Porto Vecchio is one of Corsicas most well known towns, located in the Southern East coast of the island, a short distance from Bonifacio and conveniently close to Figari airport (approximately 30 mins drive).
Porto Vecchio offers some of Corsica’s finest beaches, Palombaggia, which is a 5km long stretch of white sand, perfect for families with small children due to the sea being shallow and calm.
One of the most well known restaurants on Palombaggia beach is called Tamaricciu, once you visit there, you can understand why! Offering a stunning setting, and serving excellent food, this restaurant has become very popular with both a local and international clientele.
Santa Giulia is another wonderful beach close to Porto Vecchio, with its turquoise waters and white sand. Water sports are very popular in this part of the island, Santa Giulia Ski Club provides water-skiing lessons, there is also a diving school and pedalos can be hired.
What to do in Porto Vecchio?
Porto Vecchio is a beautiful town with unique boutiques, good restaurants often serving local cuisine and lively bars. It also offers, just outside of the town, is Europes largest open air nightclub La Via Notte. Offering VIP areas, a restaurant, internationally known DJ’s and celebrities, it is not only fun but a really beautiful place to see.
Water sports and other outside activities
- Kite surfing has always been a popular sport in Corsica, due to the amount of wind especially in the southern part of the Island – Propriano to Bonifacio and including Porto Vecchio.
- Paddle boarding is now popular, along with Paddle Yoga!
- Jetskis can also be hired from Tamarriciu beach.
Even though Porto Vecchio is located by the water, one of the great advantages of Corsica is that both the sea and the mountains are very close by, no matter where you are. For those who like to hike, there are many different trails for all levels
Luxury Real Estate
Some of Corsica’s finest luxury villa rentals can be found in and around Porto Vecchio, often offering spectacular views over the Mediterranean and the green countryside.
For further information, please refer to this knowledgable guide – Porto Vecchio Corsica- An Independent Travel Guide