"Unique eco-friendly hotel in the Maggia Valley and the region of Locarno, which promotes hiking and many other activities related to nature and the environment in a sustainable way and where ecology is an integral part of the philosophy. Cristallina is also the ideal place for families with children and to conduct seminars. Our beautiful rooms, the restaurant with its natural food and wellness treatments will make your stay an unforgettable moment in Ticino."

Welcome to the eco-hotel Cristallina in Coglio in the lower Maggia Valley, just 15 km from Locarno a prime location that melts and harmoniously combines the typical Mediterranean freshness with the ruggedness of the Swiss Alps. Cristallina is a great starting point to discover the Magic Valley, in the Italian Alps of Switzerland. The Maggia Valley will surprise you with its variety of landscapes and biodiversity, from palm trees at 300 meters above sea level to eternal snows at 3,000 meters. Whether you fancy strolls or hikes, cycling trips or taking a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Maggia River, the beauty of the valley will enchant you.

Tamara, Marco and team

News and offers

Swiss Yoga Retreats

From the 26. June to the of July (Su-Fr), from the 21. to the 25. of August (Su-Thu) and from the 25. to the 30. of September 2022 (Su-Fr)

A unique and revitalising retreat in the magical Maggia Valley surrounded by nature, mountains, rivers and waterfalls with lots of sunshine, fresh air, delicious organic food and lots of yoga!


Meat free Monday's from the 30. of May to the 31. of October '22

Since the opening of our restaurant in 2003, we have always promoted a balanced diet by giving ample space to vegetarian cuisine. This year we have decided to introduce 6 Mondays, one per month for the next 6 months, on which we will not serve animal products.
To 'celebrate' these Mondays, we have invited talented chefs who will bring surprising and delicious vegetarian and/or vegan dishes to our tables.


We live and work in harmony with nature

Our family-managed hotel begins with a personal and joyful welcome, making you feel instantly at home. Sympathy and kindness are integrated with the peaceful environment and the beautiful scenery that surrounds us.

Aware that Nature is the basis of our existence, we have restored and operate the hotel in an environmentally friendly way and we continually strive to minimize our impact on the environment. We love to share this lifestyle with our guests.

We are part of Nature, and in our relationship with the land we promote activities that highlight the history, culture, gastronomy and the natural beauty of the environs. At the same time we serve as a meeting point for local customers by proposing a range of activities including jazz music, photo and art exhibitions, cooking classes and conferences on topics related to the environment, civil society, culture and free thinking.