The Zingaro nature reserve is a natural paradise extending for seven kilometres along the coast between San Vito lo Capo and Scopello offering nature lovers the chance to admire breathtaking landscapes or to go hiking on the reserve’s numerous nature trails. Scuba divers can enjoy the sea life on the wonderful sea bed. The 1,600 hectares of protected area are all well worth exploring on winding tracks away from the sea or easier footpaths along the coast. The Zingaro reserve is blessed with beautiful scenery as well as with many rare species of plants in their natural habitat. The intense colours and smells of Mediterranean maquis, the coves and grottos with clear waters in varying hues of deep blue, turquoise and green and that sensation of being totally at one with nature make the area an ideal place to visit. The reserve has two entrances: to the south at Scopello, and to the north in San Vito. At the ticket office you will be given a map explaining the itineraries with their various difficulties and times. Comfortable shoes, hats, water, mask and snorkel are advised.