Located 40 kilometres north of Porto-Vecchio, Solenzara is a charming little village with its own pretty little harbour. Far from the hustle and bustle of Porto-Vecchio and Bonifacio, Solenzara remains at any time of year a quiet place where it is pleasant to relax by the sea.
In fact, this Corsican seaside resort will delight young and old alike with an unforgettable holiday on the Côte de Nacre, the mother-of-pearl coast. The Côte de Nacre takes its name from the mother-of-pearl, a very common material in this area, which is extracted from a particular type of shell found on its coastline.
In fact, this area is particularly unspoilt and offers endless beaches of golden sand and quiet coves such as Canella beach, a long stretch of fine sand with turquoise waters, surrounded by abundant Mediterranean vegetation: a little corner of paradise.
In Solenzara there is a large beach that can be reached directly from the harbour.
But those who have chosen this area for beaches should not limit themselves to the town beach and instead go as far as plage de la Canella1, 7 km south of Solenzara, in an inlet surrounded by rocks and with calm sea.
Next, the very popular plage de la Scaffa Rossa2 is one of the most beautiful places in Corsica, about an hour and a half’s drive from Solenzara. Perfect for families with its fine, golden sand, it is surrounded by cliffs and set by the Bavella spires.
Finally, make a note of plage de Fautea3 and plage de Tarco4, both beautiful.
Solenzara offers a small but enchanting marina5 with numerous restaurants, cafés and ice-cream parlours, perfect for a rejuvenating break after visiting the Church of St Paul6, once a stable for the horses of priests officiating in other villages in the region and later converted into the village church.
The town offers many things to visit, especially in its hinterland: we recommend Acqua e Natura Canyoning Parc Aventure & Paintball7 one of the largest climbing parks in Europe, where you can also experience the thrill of canyoning, hiking at Monte Santu8 and the enchanting natural pools9 that the Solenzara river creates along its course.
Hiking enthusiasts will take refuge at Cime di Bavella10: some thirty kilometres from Solenzara, following a winding road that offers sublime views of the region, you will reach this imposing massif of sharp peaks carved out of red granite.
It is one of Corsica’s most beautiful natural sites and an important point for climbing andhiking at all levels. Don’t miss the path leading to Trou de la Bombe11, which can be reached in an hour along a pine-shaded track.
Also not to be missed is a trip to Forêt de l'Ospédale12, an enchanting spot with a turquoise lake, which can be reached by a two-hour hike to Corsica’s largest waterfall, the Piscia Di Gallu13.
In the following map you can see the location of the main places of interest mentioned in this article
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Solenzara is located in the southern part of the island, on the east coast, north of Porto Vecchio.