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Explore Cancun safely 🌴✈️ Avoid dangers with these tips now!

Our agency is ready to travel to Cancun next month for an exclusive invite to tour resorts and learn about the amazing things to see in the area.  Our agency works hard to ensure we keep up with our relationships with our suppliers.  This includes going to various destinations to learn more.  

However, I am seeing a lot of social media posts about concerns people have with traveling to Cancun.  I would like to take this opportunity to talk about some of the concerns.  

Are you dreaming of a sunny getaway to Cancun, but worried about the recent news reports of violence and unrest in the area? Well, fear not, because I’m here to give you some guidance on why it is still safe and fun to visit this beautiful destination.

First of all, a majority of the incidents you hear about are isolated and far away from the tourist zones. Cancun is a huge city with over a million inhabitants, and most of the trouble happens in the outskirts or in neighboring towns. The hotel zone, where most of the resorts and attractions are located, is well protected by security forces and has a low crime rate.

Secondly, there are so many amazing things you can do and see in Cancun. From the stunning white sand beaches and turquoise waters, to the ancient Mayan ruins and cenotes, to the vibrant nightlife and cultural events, there is something for everyone in this paradise. You can snorkel with colorful fish and turtles, zip-line through the jungle, explore underground caves, shop at local markets, dance at world-class clubs, or just relax at a spa. The possibilities are endless!

Thirdly, let me give you a tip on how to avoid any potential risks or scams while traveling to Cancun. The key is to use vetted suppliers for your transportation, accommodation, tours, and activities. Afterall, that is why you have reached out to Life is Better Traveling as we have done that work for you!

Don’t trust random people on the street who offer you cheap deals or free gifts. They might be trying to rip you off or lure you into a dangerous situation. Instead, book with reputable companies like Life is Better Traveling that have good reviews and ratings online. By using vetted suppliers, you can ensure that you get quality service and safety to give you peace of mind while on your vacation.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and book your trip to Cancun today! You won’t regret it! And don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter for more travel tips and stories. Until next time, happy travels!


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Whether you want to relax on a tropical beach, hike in the mountains, or visit a historic city, Life is Better Traveling can help you find the best deals, accommodations, and activities for your budget and preferences. Life is Better Traveling has a team of experienced and friendly travel agents who will listen to your needs and desires, and craft a perfect vacation plan for you. You don’t have to worry about the hassle of booking flights, hotels, tours, or transfers. Life is Better Traveling will take care of everything for you, so you can focus on enjoying your trip.


How to Visit Barcelona

I am excited that January was the month to plan your vacation, and oh boy, so many of you reached out. I just wanted to give a quick thank you to everyone who booked their 2024 and 2025 vacations with one of Life is Better Traveling travel agents. We feel the love!  

Here are a few things we have planned already for 2024!

✔️European Vacations – my favorite to plan is to Paris! A romantic getaway filled with amazing food! 🥖

✔️ All-Inclusive Vacations – last we planned the most all-inclusive vacations in Mexico. Everyone loves the Riveria Maya! 🏖️

✔️ Cruise Vacations 🛳️ – there are so many possibilities to choose from! My favorite itinerary is a Mediterranean cruise itinerary seeing Spain, South of France, and Italy. Ciao Bella!! 🍝

✔️Hawaiian Vacations – A domestic destination that feels like you have traveled to a foreign country. Hiking volcanoes g, snorkeling with the turtles r, and eating pineapples. 🍍

✔️Disney Destinations – Walt Disney World, Disneyland CA, Disney Cruises, Adventures by Disney, OH MY!!!

✔️ Universal Vacations – Something EPIC is coming soon. Dragons , Magic y, and dinosaurs e with thrill rides to enjoy! 🎢

✔️ Southeast Asia – Another favorite to plan! Elephant sanctuaries, beautiful beaches, and unique cuisines. I am ready to go!! 🐘

✔️ Japan – this is a bucket list item for me so I can’t wait to go! I have to get in some wrestling, take a ninja course, and eat some good sushi. 🍣

❤️ Thank you to our community, friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors for supporting our travel agency at Life is Better Traveling. Your hard-earned dollars went back into various communities and helped countless families when you booked with us in 2023!


