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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.

Top hotels in Bonifacio

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 £77 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct

Located in the heart of Bonifacio, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bonifacio Citadel and Bonifacio Port. Plage de Sutta Rocca and Montee St-Roch are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (275 reviews)

"Convenient, beautiful hotel. Staff was courteous and very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2020

Best Western Hotel Du Roy D'aragon
Résidence Hôtelière A Trama
Résidence Hôtelière A Trama
Route de Santa Manza, Bonifacio
The price is £65 per night from 12 Nov to 13 Nov

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bonifacio Port, Bonifacio Citadel and Cimetiere Marin. Sperone Golf Club and Plage de Petit Sperone ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (31 reviews)
Unfortunately misled which was a shame!!

"This was not what we originally booked, we booked a hotel with a pool & restaurant, 3 weeks before I was informed the hotel had changed is name & the link provided to their website still stated a pool & restaurant. Upon arrival we found no pool & restaurant & was still charged the same price with ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2019

Résidence Hôtelière A Trama
DOMAINE BOCCA DI FENO
DOMAINE BOCCA DI FENO
ROUTE DE SARTENE, Ermitage de la Trinité, Bonifacio

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Pic de la Trinite, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Plage de la Tonnara and Bonifacio Hospital. Bonifacio ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (29 reviews)
Beautiful grounds

"A charming place to stay very near to Bonifacio. The grounds are beautiful, but the bungalows need some upgrading."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2019

DOMAINE BOCCA DI FENO
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Bonifacio

Les Appartements Du Port
Les Appartements Du Port
15 Quai Comparetti, Bonifacio, Corse-du-Sud
The price is £155 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct

Located in the heart of Bonifacio, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bonifacio Citadel and Bonifacio Port. Plage de Sutta Rocca and Montee St-Roch ...

4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)

"The appartments have been recently renovated and are located on the marina directly but the building doesnt have elevator and the parking is in a different hotel, about 5 minutes walk away."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2020

Les Appartements Du Port
Résidence Sophia
Résidence Sophia
Lieu dit Caprili, Bonifacio, Corse-du-Sud
The price is £63 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (37 reviews)

"Site très agréable et bien entretenue. Personnel d’accueil disponible et courtois. Le cadre est bien paysagé et l’intimité préservée. Tout le nécessaire dans le logement qui est très bien équipé et étudié."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Résidence Sophia
Hôtel Maora Village
Hôtel Maora Village
3 out of 5
Santa Manza, Bonifacio
The price is £61 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

Situated near the beach, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Plage de Maora and Plage de Sant'Amanza. Bonifacio Port and Étang de Canettu are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (107 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
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Bonifacio

Bonifacio Port
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Bonifacio Port

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Bonifacio with a trip to Bonifacio Port. Make time to visit the monuments and churches while you're in the area.

Plage de Petit Sperone
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Plage de Petit Sperone

5/5(1 review)

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Plage de Petit Sperone during your travels in Bonifacio? While you're in the area, stroll along the marina.

Citadel
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Citadel

Rising dramatically from the cliffs of southern Corsica, this historic citadel still has many of its original features.

Plage de Rondinara
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Plage de Rondinara

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Plage de Rondinara during your trip to Bonifacio? While you're in the area, stroll along the marina.

Cimetiere Marin
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Cimetiere Marin

Admire the beautiful handcrafted graves of sailors and marvel at spectacular views of the dramatic coastline that surrounds the town of Bonifacio.

Escalier du Roi d'Aragon
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Escalier du Roi d'Aragon

Gaze up at the diagonal line in the cliff face appearing as if sliced with a knife. Climb the stairs for amazing views and a reward at the top. 

Top things to do in Bonifacio

Cooking class at a Cesarina's home - Santa Teresa di Gallura
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Cooking class at a Cesarina's home - Santa Teresa di Gallura

£131
Per adult
Market tour,lunch/dinner at a Cesarina's home in S.Teresa G.
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Market tour,lunch/dinner at a Cesarina's home in S.Teresa G.

£131
Per adult
Market,Cook&dine at a Cesarina's home in S.Teresa di Gallura
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Market,Cook&dine at a Cesarina's home in S.Teresa di Gallura

£195
Per adult
Dining at a local's home in Santa Teresa di Gallura
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Dining at a local's home in Santa Teresa di Gallura

£77
Per adult
Tour & Dinner In A Farm Of North Sardinia
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Tour & Dinner In A Farm Of North Sardinia

£303
Per adult
Lunch With The Shepherds Of Orgosolo From Costa Smeralda
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Lunch With The Shepherds Of Orgosolo From Costa Smeralda

£351
Per adult

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5 Aug 2019

Excellent choice of restaurants, cafes and patisseries. Lovely relaxed ambience.

Cities near Bonifacio

Porto-Vecchio featuring signage

Porto-Vecchio

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