Corsica can be attractive all year round. Temperatures of the air and sea make it a “warm” destination for almost 6 months of the year and a still very pleasant cool place in winter with coastal temperatures rarely falling under 10 degrees celsius. However, the island has
Sun and fun worshippers of July-August – If you are looking for a “sea, sex and sun” experience, July and August, period of the french summer holidays, is the right time for you. The crowded beaches, parties, clubs, village balls and numerous festivals are here to entertain the masses. Watersports, sailing, diving and a whole raft of fun summer activities are also available in most coastal cities and will keep you busy all day. Although inland villages are also getting much busier during this period, you will still find relief there from the heat and the crowd if it becomes too much for you. Be warned: because of the French holidays, it is essential to book early and, even if you do, prices of accomodations and travel will often be much higher during this most sought after period.
Dare the rest of the year, late autumn to Winter – Corsica also offers fabulousskiing, mountain climbing, hiking, enjoying a sunny outdoor Christmas on the coast or jumping over the villages bonfires. The best corsican food can also be enjoyed at that time: brocciu, boar, grilled pigeon, figatellu, flavourful corsican mandarins and clementines. Winter and Autumn corsica might require a little more effort in your travel research to organise your trip and organise activities. However you will also find people much more open to talk, share and give you access to the secrets of their island at a time when only few tourists are around. An ever increasing number of tour operators are now offering opportunities to come all year round and a few low costs airlines have also started extending their summer schedule to all-year weekly flights.
So don’t be shy and give it a try!