Sports and leisure activities outside the hotel

La Plage Casadelmar

Nestled in the Gulf of Porto Vecchio...a heavenly bay, a haven of peace

La plage Casadelmar is nestled at the end of the Benedettu peninsula. Lined with pine trees and red rocks, the fine sandy beach overlooks the Gulf of Porto Vecchio. Chill Out beds await you on the sandy beach, inviting you to relax. A few steps away, small, secret coves of crystal clear water are waiting to be discovered.

Here, the key word is silence…while in the distance, Porto Vecchio, the "city of salt", beckons.

Palombaggia beach

Watercolour blue outlined by porphyry rose…white dunes in the distance, shaded by umbrella pines.

This wonderful beach is one of the most beautiful on the island. Its deep waters are also a paradise for children. Palombaggia offers magnificent views of the Cerbicale isles.

These five spartan, windswept islands are a haven for birds, and classed as a nature reserve.

This unspoilt natural beauty sweeps all the way south to the Cap d’Acciaghju.

Bay of Santa Giulia

Located to the south of the Gulf of Porto Vecchio, the Bay of Santa Giulia is quite simply heaven on earth.

With its beautiful lagoon at the foot of a mountain and miles of fine white sand, this is one of the most famous beaches in southern Corsica.

It is also one of the region's most dynamic watersports hubs, offering a wide range of activities. A beach that offers everything.

Saint Cyprien beach

The town of Lecci is rightly proud of this small bay, which boasts a magnificent beach bordered by Arasu lake.

 

A Genoese tower overlooks the site, and numerous remains have been discovered near the mouth of the Osu.
White sand, turquoise water and red rocks: a palette of eye-dazzling colours.
The beach is suitable for children because of the gently sloping sea bed. It is also a base for several watersports outfitters, who offer water skiing, sailing, jet skiing and other activities.

Rondinara beach

Located halfway between Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, the shell-shaped Bay of Rondinara is a delight for boaters, who come to enjoy the superb mooring facilities and magical beach.

Like the other beaches, it is a popular destination in the summer.

Pinarello beach

The Gulf of Pinarello in Sainte Lucie de Porto-Vecchio has long white sandy beaches lined with forests of pine trees.

This peaceful, family-friendly spot offers a range of food, drink and watersports options.

The small bustling port welcomes boaters who moor here to take in the lovely atmosphere and visit the ice cream vendors.

The island of Ruscana off the coast of Pinarello is known for its tower, which housed a Genoese garrison in the 16th century.

Jet Ski

A fun way to explore Porto Vecchio shore guided by an instructor. The departures are from Porto Vecchio port. Choose your tour and contact the front office team to make your reservation.

Jet ski trips:

  • «Farniente»  St Cyprien Beach, Chiappa Lighthouse 150€/Jet  (1h00)
  • «Dolce» Palombaggia Beach & Cerbicales Island 180€/Jet (1h30)
  • «Paradisu» Palombaggia, Cerbicales Island and Santa Giulia, or  Saint Cyprien, Pinarello Fautea 250€/Jet (2h00)
  • «Vittoria» Paradis and  Rondinara 300€/jet (2h30)

1h00 of free disposal, price : 180€ Fuel included
2h00 of free disposal, price : 310€ fuel included
Free disposal Day , price : 390€ exclude fuel

Private tour departing from the hotel dock: minimum of two jet skis, upon availability.

Requirements and restrictions:

- Driver minimum age: 16 years old.
- Passenger minimum age: 7 years old.
- Pregnant women are not allowed.
- Maximum of two people per jet ski.
- A reservation guarantee fee will be required and it’s non-refundable in case of a cancellation less than 24 hours prior to the departure.
- A 2 000 Euros caution per jet ski will be required on the day of the activity.

Other companies offer different tours departing from Bonifacio port. They don’t organise any pick up at Casadelmar Hotel. Do not hesitate to contact our front office team for more details.

Scuba-Diving

The Isle of Beauty is renowned for its underwater diving and there are many fantastic opportunities and sites all over the island. Anyone who has ever been to Corsica will tell you it is one of the most beautiful places in the world and thanks to its virtual absence of pollution its waters are among the cleanest in the Mediterranean.

Private diving (4 people maximum)

Departure from the hotel dock
Half day from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

Type of diveLow seasonHigh season*
Certified400 € per trip550 € per trip
Non-Certified400 € + 60 € par diver550 € + 60 € per diver

*High season: from July 15th to September 15th

 

Group diving (from 5 to 15 people on board)
Departure from Porto Vecchio port
Pick-up at the hotel’s dock at 20€ extra charge

Type of diveDescriptionRate

"Exploration"

Certified divers

9:00AM - 12:00PM

20 meters depth diving 60 € per person

"Introductory dive"

2:00PM - 5:00PM

6 meters depth diving in 20 minutes activity70 € per person

 

Restrictions:

  • From 8 years old.
  • Not recommended for pregnant.
  • Please inform us about any health issue.

We strongly recommend booking at least a week in advance.
Subject to availability and weather conditions on the day.

Wind sports

The constant wind that flows all year long makes the south of Corsica one of the best places for wind sports.

Kite and wind surf activities can be found around Bonifacio area, such as Piantarella beach, and nearby Santa Giulia and La Plage Casadelmar hotel, depending on the wind conditions.

Our front office team can organise private lessons and indicate the best places for equipment rental.

An aquatic parasailing activity is available at St. Cyprien beach during the high season.

Usually these activities do not accept credit card payment.

