Club Funimation Garden: la Calabria secondo Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences

Claudio Giaffreda

a four stars on the coast of Acconia di Curinga, in the province of Catanzaro, is the exemplification of Calabria according to Falkensteiner, the South Tyrolean chain that boasts 31 hotels in portfolio.
The 4-star hotel overlooks the coast of the Tyrrhenian from Calabria and focuses on offering services for a carefree and fun holiday, starting from childcare to the global sports offer. Near the Costa degli Dei, the resort is an ideal place to discover Calabria. It is easy to arrive at Lamezia airport (15 minutes by transfer), as is easy to reach places like Tropea, the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Caminia, on the Ionian Sea. So as Falkensteiner’s payoff goes: Welcome Home”
The offer of this newly built resort, which has been part of our chain for 2 years – he explains Claudio Giaffreda, gm – is of 588 rooms in total of which 218 completely renovated, among which
22 between suites and junior suites (36-40 m²), 89 communicating rooms for families (56 m²) very important thing that reduces the number of beds from the potential 1800 to 1350 that we offer, 19 rooms for the disabled. Each one is best equipped for the needs of the guests ».

The beach is one of the strong points: very large private, inserted in the context of the coast that connects Falerna in Pizzo Calabro, which offers very spacious beaches, offers its guests umbrellas and sunbeds, a restaurant (Il Pescatore) and a bar, Caterina’s food truck with fried food, a children’s play area and the nautical center that offers sailing lessons and rent catamarans, surfboards, SUPs (stand up paddle boards) and pedal boats, as well as mountain bikes that will take you inside the pine forest parallel to the sea for restorative rides.

Thomas Hofmeister e Natasha Rozenski, Moonlight bike & Sail

The nautical center “Moonlight bike & Sail“Is managed by Thomas Hofmeister, long-time sailor, German from Munich who has lived in Calabria since 1987 and his assistant Natasha Rozenski.
«The gulf here is perfect for all sea sports – explains Thomas – because the wind is constant towards land, so there is no danger of being pushed offshore. Hobie cat and dinghies, wind surfing, sup are the main sailing sports to try your hand at, and if you want you can complete the experience with sailing lessons as well as taxi charters, or get back into shape in beautiful rides in the pine forest with our mtb For those who prefer a large “for all” swimming pool of 4 thousand m2, this is the heart of the resort, equipped with umbrellas, sunbeds, bars and a spray park where children can play with the water. A second pool of one thousand m2 is reserved for adults only in search of total relaxation and serenity.

The entertainment, the strong point of the evenings, also has spaces dedicated to children and teenagers:
Falky-Land is a 600 m2 play area dedicated to two age groups (4-7 years and 7-12 years), where the animation takes care of the little ones with educational and recreational activities.
Teen country is the area dedicated to children aged 13 and over with various attractions, from trampolines to table football, to video games, but also to give vent to their creativity, which is really a “plus” considering the availability of real musical instruments to compose your own band and perform in the theme shows in the evening, in the amphitheater.

The sports area, in addition to the one on the beach, offers at the entrance of the resort in order not to disturb the rest, courts for tennis, padel, football, beach volleyball and then table tennis, bowls, badminton, mini-golf, shuffleboard, shooting with l ‘arch. We have already talked about the wide range of restaurants in a previous article.

“And then there are the excursions that ennoble the already complete offer of the Funimation Garden Club – concludes Giuffreda – La Costa degli Dei, an amazing alternation of bays, beaches and unique views, the Giant Platano di Curinga, winner of the” Tree of the Year Award ” 2020 “, the beautiful Tropea with the Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Isola and the wonderful Tirreno Terrace, the coves and beaches of Capo Vaticano, the famous Piedigrotta Church, the nearby Costa Viola with Bagnara, Scilla and Reggio Calabria and the Islands Aeolian Islands, easily reachable by boat with a range of excursions. So we are waiting for you! ».