The inland town of Ste Lucie de Porto Vecchio is in southeast Corsica about 16km from the well-known harbour town of Porto Vecchio. It is just a short drive to the lovely beaches and the area is ideal for hiking in the cool pine forests and nearby mountains.
Enjoy the Beaches
Just a few kilometres from your holiday rental in Ste Lucia de Porto Vecchio are a selection of gorgeous sandy beaches. They are ideal for sunbathing, swimming and many watersports. Many visitors look for the seashells known as the “Eye of Saint Lucia”. They are pink on one side and white on the other with a spiral “eye” which is said to protect the wearer from evil.
Part of the pleasure of a holiday villa in Ste Lucie de Porto Vecchio is the flexibility of dining as you please. It is hard to beat the fresh seafood served at many local restaurants which offer superb value. Omelettes and Italian specialities are also local Corsican favourites.
Corsica is well known for its well-marked hiking trails which explore the coast, the small inland villages and the diversity of landscapes. See prehistoric sites or stroll beside beautiful rivers on this island paradise.
This small village is just 4km from your holiday villa in Ste Lucie de Porto Vecchio and has a small harbour for boaters. It is well known for its local shops, restaurants and ice cream parlours. Each August it hosts the lively Jazz Festival Pinarello.
Gorges de Spelunca
The incredible Gorges de Spelunca feature bare orange granite walls which make a sheer drop of 1000 metres into the swirling waters below. This area is also known for one of Corsica’s great hikes along a partly paved former mule track between Ota and Evisa.
The modern town of Porto has some lovely beaches but the main historical point of interest is the 16th century watchtower. It provides magnificent coastal views from its location above the red rock cliffs.
The Corsican weather is typically Mediterranean with long dry summers and mild winters. Summer days are very pleasant for holiday rentals in Corse du Sud, averaging 26°C (79°F) and most rainfall is in the winter.
The nearest airport serving holiday rentals in Ste Lucie de Porto Vecchio is Figaro sud Corse (FSC) Airport which is about 25 km drive away. Many flights connect in France although EasyJet does have direct flights from a number of UK cities. Corsica can also be reached by ferry from Marseilles or Naples to Porto Vecchio.