Spain’s Big Three: How to Visit Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville

Barcelona is a city full of gems, both hidden and famous. You can fly to BCN (Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport) from many US international airports, and start your Spanish adventure in style. You can stay at a hotel on the iconic Plaça Catalunya, and enjoy easy access to many hidden gems.

The real gems are waiting for you to discover them. You can walk to many of Barcelona’s most popular attractions, such as Gaudi’s masterpieces, the Gothic Quarter, La Rambla, and the Mercat de la Boqueria. Or you can go off the beaten path and explore some of Barcelona’s hidden gems, such as:

  • The Bunkers at Carmel, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and the sea from the remains of civil war anti-aircraft bunkers.
  • The Moll de Gregal, a peaceful walkway that encloses Port Olimpic and offers lovely views of the beach and the W Hotel.
  • The Collserola Natural Park, where you can hike in the forest and breathe in the fresh air.
  • The CosmoCaixa, a science museum that features a rainforest, a planetarium, and interactive exhibits.
  • The Palau Güell, one of Gaudi’s early masterpieces and a testament to his genius and creativity.

These are just some of the gems that Barcelona has to offer.


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2024 Top Vacation Destinations

2023 was a great year for travel.  At Life is Better Traveling our agents traveled to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Alaska, Bermuda, France, Walt Disney World several times over, and many more places.  It felt so good getting back out there and visiting amazing destinations without having to worry about restrictions.  Our client’s felt the same way!  We helped over 1000 clients enjoy vacations all over the world.  Our top destinations were Greece, Italy, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Spain, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resorts, England, and France.  

So where in 2024 are the hottest destinations?  Let’s talk about the top 5 must-visit destinations for 2024 according to Travel + Leisure

  1. Canada’s Métis Crossing: This destination is perfect for those seeking cultural immersion. The city’s rich cultural scene includes a modern art museum, an architecture center, and a Cold War museum that opened in a former bunker in February 2023. The wider region of North Jutland, with its dramatic coastline around the town of Skagen, long a draw to Danish artists; windswept dunes of Thy National Park; and 2,000-year-old Viking ring fortresses which have, at long last, been collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  2. Istanbul: This city is perfect for those seeking major travel bragging rights. Istanbul is a city that straddles two continents, Europe and Asia, and has a rich history and culture. It is home to the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar, among other attractions.
  3. Paris: This city is perfect for those seeking cultural immersion. Paris is a city that needs no introduction. It is home to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and the Notre-Dame Cathedral, among other attractions. In 2024, Paris will host the Les Jeux Olympiques, making it an even more exciting destination to visit.
  4. Sonoma County: This destination is perfect for those seeking lesser-known places that are on the rise. Sonoma County is a small town where new businesses are doing big things. It is a great place to visit if you want to experience the local culture and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  5. Amsterdam: Amsterdam is a city that is perfect for those seeking a laid-back atmosphere. The city is known for its beautiful canals, world-class museums, and vibrant nightlife. You can explore the city’s many art galleries, take a bike ride through the Vondelpark, or simply relax in one of the city’s many cafes.

Which destination will be on your list to travel to in 2024?  If you are ready to start planning we would love to help.  Feel free to reach out to our team so we can take away the stress and time it takes to plan a vacation.  

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Spotlight Destination: Rome, Italy

Roaming Through Rome!

Rome is rich in history, culture, fashion, and food. 

The “Eternal City” is a destination that never fails to impress visitors with its stunning architecture, iconic landmarks, and vibrant street life. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, Rome has something for everyone!

Rome, the capital of Italy, is one of the oldest and most historic cities in the world. Founded in 753 BC, this vibrant cosmopolitan city is famous for its iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Vatican City. 

With so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming to plan your trip to Rome. But don’t worry, here is a list of things to do in Rome, hidden gems to discover, and off-the-beaten-path attractions that make this city so special. 

