Visit Southern Corsica

Southern Corsica, with its magnificent landscapes and great range of activities, is a dream destination for all those seeking a Mediterranean getaway. From beaches of crystal-clear waters to little villages, via sensational hiking trails, this region offers the most exceptional experiences.


Visit the beaches of Southern Corsica

  • Santa Giulia: Recognised for its shallow waters and azure-tinged lagoon, Santa Giulia positions itself as a favourite location of adventurers in the south of Corsica. The restaurants and bars dotted along the seaside also make it a perfect place to enjoy a lunch or dinner, while admiring the horizon.

  • Palombaggia: Its delicate grains of sand and sparkling blue waters have earned it a reputation among the most beautiful stretches of Corsica. Shaded by pine trees, it is a truly dreamlike space in which to relax under the sun. Its preserved beauty attracts both photography enthusiasts and couples in search of an intimate hideaway.

  • Rondinara: Located half-way between Porto-Vecchio and Bonifacio, Rondinara is an unmissable stopover on your visit to Southern Corsica. It stands out for its shell-shaped outline and its clear and calm waters, making it ideal for bathing – especially for little ones. Its natural setting gives it an unparalleled character, perfect for a moment of true serenity.

  • Porto Pollo: A real sanctuary for lovers of aquatic activities, Porto Pollo is the dream spot for fans of windsurfing and kitesurfing, benefiting from its regular winds. The neighbouring hamlet reveals a warm atmosphere in which to savour Corsican cuisine after a packed day of fun.

  • Lavezzi: The Lavezzi archipelago, a protected natural sanctuary, is made up of minuscule islands and rocks revealing unspoilt shores and abundant marine biodiversity. Only reachable by boat, these islands are the perfect refuge for divers and those in search of the most preserved settings.

Along the shores

Visit Southern Corsica on a hike

  • Aiguilles de Bavella: Overlooking the region, these rocky peaks offer an absolutely magnificent panorama. The trail crosses pine forests and rocky formations specific to Corsica. As you make your way along, you'll discover hidden waterfalls and animals. Local legends even speak of these mountains as sentinels watching over the island, making the walk even more mystical.

  • Monte Gozzi: Looking down over Ajaccio, this hike is less demanding but offers an equally impressive view over the gulf. As you climb, birdsong will accompany your steps while the flora, evolving as you rise higher and higher, offers a glimpse of Corsica's great biodiversity. At the peak, a refreshing breeze rewards your efforts – with sunsets you won't want to miss.

  • Punta Vacca: Explore Southern Corsica on a coastal hike leading to a remote lighthouse, with the sea and cliffs offering up a striking contrast. Along the way, the salted sea air blends with the scents of wild herbs. As you walk to the rhythm of the waves, you might even spot dolphins playing on the horizon, adding to the magic of this outing.

  • Bonifacio Customs Path: Extending along the coast, this trail offers you an incredible view of the Mediterranean sea and the perched town of Bonifacio. Walking here is like stepping back in time, with the town's fortifications to your right and the big blue to your left. Old customs posts and Second World War bunkers dot the path, paying testament to the region's rich history.

Wild and unspoilt land

Visit the authentic Southern Corsica

  • Ospedale: Nestled at a height of 900 metres, Ospedale is, first and foremost, known for its artificial lake and its dense forest of black pines. A real corner of paradise for hikers who will be able to take advantage of several trails in a variety of settings.

  • Zonza: Located between the sea and the mountains, Zonza stands proudly at the foot of the Aiguilles de Bavella. On your visit to Southern Corsica, this village is the ideal starting point from which to explore the Asco valley and the surrounding mountains. Its narrow alleys and stone houses transport you to another time.

  • Sartène: Often described as the most Corsican of Corsican towns, Sartène is steeped in a rich history. Its historic centre, with its granite buildings, cobbled squares and little alleys, amazes in its austere beauty. Don't forget to visit the Sainte-Marie Church and the Museum of Corsican Prehistory and Prehistoric Art.

  • Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano: Located in the Alta Rocca, Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano is a charming village, surrounded by mountains and forests. It is also well-known for its olive groves and olive-oil production, considered one of the best in Corsica.

  • Bonifacio: Perched upon a limestone cliff, Bonifacio offers a breath-taking view over the Mediterranean sea. Its medieval ramparts, its lively marina and its houses suspended over the void make this town a must for all those who visit Southern Corsica.

  • Porto-Vecchio: Known for its idyllic beaches like Palombaggia and Santa Giulia, Porto-Vecchio is the dream location for any lover of sun and sea. However, the old city centre, with its fortifications, bastions and market are also well worth a visit.

From the picturesque to the authentic

Visit and enjoy Southern Corsica

  • Sperone Golf Course: For golf fanatics, the Sperone Golf Course is an unmissable during any visit to Southern Corsica. Located in Bonifacio, this golf course is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe – and perhaps even the world. With its unbeatable view of the Mediterranean, each hole offers a unique panorama, mixing the luscious greens of the fairway with the blueish tones of the sea. Its layout and technical challenges are sure to entice both novices and seasoned golfers alike.

  • Boat trip: Exploring Southern Corsica and its coasts by boat is one of the best ways to discover its inaccessible creeks, admire the coast from a new perspective and let yourself be rocked by the gentle lapping of the waves. Take advantage of this opportunity to make a stopover in remote bays, picnic on a desert island and feel yourself in total harmony with the sea.

  • Underwater dive: The crystal-clear waters of Corsica are a real paradise for divers, whether beginner or expert. With a rich marine biodiversity, from corals to fish, and various sites to explore – like the submerged wrecks – each dive is a new adventure. Finally, the experience is magnified by the seabed's exceptional visibility.

  • Mountain-biking: Cross mountainous trails or coastal paths by bike for a dose of adrenaline and total immersion in nature. Whether you opt to climb the slopes of Alta Rocca or ride along the heavenly beaches, each pedal stroke will bring you closer to the island's wild heart.

At your own pace

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