Alboréa Ecolodge Resort

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The Alborèa Ecolodge Resort is a five-star resort belonging to the Ethra Reserve complex, together with the Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA and the Gran Valentino Village. The Ethra Reserve is surrounded by the green natural reserve "Stornara", a protected area that overlooks a long and wild private beach. The guests of the Alborèa can take advantage of the Kalidria Thalasso SPA, the 3.500-square meter exclusive beauty centre of the Ethra Reserve with 2 seawater pools, one indoors and the other outdoors, toning path, sauna, turkish bath, hydromassages, solarium, fitness area. The Alborèa has an elegant architecture in harmony with the surrounding nature and offers 124 independent Ecolodge Suite, 50 square meters, with a single floor in the pinewood, each one with an outdoor patio. At the guests' disposal there is the private beach located on a 5-km long deserted coastline, reachable with a shuttle service in 8 minutes. On the beach, there are the grill/restaurant Mediterraneo and the Mediterraneo bar. It is equipped with umbrellas, sunbeds and showers, and it also offers sail boats (except during the hours of the courses), windsurfs, canoes and paddle boats, beach volley and beach tennis fields, the participation in individual/group sailing courses. There are small lovely internal paths to explore the entire complex: the Gran Via, for example, connects the entire resort. It is also possible to use the bike on the reserved cycle paths (bike rental available). The use of any motorized or electric means of transport is not allowed inside the complex. For the guests of the Ethra Reserve: wide gym with indoor and outdoor fitness activities with personal trainer; muscular awakening in the morning, stretch and tone, total body, water aerobics, water boxe, nordic walking and pilates. The Alborèa Ecolodge Resort has two tennis courts and a seawater pool, hydromassages and water games. In the Gran Valentino area, there are tennis courts and five-a-side football fields, bocce court, beach volley and beach tennis, archery, ping-pong.

Decorated with the mediterranean scrub and an expanse of scented Aleppo's pines, Castellaneta Marina is one of the most beautiful beach localities on the western part of the Gulf of Taranto, with crystal-clear and shallow water. The coastline is characterized by long and white-sand beaches (some of them are free while the other are private beach clubs equipped with every comfort) but also by amusement parks, night clubs, shopping centres, golf courses, stables, hotels and restaurants. Its beaches are awarded with a "bandiera blu".

Places to know and visit
The Church of Santa Maria del Pesco, right on the edge of the canyon, has a privileged position on the beautiful landscape of the Castellaneta canyon. The little rocky church is also known as Santa Maria della Luce for the famous namesake painting in the crypt, or as Vergine Assunta. Located near a preexisting underground complex, today the church is dedicated to the Vergine Assunta. Inside, there is the thirteenth-century painting of the "Madonna col Bambino".

The Cathedral and the episcopal Palace. The Cathedral rises on the top of Castellaneta, on the edge of the canyon, and is dedicated to the Vergine Assunta, with a fourteenth-century bell tower beside the episcopal Palace. It was built on the remains of the ancient church of San Nicola (1000), and then modified in the 1400 with a romanic/apulian style. The restoration of the 1700 transformed all the friezes and decorations into baroque elements. The episcopal Palace, located near the cathedral, hosts the diocesan museum with the precious polyptych by Gerolamo da Santacroce.

The Church of the Transito di San Giuseppe was built in the 1729 by Angelo and Vito Oronzo Gentile Sarapo. At the centre of the gate there is the emblem of the Sarapo family. The church, in baroque style, rises in Via Carrare. Inside, there are three eighteenth-century paintings, one of which is dated back to the 1744 and is signed by Vincenzo Fato.

The wide white-sand beaches, decorated by the scented bushes and shaded pinewoods of the mediterranean scrub, are the best part of the Castellaneta's marine, awarded with a "bandiera blu". Its crystal-clear and shallow waters are suitable for families. Riva dei Tessali, with the golf course, is an inlet surrounded by a wood of conifers, with shallow and crystal-clear water.

