Hotel and Residence Coccodrillo is located in Varazze, a beautiful seaside tourist town situated on the coast of Ligurian Sea right at the center of the Gulf that enjoys a temperate climate all year round, a popular destination both for winter and summer vacations. The blue sea that washes three kilometers of fine sandy beach, the typical Ligurian lanes, art, culture and beauty of nature, make Varazze a true "pearl" of the Riviera Ligure.
THE TOWN situated in Western Liguria has a notable history. Archaeological remains are kept in Alpicella museum. Home of Jacopo da Voragine, the Saint of "Legenda Aurea", and Lanzerotto Malocello, discoverer of the Canary Islands and many others. Vocation since ever for the shipbuilding industry, still nowadays appreciated all over the world.
GARDENS AND AVENUES Each type of plants and flowers is in Varazze, from Mediterranean vegetation to specimens of tropical and exotic vegetation.
THE BEACH Three miles of fine sand cover the entire coast; from Mola to Marina. Beach and sea are a combination that continues making Varazze an always known and appreciated seaside resort. The beach is in direct contact with the town centre, gardens and accommodation facilities. Perfect the climatic conditions, pleasing all year, and especially the pleasantness of its waters: the sea temperature in summer reaches 27 degrees.
EUROPA PROMENADE Promenade Europa, a truly unique walk, a pedestrians only and totally flat path. It stretches for 5 km to the nearest Cogoleto through the beautiful Mediterranean scrub, the stunning scenery of Piani d'Invrea in a series of unique and fascinating glimpses among scents of wood. Extremely picturesque the coast where admiring the famous white and blacks cliffs . The Europa promenade is completely paved, equipped with benches, playground, bar, bike path and especially appropriate for walking, also a paradise for fishermen and lovers of underwater photography. Another lovely walk is found towards Celle Ligure: a newly built walk behind the cliffs overlooking the Marina of Varazze and the area of Punta Aspera on the side of Via Aurelia.
Varazze capital of Italian Surf Since 1983 Varazze is universally recognized as one of the 3 best Mediterranean waves . The rocky bottom next to the pier of stream Teiro gives high surf quality. The right wave, long and fast, comes directly in front of the pier, while the left, shorter and very fast, offers a breathtaking ride. Easy access to the beach and ground services, especially in summer, make surfing extremely pleasant. The Varazze Surf Club, with the assistance of Liguria Surfing Division, provides all the information relating to the practice of surfing in the particular Varazze conditions.
MARINA OF VARAZZE Varazze is one of the most Europe modern marinas with its spacious and modern berths; situated south-east of the town, consists of an outer breakwater and one of downdrift and a central quay. The water area within the port is equipped with 12 fixed and 3 floating docks. At home or boat, habitual or temporary residence, in any case a privileged stage on the sea. Surrounded by greenery, in a privileged location in the heart of the Riviera Ligure di Ponente, the Varazze Marina offers the perfect blend of hospitality, modern facilities and unique atmosphere, in a refined surrounding. Open all year long, the Marina offers 800 berths, 900 parking spaces, 30 apartments: a real reference point for those wishing to spend their free time among yacht, prestigious residences, all facing the sea, made with fine finishes, shops , bars and restaurants in the elegant Shopping Arcade.