This Porto-Vecchio images gallery highlights the attractiveness of the surrounding countryside which simply oozes with charm. Its nearby flawless sandy beaches, lush mountainous interior and quaint Old Town with cobbled streets are a feast for the eyes.
As with Corsica as a whole, many areas around Porto-Vecchio are largely undeveloped. This enables the visitor to enjoy exquisite scenery, be it the captivating coastline or dramatic forested mountainous interior, and to experience a taste of authentic Corsican life.
Old Town and Marina
Porto-Vecchio old town (Haute Ville – High Town) is a ten-minute walk up from the marina.
A number of cafes and restaurants line the marina and parking can be found nearby.
The harbour opens out into the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio, surrounded by verdant hills and sandy beaches.
Beaches near Porto-Vecchio
Picture postcard Santa Giulia is renowned for its pearl-white soft sands and turquoise water.
Folacca, also known as Tamaricciu or Tamariccio, is situated just south of Palombaggia.
Santa Giulia has a wide range of water sports on offer including water-skiing, diving and sailing.
Day Trips from Porto-Vecchio
The approach to Col de Bavella becomes increasingly dramatic as the road climbs to the pass.
Located just 20 km from the bustle of Porto-Vecchio, the Ospedale Forest is a walker’s paradise.
The top of the pass is marked by the statue of Notre-Dames-des-Neiges (Lady of the Snow).
The ‘Cotes des Nacres’ rock-pool is a popular stop, with parking amongst the pines.
The famous 200 km long distance trail, GR20 (Grande Randonnee 20) passes through Col de Bavella.
The rugged spikes of the Aiguilles de Bavella (Bavella Needles) seen from the pass at Col de Bavella.
At 800 m altitude, the town of Zonza nestles under the jagged peaks of Aiguilles de Bavella.
The best way to see Bonifacio is from the sea. Boat trips leave the marina on a regular basis.
The visually stunning Old Town literally overhangs the Mediterranean sea some 200 ft below.
The Old Town of Bonifacio is very compact and the narrow lanes can easily be explored in a day.