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Top 5 Sightseeing Things To Do in Rome

  1. The Colosseum: The Colosseum was built in 80 AD and was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.
  2. The Pantheon: The Pantheon is a temple that is dedicated to all the gods of Ancient Rome. It was built in 27 BC and is famous for its impressive dome, which is the largest unsupported dome in the world! It’s an incredible sight.
  3. The Vatican City:  The Vatican City is another landmark that should not be missed when visiting Rome. It is the smallest independent state in the world and is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. The Vatican is home to many famous landmarks such as St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, and the Vatican Museums. 
  4. The Trevi Fountain is also a must-visit landmark in Rome. It is one of the most famous fountains in the world and is known for its stunning Baroque architecture.
  5. Villa Borghese: The Villa Borghese is one of the most famous parks in Rome and is home to many museums and galleries. The park also has a lake where you can rent a boat and enjoy the scenery.

Top 5 Hidden Gems of Rome

  1. The Catacombs of San Callisto: Another off-the-beaten-path attraction is the Catacombs of San Callisto. These catacombs are located on the outskirts of Rome and are home to many ancient tombs and crypts. The catacombs offer a unique glimpse into the history of Rome.
  2. The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma: This opera house is one of the most famous opera houses in the world and has a rich history of hosting some of the best opera performances in Italy.
  3. The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia is another famous theater in Rome and is home to many classical music performances.
  4. Shopping streets: Via Condotti is one of the most famous shopping streets in Rome and is home to many luxury fashion brands such as Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton. Another famous shopping street is Via del Corso, which is a long street that is lined with shops and department stores. 
  5. Monti Boutiques: If you are looking for something unique, then head to the vintage boutiques in Monti. This neighborhood is famous for its vintage shops and fun, bohemian vibe. Some of the best vintage shops in Monti include Pifebo, Humana Vintage, and Flamingo.

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Top 5 Must-Try Foods in Rome

  1. Roman-style pizza:  The Roman-style pizza is thin and crispy! It is a must-try when in Rome. Some of the best pizza places for your to try include Da Remo, Pizzarium, and Pizzeria La Montecarlo.
  2. Carbonaro: Another famous (and delicious!) Roman dish is carbonara, which is a pasta dish made with eggs, bacon, and cheese. The best place to try carbonara in Rome is at Roscioli, a famous restaurant that is known for its delicious pasta dishes.
  3. Roman Wine Bars: The city has many wine bars where you can try some of the best Italian wines while relaxing amongst gorgeous views. Some of the best wine bars to try include Il Goccetto, Enoteca Cavour 313, and Trimani.
  4. Roman coffee: When it comes to coffee, Rome has a rich coffee culture, and you can find many coffee shops all around the city. Some of the best coffee shops include Tazza d’Oro, Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè, and Roscioli Caffè.
  5. Alesso di Bollito: This is a simmered beef dish that has been around for ages! It consists of tender juicy meat that is placed on bread and dipped in its own juices. Truly delicious. 

Enjoy your time exploring the beautiful city of Rome! 


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Destination Spotlight: Paris

The City of Love and the City of Lights lives up to its reputation as one of the most romantic cities - and one of the most highly visited destinations in the world. 

Paris is a must-see, with over 30 million tourists visiting each year! It is filled with beautiful landmarks and monuments, picturesque gardens, high fashion, charming boulevards for strolling that are lined with romantic cafés - the French cuisine in Paris is to die for! 

Over 50,000 street lights shine a beautiful glow on Paris, creating a truly magical setting. 

So, cross Paris off your bucket-list. You won’t want to miss a thing!

Top 5 Sightseeing Things To Do

  1. River Seine Cruise: A round trip river cruise along the Seine is relaxing and romantic - something you won’t soon forget. Sail under bridges and see iconic Parisian sights from a unique perspective with panoramic views. The audio guided tours (through your smartphone) allow you to discover things about the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Les Invalides, Musée d'Orsay, Louvre Museum, Place de la Concorde, Grand Palais, and more. For a romantic spin, take the river cruise at night! The City of Light will shine, illuminating iconic sights as you leisurely pass by. There are many available (and relatively affordable!) cruise times, but be sure to reserve ahead of time. 

  1. Arc de Triomphe and Rooftop: Cast your eyes on all of Paris! The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned in 1806 to remember the soldiers whose lives were lost during the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars. The treasured names are inscribed, and a vault underneath commemorates a soldier from WW1 - the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is a significant site, annually celebrated by the Bastille Day military parade and the Tour de France race. While showing respect, observe stunning views from the roof. It is fantastic, and worth the climb! You will see all of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, Sacré Coeur, Champs-Élysées, etc. 

