The heart of Portofino Park, divided between the municipal territories of Camogli, Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, is the Portofino headland, the largest in Liguria, which reaches an altitude of 600 metres and protrudes into the sea delimiting two gulfs, Paradise to the west and Tigullio to the east. The protected area comprises thirteen kilometres of coastline, which has remained intact due to the impervious nature of the terrain.
Portofino Vetta with its elegant former hotel complex Portofino Kulm can be reached by car from Ruta and is one of the main entrances to the park. The others are San Rocco, Nozarego, and Portofino itself.
The many paths traced through the park along approximately 70 kilometres, in a landscape and environmental context of extreme interest, allow you to discover natural habitats of pine and chestnut trees, Mediterranean scrub and sub-mountain pine forest, villages rich in art and history, rural and maritime settlements.
The system of paths has its axis in the Portofino Vetta-Portofino mare route, which crosses the headland from north-west to south-east and from which branch off towards the sea, theAbbey of San Fruttuoso and the villages. Favourite places for sea bathing are Punta Chiappa, San Fruttuoso, and the east coast between Portofino, Paraggi and Santa Margherita.
In San Fruttuoso, to be reached by boat or through the Mount but with suitable shoes and trained knees, the Abbey of San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte must be seen out of season. In summer, its beach is, understandably, overcrowded.