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Cottages in Corsica
Rest relaxation is especially important in today’s busy reality. Although any type of vacation is rewarding, the benefits of nature travel have a much larger positive impact on one’s mental and physical health. But let’s face it, rolling hills and gushing waterfalls are rarely around the corner in the city. That’s why you’ve come to the right place. If you’re in need of some time off but you’re not sure where you want to spend your next vacation, you should consider booking a stay in Corsica.
Nature.house offers accommodation on the French island of Corsica. Our cottages are a perfect option for anyone who’s looking for alternative ways of spending their days off. Regardless if you chose to travel alone, as a family, or with a group of friends, you can find a variety of cottages suitable for any occasion and preference. If you love to spend time in an exotic place but you’re not sure how to prepare for a vacation in Corsica, then keep reading. In the next paragraphs, you’ll meet Corsica in a nutshell. In any case, there’s nothing like the thrill of discovering something new.
The mesmerizing French nature
Let’s start by examining the island’s nature. Located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Corsica has to offer an incredible diversity of natural sights. Also known as ‘the Isle of Beauty’ Corsica certainly lives up to its name. Here is where you can witness the wilderness and elegance French nature. Covering more than 1000 kilometers of extraordinary coastline, exceptional shores, mountains, woodlands, and landscapes Corsica is home to some of the best natural territories in Europe. By staying in a cottage in Corsica you’re signing up for an unforgettable experience.
One of the many natural sights on the island is for example the Corsica National Park which represents around 40% of the island. The protected area consists of forests and mountain massifs therefore for those nature lovers this area is heaven on Earth. Many of the highest mountain peaks on Corsica are located in this national park displaying spectacular sceneries.
Another protected area in Corsica is the Scandola national park. Located on the west coastline of the island this area has beautiful rock formations that are especially breathtaking in the later afternoon as the rocks catch the setting sun. The crystal clear water makes it simultaneously a marine and land-based reserve.
The flora and fauna of Corsica are also incredibly diverse. During your stay in a cottage in Corsica, you will encounter a wide range of sea birds including cormorants and giant gulls. Seal and dolphin colonies have also been noticed in Scandola national park, however, it’s unlikely that you’ll witness their presence during your holiday.
What can you do during your vacation in a cottage in Corsica?
Regardless if you prefer to have a more chilled vacation or if you’re up for a more adventurous one you won’t be disappointed. If you’re one of those people who prefer to stay active, then you’ll be happy to explore the Gorges de la Restonica region - a popular location among swimmers. What’s more, Corsica National Park has some great hiking trails such as the Mare a Mare trail in the Upper Corsica and the Mare e Monti.
If you want to have a romantic experience, Macinaggio to Barcaggio is more than a 3-hour walk along the seaside. A boat ride is also a popular way to spend the afternoons and it’s a great way to explore the local rivers and canals and the entirety of water that surrounds the island. While on such an adventure you will surely meet many local fishermen that have carried the craft of fishing for decades from their ancestors and will be more than happy to tell you some of their own stories or to tell you more about the local fisherman legends of old.
Your own private cottage in Corsica will be a short distance to so many diverse locations that your only problem will be to decide what to take on first. One of the really unique aspects to this mesmerizing island is that it holds a combination of both sea water and mountains. We mentioned before that there are some amazing hiking trails, but there is so much more! You can bike around the trails as well. You can rent a bicycle or you can bring your own depending on the capacity of your vehicle. Corsica has some fascinating views that are only reachable after some time of hiking, but you can rest assured that the payoff will be extremely worth it and that you will have new and amazing memories for years and years to come. We strongly advise you to take your camera while on your adventures, there will be plenty of natural sights that you will want to capture.
What weather should you prepare for?
Corsica is a paradise that is granted with some amazing average temperatures. The main average we have to mention is around 22 degrees celsius. Keeping in mind that this is an average, temperatures in the summer can go up to 35+ degrees celsius which will be somewhere around July and August. So if you are planning a trip somewhere between those months, make sure to take some sunscreen and prepare for a hot vacation.
In the winter season, temperatures can drop to around 8 degrees celsius. That is considered fairly cold on the island, but rest assured that should you visit your own private cottage in Corsica, it will be equipped with everything needed to meet the colder seasons of the year. Generally speaking, the weather can be sometimes rainier than usual, considering the Medditteranean climate on the coast. Also, since there is some elevation on the island, on the higher lands you can even observe some snowfall in the winter season which makes for a most outstanding sight. Whenever you choose to visit this magnificent location, you will surely find something beautiful and something worth exploring.