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Visit & Discover Corsica

Your holiday in Corsica as a couple, a family or with friends is the opportunity to discover the Isle of Beauty with all its marvels, secrets, cuisine and crafts. Surrender to the charm and authenticity of Corsica.

As you visit and explore the island, an undreamed-of heritage will unfold before your eyes. Corsica is known as the Isle of Beauty even today and the name suits it. There are plenty of sites worth visiting and a host of exceptional places to discover. Between the sea and the mountains, between the sky and the land, admire the unspoiled nature and the charming villages, not to mention the wild boars, donkeys, ewes, sheep and wild pigs that roam freely!

Corsica is a veritable treasure-trove of flora and fauna. Enjoy the seaside in Bonifacio, with its magnificent cliffs and calanques, and don't miss out on the port of Porto Vecchio when you come to Corsica. Taking a boat trip from Bonifacio? Head for the Lavezzi Islands and discover a veritable little paradise. Nature-lovers will enjoy walking and hiking in the forest of L'Ospedale, the plateau of Coscione with its Pozzines, and the little villages of Zonza and Quenza. Make sure you also catch Sartène, Pianottolli-Caldarello, the church of the Trinity and the waterfall at Piscia di Gallo. Finally, for a unique moment of wellness and relaxation, try the Caldane Baths!

A stay in Corsica is also the opportunity to meet some amazing people who will be only too glad to share their love for the island and its treasures with you. Stop in at an inn and sample some of the local cheeses and deli meats, and even the myrtle!

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    Getaway to Bonifacio The pearl of South Corsica

    Bonifacio, the pearl of the southernmost tip of Corsica, has a wealth of treasures to discover and is only 4 km from the PERTAMINA Resort and its campsite U-FARNIENTE. Famed for its majestic white limestone cliffs, its caves that you can visit by boat from its beautiful port and its mediaeval citadel perched on the clifftop, Bonifacio is a great destination. The Bastion de l’Étendard citadel dates from the 13th Century and houses a small museum that retraces the town's history, as well as the impressive historic staircase of the King of Aragon: 187 steps carved into the rock itself. The marine cemetery at the top of the cliffs, facing Sardinia and the sea and boasting some magnificent chapels and family vaults, is a must-see location, as are the churches of Bonifacio and its 5 guilds.
    The inhabited Lavezzi Islands, located south-east of Corsica and accessible from the port of Bonifacio, form a nature reserve with their remarkable granite crags and sandy beaches that promise an unforgettable hike.

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    The church of the Trinity A sanctuary imbued with spirituality

    This ancient sanctuary, located 8 km from Bonifacio, is in a gorgeous setting surrounded by holm oaks, olive trees and massive blocks of granite, topped with a cross. It is believed to have been occupied since prehistoric times, then by hermits, during the period when Christianity was starting to take hold in Bonifacio. This pilgrimage site boasts some spectacular scenery and an incredible view over the Mediterranean, Sardinia and Bonifacio.

  • Zonza Quenza

    Walks from Zonza and Quenza A path between the forest and the river

    There are plenty of nice surprises in store for anyone coming to Corsica on holiday. An enchanted setting in the heart of a pine forest overlooking Porto Vecchio, where chestnut trees and holm oaks line some unlikely hiking paths leading off from Zonza or Quenza. You can even hike in a loop starting and ending in Zonza and going via Quenza. This nature outing is suitable for all ages.
     
     

  • Foret Ospedale

    Walk in the forest of L'Ospedale (under 1 hour from Pertamina). Discover this unspoilt region and admire the beauty of Corsican nature.

    Take a break and get back to nature when you stay at the PERTAMINA Village resort in Bonifacio. The forest of L’Ospedale, at under an hour's drive north of Porto Vecchio, is a paradise for nature-lovers. Walk through the forest, encounter animals roaming free, marvel at the beauty of the landscapes and enjoy sporting activities at this exceptional natural site in South Corsica.

  • ILES LAVEZZI

    The Lavezzi Islands A paradise accessible by boat from the port of Bonifacio

    The beauty of Corsica shines through once again in this archipelago of 23 islands. When you stay at the Pertamina Village resort and its 4-star campsite U-Farniente, devote a day to visit this little paradise. A pleasant boat trip leaving from the port of Bonifacio will take you to the Lavezzi Islands, where you can spend a few hours or the whole day, enjoying the beach, doing a bit of snorkelling, and exploring the superb nature reserve. With white sand and granite rocks, protected flora and fauna, this nature reserve is a fantastic place for a swim.

  • Sartene

    Visit Sartène A picturesque town imbued with Corsican tradition and 40 mins from Pertamina

    An essential place to visit during your holidays in Corsica! This “most Corsican town in Corsica” is perched on the rock of Pitraghiu on the western coast, south of Propriano. It has a rich historic and cultural heritage and has a long list of features to visit and discover that will appeal to everyone.

  • Porto Vecchio

    Get away from it all in Pianotolli-Caldarello (20 mins from Pertamina) A haven of peace and quiet in the Figari gulf

    Pianotolli-Caldarello is two seaside hamlets near the gulf of Figuri, in south-west Corsica and 20 mins from PERTAMINA Village. Come and visit and discover the typical architecture of southern Corsican villages. The houses hewn from the granite itself and the bell tower of the parish church are well worth seeing. The gulf of Figari, a hotspot for kitesurfing fanatics, is also worth a visit. You can even add a couple of kilometres to your walk and check out the little village of Monaccia d’Aulène.

  • Pianottoli Caldarello

    Get away from it all in Pianotolli-Caldarello (20 mins from Pertamina) A haven of peace and quiet in the Figari gulf

    Pianotolli-Caldarello is two seaside hamlets near the gulf of Figuri, in south-west Corsica and 20 mins from PERTAMINA Village. Come and visit and discover the typical architecture of southern Corsican villages. The houses hewn from the granite itself and the bell tower of the parish church are well worth seeing. The gulf of Figari, a hotspot for kitesurfing fanatics, is also worth a visit. You can even add a couple of kilometres to your walk and check out the little village of Monaccia d’Aulène.

  • Piscia di Gallo

    Trip to La Piscia di Gallo The steepest waterfall in Corsica

    When you come to South Corsica on holiday, make sure you visit the impressive “cockerel's waterfall” (La Piscia di Gallo). This magnificent sight is located in the heart of the forest of l’Ospedale. A waterfall 60 metres high churns down over the rocky wall. Don't miss this magical moment when hiking through the forest as a couple, as a family or with friends.

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