One of the places on the island which is unspoilt and where time seems to have stood still is “Cavascura”, on Maronti beach. Well know by the anicient Romans, where the Emperor Augusto came to benefit from the thermal waters, and only for the love of his daughter left Ischia for Capri. Cavascura is a natural basin, where it is possible to relive the experience, as in ancient times, time has not transformed the landscape but preserved it. There are still the caves, one beside the other, the little waterfalls and the boiling spring waters, which continue to come down from the mountains at an unbelieveable temperature of 90°.
The spring is about 800 metres from Maronti beach, you can get there following stream of hot water that opens into a small bed among the volcanic walls it’s like a canyon. There is a small corridor with high walls of white volcanic rock and small cells hollowed out from the rocks. There is an open air spa room surrounded by bushes, chesnut and oak trees. In the bottom of the valley where the volcanic rock finishes the spring gurgles exhaling salutary vapours. Here you can relax in the twilight of the caves in the hot water. The hot water showers that come down from the mountains like a natural waterfall ,though you cannot stay under for to long because the temperature reaches 70-80°. Also try the treatments of natural mud mixed with the thermal waters on your skin.
Massages, mud masks, face cleansing, waxing, pedicure, manicure and lymphatic drainage
Mineral bathing in bath, mud and thermal shower, natural inhalation, natural thermal irrigation, therapy from cold, sauna + shower.
How to get to Cavascura
The Cavascura spring can be found on Maronti beach, In the town of Barano d’Ischia. To get to Maronti follow the principal road around the island until you get to Barano, then follow signs to Maronti. By bus, take number 5 leaving from Ischia Porto or from Sant’Angelo you can take a taxi boat.
Dates and opening times
From 9.30 a.m to 1.00 p.m and from 2.00 to 5.30 p.m