Solenzara and its surroundings
Beaches: gorgeous Corsican swimming spots are dotted down the coast from Solenzara to Porto-Vecchio, giving you all the options you need for a refreshing dip. Expect a day packed full of sandy beaches, pebble beaches, untamed beaches and secret hideaway coves. Grab a mask and snorkel and get exploring. Treat yourself to a day out at: Cala d’Oro beach, Rocks beach, Canella beach, Favona beach, Tarcu beach, Figa beach, Fautea beach, Ovu Santu beach, Vardiola beach, Pinarellu beach, Villata beach, Saint-Cyprien beach, Cala Rossa beach, Benedettu beach, or Cala Verde beach.
Natural pools and waterfalls: get away from the coast and dive head first into stunning wild pools made with love by nature itself. These rocky formations offer a little slice of heaven on earth, quiet, peaceful spots that serve as safe havens for the many animals and plants that call them home. Here are a few of our favourites for you to try out: Punta Pinzuta, Cavu, Piscia Di Ghjaddu, and Purcaraccia.
Porto-Vecchio: one of southern Corsica’s best known seaside resorts, this port town exudes natural beauty and a peaceful pace of life. Sandwiched between sea and mountain, there’s so much to do and explore here: visit the salt marshes that earned the town the nickname ‘salt city’, try the Ospédale forest and the stunning views of the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio that await at its highest point, hit the Santa-Giulia and Palombaggia beaches and relax in the turquoise waters, and tour the villages to soak up the Torre influences in Araghju, Ceccia, Bruschcia, and beyond.
Water sports, tubing, swimming, diving, boat tours and cruises, rock climbing, canyoning, via ferrata, hiking, mountain biking, and more.
Food & drink
Sciacarello red wines, Cap Corse Muscat, Orezza, Saint-Georges, Zilia, pietra, prisuttu, coppa, lonzu, figatellu, salamu (smoked sausage) and salsiccia (spicy sausage), brocciu, canistrelli, fiadone, and more.