Lido Burrone (AKA Lido Punta Burrone) is the most popular beach club on Favignana Island (Isola di Favignana). And, for good reason. The beach club is located on the spectacular white sand beach called Spiaggia di Lido Burrone (AKA Cala Burrone). Certainly, it’s one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. In this guide, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about visiting Lido Burrone and Spiaggia di Lido Burrone on Favignana Island.
We hope you find this guide helpful. To help with your trip planning, please check out our Favignana Guide.
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Lido Burrone, Favignana
Most people visiting Favignana will head to Lido Burrone at some point during their trip. That’s partly because Favignana, as a whole, doesn’t have many beach clubs. Sure, the island has many gorgeous beaches. But, many of these are small, rugged and somewhat remote. So, these beaches don’t make for a good beach club location. In comparison, Spiaggia di Lido Burrone is the perfect beach club spot. It has a decent expanse of glorious white sand, which is the perfect terrain for a beach club.
Of course, whether you’re for or against visiting a beach club, exploring Spiaggia di Lido Burrone in its own right is absolutely worth it. This is simply because the beach is one of the best beaches on the island. It’s one of the biggest beaches and unlike other beaches on the island, it’s a sandy beach. Indeed, the majority of beaches on Favignana are pebble beaches. Sure, these pebble beaches on the island are also worth visiting. But, after all, you can’t beat that feeling of powdery white sand sinking in between your toes!
So, exactly where is Lido Burrone located in Favignana? Let’s find out below.
FYI – Spiaggia di Lido Burrone is also known as Cala Burrone and translates, in English, to Lido Burrone Beach. Additionally, many people simply refer to the beach – Spiaggia di Lido Burrone, by the name of the beach club – Lido Burrone.
Where Is Lido Burrone in Favignana?
Lido Burrone is located on the south coast of Favignana. So, exactly where is Favignana? Well, it’s one of the Egadi Islands (Aegadian Islands) located near the west coast of Sicily, Italy. To help you get your bearings, feel free to click on the image below to access an interactive map on Google Maps.
How to Get to Lido Burrone in Favignana
A common way to get to Lido Burrone is to cycle there. Indeed, most people visiting Favignana will get around the island by bike. It’s an enjoyable and convenient way to get around the island. Basically, from the Favignana ferry terminal to Lido Burrone, it’s around a 3km cycle, which takes around 10–15 minutes.
Personally, Beck and I visited Favignana on a day trip. We didn’t head straight to Lido Burrone when we arrived on the island. Exploring the island in a clockwise direction, we first visited Cala Rossa, then Cala del Bue Marino, Cala Azzurra and Grotta Perciata, before arriving at Spiaggia di Lido Burrone.
When it comes to hiring a bike, we recommend going to Noleggio Bici e Motorini Isidoro. The local bike rental store is only a five-minute walk from the ferry terminal. The bikes are in immaculate condition, have gears and come with a lock. The staff are also very friendly and helpful. Perhaps, best of all, it’s only €5 to hire a bike for a full day.
In comparison, you’ll find overpriced and less reliable bike rentals being flogged near the Favignana ferry terminal for around €10–15 for the day. Just ignore these offerings and head to the trustworthy bike rental store mentioned above.
Visiting Spiaggia di Lido Burrone (AKA Cala Burrone)
Spiaggia di Lido Burrone is a gorgeous white sand beach with crystal-clear turquoise waters. It’s possibly the premier beach on the island, so it’s undoubtedly a must-see.
Other than the beach itself, we also recommend exploring Punta Burrone, which is the headland immediately beyond the southern end of the beach. From Punta Burrone, you’ll enjoy fine sweeping views of Spiaggia di Lido Burrone. But, you’ll also find a small bridge and platform that juts out onto the water. Certainly, it’s an epic spot for a photo!
