Canyoning only few kilometers from Borgomaro

Canyoning only few kilometers from Borgomaro

In this period of isolation, we have often thought to what we would like to do once we will be free: I am sure that one of my first day out will be a trip in the beautiful nature around Borgomaro.

We have always pointed out how Liguria is a region with a unique variety of landscapes. This narrow land, between mountains and sea gives you the possibility to enjoy the beach and the snow in the same day. Between sea and mountains you will find plenty of clear creeks , green fields, deep valleys, lively seaside town and peaceful villages  which are the frame of many activities in the nature.

Today we want to talk about Movimento & Natura: they are an association that organize days of canyoning not far from us in Liguria and to explain who they are I would start with a quote taken from their website

The river taught me how to listen, from the river you too will learn how. The river knows everything; one can learn everything from it. You have already learned from the river that it is good to strive downwards, to sink, to seek the depths”

This company offers outdoor activities since quite a few years and it is designed both for children and grown up. You can be a pro or you can be at your first experience, does not matter… they will find the right trail for you. You just have to enjoy the slides and the refreshing waters on your face… but remember to laugh with a close mouth, otherwise you will drink a lot of water!!!

The creek is the Rio Santa Lucia in Ponti di Pornassio ( ca 30 minutes from Borgomaro) and the favourite trails are two:

Santa Lucia base, 2 hours – medium difficulty, ca 40 euro

Santa Lucia full, 4 hours – medium-high difficulty, ca 60 euro

It would  nice to take off the pajamas right now and live this experience? Now we cannot do that because we need to stay home; but you know what you can do anyway?  Start planning your next adventures and if you need help just send us an email

The top 5 family activities in western Liguria

The top 5 family activities in western Liguria

Are your kids wild? Going to the beach is fun, but sometimes, during a vacation, even children expect to try new stimuli or to embark on new adventures. Below you will find the 5 most fun activities to do together with your family during a stay at the Relais del Maro!


Predictable? Never! The Aquarium of Genoa is the largest in Europe and has 70 exhibition tanks and 200 acclimatization tanks! I’ve been there three times and the last one, as an adult, was even more exciting. The colours and variety of the species enchant anyone, young and old. Super-fav: the jellyfish, in dark tubs, illuminated with light effects. Simply hypnotic. Small tip: go there by train, it will save you from the pains from parking!
Duration (recommended): one day.


Get ready for the open sea! This now-traditional activity in our city has made us all dream! Bring a nice cap, a sandwich, two tablets for seasickness (if you suffer from it) and leave for the big blue, aboard the boat of WHALEWATCHING! The stretch of sea that bathes the French Riviera-Liguria-Tuscany-Sardinia is in fact known as “the Cetacean Sanctuary” thanks to its chemical-physical characteristics and will allow you to venture out in search of whales and dolphins!
Duration: 6 hours.


A real dip in prehistory, to admire the largest cemetery of ancient Caves Bears but above all the power of nature. These caves have a karst origin and are rich in stalactites and stalagmites that reach up to eight meters and small lakes where, even today, a tiny prehistoric crustacean, the Niphargus, lives. The route is very simple, but adequate footwear is a must.
Duration: one hour.


Immersed in the greenery of the Ligurian Alps, the structure managed by the Pro Loco of Mendatica offers children (3+), kids and adults the thrill of adventure in complete safety! Bridges, walkways, nets and tunnels suspended up to 8 meters in height will give you the right amount of adrenaline. The paths are equipped with a safety rope and each participant will have suitable equipment. Obviously, the staff has been carefully trained to provide any necessary instructions; if you are unsure, ask for Ludovico! I have known him for almost twenty years and he is a real professional! Duration: one day.


I placed this fifth only for the sake of impartiality, but inside me, I feel the eleven-year-old Martina screaming: BUT HOW?!?! I swear, believe me: the Le Caravelle water park was a regular stop of mine every summer until I was 18 if I’m not mistaken. Slides, currents, waves, raftsa real land of water amusement! Eighty thousand square meters of pure fun, without stopping, not even for the famous tomato sandwich! Free Baby Club, cloakroom, deck chairs, sunbeds, cafè. A full day in the midst of comfort for the adult ones and entertainment for the little ones. Do you think you are brave? Climb the Kamikaze slide, and then come to the reception to tell me about it.
Duration: (for me) a day + the infinite.