From the sea, coming from Santa Margherita Ligure, you pass the fabulous Paraggi Bay or arriving from Genova, you make for the lighthouse on the promontory to reach the entrance to the inlet.
Portofino tip stretches out towards the South East like a ram and ends with a large square piece of land which is nearly detached from the tip and about 15 metres high. Just inside the tip, at about 30 metres above sea level, there is a white building with the n°1675 Lighthouse Tower leaning against it. Tigullio Gulf , the Western shore has many inlets that give shelter from winds of the III and IV quadrant.
An alternative can be the ferry boat with departures nearly every hour from Rapallo promenade which calls at Santa Margherita Ligure. Here it stops for a short time to let passengers off and on to then continue towards the small village.
By car, Portofino is situated along the 227 Provincial Road which links Santa Margherita Ligure to the marine maritime village. which links Santa Margherita Ligure to the marine maritime village. Which links Santa Margherita Ligure to the marine maritime village. Rapallo motorway exit from the A12 is the recommended one to reach your destination. After Paraggi Bay , because of the peculiar orogeographical conformation of the territory, you may have to face some traffic jams.
The Village has some private parking spaces which can be used by cars, but you may also use the bus service with regular departures from Rapallo to Santa Margherita Ligure and By train, the nearest train station is Santa Margherita Ligure.