Corsica is split into two departments, and as the name suggests, Corse du Sud is the southern half of Corsica. Famous for both its stunning coastline and imposing mountains, Corse du Sud has something to entertain and delight any visitor. The combination of magnificent scenery, ancient monuments and cultural wealth proves a winning combination for those visiting, and the vast majority of visitors to Corse du Sud return many times!
Most people take Corse du Sud accommodation for the breath taking coastline. Not only are the white sand beaches some of the most exotic in France. Wherever you take a self catering villa in Corse du Sud, you will be within easy reach of an idyllic spot on which to place your beach towel, relax and soak in the warmth of the sun. The coastal waters off southern Corsica offer a huge number of excellent leisure possibilities too. The scuba diving is exceptional in places, and dives can easily be arranged. The sailing, windsurfing and surfing is quite excellent on the western coast especially.
The walking in Southern Corsica (Corse du Sud) is unbeatable. The mountains are crossed with a huge array of national hiking trails, local scale footpaths and enough marked routes to keep even the most active of walkers challenged, inspired and happy for many, many weeks.
The vibrant coastal town of Porto Vecchio lies in the south east of Corse du Sud. It is a sociable and elegant beach resort encased by ancient defensive walls. There are some excellent cafes, restaurants and bars, producing fun yet laid back evening entertainment. The unbelievable beaches of San Ciprianu and Palombaggia are right at your feet from a holiday rental property in Porto Vecchio.
Calcatoggio is a water sports paradise 20km from the Corse de Sud capital, Ajaccio. Windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and surfing holidays all thrive from holiday accommodation in Calcatoggio.
Solenzara is a stunning beach resort on the Corse du Sud coast, boasting pristine sands, clear waters and a great harbour filled with impressive yachts and small boats. There are plenty of water sports and hiking trails in the area, making Solenzara a perfect place from which to enjoy all the attractions of Corse du Sud.
Summer starts early in Corsica. May heralds the beginning of the fine weather, with average temperatures rising to around 27°C, which lasts all the way through until October.
A holiday villa in Corse du Sud is actually remarkably easy to reach. There are actually two airports that receive direct flights from the UK in Corse du Sud, the Ajaccio International Airport (AJA), and the Figari Airport (FSC). Both receive direct flights fromLondonGatwick (LGW), provided by British Airways and ThomsonFly respectively. If reaching Gatwick is inconvenient, there are another two airports on the island which receive more inbound flights.