We scheduled a 2.5-hour tour with Daniele, the owner and tour guide at Enjoy Cinque Terre for 60 euros including drinks.
While we were there, we went to four different Cinque Terre beaches that were all very clean with amazingly clear water.
We enjoyed gelato both in Riomaggiore at a small Gelato place in the marina at sunset and in Monterosa at a place right outside the train station on a hot day.
Just walking down the street you will find large cones of fried seafood that make a great snack or small meal. Not only is the seafood fresh, but also pretty cheap.
No trip to Cinque Terre would be complete without trying the local wines. One of the rarest wines in the region is Sciacchetrà, which is in limited production.