Bonifacio is on a par with the beaches of Porto Vecchio! Located at the southern tip of Corsica and 18 kilometres from Sardinia with a breathtaking view, Bonifacio is a world-famous city with a rich historical past and a Genoese citadel. Enclosed in its fortifications and perched on the cliff, the old town is the most impressive part with its picturesque old houses with decorated facades.
You will climb the 187 steps of the King of Aragon's staircase, which has been hand-carved into the cliff to reach the citadel by the sea, or visit "The Bastion of the Standard" dating from the 12th century, which houses a museum retracing the history of the city. A marina with turquoise waters located below welcomes boats and it is here that you will find the tourist and summer animation. Outside Bonifacio, you can enjoy beautiful creeks with fine sand like those of Rondinara or Tonnara.
From the residence Chiar' Di Luna, you will easily reach the most beautiful sites of South Corsica: the Col de Bavella and its forest walks, the river of Zonza and its waterfalls, Sartene the most typical of the Corsican villages, Bonifacio and its white cliffs facing the Lavezzi islands. For farniente the region of Porto-Vecchio offers you the most beautiful beaches of fine sand of Corsica: Pinarello, Saint Cyprien, the beach of Palombaggia, the bay of Santa Giulia and Rondinara.
Only 1 hour away, passing through Porto-Vecchio and then through the Ospedale forest, where you can admire the beauty of the gulf of Porto-Vecchio as a backdrop, you will arrive at the magnificent aiguilles de Bavella. Ideally located in the mountainous massif of the Corsican Regional Nature Park, the needles have astonishing shapes and colours ranging from red to grey, all sprinkled with huge forests. From the Bavella pass located at an altitude of 1,243 metres, you can take hiking trails such as the famous " trou à bombe" or the cross of Leccia.
Located in the heart of the Alta Rocca, the village of Zonza offers a panoramic view of the aiguilles de Bavella and the Incudine massif which rises to 2,134 metres. Zonza is a flagship tourist resort and enjoys an exceptional geographical location where the mountain and the sea are in perfect osmosis.
You will discover old granite houses in the heights of the village built on boulders that dominate the Asinao valley amongst chestnut trees, pines and holm oaks. A wilder landscape than the beaches of Porto-Vecchio that will leave you breathless!ﾠ
Move away a little bit from the wonderful beaches of Porto-Vecchio, get off the beaten track and discover "The most Corsican of Corsican cities" according to M�rim�e. Founded by the Genoese, you can admire the fortifications of the city with the old bridge of A Scaledda, the Porta square, the Echauguette tower, the Governors palace and the old town.
Outside of the city you can discover the village of Tizzano, the Genoese bridge over the Rizzanese, the famous pink granite Roccapina lion and the Cauria plateau with its line of menhirs and dolmens.
The Lavezzi Islands and its hundreds of islets and reefs form an archipelago that emerges 4 kilometres from the tip of Sperone. This archipelago classified as a nature reserve is accessible by boat from Bonifacio. Only the island of Cavallo is inhabited.
The archipelago enjoys an incredible scenery with its uninhabited creeks and dream beaches. A complete change of scenery is guaranteed with its granitic islands with crystal-clear waters and swimming among the fish and if you forget your mask and snorkel you will regret it forever.
The Gulf of Pinarello is a small corner of paradise with a picturesque little marine village of Genoese origin and white sandy beaches shaded by umbrella pines such as Ruscana, which is called "the white island". The village of Pinarello is very popular with yachtsmen for its picturesque side and is lively day and night, offering a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.
At the end of the gulf you will appreciate the island of Pinarello with its square tower dating from the 16th century as a backdrop.
Between beach and pond, this small gulf contains a magnificent beach bordered by the Arasu pond. A Genoese tower dominates this site and many remains have been discovered near the mouth of the Osu. White sand, turquoise water with changing reflections and purple rock are a true palette of colours to dazzle the eyes. This beach around Porto-Vecchio is recommended for children because of the warmth of its waters, its progressive depth and the many bathing activities. Its small village has all the activities for an idyllic stay with family or as a couple.
Nearby you will discover the bay of Cala rossa with its palette of green and blue colours with the Aiguilles de Bavella as a backdrop.
Palombaggia is a beach in Porto-Vecchio, the most famous of Corsica. A pure gem, its fine white sand beach stretches over 1.5 kilometres and provides a grandiose view of the Cerbiales Islands. Consisting of several creeks and small dunes lined with umbrella pines, this small paradise with shallow, crystal-clear waters is a playground with peace and quiet and its water sports activities.
To the south of the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio is the bay of Santa Giulia with its lagoon with remarkable seabed and turquoise waters. It shelters the most beautiful beaches around Porto-Vecchio. Also known as the "pearl of the south", its well-sheltered gulf offers several white sandy beaches where rocks and umbrella pines intermingle to ensure your peace and serenity. To the north of the bay of Santa Guilia, you will first find the marina of Santa-Giula with the small beach of Petraggione.
With its idyllic beaches it is the tourist capital of Corsica. Nicknamed the "city of salt", it is also the 3rd most populated municipality in Corsica and enjoys an idyllic location between sea and mountains where life is good. The walls of a 16th century Genoese citadel form the backdrop to the old town which abounds in cultural and tourist activities all year round.
Not far away, you can discover the bay of U Benedettu with its small beach nestled in the peninsula of the same name protected by a Roman oppidum. To the south-east, the peninsula of Chiappa, is a lighthouse that will allow you to admire and appreciate all the beauty of the gulf of Porto-Vecchio and its beaches.