You will find in Porto-Vecchio a unique mix of both idyllic unspoilt beaches along Corsica's southern coast and breathtaking mountain scenery. The city boasts an historical Old Town bustling with picturesque bars, restaurants, designer boutiques, hotels and a beautiful marina in the majestic Porto-Vecchio gulf, attracting international yachts.
phone: +33 495 700 958address: Rue Maréchal Leclerc
By planeThe closest airport is Figari South Corsica Airport (approx. 23 km south-west of Porto-Vecchio):
phone: +33 4 95 71 10 10There are regular Air Corsica flights to Paris, Marseille and Nice. In summer a number of other connections available. A regular public shuttle bus service to Porto-Vecchio is only available in Jul-Aug.
By busThere are buses from other major Corsican towns: Bonifacio, Ajaccio, Bastia, Zonza, Conca, Figari.
By boatThere are connections by ferry with Marseille (by Corsica Linea). See also Bonifacio for ferries to Sardinia.
phone: +35 04 95 70 06 03
By carIf driving to town in the summer months, it is best to arrive very early, before 10:00 (or even 09:00 in August) to ensure parking near the town center. On cloudy or rainy days in August traffic jams may stretch 2 hours long getting into or through town.
Plage de Cala RossaAn intimate beach with turquoise water, white sand and pink rocks. From the water you have a majestic view of the mountains.
Plage de Santa-GiuliaSuperb beach that gets crowded in the high season. A must.
Other beaches include the Plage de Palombaggia, Plage de Saint Cyprien, Plage de Pinarello and Plage de Tarco. You can find a nudist beach resort at La Chiappa.
Porto-Vecchio has several souvenir shops, as well as some stores selling specialty Corsican food, such as wild boar sausage and local cheeses. There are several hyper-markets (bigger than super markets) just north of town along the main road.
The town has dozens of excellent restaurants, some with beautiful views over the harbour, and a main square where you can sip your latte while people watching.
phone: +33 4 95 22 47 93Restaurant and bar. Shellfish specialist.
phone: +33 4 95 70 13 06address: Route du commandant L'Herminier - 20137 Porto Vecchio
Hotel BelvedereLuxury hotel at the seaside.
Villas and apartments
address: Cala Rossa BeachPrivate holiday villa.
address: Palombaggia beach
Residence Alta Stradaphone: +33 1 58 21 55 84address: Sainte Lucie de Porto Vecchio1 independent villa plus 8 villas in 4 groups of 2 semi-detached villas built around a swimming pool. Villas are approximately 15 m apart, all have a view onto the swimming pool and gardens and are designed to respect each villa’s privacy. Pinarellu beach is 3 km away. Own transport is necessary.
address: Tarco beach