Bocca dell’Oro is a tiny hamlet, located just outside of the coastal town of Porto Vecchio, to the south of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Bocca dell’Oro will find that there is a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available in and around the village, mainly in the form of villas and more traditional French cottages, or gites, many enjoying spectacular sea views in one direction and mountain views to the other.
Most visitors who have chosen to spend their holidays in Bocca dell’Oro will be looking to enjoy a relaxing, get-away-from-it-all type of holiday, just a short flight from the UK. They may also wish to explore the dramatic landscape of the interior of the island. Here visitors can enjoy walking, cycling and horse riding in the scenic Corsica National Park, or alternatively the more energetic can travel further inland to the mountainous backbone of the island and enjoy such activities and rock-climbing or abseiling. Closer to the village, the beaches of south-eastern Corsica, such as Palambaggia, are popular amongst the bucket and spade brigade and those wishing to top up their tan under the warm Mediterranean sun.
There are a number of archaeological and historically fascinating sites and landmarks to be found close to Bocca dell’Oro. Perhaps the most visited is the prehistoric site of Torre, after which Torreen Culture has been named. The site contains a circular setting of ancient stones, dating back to the Corsican Bronze age. Other popular historic draws in the region include the Castellu di Tappa in the quaint village of Araggio and St Jean the Baptiste Church and the Bastions of Porto Vecchio.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Bocca dell’Oro will find that the village and the island of Corsica as a whole enjoy a typically Mediterranean climate. This means that summers are warm and dry, with temperatures averaging in the mid to high 20s degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, though temperatures still average a pleasant 10 to 14 degrees Celsius. Bocca dell’Oro receives an average annual rainfall of around 22 inches.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Bocca dell’Oro will fly to either Ajaccio- Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA) or Bastia-Poretta International Airport (BIA). easyJet operate regular direct flights to both airports from the UK, departing from London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).