There is a wide range of hotels and accommodation options throughout Cinque Terre, but your first consideration should be which village to stay in. Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Manarola, Vernazza, and Monterosso are all sure to wow, but there’s likely to be one or two that are better for your particular stay. Monterosso is ideal for first-time visitors and the best for beachgoers with the only sandy beach in the region and the greatest selection of accommodation nearby. Vernazza is incredibly photogenic, with many finding it the most aesthetically pleasing, although it’s also the busiest and the most expensive. Riomaggiore is the largest with many hotels to choose from and the best nightlife, with some restaurants and bars open until 1 a.m. Corniglia offers a more tranquil stay away from the big crowds and a great base for hikers. Manarola is especially popular with photographers and those seeking a romantic stay with stunning views.