Lampedusa offers everything from campgrounds to high-end resort hotels. Most places are concentrated in the town centre (immediately east and north of the port) or clustered around nearby coves such as Cala Madonna and Cala Croce west of town, or Cala Calandra and Cala Pisana east of town. Many hotels offer swimming pools, beach access or both.


The best place to browse for restaurants is along Lampedusa's main street, Via Roma, and perpendicular streets such as Via Vittorio Emanuele. Fresh seafood is at the heart of Lampedusa's cuisine, with pesce spada (swordfish), sgombro (mackerel), cernia (grouper) and dentice (snapper) all making frequent appearances. Other local specialties include pasta alla bottarga di ricciola (pasta with amberjack roe, local capers, lemon juice and olive oil) and fish couscous.