Where to stay in Corsica

Where to stay in Corsica

While planning where to stay in Corsica, consider first, what would you like to do there, how will you get there and how will you get around. Possible scenarios include:

  • If you are going to Corsica just for swimming and sunbathing, beech resorts either on southeastern or western coast will be perfect choice. Best accessible are Porto-Vecchio on southeast (by ferry) and western seaside between Calvi and Ile-Rousse (by ferry or plain to Calvi and a train from Calvi northward).
  • If you are going to explore Corsica by car and want to see as many places as possible in one week, build your base camp close to the main road between Corte and Ponte-Leccia. If you have two or more weeks for your journey, you can stay each one in different place, e.g. in Bastia and Ajaccio, or in Corte and Bonifacio.
  • If you are going to Corsica for a long-distance trail like GR 20 or Mare e Monti, you will sleep along the way in mountain huts (refuges) or your own tent, so you needn’t bother with accommodation in advance.

Accommodation types

With the exception of gigantic 5-star hotels, Corsica offers all types of accommodations:

  • Hotels — mostly in bigger towns and holiday resorts
  • Bed and Breakfasts in almost any town
  • Self catering apartments or studios suitable for two to four people
  • Villas and country houses suitable for larger groups
  • Campsites and caravan sites

Prices depend on accommodation type and season. They are quite low between November and April, start raising in May and get quite high in July and August. Self catering accommodations (apartments, studios etc.) can be very cost effective for smaller groups, but you often have to rent them for entire week.

Accommodation booking

With the exception of camping or mountain huts, always book your accommodation in advance, especially if you are going to Corsica during the high season. The following accommodation booking website may help:

Last modified on Sun, 2011-05-22 11:27