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Get to know Praia a Mare (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Praia a Mare. To help you make friends with Praia a Mare before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Praia a Mare, Calabria, Italy, is a coastal town in the south of Italy. Around six thousand seven hundred people live in the town, which belongs to the province of Cosenza. There are train connections from Napoli and Cosenza to Praia a Mare. If you have to take a plane to get to the region, check out the flights to Lamezia Terme. This is the closest international airport and it is around one hundred thirty kilometres from Praia a Mare. It is recommendable to rent a car to get to this coastal town and to explore the region in general. It gives you a lot of flexibility and you do not have to rely on the local trains.

If you want to stay in Praia a Mare, there are numerous hotels in town. Most accommodations have three or four stars. However, you can also book smaller guesthouses; there aren't many Praia a Mare, Calabria, Italy hostels, but what exists offers a typical backpackers' experience including a kitchen, a game room, and laundry room. On the downside, there is no Wi-Fi in your Praia a Mare, Calabria, Italy hostel at present.

The climate is Mediterranean; the summers are very warm and sunny. The average maximum temperature ranges from twenty-seven to thirty degrees Celsius during summer. Therefore, you have perfect conditions for some relaxing days on the beach.

The beach and the ocean are the biggest attractions. Take a break, relax in the sand, or go for a swim. There are various bars and restaurants nearby. Architecture lovers cannot miss the Santuario della Madonna della Grotta. This sanctuary is located in a cave and impresses with a unique setup. Dino Island is south of Praia a Mare; the impressive blue grotto in Dino Island is a beautiful experience and you should not miss it if you are around. Boat trips to the grotto are available.

Written by local enthusiast for Praia a Mare hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Praia a Mare hostels Flo

Your Packing List for Praia a Mare

Your Packing List for Praia a Mare

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Praia a Mare and Italy.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Other Nearby Cities

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Maratea (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Mormanno (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Sapri (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Marina di Camerota (38 Km / 23 mi.)
Palinuro (45 Km / 28 mi.)
Acquappesa (47 Km / 29 mi.)

Travel Tips for Praia a Mare - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Praia a Mare. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Praia a Mare. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

I stayed in Praia a few days! The village is beautiful and the sea and the beach are astonishing! But my experience was great because I had the chance to live it through the eyes of the local people.


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