Liguria is an evergreen destination for sea lovers and this region offers to its travellers many activities to visit its famous coast.
Activities to do in the Portofino marine area:
1. KAYAK TOUR
Enjoy the coastline of Portofino marine area on a kayak. You can explore in a unique way the territory and its hidden treasures, visible just from the sea. You can also do birds watching, dolphin watching and swim with them. Some tour operators propose you an aperitivo on the beach, with tasting of traditional food and local wines of Liguria.
2. BOAT TOUR
Spend a day surrounded by the enchanting landscapes of the Portofino protected marine area, join a private boat tour to visit the coast and its hidden beaches. Get the chance to visit a desert beach and swim in crystalline waters, without being disturbed.
These secret places and beaches can only be reached by sea. Some companies of boat charter in Portofino propose exclusive luxury boats tour with all comforts and aperitivo with champagne and oysters, on demand. The boat tours take you to visit the Portofino marine area and its surroundings, the Gulf of Tigullio and the Cinque Terre.
3. DIVING AND SNORKELING
For diving enthusiasts, Liguria offers splendid seabeds, surprisingly rich in life and with varied conformations. From Camogli to Santa Margherita Ligure there are more than twenty dive sites reachable by boat thanks to the numerous diving centers in possession of the authorizations.
In addition to a coastline of rare beauty with cliffs over the sea, very green Mediterranean scrub and the marvelous bay of San Fruttuoso (with the characteristic immersion in the “Christ of the abyss”), the seabed is the richest one can be found in the Mediterranean! Flora and fauna have benefited from the protection of the park to the point of making “meetings” with huge groupers, shoals of sea bream, moray eels, lobsters and many other inhabitants of the sea.
4. WATER SKI, FLYBOARD, WAKEBOARD
In the Portofino marine area, tourists can also enjoy some water sports, such as water ski, wake board or flyboard. Liguria is at the top of the list in Italy for the number of companies proposing activities related to water sports. The water sports schools are very popular and are frequented by both amateurs and professionals.
Liguria is one of the few places in Italy where it is possible to make surf. Several surf schools propose courses all year long, with levels from beginner to professional.
A few kilometers away from Portofino, surfers can find a nice spot in Recco.
The spot is located directly on the Recco beach. In May or June, the Recco Surfestival is celebrated, a surf competition among the best Italian surfers and surf parties all day long. The festival is an excellent opportunity for those who have never practiced surfing to approach this sport.