Water sport

The Parco San Marco offers numerous possibilities for guests to practice water sports at the Lago di Lugano. 

You can start exploring the Lago di Lugano directly from our private beach. Benefit from our canoes, cycling boats and motor boats, all with the professional management of our team. At nearby Lago di Como you can further explore the North-Italian lakes; there also is the possibility to visit places like Bellagio, Como, and Lecco by air with a water plane. Dive into our offers, stay on the surface or take off - at the Lago di Lugano!

The Watersportscenter's opening hours are seasonal (mid June - end of August).

Water activities are subject to an additional charge.

Watersport PADI Center

Our Lazzurro Padi Scuba Diving school, with the best equipment on the market, can be found down at our 3,000m² private San Marco beach.

Our trained instructors have a wealth of experience and with them you will discover the fascinating world of Lake Lugano!

The school offers a wide range of other water sports: swimming, mermaiding swimming lessons, water skiing or a trip for the whole family on our pedal boat!

If you are interested in diving or snorkelling, our PADI Scuba Diving School offers a series of courses for all levels of experience.

Both teens and younger children are guaranteed to have fun at our beach so parents can finally relax and enjoy a cool drink at the Beach Lounge & Pizzeria 46° Parallelo.


Luca +39 3398546359 - tatiana@lazzurro.eu

Pedal boat

A trip with our pedal boats is an experience for the entire family.

Escape from everyday life and get to know Lake Lugano from its best side: the shores, where the mild wind blows and where you can relax even on the warmest summer's days.

Water ski & wakeboard

If you really want to experience the thrill of the speed on the water, water ski or wakeboard are the sports for you.

Our team will be happy to give you more information about renting and using the equipment.

As this service is offered with the co-operation of an external partner, we kindly ask you to communicate 48 hours in advance the date and the time of your reservation.*

*exclusive service just for hotel guests!


If you really want to let lose on the water, our water motorcycle is the thing for you.

Our team will be happy to give you more information about renting and using this top piece of equipment.

Motor boats

Do you feel like exploring Lake Lugano by boat?

On our private beach you can rent boats (10 or 40 PS) and discover Lake Lugano from an exclusive point of view. Why not going shopping in Lugano or test your luck at the new casino?

Please note that if you would like to bring your own motor boat, prior registration by the authorities is needed and it costs Euro 100,00. Since 2015 the documentation required to apply for a nautical license plate (originals of ID, boat insurance, ownership document and nautical driving license) are to be handed in to the authorities directly. However, we will be glad to assist you booking an appointment with the local police office where you could fill in an application form (this takes about 10 minutes and the appointment must be booked a couple of days in advance). Charges can be settled at the nearest post office and the receipt of payment needs to be brought back to the police office which will then issue the license plate the very same day.

Docking your boat to the Resorts´s jetty costs 40,00 Euro per day


Take off with Aeroclub Como for a spectacular flight over Lago di Como.

Admire Como, Bellagio, Lecco, Menaggio, and Varenna from above... With a bit of luck, you'll be able to see Lago di Lugano and the Grand Resort Parco San Marco from Menaggio.

We'll be happy to provide you with further information!

Website Aero Club Como

Boat excursions

For the whole family, we offer boat excursions departing from the Bridge at the private beach of the resort to the caves and the Swiss Customs Museum. We organize a collective and private boat excursion to the lake and a taxi boat service to the most picturesque villages of Ceresio (the Italian shores of Lake Lugano): Porlezza, Osteno, Valsolda, Gandria. Transfer available to Lugano by boat and taxi.

On Saturday, however, do not miss the boat trip to Porlezza market.

For the little ones the boat trips are tingling with adventure! Especially the Pirelli Tour in search of the hidden treasure and the Ninja Tour for the discovery of turtles.

*Prices on request