Experiencing the local area

from the Golfo Paradiso to the Golfo del Tigullio

Manuelina Taste Hotel


We think that those who stay with us want to know Liguria in all its facets,
including those that are less "instagrammed".

For this reason, we have selected experiences for you to discover all the bays
of Golfo Paradiso and the Golfo del Tigullio, including those less well-known.


Here you are learning "on the ground"! After a brief lesson in marine biology, with mask, snorkel, fins (and wetsuit), dive into the largest "tank" there is: explore the seabed of the bay of Paraggi and discover the habitats of the creatures that populate it.
Swimming in the bay of Paraggi, famous for its biodiversity, you can spot fish, octopus, starfish and many other animal and plant species.
The activity of snorkelling in the water lines up with activities and workshops on environmental education, letting you learn marine biology through observation and exploration.

Programme dedicated to children from 6 to 12 years. On request, it is also possible to organise activities for older children.

Place: Paraggi (Santa Margherita Ligure)


Portofino Park, get familiar with kayaking and paddle boards through group games. You will learn to paddle independently and move safely when you are in the sea. Exploring the area and its biodiversity that characterises the marine protected area will make you feel like you're on a fantastic adventure.

Program dedicated to children from 6 to 12 years. On request, it is also possible to organize activities for older children.

Place: Paraggi (Santa Margherita Ligure)


Exploring the seabed at Paraggi, a bay with crystal clear green water, you will feel like you are entering a natural aquarium!
Swimming over one of the largest Posidonia expanses in the area which, along with the nearby reef, is home to many species such as nudibranchs, octopuses, starfish, noble pen shells, sponges and molluscs is an unforgettable experience. Accompanied by a guide specialised in marine biology, the activity takes place in the Bay of Paraggi located in the Protected Marine Area of Portofino, one of the best spots in Liguria for snorkelling. The bay is closed to nautical traffic and therefore ensures maximum safety during the tour.

Useful info
Services included: Guide, mask, snorkel, fins
Duration: 1 hr approx.
Location: Paraggi, between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino
Available languages: Italian, English
Minimum number of participants to book the excursion: 2
Obligatory reservations: Yes


What better place than the fantastic Riviera to enjoy an unforgettable two-wheeled experience on scooters that recalls the fascinating scenery of the Dolce Vita. Panoramic routes along the coast to best enjoy the sense of freedom on two wheels.
Starting from Rapallo, you can reach Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino on two wheels, stopping for a visit, returning to Rapallo and the end of the ride

Useful info
Services included: scooter rental (can be used for 1 or 2 people)
Duration: half a day (morning or afternoon, about 4 hours)
Location: Paraggi, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino
Availability: All the year


The town of Recco is the starting point for visiting many wonders (Camogli, Punta Chiappa, San Fruttuoso, Portofino and Cinque Terre) which can be visited in a day or longer.

The school provides a FICK- and UISP-qualified guide, equipment (boards and/or canoes, paddle boards wetsuits, etc.), mask, snorkel, fins, watertight bag and map of the area to discover the natural beauty of the Nature Park and Protected Marine Area of Portofino.


Our surf courses are held in Recco whenever the sea allows.
They are run by ISA-qualified instructors and are divided into different levels, offering a means to prepare for surfers of all abilities.
The lesson lasts 1h 30 min and consists of a theoretical-practical part on land and a part in the sea.