Find the best place to stay — Porto-Vecchio

Where to stay around Porto-Vecchio?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,020 holiday lettings near Porto-Vecchio. From 1,086 houses to 1,079 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Porto-Vecchio is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Porto-Vecchio?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Porto-Vecchio. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Porto-Vecchio Marina: 3,275 holiday lettings
  • Lezza Golf Course: 3,214 holiday lettings
  • La Chiappa Lighthouse: 3,183 holiday lettings
  • Piscia di Gallu: 3,727 holiday lettings
  • Bastion de France: 3,296 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Porto-Vecchio listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Porto-Vecchio?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,086 houses in Porto-Vecchio. Our other popular types of Porto-Vecchio holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 1,079 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 665 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 27 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Porto-Vecchio?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,767 holiday homes with pool available in Porto-Vecchio. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a villa in Porto-Vecchio your home away from home

    HomeAway's villas in Porto-Vecchio put visitors right in the middle of possibly the most sought-after destination on Corsica. Porto-Vecchio is in the south of the island, on the eastern coast of the rolling agricultural hills that supply almost all of Corsica with its produce. For visitors at Porto-Vecchio accommodation, these hills serve as pretty preludes to the alpine highlands a short drive away, which open up an entirely different range of excursions and activities to the usual coastal fare. Holiday rentals in Porto-Vecchio are great as a base for a beach break on any one of the many superb examples close to the town, as well as for exploring ancient ruins in the hills and the historic old town.

    Despite the proximity of the coast to Porto-Vecchio holiday rentals, many have access to a pool and BBQ area, which is perhaps understandable when the closest beaches get so busy in the height of the season. Many are also convenient for golf, tennis, hiking and fishing. Most come with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. However, compared to the rest of the south of France, Corsica is decidedly rustic, so many Porto-Vecchio apartments are unsuitable for wheelchairs.

    Things to do

    Beaches: There are a host of beaches to choose from around Porto-Vecchio. The most popular is the beautiful Palombaggia Beach a couple of miles to the southeast, where HomeAway also has holiday homes available. There are additional rental options at the equally gorgeous Pinarellu Beach, about seven miles north.

    Nightlife: While not quite as brash as the French mainland coast, Porto-Vecchio nightlife is plentiful and varied. There are dozens of bars to choose from in the old town, as well as some great restaurants and enough nightclubs to satisfy the hardest partiers. There's also a casino for those who can't resist a flutter.

    Outdoor pursuits: With the pervasion of beaches and marinas, there are a multitude of activities to keep watersport enthusiasts entertained. Of course, the town itself is a wonder to walk around, with its imposing citadel and twisting streets. The nearby mountains offer more robust activities, such as hiking, climbing, mountain biking, horse trekking, and even skiing in the winter.

    Shopping: Porto-Vecchio has some of the best shopping on Corsica, chiefly to cater to the international sailing set. While there's the usual souvenir shops, there are also fine fashion boutiques and artisanal food stores to browse. Local specialties include the charcuterie, olive oil, wine, and honey.

    Culture: For the historically and prehistorically inclined, the town is surrounded by Bronze Age and Roman ruins, which provide a fascinating glimpse into past cultures. For a more medieval perspective, there's the old town and citadel, now a museum. Art lovers can get their fix at several galleries, and there's also a popular outdoor summer cinema just outside town.

    Weather in Porto-Vecchio

    The Mediterranean climate consists of long, hot summers and mild winters. Corsica, being an island, experiences a moderating effect from the sea, which means temperatures rarely hit the highs they do on the mainland. Summer days typically max out at 28°C, with winter highs in the mid-teens. Most of the rainfall occurs during October and November.

    Travel to Porto-Vecchio

    The two airports on Corsica dealing with direct flights from the UK are Bastia and Ajaccio, at 78 and 85 miles distant respectively. A much closer option for non-direct flights is Figari Airport at 16 miles away, which needs to be linked to via a mainland Europe hub. It should be noted that many of the roads in Corsica are fairly rudimentary and mountainous. The roads to Figari are decent by comparison. Another alternative is to take the ferry from Marseille.

    Attractions in and around Porto-Vecchio

    Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Porto-Vecchio? Don't miss landmarks such as St Jean-Baptiste Church and La Chiappa Lighthouse. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Palombaggia Beach and Santa Giulia Beach, or experience the natural beauty of Lake l'Ospedale. Fun activities in the city include Porto-Vecchio Marina and Lezza Golf Course. Enjoy a visit to Bastion de France, Cala Rossa Beach and Piscia di Gallu during your stay. Also you might want to add Pinarellu Beach, Balistra Beach or Olmuccio Beach to your agenda.