Visit Corsica this Summer: The Best Things to Do for Fun and Relaxation
A trip to the Island of Beauty is always a good idea! The question on everyone’s mind: where in Corsica should I go for the summer? Between the mountains and sea, we share the most beautiful things to do in Corsica this summer. Between picturesque villages, heavenly beaches, and must-see sights, you won’t be disappointed! Book your Flightgift to Ajaccio or Bastia and embark on a crazy adventure.
Overflowing with sumptuous landscapes, the dreamy island of beauty is situated closer to Italy than to France. This island in the Mediterranean Sea is over 8000 km2 in size and has fine sandy beaches, mountains, and rivers.
With Ajaccio, the southern city of Corsica, and Bastia, the city of northern Corsica, there is no shortage of things to see. Brimming with sports activities, cultural heritage, and gastronomy, Corsica offers you a range of flavours with Mediterranean aromas.
When to visit Corsica?
Home to a Mediterranean climate and high mountains, you have the freedom to enjoy either intense heat or cooler temperatures (depending on the place and time)
- Spring: Recommended, especially if you like hiking and outdoor activities, spring is for you!. You’ll get some great views, so take your camera.
- Summer: summer in Corsica is hot and sunny, and the ideal time to go on a summer holiday. You could enjoy the beaches during the day and the long summer evenings by the water.
- Autumn: September is perfect if you have young children; the temperatures are pleasant, and you can easily walk through the island’s narrow streets without too many people.
- Winter: Winter is an idea if you’re looking to spend Christmas in Corsica. There may even be snow, depending on where you stay.
North Corsica: What to do?
Set out to conquer the Haute-Corse and its hidden treasures. North Corsica is a must-see, a perfect mix between mountains, plains, and beaches.
Climbing Monte Cinco
At 2706 metres above sea level, Monte Cinco is the summit of Corsica. Seasoned hikers will be delighted to climb this mountain and take in a superb view of Corsica.
Don’t miss out on a visit to Bastia in the capital city of Haute-Corse. After walking the colourful streets and the Citadel of Bastia, stop at the Old Port to sip a cocktail.
Exploring the artisans’ route
In the hinterland, between Calvi and Ile Rousse, discover the talent of Corsican craftsmen: from handmade soaps to jewellery and ceramics; there is something for everyone.
The second most attractive city in Corsica is Calvi. Located between the old town and marina, it’s sure to amaze you. Go for a dip at Barcaggi beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in northern Corsica. The Ile Rousse is also accessible from Calvi and is worth a visit.
See the Agriates desert
This is not a real desert like the Sahara. It is a rocky and mountainous terrain with fauna and flora unique to the area . Between the south of Saint Florent and the Ostriconi, discover more than 16,000 hectares of unspeakable beauty.
Go and see the Cap Corse
As the name suggests, Cap Corse is located in the north of Corsica. This peninsula in Haute-Corse is rich in nature and wildlife and is home to beautiful villages such as Erbalunga.
The best places to stay in Haute-Corse
There is no shortage of hotels in Corsica. Between small budget hotels or luxury hotels, you have the choice.
Campo di Fiori – Maisons de Charme is the ideal solution to enjoy a charming stay in the heart of Calvi. You will discover the city’s most popular sites, such as the beach of Calvi and the port of Calvi.
This 4-star hotel has all the facilities to make your stay exceptional. Massages await you for a moment of relaxation in its garden. With a Mediterranean style, you will also find free Wi-Fi Internet access, a concierge service, and a paid childcare service.
Hotel Corsica offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Bay of Calvi. With a heated outdoor swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, and a wellness centre & SPA, everything is in place for an excellent and relaxing holiday.
South Corsica: the best activities
For slow travel lovers or enjoy a few lazy days at the beach, South Corsica is the perfect place for your holiday.
The medieval city in the south of the island is a must-visit on your trip to Corsica. It is also the perfect town for photography enthusiasts, surrounded by cliffs, narrow streets, the marine cemetery and the King of Aragon’s staircase.
Only 30 minutes by boat from Bonifacio, this archipelago of islands plunges you directly into paradise: fine sandy beaches and turquoise waters, your stay in Corsica will be unforgettable!
Discover the needles of Bavella
Famous for hiking, the Aiguilles de Bavella is not to be missed. The best part? you will have a breathtaking view of Corsica and its nature.
A typical and traditional Corsican village, Sartene is full of charm. With its cobblestone streets and charisma, get lost in the town and discover local shops perfect for Corsican souvenirs.
Lounging on Corsica’s heavenly beaches
The beaches of South Corsica attract many visitors every year because of their beauty. Here are some of the most beautiful beaches in Corsica:
- The beach of Palombaggia
- The beach of Rondinara
- The beaches of Lavezzi Island
- Saint-Antoine beach
Take the opportunity to rent a paddle or a canoe and go out to the sea to discover the Mediterranean and the sea bed.
Hotels in South Corsica to discover
Located in Porto Vecchio, this charming hotel welcomes you all year round. Between charm and friendliness, you’ll find this hotel 5 minutes from the city centre and the magnificent beaches of Santa Giulia and Palombaggia. You’ll find it to be a hamlet with Mediterranean colours.
With a swimming pool whirlpooland a Mediterranean garden, you’ll find yourself in paradise for a relaxing holiday.
These flats are located near the seaside resort of Porto Pollo and are only 43 km from Ajaccio. Completely renovated and nestled on a 14-hectare elevated property, the expression ‘Corsica, the island of beauty’, takes on a whole other meaning here.
Offering a selection of flats and semi-detached villas, you will be spoilt with all the comforts for a dream holiday in Corsica at the Alba Rossa residence.
Between activities and relaxation, Corsica is the perfect choice for your next holiday. The island of beauty will offer you an infinity of marine landscapes unique to the Mediterranean.