Lago Lugano, Como
Stunning lakeside home on Sandy Panama Beach
Three bedroom front line villa apartment with breathtakingly beautiful lake and mountain views.
Large private garden offers direct access to park, lake, large sandy beach with sunbeds, kayaking, SUP, windsurfing & free bike hire
Garden has BBQ, dining area, sofas, zen zone, ping pong, swings and lake and mountain views.
Quiet resort in beautiful historic town. On site restaurant& lakeside cafe. Perfect for families or a romantic break.
Best location on the Italian lakes!
This delightful retreat is situated on the front line of the Porto Letizia resort in the beautiful lakeside village, Porlezza. The property has a large garden which leads to a communal lawn which opens to the vast Lake and gorgeous sandy beach. We know of no other beach like this in Como. There are water sports, sun beds, childrens play areas, swimming, hiking, biking, waterfalls, a wonderful array of lakeside restaurants and bars and a colourful weekly market. You can bus, ferry or drive to the elegant resort of Lugano (Switzerland) or Menaggio (Lake Como) within 20 minutes. The location is perfect year round for hikers, climbers, couples and families alike.
Lakeside Cafe and Restaurant
Beautiful on-site restaurant with a range of price options, a patisserie, gelateria and bar - all less than 3 minutes walk away. Lots more lakeside eateries a short stroll away.
Table Tennis and BBQ
Huge private garden with direct access to the lake side beach and park. When you want some privacy retreat to your garden with its own dining table, sun loungers, zen zone, swings and table tennis table.
Pool, Playground & Bikes
Two playgrounds, volleyball court and swimming pool* are all in your surrounding park. Free bike hire up to 2 hours
*Due to Covid restrictions the pool is out of use for 2022
Lakeside Sandy Beach
Panama beach is probably the best beach in the entire Como province. Soft sand, sun beds and gazebos, safe clean swimming water and SUP hire. But shhhhh.... don't tell anybody!
Well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, hair dryer . Washing machines available in a separate block.
Bikes, Hikes and Watersports
Free bikes are available from reception (subject to availability) . Reception can also arrange private motor boat hire or suggest great local hikes. Make sure you say hello to Bibi on the beach. He rents out kayaks & SUPs and can teach you to windsurf like a pro in no time!
Reception Service / Concierge
On site reception are available for your day to day needs and queries. They will always greet you with a smile and help you on your way.
So much to do...
20 minutes to Lugano (Switzerland)
20 minutes to Menaggio (Lake Como)
or stay local and enjoy...
Watersports - SUP, Windsurf, kayak
Boat hire - Explore in your own boat.
Hiking, paragliding, climbing, cycling
Waterfalls, lakes and caves, ferry rides
or just sit in the garden and take in the view!
MUST SEES AND MUST DOS....
Porlezza Town / Saturday Market
(5 minute walk)
Walk along the lakeside path for 5 minutes into the old town of Porlezza. Visit cafes, the market, hire a speed boat and wander the streets of the old town including it's beautiful church.
Cascata de Begna
1 hour Waterfall Walk
Take a walk or 5 minute drive to the beautiful woodland and hike to the waterfalls. Absolute heaven! Lovely trattoria en route. Walk to or park by the church and follow signs to right of the church: Take your swimming costume! Directions
Visit Lugano town, Switzerland
(20 minute drive)
Visit this elegant town by ferry or car. A short, pretty drive, Lugano is stunning and has plenty to keep you busy. Promenade the lake, shopping and visit the art centre. Families will LOVE the amazing miniature village complete with ride-on miniature railway. And don't miss the magnificent views on the fernacular at the top of San Salvadore - leaves every 30 minutes from here directions
Kayak and Speed Boat Hire
Kayaks and waterboards available to hire from the beach at the end of your garden. Ask for Bibi who will show you how to windsurf like a pro! Speed boats available to hire by the hour from Porlezza town.
Grotte di Rescia Caves
(5 minute drive / short walk)
The caves of Rescia represent a natural jewel of Lake Ceresio and are a lovely break from the hot summer sun
So many peaks to hike to, many from your doorstep. Visit the tourist office open mornings Tuesday to Saturday until midday for maps. Here is a link to a glorious 2 hour hike a short drive away. directions
Rock Climbing, Horse Riding, Cycling & Paragliding
Ask at reception for more info.
Free bike hire is also available subject to availability.
The Disused Railway Cycle Path
Rated as 'easy' this stunning 13km cycle path takes you past lakes and through woodland, a nature reserves and a 90m tunnel to the gorgeous town of Mennagio. (see more photos)
Mostly gentle but worth considering an electric bike for a really gentle ride.. It takes about an hour in each direction but plenty of beautiful stops on the way. And stunning town of Mennagio for lunch at the end. Perfect for adults and older children.
Bikes from reception or can hire here: Location
Tel: +39 375 6193168
Visit Menaggio / Belaggio
(15 minute drive / 30 minute cycle)
A very pretty 15 minutes drive will take you to Mennagio where you can find pretty streets to explore, and a ferry across Lake Como to Belaggio for more sight seeing.
Food glorious food!
Whether you fancy a proper stone baked pizza, or fish fresh from the lake, we can recommend countless fantastic restaurants for all budgets. Lots of lake side al fresco restaurants and bars close by.
If you fancy a change from swimmng in the lake. There are two pools within a 5 minute walk. Il Penguino campsite has a family friendly pool with lots of water slides and just a bit further a long is a more adult pool. Location