? Well, that commercial was filmed right here.
Before becoming one of the most beautiful and exclusive beach clubs in the world, the Fontelina di Capri was simply a place. A hidden, magical cove known only to locals at the foot of the Faraglioni, where the deep blue water reflects the sparkling Mediterranean sun on the dramatic cliffside, and the only sounds are the waves and the sea breeze.
Already during Roman times, a string of emperors and their courts had discovered this breathtaking beach, and made it their chosen seaside pleasure retreat. And with this winning mix of natural beauty and historic charm, the Arcucci and Gargiulo families have both conserved and shared the Fontelina with visitors for more than 50 years. Their hospitality is legendary, and their cuisine is unique and unforgettable; this is the perfect place to spend a day enjoying Capri's coast, stretched out on the soft beach mattresses directly on the rocky cliff, and sipping from a pitcher of sagria brought directly to you along the water's edge.
Complete your day at the seaside with lunch at their seafood restaurant (how could it be anything else, perched directly above the Mediterranean?). They serve only lunch, so if you would like to dine there during your stay on Capri, we strongly suggest you reserve once you arrive on the island.
Prices: Summer 2015
- Entrance with beach mattress or deck chair: 24 euro
- Beach umbrella: 12 euro
- Beach towel: 8 euro
- Beach hut: 38 euro (max 3 people)
- Shuttle boat to Marina Piccola: ¤5
Reservations recommended: call +39 081 8370845 3 days prior. Beach space can be reserved only for those who reserve for lunch at the restaurant.
Open mid-April to the beginning of October.
La Fontelina: TripAdvisor reviews®Back to the top
A Must for Sophisticated Travelers
La Fontelina is a little piece of paradise in the paradise of Capri. A little hard to get to, but worth every stair step down and every stair step back up. Do not walk there unless you are in... more »
Andare alla Fontelina è quasi obbligatorio se sei a Capri.Alloggiando a Marina piccola di va in barca sei il più vicino ai faraglioni magari non vai solo per mangiare ma per rilassarti una mezza more »
Fun spot for Lunch and People Watching
We had a great lunch at this beach club on Capri! We arrived by boat and the restaurant's launch picked us up to take us to the dock. It was a very busy Sunday in September with beautiful weather... more »
La Fontelina: LocationBack to the top
You can reach Fontelina by private boat or on foot, via the little path which starts just beneath the Punta Tragara viewing point. For the return journey, Fontelina provides a shuttle boat from the beach club to Marina Piccola.
From Marina Piccola the center of Capri is just a short bus or taxi ride away.