Corsica Holidays 2019 / 2020
As well as picturesque sights, Corsica boasts charming coastal towns, vast stretches of green forest and an eclectic mix of French and Italian culture.
There’s so much more to love about Corsica holidays! With our affordable flights and hotels to top resorts like Porto Vecchio, Bastia, Calvi and Ajaccio, you can make it the trip of a lifetime.
Things to do in Corsica
Corsica is a dreamy holiday destination, particularly for those who have a passion for the outdoors. Love a good beach? Love nature? There’s plenty to do on the island and you’ll get to enjoy the amazing views on the way.
- Scandola Natura Reserve – You’ll get to see a variety of animals here including aquatic life and sea birds. As this reserve is right on the beach, you’ll be surrounded by azure waters.
- Monte Cinto – This is the highest mountain on the island which also offers hiking and climbing activities.
- Col de Bavella – Amazing scenery, hiking trails and mountainous terrain. This is a great spot for not just hiking but biking and rock climbing too.
- Cap Corse – Beautiful panoramic views and a whole host of activities are on offer in Cap Corse.
- Filitosa – Filled with archaeological wonders, this prehistoric, megalithic site features standing stones.
Corsica family holidays
Corsica provides the perfect backdrop for a family friendly getaway. Its beaches alone can rival the Caribbean thanks to crystal-clear and shallow waters. Families love Palombaggia Beach where the little ones can have a splash about and pine trees form stunning scenery all around. Once you’ve had enough beach days for the whole holiday, you’ll find plenty of pretty coastal towns to explore and tasty restaurants to dine at. Head to Porto Vecchio where you’ll find breath-taking mountain views and the bustling harbour area. Afterwards, the kids will surely enjoy the mini train which takes you into the Old Town. For a more adventurous holiday in Corsica with the whole family, make your way to the Treetop Trail. This obstacle ground filled with ladders, nets and trees is suitable for little ones and older kids.
Corsica history and culture
Aside from the wonderful outdoors, Corsica has layers of history to discover. Corsica has been part of France since 1768. However, in the past, it has been ruled by the Republic of Genoa and Pisa. Much of this Italian influence remains on the island, making Corsica unique in its own right and very much different from mainland France.
There is plenty of culture to go around in Corsica too. Art and music are huge in Corsican culture, so don’t be surprised if you see a number of festivals taking place during your holiday on the island. Corsica’s small villages hold festivals in relation to historical and religious events which remain important to the island’s locals.
As much as Corsica is a calm and quiet holiday destination, you’ll still come across decent nightlife. The island’s main towns have a great range of bars to enjoy a few drinks in the evening. The Calvi marina is a favourite thanks to its stunning night time views. Chez Tao makes for a lovely night out, a piano bar and restaurant, you can enjoy food and drinks alongside amazing views. The capital of Ajaccio also has some bars; however, restaurants are the main night time attraction. Bastia has a thriving student population, so you can find some nightlife spots worth visiting in the area.
This Mediterranean island has much more to offer too. There are loads of clear water beaches to discover where taking a dip is more than enticing.
- Palombaggia – Close to the town Porto-Vecchio, Palombaggia is one of the most sought-after beaches in Corsica. It has a crystal-clear lagoon-like cove, making a great for families to take a paddle.
- Rondinara – This bay also boasts turquoise waters and is suitable for families. When you’re not enjoying a swim, hire a pedalo instead and head out along Corsica’s tempting waters.
- Sperone – This beach is secluded and can be difficult to find, but it is well-worth the visit. It’s split into two beaches, Petit Sperone and Grand Sperone.
- Lotu – Little Lotu and Big Lotu beaches come together here to create a tranquil spot with stunning scenery and a restaurant serving delicious dishes.
- Roccapina – The shallow waters at this beach make it a top choice for families. It is also surrounded by incredible rock formations.
Corsica couple holidays
A Corsica holiday is offers loads of romantic spots for a couples holiday. Coastal towns overlooking the azure Mediterranean waters? If a laid-back island holiday is what you’re after, Corsica doesn’t disappoint. Enjoy the hiking trails on offer through Corsica’s dense forest landscapes. Explore the peaks of mountains and soak up the panoramic views together. Perhaps, you’d love to witness the sunset over the Med. The island’s nature reserves are also great to visit together as you appreciate what makes Corsica so beautiful – it’s nature and surroundings.
The food and drink alone are enough to be excited about on a Corsica holiday. Being an island, you can expect a fantastic selection of fresh fish and seafood. But Corsica has other tasty dishes to try as well. Wild boar is a favourite on the island especially when served in a casserole. This particular dish is called civet de sanglier and includes a delicious combination of onions, carrots, garlic, chestnuts and boar. Corsica also produces a great selection of wines, so why not choose one to nicely complement your meal?