The marina of Pescoluse, a district of the small town of Salve, is located on a stretch on the Ionian coast between Torre Pali and Torre Vado, more precisely at the same height as the ‘channel Fano’. The marina is very small and compact and well known for its beaches. The coast, low and sandy, is characterised by the presence of dunes. The sand is fine and golden. The coast faces south and its actual position allows Pescoluse to enjoy until sunset crystal clear water.
The natural beauty of the place is so beautiful that a stretch of the coast has been dubbed “The Maldives of Salento”, you’ll find here two beaches, “le cinque vele (The five sails) and ‘The Maldives’ offering maximum comfort and relaxation for the most demanding tourists. Pescoluse, however, is not confined to the beautiful coastline and mesmerising marina, it is also famous for the archaeological excavations, immersed in a green environment, standing out are here the dolmens and the channel of Fano. The channel was formed about 10 million years ago due to continues limestone erosion, while walking this offers a different landscape to admire, a pleasant and stimulating environment to enjoy nature and history.
There are numerous hiking, walking and cycling tours organised from here. Starting from Salve or from the surrounding areas, you are able to move in a beautiful landscape dotted with dry stone walls and pajare. In the local area you’ll find also some karst phenomena called “inghiottitoi” (sinkholes), entrances of underground cavities where you’ll find springs of fresh water. This unique feature is typical for the area, considering that Puglia has particularly poor surface watercourses.