In Naples, sun bathing is a way of life. The people of Naples take every opportunity to catch a few moments in the sun, and you will certainly notice this if you are in Naples any time after the winter chills have passed. One area that many will choose is known as Mappatella Beach. It is a small and often incredibly crowded beach situated next to the Rotonda Diaz and the port of Mergellina, a section of the city that is about a mile away from the main Naples port. If you want to sunbathe here, you might need to choose a budget hotel near the Mappatella Beach in Naples, so that you can arrive before the city residents will.
Mergellina was once an independent fishing village, but functionally became a port of the city of Naples in the 1600s and it was eventually officially incorporated into the city in the early 20th century. To get there, take the Via Caracciolo out of Naples and the village and the beach will be on the west side of the road. If you would like to stay in a cheap hotel near Mappatella Beach in Naples, look on Vayama.com for some of the best deals.