Additional Location Information
Santa Margherita, the Pearl of the Tigullio, is one of the most important tourist resorts of the Riviera Ligure, famous for its elegance, its beaches, its nightlife with its shops and restaurants.
Thanks to its proximity to Portofino and the Cinque Terre is a favorite destination for tourists who wish to enjoy the Ligurian Riviera in all its nuances.
You simply must see the famous beach of Paraggi located along the Costa dei Delfini, halfway between Santa Margherita and Portofino and San Fruttuoso, a pearl situated in the Park of Portofino accessible by ferry from Santa Margherita.
The harbor is used for mooring luxurious motor boats next to traditional fishing boats. It is also the location for important maritime sports activities, such as sailing, rowing and scuba diving, and of social events such as great international regattas.
Santa Margherita offers a variety of beaches with something for everyone; sand, stone and pebble, picturesque coves and welcoming private bathing areas. There are also free beaches where you can hire deckchairs, sun beds and umbrellas.
How to reach us :
The nearest Airport is Genoa ("Cristoforo Colombo"), easily accessible by highway, from the "Genova Aeroporto" toll booth (A10 - about 35 Km) to east, then on the A12 till the Rapallo toll booth.
The nearest toll booth is Rapallo (on A12 Highway between Genoa and La Spezia); about 5km from the center of Santa Margherita Ligure; from Rapallo follow the road signs for Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, crossing at first the center of Rapallo, then the coast road crossing San Michele di Pagana
Santa Margherita Ligure - Portofino railway station is on the Genova-La Spezia line: several trains (long distance trains and accommodation trains cover this line). On Trenitalia website the timetable is available.
Daily boat lines reach Portofino, San Fruttuoso and Cinque Terre, Rapallo, Chiavari and Genova.
in Santa Margherita Ligure about 450 places for car which you have to pay to use are available. The rates change following the season and the stop time.
Main points of interest:
Portofino: arriving at Portofino from the sea your eyes are greeted by the row of multicolored houses along the seafront, reflected in the water of the inlet. You can enjoy the pleasure of a lingering gaze at the fashionable yet quiet streets of the village dotted with restaurants and boutiques, or take a sightseeing tour to the Castello Brown and the lighthouse, solitary sentinel of the open sea.
Paraggi: a lovely bay located between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino.
The village consists of a small group of houses once inhabited by fishermen and millers, an ancient castle (dating back to 1626) now a private residence, a disco and some very fine restaurants. Paraggi is famous for its emerald sea and its beautiful beaches.
Cinque Terre: at just 70 Km East of Santa Margherita, there is a national park, one of the least contaminated natural areas of the Mediterranean. The human activities, especially the wine growing and the "dry walls", have create a landscape that is unique in the world. All of this together with a crystalline sea have made the Cinque Terre the favored destination for both Italian and foreign tourists.
Golf e Tennis Rapallo (18 holes) 4 km
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Versilia Golf Resort-Forte Dei Marmi (18 holes) 110 km