The Maratea Beaches
Below the Pianeta Marate resort , a sparkling, clear sea gently laps the pebble beaches (3km). Two free shuttle buses connect the resort with the beaches. Courtesy buses run from the residence every 30 minutes or so, excluding lunch time break (8:30, 8:50, 9:10, 9:30, 9:50, 10:10, 10:30, 10:50, 11:10, 11:30, 11:50, 12:10, 12:30, 12:50, 13:10, 15:25, 16:10, 16:40, 17:20, 18:00, 18:40). Shuttle takes steep private road, arrives at the beach area 15 minutes later and returns after 5 minutes stop. Remember, you are in Italy not Switzerland and do not expect that a driver will follow the schedule. There is one public beach – Macarro - and three private ones. The beaches around Maratea are the best - secluded little coves and crystal clear water. Carry your own beach supplies if possible, as this public beach is expensive, renting umbrellas and lounge chairs for up to 10 Euro an hour! Another option is to spend a day at a private beach (for example, Ilicini) paying 6 Euro per person for a day.