Santa Maria di Catellabate is the biggest hamlet of Castellabate. It is very loved by tourists that come to National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano. The town offers many facilities to tourists: hotels, b&bs and flats.
In the area between Punta Tresino and Punta Licosa there are rocky beaches and sandy beaches with a crystalline uncontaminated sea . The sea has received many times the blue flag from FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education).
Fishing is an important economic resource.
The ancient part of the town is very interesting and deserves a visit: there are nice shops and several noble palaces.