Bonifacio is a fortified village built around a small fjord, encompassed by limestone cliffs. Due to its strategic location, it was repeatedly attacked over the course of its history. Today it is a highly popular tourist destination, both for its beaches as well as for its historical centre.
Lose yourself in the alleys that wind amidst ancient monuments built under the reign of the Republic of Genoa. The citadel, built overlooking the sea, offers breath-taking views.
These caves are an essential stop for anyone visiting Bonifacio for the first time. Boat trips depart every day and allows travellers to enjoy the white cliffs in all of their magnificence.
The vibrant colours of this beach, illuminated by the soft white sand, are well worth the effort it requires to walk there. It is about 10 minutes from the nearest parking area and visitors are advised to arrive early in the morning.
La Tonnara is surely one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Corsica, but should be avoided on windy days unless you are planning on kite flying. The beach is accessible by car and is well marked with road signs.
It might seem straight out of a postcard, but it is all very real. La Rondinara is a strikingly beautiful bay that welcomes tourists with its white sandy beaches.
If you have chosen to take the Blu Navy ferry without a car, there are many options for getting about after disembarking in Bonifacio.
During the high season, a well-connected bus system links Bonifacio with the other towns on the island. Unfortunately, there is not a single company that manages all of them and finding information is not always easy. We advise you to check with the tourist office.
Taxis are always available when the ferry arrives, in the landing area.
The tourist office is a 10-minute walk from the ferry terminal, in the upper citadel. If you want to avoid the uphill climb, it will take about the same time to walk to Marina di Bonifacio, with its distinctive pubs and restaurants.
Southern Corsica is geographically less difficult, so you can find bike trails for all tastes. The real athletes can also find adventure inland, where the rugged Corsican mountains and high temperatures of summer provide a gruelling challenge.
Schedules from Bonifacio
*Except for Saturday and Sunday