Caprionline Insider Guides

Recommended insider experiences for the Island of Capri.
Get the best tips, itineraries, and accommodations to discover your Capri!

La Fontelina

Bathing Establishments Beaches

LocalitÓ Faraglioni - Capri - See map

La Fontelina

+39 081 8370845
+39 081 8374612 (Fax)

Official website:


13 1
4/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 329 recensioni »
Budget Luxury
La Fontelina Bathing Establishments Capri

Swim at the foot of the dramatic Faraglioni

Contact La Fontelina now

Directly to La Fontelina

La Fontelina

  1. Swim beneath Capri's iconic Faraglioni
  2. Bask in the sun on a soft beach mattress
  3. Sip their famed sangria

La Fontelina - Capri

Go 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: €22
  • Beach umbrella: €11
  • Beach towel: €7
  • Beach hut: €36 (max 3 people)
  • Shuttle boat to Marina Piccola: €5

Additional Information

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.

What former guests say about La Fontelina

Go to the top

La Fontelina: TripAdvisor reviews®

Back to the top
4/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 329 recensioni »

My favourite

5/5 1 October 2015

La Fontelina is the place to go when you visit Capri. Forget the other beach clubs as this beats them all. Coming here is like stepping back in time to the 60's. I love how basic it is with the beds... more »

A must see view in a lifetime and great food

5/5 27 September 2015

The access is hard : better go walking down from Punta Tragara (30 minutes of beautiful road from Punta Tragara but you need to have good shoes and be in good health). The return is made by... more »

Good food. Great fun

4/5 26 September 2015

A lunch there is full of fun and atmosphere. Not cheap but it's good food. A beach type environment - without any sand. There are day beds on the rocks if that's your sort of thing. But we just went... more »

La Fontelina: Location

Back 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.

Other suggestions

Back to the top
da Luigi ai Faraglioni
da Gioia

Bathing Establishments

da Gioia

Beach club and restaurant at the Bay of Marina Piccola

La Canzone del Mare

Bathing Establishments

La Canzone del Mare

The historical meeting place of Capri

Torre Saracena

Bathing Establishments

Torre Saracena

Crystalline water and a view over the Faraglioni

  • Card Visits 86
  • Site Visits 18

In the last 30 days, 86 travellers
visited this page.