The French island of Corsica is becoming ever more popular with families, thanks to its blend of sandy beaches, fine food, cultural attractions and, perhaps most importantly of all, its diverse array of things for kids and adults to do. It's an island where you can wear yourself out or take it really easy, and knowing which family attractions to visit is all-important.
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Must-See Family Attractions in Corsica
At HomeToGo, our selection of properties stretches from the northern to the southern tip of Corsica, and there are things to see and do all over the island. With that in mind, it's extremely handy to know which attractions to focus on during family holidays in Corsica, so here's our selection of 5 options that will delight every visitor, from young to old.
The A Cupalatta Tortoise Sanctuary
Located just northeast of Ajaccio, A Cupalatta is home to 130 different tortoise and turtle species and more than 2,000 different animals. Almost certainly Europe's largest sanctuary for these friendly creatures, it's a great place to visit with kids who love animals, and the tours are absolutely fascinating.
Not far from Porto Vecchio in southern Corsica, Palombaggia is often reckoned to be the island's finest family beach. The appealing location backed by pine forests, and the fine, soft sands combine with warm water that's safe for swimming, to offer everything families could want.
The Scandola National Park
The UNESCO protected Scandola Nature Reserve is one of Corsica's hidden treasures. When they join boat cruises of the park from Porticcio, every member of the family can enjoy the rocky islands, secluded inlets and-if conditions are right-the chance to watch dolphins playing in the azure waters. In any case, it's a lovely place to spend some time.
Book a Happy Donkey Tour
Corsica's interior is full of beautiful spots that aren't easy to reach by car. But even kids can easily get to tucked away waterfalls and plunge pools on the back of a donkey. Companies like Happy Donkey Tour offer guides tours to attractions like Lake Ninu-and giving kids the chance to make a new friend as they enjoy the ride.
The city of Calvi is a perfect destination during family holidays in Corsica. Adults will adore the citadel and the sophisticated dining scene, while the city beach has recliners for hire and lifeguards to keep little ones safe from harm. And if you have teenagers in tow, events like the dance music festival Calvi on the Rocks make it a magnet for music fans.
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