Updated at: 14-02-2024. Author: Best In Puglia
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Porto Badisco is a seaside resort located in one of the most characteristic areas of Puglia and all of Salento. It is a small cove set on the rocky coast with a few sandy stretches. Porto Badisco is located south of Otranto, in the province of Lecce, halfway towards Santa Cesarea Terme. Characteristics of Porto Badisco are the sea, the luxuriant Mediterranean scrub and the cliffs overlooking the sea.
Porto Badisco Beach
Porto Badisco beach is considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Salento. The beach is located in the center of the town and is one of the most beautiful and fascinating natural corners of all of Salento.
The inlet is set along the Adriatic coast between Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca, with a few sandy stretches but with an easy and fun descent into the water.
The typical days on the beach in Porto Badisco is a valid alternative to the typical day on the sandy beaches lying in the sun: in Porto Badisco the days at sea are enriched by diving from the rocks and snacks under the trees that reach the sea.
Porto Badisco Cave of the Deers
To testify the ancient history of Porto Badisco, and of the Salento area in general, there is the Grotta dei Cervi, a cave inhabited already in the Neolithic by the first populations who occupied the place.
The Grotta dei Cervi is characterized by numerous ravines and coves, and contains important finds and drawings made with bat guano dating back to the Neolithic period.
In the direction of Santa Cesarea there is also the Grotta delle Striare (or of the witches), another famous cave in the area, characteristic for its entrance crossed diagonally by a strip of rock.
Porto Badisco what to do
Visitors to Porto Badisco can enjoy the wonderful maritime character of the area and all the benefits and well-being that this entails.
In Porto Badisco the visitor can enjoy all that the coast offers. The ideal day is spent at the sea during the day, with dives, swims, boat trips and diving.
One of the favorite attractions of visitors is the "Park of the coast of Otranto-Santa Maria di Leuca and of the wood of Tricase" which the Puglia region has established to preserve the wild nature of the eastern coast of Salento.
The park is rich in ancient structures and animal and plant species typical of the Salento area.
It is said that the history of this magical place is intertwined with the story of the legendary Aeneas, who, aboard a small boat, landed right on these coasts fleeing from Troy.