Santa Margherita Guide & Reviews Holiday Rentals, Beach Villas & Apartments to Rent, Holiday Homes

Santa Margherita is in the famous Cinque Terre area of the Italian Riviera looking on to the Tigullio gulf. Set within the Cinque Terre National Park which is a UNESCO world heritage site, Santa Margherita was once a tiny fishing village that has grown in to a bustling port - full of history and culture, fine food and wine with spectacular scenery in every direction.

The port of Santa Margherita has become the main harbour in the area for luxury yachts which drop anchor next to the local fishing boats. The port is also the site for watersports such as sailing and canoeing plus home to the international sailing regattas.

At a glance...
Restaurants 20+
Beach clubs
Car recommended
Distance to beach Beach resort
Nearest airport Genoa (35km)
Nearest train station Santa Margherita

Featured villas & apartments around Santa Margherita

Santa Margherita Accommodation

There are plenty of options when choosing where to stay in the area from excellent family hotels to private holiday rentals - beach villas or apartments to rent.

Most of the accommodation is within within a few kilometers to the centre where there is a good selection of bars and restaurants which means having a car is essential. The closest hamlets are in Rapallo, Chiàvari and Camogli (featured within here).

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Hiking trails around Cinque Terre
Mountain biking
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Things to see and do

Santa Margherita and the surrounding area is full of interesting villages, historic sites and countryside to explore. Here are a few suggestions....

  • Take a boat to the stunning tiny fishing village of Portofino with it's fashionable romantic restaurants, designer boutiques that line the cobbled streets and the harbourside cafes and bars
  • Hike along the mountain goat trails connecting the 5 villages that make up the Cinque Terre. To do all five villages at once can take up to 7 hours and the trails vary from gentle to quite challenging

Our view on Santa Margherita

We think Santa Margherita is one of those international resorts that you will go back to more than once. During the summer, its a melting pot of tourists from all over Europe who go to soak up the atmosphere, wine and dine and simply have a good time. The Cinque Terre is one of those places to visit at least once in your lifetime...