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Staying In Porto-Vecchio: The Essential Activities

During your next vacation, we suggest you go to Corsica to discover Porto-Vecchio. A multitude of tourist activities is available in this port city. Read this article to see our selection of activities not to

During your next vacation, we suggest you go to Corsica to discover Porto-Vecchio. A multitude of tourist activities is available in this port city. Read this article to see our selection of activities not to be missed during your stay.

Take a tour of the city

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When you first arrive, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the city by visiting a few key places. Let’s say you’re leaving from St. Lucia; take a closed circuit drive to the CASA di LUME. Continue south along the road to the marina to reach the salt marshes and return to St. Lucia.

Visit the citadel of Sartene

The citadel of Sartene was built in the 16th century by the Genoese. The Foreign Legion inhabited it in the 1960s. It was only in 1984 that it became accessible to the public. Inside, you can find a large vaulted hall, large loopholes, bars, restaurants and stores. Outside, it is surrounded by the museum of Corsica, the regional fund of contemporary art, the center of scientific and technical culture and the tourist pole centru di Corsica.

Climbing on the tip of Chiappa

Several tourist sites are located on the tip of Chiappa. You can enjoy a magnificent view of the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio with its mountainous hinterland and the bay of Stagnolo. A lighthouse also emits a signal when the mouths of Bonifacio approach.

Enjoy the waterfall of Piscia di Gallu

The waterfall of Piscia di Gallu is located in the heart of the forest of Ospedale. It is one of the most frequented natural sites in Corsica. You can easily reach it from a path near the lake of Ospedale. With a height of 60 meters, this waterfall is equipped and marked to facilitate the descent.

Refresh yourself at the beach

Tourists are increasingly opting for a beach instead of a swimming pool for bathing to avoid chlorine. Several beaches surround the coastline of Porto-Vecchio; we have selected the most famous ones.

The beach of Palombaggia

The water of Palombaggia beach has a turquoise colour, accompanied by white sand. The beach is surrounded by a forest of umbrella pines and by red rocks.

The beach of San Ciprianu

The beach of San Ciprianu is located in a sheltered bay. It has wide fine sand where you can literally put your foot in the water.

The beach of Santa Giulia

The beach of Santa Giulia allows your children to swim safely. Located at the foot of a mountain, it stretches for miles with fine sands.

Practice water sports

During your day at the beach, don’t forget to do water sports like:

    • Windsurfing: let the coastal wind blow you away with a windsurfer. If you are new to windsurfing, have an instructor accompany you.¬†
    • Diving: you can take advantage of it to admire and meet the underwater fauna¬†
    • Parasailing: if you are a fan of strong sensations, let yourself be guided by a boat to fly away.

These activities can be done in one day if you choose a nearby accommodation.

Take a boat ride

To enjoy the sea, even more, rent a boat, even without a license, to cruise around the island. For example, take the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio to go to the Bouches de Bonifacio Nature Reserve. Then reach the Lavezzi islands before returning to the Gulf. The type of boat to rent depends on your itinerary; contact a company specializing in boat rental for advice.

Have fun at the Via Notte Night Club

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To end your stay in style, take the time to spend an all-nighter at Via Notte. This is the largest open-air nightclub in Europe. Let the great international DJs guide you and have fun until the wee hours.

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