This travel guide to Porto-Vecchio contains detailed information for those planning a visit to this stylish resort in Southern Corsica.
Welcome to Porto-Vecchio, Corsica
In addition there are suggestions for day trips to places such as Bonifacio and the mountainous region of the
Alta Rocca plus detailed information on beaches within easy reach of the town.
Holiday reviews, image and video galleries should help complete the picture of this beautiful part of Corsica.
IntroductionHolidays to Porto-Vecchio offer the tourist a unique mix of both idyllic unspoilt beaches along Corsica's southern coast and breathtaking mountain scenery.
It also boasts an historical Old Town bustling with vibrant cafes, bars, restaurants, designer boutiques, hotels and a well-equipped marina attracting international yachts.
Porto-Vecchio epitomises Corsica's reputation as the "Island of Beauty and of Contrasts".
Known as the "St-Tropez" of Corsica, Porto-Vecchio has become a highly fashionable tourist resort (especially popular with Italians) where visitors can relax, indulge or party the night away.
It is equally possible to escape the summer crowds off the beaten track, in a remote cove or along a mountain path, and to enjoy the peace and tranquility in this enchanting and varied landscape.
The best time of the year to visit Porto-Vecchio is the so called shoulder season months of May, June or September, when there is plenty of sunshine yet not as many tourists as in July and August.
The beaches around Porto-Vecchio are simply stunning and count the world-famous Palombaggia and Santa Guilia amongst their number.
All have pearly white sand and glittering turquoise sea, surrounded by lush countryside. With shallow waters, they are ideal for families.
For those who are willing to venture inland, the nearby mountainous Alta Rocca region provides
an endless supply of things to do and see with its gorges, rivers and waterfalls. Here there are opportunities for mountain walking, rock climbing, swimming in rock pools, picnicking, horse riding, quad biking and visiting traditional Corsican mountain villages for relaxing lunches.