If you have been lucky enough to already see pictures of Bonifacio you will know it is a particularly beautiful coastal town. However nothing can prepare you for the splendour that is Bonifacio. The team from Destination Namaste often describe the first time they saw this magnificent city. How from the moment you draw into the bay, its magnetic energy quickly draws itself deeply into your heart.
Theresa Moodie still talks about the majestic beauty of this particular city and how she longs to co host another retreat on the Island.
Bonifacio is located directly on the Mediterranean Sea, the Strait of Bonifacio separates it from Sardinia. Situated on the southern most tip of the island it is the largest commune of Corsica. From sea it appears to be a white city, gleaming in the sun and hovering above rough waters below.
It is divided into two cities: Vielle Ville (the old town) and la Haute Ville (the upper city). Approximately a 45min drive from Porto Vecchio and even closer from Figari. You can expect gentle winding roads while you meander your way to this unique paradise.
Whether you explore the restaurants, shops at the port, or choose to follow the staircases from the upper city along the edge of the cliffs to the coastline, you will marvel at every opportunity the city has to offer. Cobbled streets, incredible watch towers, abandoned military forts, even local markets, this is a destination you will definitely want to revisit time and time again.
The city has maintained the charm of an old european city but with all the modern day amenities. Take a bicycle tour, a day yacht trip around the coastline or merely explore the surrounds as they unfold. It is preferential to speak a little bit of French but the locals are all very friendly and helpful. But luckily for you, Destination Namaste offers the perfect local bilingual team to show you around!
The team will help you navigate your way through this majestic city with absolute ease. Whether you prefer exploring the old town or the upper city they know exactly where to go and what to see.
Collaborating with Destination Namaste and their knowledge of the local cuisine, culture and best viewing spots will make this experience even more enriching for everyone! Should you attending a retreat be sure to request this as an additional day outing during your stay in Corsica.
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