Lido Burrone: Favignana’s Best Beach Club
At Spiaggia di Lido Burrone, you’ll find Favignana Island’s best beach club – Lido Burrone. Admittedly, Beck and I visited this beach during the off-season. So, the beach club wasn’t up and running yet. Generally, Lido Burrone only operates in the peak season. For more information about opening hours, umbrella prices and contact details such as telephone and email, please head to the Lido Burrone Favignana Facebook page.
FYI – by law, beaches in Italy must still provide free access areas, even when beach clubs are in operation. So, even during the peak season, you can visit the beach for free, without paying to use the beach club. But, keep in mind, in the peak season, the free access areas are very busy.
Other Beaches to See on Favignana Island
Other than Cala Burrone, Favignana is home to many sublime beaches and coves. Below, you’ll find a summary of the other well-known beaches in Favignana.
- Cala Rossa: one of the most popular beaches to explore on Favignana Island.
- Cala del Bue Marino: a unique cove on the island, featuring an old limestone quarry.
- Cala Azzurra: a smaller white sand beach, located near Cala Burrone.
- Spiaggia di Marasolo: a lesser-known beach with turquoise-coloured water that’s located near the island’s tunnel.
- Cala Rotonda: an excellent pebble beach on the western side of the island.
- Cala Grande: when we visited in the off-season, the beach was quite polluted. We can only hope that efforts will be made to keep the beach cleaner in the future.
- Spiaggia Praia: located in the town centre, the beach itself is nothing special when compared with all of the other stunning beaches on the island.
Other Things to Do on Favignana Island
Other than visiting Lido Burrone and other lovely beaches, there are other great things to do in Favignana. In terms of other natural attractions, you should also visit Grotta Perciata, which is an extraordinary chasm featuring rock pools and sea caves.
After exploring beaches and natural attractions, you should head to the town centre for some treats. We started with seafood at Pescheria Florio. Then, we had granita and gelato at #ICECREAM. And, of course, we enjoyed an Aperol spritz at Monique Concept – YOLO!
Worth seeing near the town centre is Palazzo Florio, which is an exquisite neogothic-style building. It’s surrounded by a small park which is a wonderful place to find some shade.
During your visit, you’ll notice the imposing Castello di Santa Caterina, perched high on a hill in the middle of the island. If you’re up for a walk, it’s possible to hike to the castle ruins. Indeed, from Castello di Santa Caterina, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the island. We’ve heard it’s particularly good to visit the castle ruins for sunset.
How to Get to Favignana Island
To get to Favignana, you’ll need to catch a ferry from Trapani. Liberty Lines is the main ferry company running the service between Trapani and Favignana. You’ll find the Liberty Lines ticket office and ferry terminal located here. The journey time between Trapani and Favignana on the Liberty Lines ferry service is around 30 minutes. The other company running this service is called Siremar. But, the service takes twice as long and is the same price. So, we don’t recommend using Siremar.
During the peak season, you can expect long queues at the Liberty Lines ticket office. To avoid this, we recommend buying your tickets online in advance. That way, you can skip the queue for tickets and just join the queue for boarding. You can buy e-tickets online, directly with Liberty Lines or with the more user-friendly Direct Ferries.
A return ferry ticket is around €24–27 per person. In the peak season, you can expect a higher departure frequency, with around two services departing per hour beginning from around 7–8am. There are usually ferry departures from Favignana as late as 8pm. But, make sure to check departure times from Favignana and book tickets in advance, so you don’t get left on the island!
Getting to Trapani
To catch the ferry to Favignana (to see Lido Burrone), you’ll first need to get to Trapani. The easiest and quickest way to get to Trapani is to drive there yourself. We recommend parking at the large Piazza Vittorio Emanuele Car Park, which is very cheap (expect to pay around €0.20 per hour). From this car park, it’s around a 15–20 minute walk to the Liberty Lines ferry terminal.
If you don’t have your own set of wheels, we recommend hiring a car using Rentalcars.com. You’ll find a variety of cars on Rental Cars, which are very easy to book online.
Personally, Beck and I picked up our car hire from Catania International Airport. For an automatic car, we only paid around €7 ($7USD) per day! Of course, with all car hire companies in Sicily, make sure you’re fully aware of the terms and conditions of the car hire. That way, you won’t get stitched up with any unexpected fees when you return the car.
