Porticcio is a fishing village located on the south-west of the island of Corsica, which belongs to France. This pleasant resort is located in a large bay right in front of the island’s capital Ajaccio, only about 15 km from its center, where you can visit the museum and birthplace of Napoleon. Porticcio is about 3 km far from the well-known resort St. Francois and 7 km from Pisciatello. It is located right by the sea and offers lots of swimming possibilities, great beaches and other water sports and activities. Porticcio is suitable for family holidays.
Porticcio holiday resort which is situated in one of the most beautiful bays of the west coast of Corsica has become a popular destination for water sports lovers from all over Europe. You will find a wide and long sandy beaches here lined with numerous restaurants and bars. There is also the only water park on Corsica nearby. Visitors can go diving, sailing, surfing, water skiing or playing tennis. There is also a sailing school. Very popular here are Porticcio ship cruises.
Tips for your trips
The advantage of the site is that you can easily get to Ajaccio and other parts of the southern half of the island. South of the capital of Corsica, Ajaccio, you will find one of the most beautiful bays of the west coast. It is right opposite the Bloody Islands (Les sanguinaires) in the Ajaccio’s bay, protected by guard towers Capitello a Frassu. There are numerous hiking trails and mountain biking trails. Very attractive are the central parts of the island with picturesque villages and beautiful countryside of Corsica’s National Park.
The most romantic way how you can get to Corsica across the sea, is by ferry either to Bastia in the north or to Bonifacio or Ajaccio in the south. If you have a luck, you can see some dolphins around the ship.
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