Services for our guests
Check-in from 16:00 - Check-out within 11:00.
Sunday/sunday stays.
Late check-out within 14:15 for room and beach (surcharge).
The village is architectural-barrier free and equipped for disabled people.
Rooms for disabled, reserved spot in the car park, in the amphitheater and on the beach.
Animals are allowed with additional cost.

Free services included in our offers
Group swimming, sailing and windsurfing courses; from 04/06 to 08/09 tennis and archery courses.
Live music, dj set, shows, cabaret, musical, comedies.
Wi-Fi connection in the rooms, in the common areas of the hotel and on the beach.
Doctor available 24/7 in the village (pediatrician from 18/06 to 09/09).
Tennis court, five-a-side football field, bocce court, beach volley, beach tennis.
Muscular awakening in the morning, stretch and tone, total body.
Seawater pool, hydromassages and water games
Umbrella in the first row included for the Ecolodge Suite Executive.
Shuttle service from/to the private beach.
Gym with personal trainer.
Water aerobics, water boxe, nordic walking and pilates.
Canoes, paddle boats, sail boats and windsurfs.
Archery and ping-pong.
Playground for children.

Surcharge services
Room service.
Baby-sitting service.
Laundry service.
Shuttle service from/to the airports
Bike and stroller rental.
Tobacconist and newspaper stand in the reception.
Medical appointments out of the preset hours and outside the medical office
Dedicated transfer service from/to the Bari/Brindisi airports.
Serenursery for babies 12-36 months, every day, morning and afternoon.
Kalidria Thalasso SPA with 2 seawater pools, one indoors and the other outdoors, toning path, sauna, turkish bath, hydromassages, solarium, fitness area. Relaxing wellness itineraries and remise en forme, basic and customized facial and body treatments, massages and much more.

Yacht club (surcharge).
Scuba diving (surcharge).
Massages and treatments (surcharge).
Mountain excursions (surcharge).
Golf course "Riva dei Tessali" (surcharge).
Parasailing on the sea (surcharge).
Stables 5 km far from the resort and golf course with 18 holes 7 km far from the hotel (surcharge).
Gastronomic itineraries in the large farms (masserie) (surcharge).
Sailing and windsurfing individual and crash courses (surcharge).

The Alborèa Ecolodge Resort offers the best of the italian tradition with excellent fresh apulian products. The half board includes a buffet service at breakfast and dinner in the central restaurant or in the pizzeria Pizza&Grill Ethra (mandatory reservation). With an additional cost required, there are also: the gourmet restaurant Coquì at dinner, except on sunday; the restaurant Mediterraneo on the sea at lunch, or the central bar and the beach bar for delicious snacks. It is possible to reserve the Light Lunch package at lunch in the restaurant Mediterraneo or at the buffet table of the restaurant Alborèa. 

The offer does not include
Tourist tax.
Medical and luggage insurance.
Tips and everything that is not explicitly listed.

Additional costs
Dog Room: equipped with dog basket and fenced area, € 25,00 a day (10 kg max).
Light Lunch: light lunch in the beach restaurant or at the buffet table of the restaurant Alborèa (beverages are not included). € 140,00 a week per person (-80% 3-8 years, -50% 8-18 years).
Late check-out with room and umbrella available until 14:15 of the day of the departure € 50,00 for each room; until 18:00 €100,00.
Umbrella in the first row € 30,00 a day.

Free third and fourth bed for babies 0-3 years.
-80% third and fourth bed 3-8 years.
-50% third and fourth bed 8-18 years.
-20% third and fourth bed for guests older than 18 years.
SPECIAL ADULT + CHILD/TEENAGER: reductions for children/teenagers younger than 18 years in the second bed: -70% 0-3 years, -60% 3-18 years from 02/06 to 24/06 and from 09/09 to 30/09; -40% 0-3 years, -30% 3-18 years from 24/06 to 09/09.

Possible reductions and additional costs might be subject to variations and they will appear on the "Book" page.

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