It’s also possible to get to Trapani using public transport. From Trapani International Airport, you can get an AST bus to the Trapani town centre. The journey takes around 45 minutes and costs around €4–5.
From Palermo International Airport, you’d first need to get to the Palermo town centre by taking the bus or train. Both options take around an hour and cost about €6. Then, you’d need to get a Segesta or Salemi bus from Palermo to Trapani, which takes around 75–90 minutes and costs around €11–12 per person. It’s easy to buy these bus tickets in advance using Busbud.
Where to Stay Near Lido Burrone
You may need to spend the night in Trapani if you’re doing a day trip to Favignana Island. We stayed at Solemar Beach Apartment Trapani. It’s a lovely apartment, set on the beach on the outskirts of Trapani. Otherwise, it’s possible to stay on Favignana Island itself.
Most of the accommodation options in Favignana are higher-end properties along the lines of villas, hotel resorts, holiday homes and apartments. For your convenience, we’ve handpicked the most highly-rated accommodation options in Favignana near Lido Burrone (using Booking.com). Indeed, all of the accommodation options below are located, more or less, opposite the beach.
- Stabilimento Lido Burrone: when it comes to accommodation near Lido Burrone, this B&B not only has the most reviews, but it has the best reviews. Stabilimento Lido Burrone features a restaurant, bar, garden and terrace. The rooms on offer are all equipped with air conditioning, a fridge and a private bathroom. Perhaps, best of all, you’ll enjoy stellar views of Cala Burrone.
- Le Casuzze del Residence Lido Burrone: if you want to stay in an apartment near Lido Burrone, then Le Casuzze del Residence Lido Burrone is the ideal option. The apartment has a kitchen, fridge, microwave, stovetop and coffee machine. It also features air conditioning, whilst guests often rave about the lovely garden, seaside views and swimming pool.
- Boa Vista Favignana: if you’re wanting a larger holiday home near Lido Burrone, then Boa Vista Favignana is your best choice.
Favignana Boat Tours
Most visitors to Favignana will explore independently by booking their own ferries and renting a bike on the island. Still, many people choose to do a Favignana boat tour instead. Certainly, exploring the Favignana coastline by boat is a wonderful experience. In fact, one of the main advantages of doing an organised boat tour is that you’ll get to explore the neighbouring island of Levanzo. Indeed, the combined Favignana and Levanzo boat tours are a great way to explore more of the Egadi Islands if you don’t have much time.
GetYourGuide offers many excellent boat tours to Favignana. The most popular and highly-rated GetYourGuide boat tour is currently the Favignana and Levanzo Mini-Cruise. By doing this tour, all of the planning is done for you! You’ll just simply enjoy a stress-free day exploring the Egadi Islands.
What to Wear and Pack
These are our gear essentials for visiting Cala Burrone in Favignana.
- Swimming gear
- Quick-dry towel
- Water shoes (aqua shoes): to help protect your feet when exploring the rock platforms.
- Osprey Skarab 30L Day Backpack: a great backpack for adventurers, which has plenty of space to store your gear.
- The North Face Venture Jacket: a fantastic windproof jacket that will serve you well if you’re exploring the island during the off-season.
Particularly, in summer, make sure to have plenty of water on you. Cycling is thirsty work! Also, you’ll want to be sun smart – otherwise, you’ll get sunburnt! So, apply plenty of sunscreen, wear a hat and cover your skin.
- Visit the nearby Spiaggia di Calamoni (Calamoni Beach): this is a lesser-known smaller beach, that’s just a stone’s throw away. You’ll find another beach club there called Lido Radangia.
- Cheap food on the island: head to Pasticceria FC for some cheap baked Italian treats. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect lunch there!
- Other beaches to explore in Sicily: check out Capo Bianco, Spiaggia San Vito lo Capo in San Vito lo Capo and the many awesome beaches at the Zingaro Nature Reserve.
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