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!
AQUARIUM of GENOVA @ GENOA
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.
WHALEWATCHING @ IMPERIA
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.
TOIRANO CAVES @ TOIRANO, FINALE LIGURE
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.
ADVENTURE PARK @ MENDATICA, IMPERIA
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.
LE CARAVELLE @ CERIALE, ALBENGA AQUATIC PARK
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, rafts… a 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.