Corsica boasts a fascinating mix of culture, terrain, and types of vacations. Although a French island, Corsica radiates the spirt of the Italian, as well as the mountain and beach landscape of a fairytale. The Isle of Beauty will not disappoint; this red-tipped mountain island in the western Mediterranean is filled with hiking trails, historic sights and buildings, and dramatic coastlines. A small hotel in Northern Corsica, on the Southern Coast, or inland offers an intimate escape from your sojourn into total paradise.
Where to stay at a small hotel in Corsica? Corsica’s regions at a glance:
Northern Corsica: Unreal natural landscapes
Southern Coast: Picture-perfect beach vacation
Inland: Escape to the mountains
For devoted mountain lovers, a small hotel in Corsica’s inland nestles you between lakes, river ravines, and undisturbed nature. A true escape, lose yourself in the rural quiet of a mountainous wonderland. Hike through the nonstop sunshine, unreal color palettes, and serenity of the Corsican mountains. At a small hotel near Bastelica, gear up for full breakfasts on the sun-drenched terrace, trips for skiing in the winter, and some of the best meat & cheese you’ve ever had. With constant views of the sprawling mountains and not too far from Corisca’s bustling capital, Ajaccio, take advantage of all the opportunities Corsica’s inland has to offer.
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Getting there: There are four, well-located airports on the island, making air travel the easiest way to get to your destination. Fly around 2 hours into Figari (FSC) for a hotel in the south, into Ajaccio (AJA) for a hotel inland, and into Calvi (CLY) for somewhere up north. Because Corsica’s four airports are still island airports, many of the budget airlines don’t pass through and there is often only one flight between London and each airport per week — make sure you do some planning in advance so as to ensure you find your way in. From the respective airport, you can rent a car or schedule a door-to-door transfer to get your hotel with ease.