A RIVIERA TO EXPLORE DURING A FAMILY VACATION IN SAN REMO, BETWEEN LIGURIA AND THE CÔTE AZUR
The Riviera of Flowers is an invitation for families with children during every season of the year; a vacation to discover the beauty of the coast and the inland.
Interesting itineraries, pleasant nature trips, attractive folk events, interesting cultural festivities and great amusement parks await your entire family for a vacation of a lifetime!
Here are a few ideas to enhance your vacation:
WHALE WATCHING AT THE CEATECEAN SANCTUARY
Daily departures from the Porto Vecchio of San Remo (From June to October)
Spend an extraordinary day searching for the great cetaceans that populate the Mediterranean and pass by in front of our Riviera; known to the Romans as "Costa Balenae." This enlightening trip, which lasts for about 6 hours, takes you in search of whales, sperm whales and dolphins, has the "Cetacean Sanctuary" as its destination. Covering the entire sea space between Liguria, Elba and Corsica and founded in 1993 between Italy, France and the Principality of Monaco, the “Cetacean Sanctuary” protects the over 2000 cetaceans belonging to eight different species which populate the Ligurian Sea during the Summer season.
MONTECARLO OCEANOGRAPHIC MUSEUM
Location: Principality of Monaco
Distance from Sanremo: 41 Km – 45 min by car
Opened in 1910 by its founder, Prince Albert I, this exceptional museum is dedicated to all the sea disciplines and hosts many species of preserved sea animals as well as ships and equipment used by the pioneers of ocean explorations. Down in the underground, the Aquarium offers visitors a fascinating show of exuberant sea fauna and flora. The rarest species of multi-color fish, coming from the farthest seas, leap across 90 tanks filled with sea water.
“LE CARAVELLE” ACQUA PARKLocation: Ceriale
Distance from Sanremo: 71 Km – 52 min by car
Explore emotional rapid streams. Ride the waves of the great swimming pool. Live the experience of fantastic slide landings. Relax in the freshness of the green oasis. Plunge yourself in a stimulating hydromassage. Rest up on a comfortable beach chair under the sun!
MARINELANDLocation: Antibes (F)
Distance from Sanremo: 73 Km – 55 min by car
Wonderful by day, magical by night... Marineland offers an ocean of wonderment. Marvelous: the orcas, the dolphins and the sea lions invite the audience to discover their talents in unique shows, full of wonders and surprises! Impressive: sharks will welcome you surrounded by their mysteries. Alluring: tropical fish will boast their multiple colors. All of this in a wonderful adventure at the heart of the sea world!
Location: Frejus (F)
Distance from San Remo: 113 Km – 1 h 15 min by car
Created in 1971 in a Mediterranean wooded environment, the park takes advantage of the mild Riviera climate. During your exploration (either by car or on foot) along the 20 hectar park, you will discover over 130 animal species from all five continents: from the smallest, the Cotton Top Tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) to the greatest, the Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus).
Distance from San Remo: 148 Km – 1h 15 min by car
Fifty nine tanks for a total of four million liters of water that spectacularly reproduce the habitat of the Mediterranean and of the Oceans, the poles and the tropics, to encourage life and reproduction of more than 500 species of fish, cetaceans and amphibians. A suspended bridge onto a suggestive water landscape will take you closer to the fantastic world of seals, while in another setting it will be possible to get close to and pet the elegant manta rays.