The French municipality of Bonifacio is located on the strip of sea that separates Corsica from France. If you plan a trip to this area, don’t miss visiting this lovely town.
Bonifacio, perched on a fjord overlooking the Bouches of the same name, is one Corsica’s most picturesque spots, located at the island’s southern tip. The Citadel is the heart of old town, boasting a quaint ambience created by narrow streets, stairways, and churches towering above the sea and encircled by ancient walls that once protected this Genoese town.
The sea is one of the top attractions. The bay of the Iles Lavezzi has turquoise waters and impressive rock formations, which lend it a wild and unspoiled appearance, removed from the bustle of more crowded attractions. The typical wind makes it an ideal windsurfing site.
Go past the beach of Piantarella and reach the amazing cove of Plage du Petit Spérone, another pool of crystal-clear water and super-fine sand. Marina dei Fiori and Plage de Balistra are ideal chilling spots, boasting an attractive sea for snorkelers.
The La Maddalena Archipelago and French islets of Cavallo and Lavezzi lay at the entry of the Bouches of Bonifacio: a stretch of sea measuring 11 kilometers and boasting many natural attractions that is however made dangerous by the strong mistral that blows here most of the time.
Bonifacio is the site to begin your Corsica tour on a wonderful charter and a spot to visit during navigation, discovering the beauty of Corsica’s southern, eastern, and northern shores.