  1. Palace of Versailles & Gardens: Take a day trip and view incredible opulence and stunning gardens at Versailles. It is truly majestic - the greatest achievement in French 17th century art. A World Heritage sight, Louis XIII's home is something you can not miss! Several reigns of kings embellished the Palace through the French Revolution. There are over 2k rooms in the palace, and the vast gardens are simply breathtaking, with hundreds of statues, fountains and water features. Thousands of plants and trees have been beautifully maintained over the years for your viewing pleasure. It’s a day not to miss! 

  1. Louvre Museum: Did you know that the Louvre is the most visited museum in the entire world? View a myriad of incredible artifacts and true artistic masterpieces, from prehistory to modern-day. The Louvre itself used to be a palace, and is now home to the world's most famous and recognizable masterpieces, like the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David, and the Vénus de Milo. Create a plan of what you’d like to see. There are tours available and visitor trails. Be sure to also take a moment to rest in the lovely gardens on site.

  2. Musée d’Orsay: Paris is art! This special museum contains the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art in the entire world! See masterpieces you probably studied in school, by the likes of Monet, Seurat, Manet and more. You will also see stunning art by Degas, Gauguin, and Renoir. Can you imagine seeing these up close? And all in the beautiful, relaxing Orsay. Restaurants and cafés on site.Truly a lovely day. 

Top 5 Hidden Gems Of Paris

  1. Secret Covered Passages of Paris: These hidden passages are a bit less touristy, and perfect exploration spots in Paris - and a perfect rainy day activity! They date way back to the 18th and 19th centuries, but today you will find unique restaurants, book shops and shopping arcades there. Some favs: The Passage du Grand Cerf in rue Saint Denis boasts a stunning glass roof. The famous Galerie Vivienne has glittery lights and a stunning mosaic flooring, with upscale shops. The Passage des Panoramas is the oldest, with shops selling postcards, beautiful stamps, and more. The Galerie Vero-Dodat, was the first to witness gas lighting! It is filled with lovely antique shops. The Passage des Princes by the Opera Palais Garnier Opera House is filled with video games and toys, and is part of the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Celebrate the night away at the Andy Wahloo on rue des Gravilliers to enjoy creative cocktails & champagne in a cobbled outdoor courtyard.

  1. Paris Catacombs: Looking for something a bit different and a touch spooky to do? Underground Paris is home to a veritable labyrinth of tunnels that house the Catacombs in what were once quarries. This amazing underground gravesite was created in the late 17th century when Paris' cemeteries were too overcrowded. It is something unique to be experienced during your visit to Paris. Keep in mind that you will be underground in somewhat dark, cave-like tunnels, and up close to hundreds of skeletons. There are approximately six million skeletons throughout the tunnels. 

  1. Le Marais Gardens and Mansion Houses: For something historically Parisian, spend time at the Marais. The area is rich in history, filled with 17th century private mansions that were built with white freestone, with large entrances for the old horse-drawn carriages to pass through. They were once the homes of powerful nobles, bankers, lawyers, and more. Walk through the vaults of the Place des Vosges - the oldest planned square in Paris. It was built in 1605 by Henry IV. Venture off the square to less-traveled side streets, too. There, you will find quirky galleries and charming restaurants throughout the area. A perfect place to explore, dine and shop. 

  1. Rue Cremieux: For even more Parisian charm, visit the most colorful and picture-worthy street in Paris! This warm street is lined with pretty brightly colored homes along cobble stones. It's “Instagrammable”, they say. You can find it in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. These were once the homes of construction workers, and are now very desirable properties. The quaint painted house fronts have made the street a hugely popular spot for filming, too. 

  1. Promenade Plantee: This beautiful walkway was built on an unused viaduct, and is the inspiration behind the Highline in New York! Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the first elevated park in the world. The promenade is about 3 miles long, and travels from the Opéra Bastille to the Bois de Vincennes, passing above the avenue Daumesnil to the Jardin de Reuilly and finishes at Porte Dorée near the Bois de Vincennes. This scenic walk is a bit of a secret that even many Parisians are unaware of. The walk is also completely free to enjoy, and a perfect escape from busy Paris - right in the heart of the city.

