POSITANO on a BUDGET?
DOES It EXIST?
YES & NO !
So, can you go to Positano on a Budget? Does this scenario exist? Yes and no, and what is a low budget to one person, may not be to another. Overall, Positano is not the most ideal place for someone on a budget. This being said, if you are one on a limited budget, and are determined to go, even stay in Positano, which is quite expensive, there are some things you can do.
If you get a hotel room that is suitable to your budget, your next big concern is food and drink. You are in luck with a truly wonderful little spot to get tasty reasonably priced food at Latteria which is lovely family run Salumeria (Italian Deli) / Wine & Grocery Store. They make tasty panini (Sandwiches) and very good prepared food, such as Eggplant Parmigiano, Pasta, Frittata, and Arancini (Rice Balls). You can take food out to-go, and there’s a little patio on the side to eat your food at. If you want to eat the food there, there’s one little problem, there are only about 6 seats, so they might be full when you’re there. But if you can get a seat outside, this is a wonderful little spot to get some really tasty food, at the cheapest prices you’ll find in all of Positano. This is also a great place to stock up on bottle water, fruit, snacks, and wine to have back at your hotel. I just love this place, so if you’re looking for the best quality food at the lowest prices, Latteria is your place. You will have to take a 15-20 minute walk up from the beach to get here, but its well worth it. The walk itself is a nice little adventure, the food is absolutely excellent, and the place is charming.
Also very good, and a similar type of place is La Delicatessen, which is down by the Mulini and very central part of Positano. Like Latteria, Delicatessen make very good sandwich, Rice Balls, and other prepared foods at fare prices. La Delicatessen is more centrally located than Latteria, and I do like the place, but if forced to pick to between the two places, I’d give a bit of an edge to Latteria, with Delicatessen not far behind.
The third big aspect of being in Positano, after settling your hotel and food requirements, is your beach activity. One choice is the tiny free area down by Spiaggi Grande (Big Beach). There is also a free beach area at Il Fornillo Beach, which is a much better free-beach option than the tiny free-beach are in the center of Positano. My favorite beach area of all in Positano is La Scogliera Beach Club next to “Music on the Rocks,” which is a bit expensive, with chaise lounges costing from 17 to 25 Euros depending on when you go.
One attraction of Positano is The Path of The Gods, which is totally free, and is one of the most popular things to do, but it’s not for everyone. If you do go, the only cost is taking the small local bus, up to the very top of Positano, where you will catch the hiking trail up there.
GREAT VIEWS “EVERY ROOM Has a BALCONY”
At CASA GUADAGNO
Just 1-minute walk from Positano’s main street, Pensione Casa Guadagno is 5 minutes’ walk from Fornillo Beach. Each one of its rooms offers a balcony with a view of the Mediterranean Sea.
Rooms come with decorative tiled floors and air conditioning. Each one has a fridge and a private bathroom. An Italian breakfast of coffee and croissants is served in the dining hall each morning.
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VIEW From HOTEL ROYAL POSITANO
One of POSITANO’S Most AFFORDABLE HOTELS
The POOL at the HOTEL ROYAL POSITANO
Hotel Royal Positano is surrounded by Positanos rocky cliffs, which drop down into clear blue sea. Relax in lush gardens on extensive sun terraces. Free and serviced beaches are easily reachable by public transport from Royal Positano Hotel. Just take the bus which leaves 20 feet from the hotel entrance.
On site relax in Hotel Royal Positano’s own small but well-equipped Health and Beauty Center or go for a refreshing swim. Kids will love the large gardens with the playground and everyone can have fun playing tennis or football on site. Make use of Wi-Fi access on the sun terrace or in the lobby or go for a drink in the piano bar. Enjoy characteristic regional dishes and lovely panoramic views at Hotel Royal Positano’s large restaurant.
If you Love playing Tennis and want to play in Positano
Hotel Royal is only one of two hotels in town that has their own Tennis Court
The other is the Hotel San Pietro
Hotel Villa Maria Antonietta
If you are looking for a budget hotel in Positano, Villa Maria Antonietta is one possible option. If you can get a room here (they Sell Out Fast), rooms are usually about $140 US a night, but as we’ve said, they sell out fast, so if you’d like to stay here anytime in the Spring or Summer, I’d suggest booking your room at least 5 to 6 months in advance. Seriously.
Villa Maria Antonietta is a nice little modest hotel, where I stayed at on my first trip ever to Positano, way back in the Summer of 1985, in a room that I paid $45 for at the time. Like I said the place is modest, and physically nothing special. The special things about it, are the location is about as good as it gets, the place is clean, and very affordable for Positano where the rooms are hundreds and thousands of dollars a night. Two people can stay at Villa Maria for about $140 a night.
When staying at VMA, you are in the area of Mulini, with a great selection of bars, caffes, salumerias, shops, and restaurants all around. It less than 10 minutes to walk to the main beach, and ferry boat stop.
About $170 a Night for Two
Book far in Advance
“POSITANO is HERE” !!!
by Best Selling Author
PENSIONE MARIA LUISA
Via Fornillo 42, Positano .
Breakfast on The Terrazzo ?
LATTERIA is the BEST CHEAP EATS in ALL of POSITANO
“WE JUST LOVE THIS PLACE”
A 15 Minute Walk up From The Beach
Great Panini (Sandwiches) FRITTATA, EGGPLANT and More
At LATTERIA “BEST CHEAP EATS in TOWN”
2nd BEST CHEAP EAT in TOWN – DELIKATESSEN
GREAT SANDWICH, ARANCINI, FRUIT, FRITTATA