Where to go on holiday in Corsica: the best destinations and cities to stay

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Corsica is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean, wonderful to visit far and wide. But what are the best places to stay and sleep in Corsica? And what are the best areas to visit?

If you are planning one holiday in Corsica, in this guide you will find very useful information and advice to better plan your holiday and spend a pleasant stay on this wonderful French island.



Best places to stay in Corisca

In this short guide we will show you the five major cities and tourist destinations of the island to visit and where to stay, and the best accommodations or hotels to sleep in each of these five splendid tourist destinations.

Where to stay in Ajaccio

Ajaccio, Corsica, France - Photo by Istock

Ajaccio is the capital of Corsica and certainly there best area to stay in Corsica for various reasons. The city is large and offers numerous attractions and places to visit; is the point of arrival of many ferries departing from Italy to the French island; there are numerous accommodations; and it is a excellent starting point to visit the main cities, places and attractions of the island.

This picturesque town it is located on a small bay surrounded by snow-capped mountains until late spring. The main tourist area of 鈥嬧媡he city is his seafront, where there are various shops, cafes and restaurants. In the area and in the surrounding area they are present great beaches both for families with children and for lovers of water sports.


The best accommodation to sleep in Ajaccio

H么tel Spunta Di Mare


Weather in Villa Aiaccina

H么tel Le Week end

Best Western Plus Ajaccio Amiraut茅

Hotel Le Dauphin

The Pines

Hotel Campo Dell'oro

Sun Beach

Where to stay in Porto Vecchio

Porto Vecchio is also one of the main ports landing place for ferries, which especially during the summer leave from Italian ports to reach the French island. Porto Vecchio is one of the main tourist destinations on the island with spectacular beaches, surrounded by imposing mountains.

La citadel of Porto Vecchio is very beautiful, but the main tourist attraction in the area is theisland of C枚rcega and various islands in the surroundings, easily reachable with the boats that depart daily from marina of the city.

The beaches, however, remain the main reason for the arrival of many tourists on holiday in Corsica and especially in Porto Vecchio. L'hotel offer is quite wide and varied, and unlike other tourist destinations, the city center is the area with the cheapest accommodation.

The best accommodations to sleep in Porto Vecchio

H么tel Le Mistral

H么tel Le Roi Th茅odore & Spa 

Residence les Hameaux de Bocca del Oro


Residence Luna

R茅sidence Les Cigales

Don Cesar Hotel

Where to stay in Bastia

Bastia, Corsica - Photo by Istock

Bastia is located in the north-east of the island, on the coast overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. With a population of 40.000, it is the second city of Corsica with regard to the number of inhabitants and the first port of the island.


Il Old Town features important monuments among which the Baroque churches erected between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries stand out. In the historic area there are various shops, bars and restaurants, and there is aintense city and tourist life (in the summertime).

The best accommodation to sleep in Bastia

Hotel Restaurant & Spa L'Ostella

H么tel Central Bastia

Hotel Port Toga

Best Western Bastia Centre

Apartment in Cardo Bastia

Hotel du Palais Bastia Center

Where to stay in Calvi

Port of Calvi (Corsica) - Photo by Istock

This small town located on the north coast of Corsica is one of the main destinations and tourist destinations on the island. Offers one of the most beautiful natural environments of the island, with varied landscapes ranging from paradisiacal beaches to the high mountains of the hinterland.


The city offers historical and architectural beauties, like the historic walls erected to defend the city. The Old Town it is the most touristic area, but also yours seafront it is very interesting with bars, restaurants, beautiful beaches and various activities to do related to sport and the sea.

THEhotel offer is not very wide, however, you can easily find any type of accommodation, especially if you book well in advance.

The best accommodation to sleep in Calvi

Mediterranean Hotel

Hostellerie De L'Abbaye

Calvi Residence

Revellata Hotel

Camping la Cl茅 des Champs

Hotel les Arbousiers


Where to stay in Bonifacio

Aerial view on the historic area of 鈥嬧婤onifacio and the port - Corsica - Photo from Istock

Bonifacio is an interesting tourist destination, even if most tourists choose it for short stays. It is located at the southern end of the island, in front of the coasts of Sardinia, clearly visible on fine days.

It is not a destination for beach lovers, in fact the many visitors who reach the city are attracted by beautiful landscapes and from medieval old town. Surely one of the most beautiful places of Corsica to take photos and to admire unique views.

The best accommodation to sleep in Bonifacio

Hotel La Caravelle

Maora Village Hotel

Best Western Hotel du Roy d鈥橝ragon

Genovese Hotel

Brise marine

Residence Maora Village

Where to stay in Propriano and Olmeto

Unlike Bonifacio, Propiano is a popular tourist destination for its beaches and its clear sea, surrounded by a wonderful and wild nature. In the area, in addition to being able to enjoy these splendid beaches, you can do various activities, such as visiting the bays and practicing various water sports.

If you want to stay in the area, about 10 kilometers from Propriano there is Olmeto, an area with various luxury hotels and resorts, surrounded by unique landscapes and splendid views.

The best accommodations to sleep in Propriano

Hotel Bartaccia

R茅sidence & H么tel Aria Marina

Le Neptune & Spa

Miramar Boutique Hotel

The best accommodation to sleep in Olmeto

Abbartello Hotel

Hotel Marinca & Spa

Holiday home Route des Moulins

The Hostellerie du Moulin des Oliviers

Cheap accommodation and hotels in Corsica

If you are looking for cheap accommodation to stay in Corsica, here are some good hotels with cheap rates and in a good location:

Hotel Le Dauphin in Ajaccio - prices from 70 euros per double room per night

Hotel B&B La Chataigneraie in Evisa - prices from 50 euros per double room per night

Residence Luna in Porto Vecchio - prices from 80 euros per double room per night

Hotel Posta - Old in Bastia - prices from 60 euros per double room per night

L'Escale private rooms with locals JFDL in Bonifacio - prices from 90 euros per double room per night.

Port and old town of Bastia, Corsica, France - Photo from Istock
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