Bonifacio

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Bonifacio featuring hiking or walking and rocky coastline

France's southernmost town is also one of its most sublime: Bonifacio, which is partly perched on tall cliffs, is a Corsican gem.

Situated on the southern tip of Corsica, opposite Sardinia, this town, which was built as an impregnable fortress, harmoniously combines a rich history, a relaxed atmosphere, distinctive scenery and heavenly beaches.

The town is dominated by a majestic mediaeval citadel, which proudly overlooks the Strait of Bonifacio, sitting atop stunning limestone cliffs. You can explore the maze of perfectly preserved streets and steps to discover sites that offer staggering views over the coast, such as the cimetière des marins, with its distinctive atmosphere of tranquillity, and the impressive escalier du roi d'Aragon, whose 187 steps are hewn out of the cliff face itself.

To relax, head back down to the port, where a variety of shops, bars and restaurants can be found. You can try some of the delicious local specialities while watching the luxury yachts in the narrow entrance to the port. Once you've sated your appetite, you can take a boat ride to get a better view of the impressive cliffs, go inside the caves and sail south to the fantastic Lavezzi Islands.

Bonifacio also offers breathtaking beaches all over the southern tip of Corsica. Some of these sandy beaches, which are surrounded by coves and calanques, are very popular with water sports enthusiasts, such as the beaches of Tonnara and Maora, where the strong wind is perfect for windsurfing or kitesurfing. If you'd rather just relax in peace, you'll have no problem finding a quiet spot with white sand and turquoise sea all to yourself.

Bonifacio can be reached by air via Figari South Corsica Airport, which is around 12 miles from the town centre, as well as by boat via the port of Porto-Vecchio. Once in Corsica, the best way to get around is to hire a car, so you can explore the lavish scenery at your own pace.

Best Western Hotel Du Roy D'aragon
Best Western Hotel Du Roy D'aragon
3 out of 5
13 Quai Comparetti, Bonifacio, Corse-Du-Sud
The price is £75 per night from 20 Oct to 20 Oct
Located in the heart of Bonifacio, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bonifacio Port, Bonifacio Citadel and Plage de Sutta Rocca. Montee St-Roch and Bastion ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (303 reviews)
"Excellent position , quality of the room good but rather small. Friendly staff. Poor information about what to do and other hotel activities"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2021

Best Western Hotel Du Roy D'aragon
La Caravelle
La Caravelle
35 Quai Jerome Comparetti, \N, Bonifacio, Corse-Du-Sud
The price is £79 per night from 20 Oct to 20 Oct
Situated by the sea, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bonifacio Port, Bonifacio Citadel and Plage de Sutta Rocca. Montee St-Roch and Bastion de L'Etendard ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (15 reviews)
"Excellent location on the harbor with possibility to access upper road going to the old town using the elevator. Great welcoming restaurant."

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2021

La Caravelle
Lodge De Charme A Cheda
Lodge De Charme A Cheda
4 out of 5
Cavallo Morto, Bonifacio, Corse-Du-Sud
The price is £99 per night from 20 Oct to 20 Oct
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Bonifacio Port, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Pic de la Trinite and Sperone Golf Club.
4.6/5 Exceptional! (95 reviews)
"Every room is different. The architecture and decorating are enchanting and the staff very helpful and speak English and French as a minimum. Everything in the room works."

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Lodge De Charme A Cheda
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Résidence Sophia
Résidence Sophia
Lieu dit Caprili, Bonifacio, Corse-du-Sud
The price is £63 per night from 20 Oct to 20 Oct
This family-friendly Bonifacio residence is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Bonifacio Hospital and Bonifacio Port. Bonifacio Citadel and Montee ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (45 reviews)
"Not one bar of soap. You are told at checkin that you are expected on checkout to sweep, clean all dishes, strip the beds and empty the trash. Breakfast was subpar for France. Very restrictive where their shuttle will take guests. Bad vibe!"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2021

Résidence Sophia
Hôtel Maora Village
Hôtel Maora Village
3 out of 5
Santa Manza, Bonifacio
The price is £64 per night from 3 Nov to 3 Nov
Situated near the beach, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Plage de Maora and Plage de Sant'Amanza. Bonifacio Port and Sperone Golf Club are also ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (125 reviews)
"We loved the individual bungalows and the pools! A lovely little hotel village with animals and a comfortable, family-friendly feeling."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2019

Hôtel Maora Village
Villa Sanchez
Villa Sanchez
Situated in Bonifacio, this villa is within 1 mile (2 km) of Bonifacio Hospital and Bonifacio Port. Bonifacio Citadel and Plage de Sutta Rocca are also within ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Muy a gusto!
"En Villa Sánchez se està de maravilla. El entorno y el porche merecen un EXCELENTE. También su ubicación, si solo pretendes hacer el sur de la isla. En el apartamento donde nos alojamos (hay distintos tipos de alojamientos) el interior es correcto, práctico, con aire acondicionado en el piso de arriba ..."

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2019

Villa Sanchez
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