Top 5 Must-Try Foods

  1. Croissants: When in Paris, do as the Parisians do! Enjoy delicious, cheap, unforgettable croissants! Start your day off French style, with an all-butter croissant for breakfast. In Paris, these perfectly flaky pastries are baked to sheer perfection. Enjoy with a nice hot coffee, sweet orange juice, or rich tea at a cafe. Croissants are a quick on-the-go meal, too. Be sure to visit a fresh boulangerie.

  1. Cheese: Cheese, please! France is known for their fine cheeses paired with delicious wines. Offering more than 300 varieties of cheese, you can find everything from a creamy brie to munster to blue in Paris. Cheese is traditionally served as its own course, right  between the main dish and the dessert. Paris truly is a cheese lover’s dream!

  1. Escargots: Another delicious treat that is not to be missed while in Paris is escargots. They say they are the national symbol, and they are not kidding around. These delicious snails are cooked in a wide variety of styles in Paris. They are often prepared in butter with white wine, or even a roquefort or truffle sauce. In Paris, escargots à la Bourguignonne is a real favorite. For this dish, a dozen are oven-roasted in their shells and served stuffed with delicious, creamy garlic herb butter. Escargots are delicious, and good for you! 

  1. Jambon-beurre: Sandwiches are always a great idea, but in Paris they are magical. They are on-the-go street food at its finest, and perfect for busy tourists, too. The Parisians keep this snack high quality, affordable, and simple. There are three key parts: fine Parisian ham, French butter, and perfectly crispy baguette. The quality of these three ingredients is always devine - the ham is just not like your standard ham elsewhere. The Parisians do this to perfection. While you are sightseeing, be sure to grab one to go, or if you have time, enjoy this perfect snack/lunch at an open air cafe with a crispy green salad and glass of wine.

  1. Macarons: Have a sweet tooth? Well, French sweets are quite possibly the finest in the world. Macarons are the most popular food in Paris. Some say they were originally created in the 18th century at a convent in France. They have just the right touch of sweetness and richness. They are delicate rounds filled with a creamy and rich interior jam-type filling. Flavors include chocolate, pistachio, carmel, vanilla and strawberry. Within Paris, you will find shops that specialize in making macarons of the highest -  most delicious - quality!


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Quick Travel Tid-bits from our other articles...

Curious about the best airport lounges? Want to get in? Tips on how to get you in!....

Did you know that there are places in the airport you can go to escape the manic nature of the terminal? They’re called airport lounges. Airport lounges are some of the best places to spend time before your flight as they are their own getaway. They often offer free food and drinks, spacious seating, free Wi-Fi, and even some provide amenities like showers and nap pods. If you are in a larger airport some lounges offer spas, barbershops and workout equipment.

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Why are passports taking so long?

It all boils down to health being tantamount. The offices were closed during COVID and are still not operating at 100%. This led to a backlog in requests. Labor in every field has been impacted from the pandemic, and the Department of State is no exception. There’s only so much each person can do, which leads to a ripple effect of consequential delays.

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Real stories on how Life is Better Traveling travel advisors aided their clients during the outbreak and disruption of COVID-19.

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 “Mary is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! She was extremely knowledgeable about each of the cities we went to and different excursions we were able to try. She gave us wonderful recommendations of what to do and what is not worth the time and/or money. She was very organized and sent us a binder of our itinerary as well as all of the vouchers we would need for our trip. She set up personal transfers from the airports/train stations/hotels/etc. which was wonderful! We did not have to worry about what time we needed to leave or how we were going to get there. This allowed us to enjoy our trip and not stress about the details. I would recommend Mary to anyone looking for an amazing and stress-free trip! She thinks of every little thing and is there to guide you every step of the way! I will definitely be using her anytime we need a vacation and recommending her to all of our friends and family!!

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We have changed the Greece dates to 2023.  We had so many people interested in traveling with us, but still wanted to wait another year.  We want everyone to feel comfortable, so we have decided to move the dates to 2023.    

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How to enjoy holiday light displays with the kids.

