Destination guide

Food, wine and sparkling seascapes in Corsica

Set off France's Mediterranean Coast, Corsica knows a thing or two about sun, sand and stunning seascapes. Not to mention rich local cuisine that will have you dreaming of "zuppa corsa" minestrone, wild boar stew, herb-fed veal and lavish charcuterie platters. There's a flourishing wine scene to match, with the island priding itself on its indigenous grapes. Whether you want to relax on the beach, escape to a hilltop village or explore a chic coastal city, Corsica vacation rentals showcase an exclusive line-up of properties across the island.

Things to do

Discover Corsica's ancient fortresses

Whether you're admiring Baroque art at the Musee de Bastia or getting lost in the ancient Calvi Citadel, Corsica is awash with history. Even in the tiny town of Bonifacio, you'll find prehistoric caves, medieval townhouses and an ancient 9th-century fortress. You can also day trip to Iles Lavezzi, a granite archipelago known for its cobalt-blue water and soaring sea boulders. Its evocative clifftop setting makes Corsica vacation rentals ideal for honeymoons and couple's getaways. After all, nothing says "romance" quite like a champagne toast with sweeping ocean views.


Sunsets and scenic cruises in Corsica

If you're craving a dose of sand and sunshine, you'll love Ajaccio, the island's vibrant capital. It lures sun seekers with pastel-colored houses and plenty of history. The atmosphere is infectious, so why not stay local with Corsica vacation rentals? Breezy terraces and flower-strewn balconies provide a dream setting for sunset wine and cheese. Scenic cruises are a fantastic way to explore Corsica's rocky cliffs, volcanic headlands, hidden grottoes and soaring sea stacks. Prefer a more hands-on vacation? While Corsica's grueling GR20 hike spans for over 100 miles, there are plenty of shorter hikes to choose from.


Visit Corsica in wildflower season

Summer is high season in Corsica, when the island is bathed in sunshine. With private pools and sun-drenched terraces at your disposal, it's easy to catch rays with Corsica vacation rentals. Crowds spike over the French school holidays, with the Bastille Day and Assumption Day weekends always packed to the brim. Thanks to its sunny Mediterranean climate, Corsica treats visitors to sultry weather right through until October. Spring can also be a fantastic time to visit, when the island is blanketed with colorful wildflowers.

Natural features

Sky-high peaks in Corsica

From the mountains to the sea, Corsica throws a little bit of everything into the mix. The landscape is dramatic and diverse, with everything from shimmering bays and golden beaches to lush forests and rugged peaks. The seascapes are legendary, with locals boasting that Corsica has some of the most beautiful coastlines on the planet. The interior is just as impressive, with the granite spires of Aiguilles de Bavella watching over the island. If you're hiking in the backcountry, keep an eye out for wild mountain sheep grazing in the foothills.

Can I find a vacation rental around Corsica?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 10,897 vacation rentals near Corsica. From 3,526 Houses to 2,423 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Corsica for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Corsica?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Corsica. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Porto-Vecchio: 3,187 vacation rentals
  • Calvi: 1,609 vacation rentals
  • Ajaccio: 1,816 vacation rentals
  • Bonifacio: 1,961 vacation rentals
  • Corse-du-Sud: 6,748 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Corsica! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Corsica?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Corsica:

  • Porto-Vecchio: 3,187 rentals
  • Calvi: 1,609 rentals
  • Ajaccio: 1,816 rentals
  • Bonifacio: 1,961 rentals
  • Bastia: 1,127 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Corsica?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Corsica are:

  • Campo Dell Oro Airport (AJA): 2,734 vacation rentals
  • Sud Corse Airport (FSC): 3,430 vacation rentals
  • Saint Catherine Airport (CLY): 1,884 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Corsica?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Corsica. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Porto-Vecchio Marina: 3,459 rentals
  • Bonifacio Port: 2,205 rentals
  • Ajaccio Cathedral: 2,652 rentals
  • Megaliths of Cauria: 2,327 rentals
  • Propriano Beach: 2,402 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Corsica listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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