Solo Travel in Capri | 15 Things to Do & See
This magical island in the Bay of Naples, surrounded by long stretches of coastline and stunning scenery, has endless options. So without any further ado, let me walk you through the top 15 best things to do and see in Capri.
1. Cruise the Mediterranean on a small boat
Solo travel in Capri is incomplete without cruising the Mediterranean. Rent a small boat and head out to the sea to experience Capri in the best way possible (ever!). And do not miss out on cruising underneath the Faraglioni (by any means!). Gosh, it’s a sight still vivid in my mind.
Group boat tours are also available if a private boat tour is out of your budget. The tickets will cost you around €20. Whatever you opt for, be ready with your camera to capture the never-seen-before views of the island right from the start.
2. Witness the dreamy Blue Grotto in Capri
Do I have to tell you how breathtaking Blue Grotto is? If you’re planning a solo trip to Capri, you must have come across one of the must-sees in Capri – the Blue Grotto. Although there’s a white grotto, green grotto, and many more grottos in Capri, the Blue Grotto emerges as a winner.
The clear aquamarine water steals the show and makes a way into every postcard in Capri. You can take a boat tour from the port or reach the grotto from Anacapri.
A fun fact: You can take a quick dip in the turquoise water and swim into the Blue Grotto after the boat tour closes at 5 PM.
3. Faraglioni: A must-visit
Faraglioni – the iconic three rock formations: Stella, Mezzo, and Scopolo is another spectacular sight in Capri.
Besides the boat tour, you can also see it on your way to Via Tragara from numerous viewpoints. I’m pretty sure some spectacular frames will pop up on your Instagram feed!
4. Hike to witness the Natural Arch
If you love hiking as much as I do, then surely add this to your activities in Capri. Honestly, the hike is pretty easy. Even if you’ve not hiked before, you’ll be good to go, given that you are fit. And be ready to be rewarded with the mindboggling view of the Natural Arch.
5. Via Krupp: The zigzag trail
Via Krupp is named after a German industrialist – Friedrich Krupp. The numerous hairpin bends make up for a unique hiking trail. And at the sight of it, you might get a little dizzy. That said, the track remains close to visitors as there is way too much risk of falling rocks.
But don’t let that stop you from visiting Via Krupp. You can always take a look and photograph the view from the terrace at the back of the Augustus Garden.
6. Visit the Garden of Augustus
Giardini di Augustus or Garden of Augustus is a must-visit in Capri. It is a short distance from the Capri centre. It is a great place to lay back and relax and adore the beauty of Capri Island.
You need to buy a ticket to enter the garden. Tickets are available online as well as on the spot. It will cost you around €1.5.
7. Climb up Monte Solaro
If you’re high on adrenaline, climb up Monte Solaro – the highest point in Capri. Two trails lead to the summit. One is from Capri town, and the other is from Anacapri. Either way, it will take you around an hour to reach the top. And I can’t describe how gorgeous the 360° view from the top is! If you’re tired from the hike, stop for a quick drink at café La Canzone del Cielo.
In case you’re a lazy bum but still want to see the panoramic view, take a chairlift ride to reach the top. And, on your way down, explore the Cetrella hermitage.
8. Catch the sunset from Punta Carena
The best spot to catch a sunset in Capri has to be Punta Carena Lighthouse. This lighthouse is in function to date. Along with the lighthouse, the Lido del Fero beach makes Punta Carena not only a place to watch the sun vanish into the horizon but also to get away from the crowd.
Spend some time in this lesser-known place in Capri, and have the best experience of Mediterranean life. You can reach the place by availing of public buses from Anacapri at only €2.
9. Explore the historic centre of Anacapri
If you do not enjoy the hustle-bustle of Capri, escape to Anacapri. A bus ride of €1.80-2.20 will transport you to the quieter part of the island. The artisan workshops at the piazza, museum, and church showcase a slice of calm life at Anacapri.
10. Step down the Phoenician Steps
921 steps in total—yes, you heard it right. The Phoenician Steps, or La Scala Fenicia, connect Marina Grande (Capri’s port) to Anacapri. The route is both exhausting and exhilarating. It puts your stamina to the test while rewarding you with breathtaking views.
A Tip: Check out what portion of the route is functioning before visiting the place.
11. Head to Villa San Michelle
Villa San Michele is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Capri. The fascinating garden, art, inscriptions, artefacts, and sculptures pass your time quickly in this museum. The 3200-year-old sphinx statue facing the blue water remains the main attraction in the villa.
12. Have a cone of gelato at Buonocore Gelateria
The aroma will help you find your way to Buonocore Gelateria. You have to try this delicious cone of gelato when in Capri! The combination of cold, creamy gelato and the warm, delicious cone is a temptation hard to resist. And you should not!
13. Taste Capri’s lemons
Capri is filled with lemon trees across the island. And you can taste them in various forms, from lemon sorbets to lemon cake (a mouthful of flavour) and fresh granita to limoncello (lemons juiced into an alcoholic drink). All of them are refreshing and bursting with flavours!
14. Get your hands on handmade Capri sandals
You can’t go wrong with sandals and especially when they are custom-made. No matter how long you are in Capri, you must experience this thing in Capri. Capri is filled with handmade sandal shops. Simply list your requirements and wait for your new pair of sandals! It is the best souvenir you’ll ever get to bring back home. The sandals will cost you approximately €60-120.
15. Buy some souvenirs from Marina Grande
The only port of Capri that connects the island with Naples, Sorrento, and others. It is where all the boat tours start and end on the island. It is easily accessible on foot from the Capri centre.
Besides hopping on a boat, you can collect souvenirs from the shops around the port area. They are cute, affordable, and unique.
Enjoy Capri slowly to get the most out of the island
Many visitors plan a day trip to Capri from the beautiful Amalfi Coast. However, I recommend spending at least two days there. Capri is worth every second of your time if you allow yourself to explore it in a well-planned manner. And it’s always a good idea to have some spare time because you never know what you might find.
I hope this blog post has given you a good idea of what to do in Capri. As we end, my heart longs for another trip to Capri. I’m sure you’ll feel the same way after visiting Capri. If you have already explored this tiny island, share your experience in the comments below.
Until next time, happy travelling!
An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.