How to enjoy the holiday light displays with the kids  

 

It is that time of year when the holiday light displays are in full swing, and traveling to get to them is part of the journey.  When I say journey, I am talking about not only packing the kids up in the car to get to the display but keep them occupied while waiting in line.  Whether it is a drive through light display or walk through display, the lines can be long.  Little kids just don’t have the patience or the attention span to wait.  So how do you keep the occupied and interested?

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Halloween FUN in Williamsburg, VA

Halloween time in Williamsburg, we love it! 

 

Williamsburg, Virginia is one of my favorite places on earth to visit.  My family has been going there practically every year since I was a baby.  So when my family gets the chance, we take a long weekend and head down.  We try to go in the fall because with the changing of the leaves and the cooler weather it is a lot more enjoyable. 

 

For our trip this year we opted to get the Fall Bounce pass that would allow us to get into Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Garden for an unlimited number of times over a seven-day period.  We decided to do Colonial Williamsburg on Friday and Busch Gardens on Saturday.  Maximizing our time at Busch Gardens was our concern as there had been this constant mist that was making everything wet on Friday.

 

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Fill out the form below to get started planning your next European Vacation.  Looking for a motor coach tour, self-drive, or private tour, we can easily put together the perfect European vacation for you and your family’s needs. 

When you book your vacation with a member of the Life is Better Traveling Team, you are supporting local families and business.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past 4 years, we have become an AMAZING travel agency due to your support!

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Best Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

The amount of inquiries to Italy last year to my travel agency increased dramatically. With many of the inquiries that come in, people want to see the iconic Amalfi Coast. Picturesque colorful towns, perched on the cliff side with beautiful sunsets. The beaches have beautiful sunsets and crystal clear water. The only problem is the beaches aren’t like what you get here in the states. The beaches on the Amalfi Coast are a mixture of sand and rock, and are much smaller. You can definitely get a good tan during certain times of the year. 

Before I get into which beaches are the best in the Amalfi coast, I want to make sure you know what the best times of year it is to go. Despite what some people think, it does get cold in Italy. People start to go to Italy the end of March, beginning of April. Around this time of year the temperature averages 50 degrees. In the September and October, the temperature averages between 65 and 75 degrees. If you plan on going swimming during any of these months, please keep in the mind the temperature. 

Here are some of the best beaches along the Amalfi Coast:

  • Spiaggia of Marina Grande in Amalfi – this beach has a central location so it can be very busy from June to September. It is very beautiful beach but due to the docks close by large number of visitors come via boat.
  • Marina Grande in Positano – this beach has the picture-perfect background of Positano. It is a smaller beach but just as perfect to spend a few hours in the sun and enjoy a cool drink.
  • Gavitella Beach in Priaiano – this is one of the smallest beaches on the Amalfi Coast coming in at only 30 meters long. It is mostly a pebble beach so don’t forget your sandals. You also have to take the stairs down to the beach which can be daunting. Once at the bottom the reward is magnificent views of Positano, the island of Li Galli and Capri! This is also one of the best beaches to view the sunset. 
  • Cavallow Morto or Cala Bellavaia of Maiori – if you are staying in Maiori you are already looking for seclusion and relaxation. If you are looking for white sandy beach, crystal clear and deep blue sea waters then this is the beach is a must. The only thing is that this beach is only accessible by boat so make sure to talk to a local fisherman to get you there.
  • Marina Piccola Beach in Sorrento – Even though Sorrento is not known for its’ beaches, there is small beach area that would be nice to spend a few hours. Next to Sorrento Port and Villa Comunale there is a small strip of volcanic sand. This stretch is occupied by both private clubs and a public area where you can enjoy crystal clear waters.  

When thinking of Italy make sure to consider the time of year you are going as it may ruin your plans to go to the beach. Call a Life is Better Traveling travel agent to help you plan so we can make sure it is the best Italy Trip for you.

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Fill out the form below to get started planning your next European Vacation.  Looking for a motor coach tour, self-drive, or private tour, we can easily put together the perfect European vacation for you and your family’s needs. 

When you book your vacation with a member of the Life is Better Traveling Team, you are supporting local families and business.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past 4 years, we have become an AMAZING travel agency due to your support!

Please understand we get several requests per day for European vacations. We provide experiences for our clients that provide a lot of value. If you are looking for a budget vacation, that is NOT us.

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