welcome to the island of Beauty

I really recommend everybody to go to Corsica. It’s indeed  the “island of beauty” as it’s called

I have been in many other islands in the Mediterranean sea but the contrast of spectacular beaches, cliffs carved into bizarre shapes and high mountains; make Corsica a unique place in the world.

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Our first destination was Calvi!.  Driving along the coast we discovered  amazing beaches and incredible rock formations: the Calanque de Piana.

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Short break in Piana for lunch and a bit of shopping 😉



At last we arrive to Calvi!!! It is located on the northwest coast of the island. Small and nice  city that offers a lot of good restaurants, bars, cafés, and hotels.  Things to do: Visit the Citadelle to get a panoramic view of Calvi and walk along the harbor, it’s full of impressive yachts.


And about the beaches…..

Plage de Calvi: 4km-long sandy beach with the best views of Calvi’s citadel.

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and very nice white wine….

Plage de l’Alga: The access is difficult (you need a robust car)  and the secret beach is not a secret any more…

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and very small, look!….. we are not alone!!!! it was a challenge to get space 😦IMG_4765

After 3 nights in Calvi, we went down to South, to Porto-Vecchio. On our way we stopped in the heart of Corsica, Corte.

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Porto-Vecchio  Its called the “St-Tropez” of Corsica but I have to say it has nothing to do with St-Tropez, I can’t understand the comparison. It’s true that there is a lot of animation during the night, many vibrant cafes,  good bars and restaurants and designer boutiques. For sure, you are not going to get bored.


Besides, the beaches around Porto-Vecchio are stunning

Plage Palombaggia. Without a doubt, one of my favorites beaches . It can be crowded but its worthy to visit it, blue- turquoise sea, fine white sand……I thought that I was in the Caribbean

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Plage Santa Guilia probably the most popular beach and the crowded one. You will see why:

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and the night life was not bad at all!

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Bonnifaccio. My favorite city. Very special place and I will love to go back.Bonnifaccio


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You must do the boat trip to see the city built onto the cliffs  and also to discover lovely beaches around!

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Our last stop:  Ajaccio, we went back to south, our starting point.


Beaches have nothing to envy to the previous ones, they were as beautiful as the others and quieter!!!

Plage Mare e sole


Plage Capo Di Feno



In both beaches, I found girls selling bikinis and pareos. They walked along the beach, every time with different swimming suit and matching pareo to catch clients. They caught me! 🙂



Napoléon Bonaparte was born here and he is present everywhere: seafront statues, museums, street names, shops, restaurants….


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Don’t miss the magical Sunset in The Sanguinaires islands


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……and that was the end of our trip, bye-bye Corsica but I’m sure I will see you again

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