By Natalie Robinson, 10 months ago, 2 minute read.
Corsica is a stunning island with many beautiful beaches – but this island has lots more to offer!
Holidays in Corsica are breathtaking and the destination is commonly known as ‘The Island of Beauty’. It is very easy to see why. Their beautiful beaches can beguile you – it’s tempting to spend your days lying on a sunbed, only getting up for the occasional dip in the azure blue sea. But with so much more to offer, it is a must to explore Corsica further during your stay. Enjoy the culture, mountain scenery, enchanting villages, and much more.
To help you get the most out of your time on the island, here are Premier Travel’s top five things to do on the island.
1. Go diving and snorkelling
The waters around Corsica are stunning and crystal clear, perfect for exploring under the waves, whether diving or snorkelling. There’s a whole new world to discover and a diverse topography rich in flora and fauna. Some of the best beaches for snorkelling are Loto in the north, Roccapina, Rodinara and Palombaggia in the south and Marinella in the west. You will find plenty of diving centres around the island too to get you started.
2. Eat traditional Corsican cuisine
Traditional Corsican cuisine is varied and unique and boasts excellent charcuterie made from free roaming wild boar and delicious honey and cheeses. You’ll find a fabulous range of fresh seafood as well as plenty of hearty meat dishes. The charcuterie in Corsica has a reputation for being excellent. It is made from free roaming wild boar who have munched their way through many a chestnut.
3. Explore hilltop villages
Pretty villages perched on hilltops can be found all around Corsica. Some of the best known are in La Balagne region such as Pigna, overflowing with traditional arts and crafts, and Sant’ Antonino, the oldest inhabited village on the island. Wander down the narrow, cobbled streets and discover what is around the next corner, be that a stunning view of the sparkling sea, a cute little restaurant, or another pretty cobbled alleyway
4. Listen to polyphonic singing
The ancient choral tradition nearly became extinct but a revival in the 1970s means it is now very popular throughout Corsica. You’re likely to hear it most in La Balagne where it has most of its popularity. Many find it mesmerising – see what you think for yourself!
5. Swim from beaches or rivers
Corsica is famous for beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear, turquoise blue waters. Not as well-known are the swimming opportunities beyond the beaches in the island’s many rivers. Wherever you are on the island, you’re never too far away from a beautiful spot for a dip in the water, whether that is the sea or an inland rock pool. Calvi and Loto in the north and Palombaggia and Pinarella in the south are great spots to swim, but don’t overlook the magic of swimming in the clear waters of a mountain stream. Try the Restonica Valley, just south of Corte.
Feeling inspired to visit? Contact your nearest store to book your Corsica holiday!