Punta Licosa is an Marine protected area.
According to Strabo, Punta Licosa owes its name to the Siren Leukosia.
According to the legend Leukosia was one of the three Sirens Odysseus met on his journey (Odyssey by Homer). Here Leukosia committed suicide after failing to seduce Odysseus, and was then transformed into a rock. Today the current Licosa is a promontory covered by typical Mediterranean scrub.
Striking is the Cilento coast between Punta Licosa and Ogliastro: a narrow path runs alongside the sea and links the two hamlets through enchanting places like Punta della Scala and Torre di mezzo; but the most popular hiking track is that from San Marco di Castellabate to Punta Licosa. Panorama of the Bay of Castellabate and Punta Tresino is really wonderful, and you can also see, on the horizon, the Amalfi coast and Capri.
Discovering Punta Licosa from San Marco di Castellabate:
this naturalistic track is very easy, it takes about 2 hours with 40 m of incline: the perfect itinerary for those approaching the hiking for the first time. The trail goes through woods and Mediterranean scrub, among aromas of Aleppo pine, Myrtle, Mastic and Carob trees. If you are lucky you can also see Blackbirds, Magpies and Gulls.