Horseback riding

The equestrian center located 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel offers different itineraries for all tastes, ages and levels of experience:

  • Ride in the « Maquis » 1 hour and a half 
  • Ride at Santa Giulia beach 2 hours and half
  • Children ride at the beach
  • Full-day ride 
  • Private ride

Please contact the reception for rates and reservations. This activity must be booked at least 48-hours in advance.

Golf

Spérone Golf course

Located in a privileged position facing the famous limestone cliffs and the Mediterranean Sea, Spérone Golf is a must-visit course for golf enthusiasts.

Spérone Golf offers 18 holes in a 73 hectares area. The course was designed by the renamed golf course creator Robert Trent Jones and inaugurated in 1990.

“The tee from 12 is one of the most beautiful in the world. Because of their beauty and variety, holes 12 and 16 at Spérone are comparable to the sea holes at Pebble Beach and Cypress Point.” - Robert Trent Jones

Players can choose between the 9-hole sea or inland courses or the general 18-hole course. Buggies and equipment are available for rental.

The front office team can also organise a private golf coach at 100 Euros per hour (course access, equipment and buggy included).

Spérone Golf is 40-minutes driving from Casadelmar Hotel, heading Bonifacio.

Canyoning

An activity for the more adventurous, who wants to explore the mountains of Alta Rocca and its breathtaking crystalline water rivers.

Three canyon itineraries are available:

La Vacca – the most aquatic itinerary, with different jumps (up to 9 meters), deep emerald water pools, 12 meters rappel descent.
Duration: 30 minutes’ walk to the canyon, 4-5 hours descent, 45 minutes’ walk back to the car.

La Purcaraccia – a chain of ludic water toboggans, 3 rappel descents (one beginner and two of 40 meters high), many jumps into the turquoise deep pools, breathtaking panorama surrounded by Bavellla mountains.
Duration: 1 hour walk to the canyon, 4-5 hours descent, 30 minutes’ walk back to the car.

Le Pulischellu – half-day activity offering water toboggans and jumps into crystalline natural pools right in the heart of Bavella mountains.
Duration: 30 minutes’ walk to the canyon, 2-3 hours descent, 2 minutes’ walk back to the car.

The meeting point is at Zonza, 1 hour drive from Porto Vecchio.

Private excursions and pick-up at the hotel can be organized upon availability.

Do not hesitate to contact the front office team.

Quad

Quad Ride

Guided tours through natural paths in Alta Rocca.

Daily time schedules: from 9:00 AM to12:30 PM or from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Departures from Ospedale, 30 minutes by car from the hotel. Transfers are not included.

Children

From 8 to 18 years old. Accompanied by the guide.
Ride options: 30min or 1hour

Adults

Driver license required. Maximum of 2 people per quad.
Ride options: 1h, 1h30, 2h30 or 3h

Full day Private Tour

Two vehicles minimum. 
Lunch and beverages included.
Departure between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Return at 6:00 PM.

Rates and availability to be consulted at the reception.

Hikes

This is one of the best activities in the “Isle of Beauty” for those who love nature and panoramic landscapes. The choice of breathtaking hiking itineraries in the South of Corsica is endless. Find here four of our favourite trials around Porto Vecchio:

Mountains and sea 360° panorama: Punta di a Vacca Morta (2-hour and a half hike)

Departure: From Cartalavonu, 45 minutes' drive from the hotel, just after Ospedale village.
Level: Easy hike trail with 400 meters of height difference. 
Information: Not recommended if bad weather since the fog can hide the path and the panoramic view.

Natural pools: Piscines di Cavu (1h hike)

Departure: From Taglio Rosso, just after the traffic light of St-Lucie-de-Porto-Vecchio, around 45 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
Level: Multiple flat trials that follow up Cavu River. Once you park the car on the main parking area, start walking and choose your favourite natural pool.
Information: We advise a 30-minute walk up the river in order to avoid the crowd in high season.
The access is blocked when there is risk of fire in the island.

Limestone coast and beaches: Fazzio & Paragan (3h loopback hike)

Departure: From Bonifacio, nearby the port, 30-40 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
Level: Easy flat trail path with astonishing views.
Information: Possibility of bathing in two different beaches.

Waterfall and mountains: Cascade Piscia di Gallo (2-hour hike)

Departure: From the waterfall parking just after Ospedale lake, around 40 minutes’ drive from the hotel. There will be a parking fee during the season.
Level: Classical well signed hiking path of easy access. Just be careful on the last 10 meters towards the waterfall.
Information: We advise to go in the morning when the waterfall is facing the sun. This path can be crowded during the high season. Bathing is not allowed.

Please contact the reception team for more precise information regarding these hikes and other reccommendations.

Tennis

Tennis Courts

There are two options of tennis clubs in Porto Vecchio. They offer hard courts and artificial clay courts. The front office team can assist you organising a court rental or private tennis lessons.

The court rental is around 15 Euros per hour and a private coach costs approximately 50 Euros per hour (court and equipment included).

One club is located 10 minutes away from Casadelmar Hotel and the second one is in Cala Rossa (30 minutes away from Casadelmar or 5 minutes away from La Plage Casadelmar).

The clubs don’t have tennis equipment for rental.

Skydiving

This activity if perfect for those looking for adrenaline and an unforgettable experience.

There are two skydiving centers in Corsica. Both offer free fall jumps between sea and mountain, accompanied by a professional skydiver instructor.

  • Ecole de Parachutisme du Valinco, in Propriano. Propriano is located 1h30 driving from Casadelmar Hotel, heading the South. The school is opened from May to September.
  • Corse Parachutisme Tandem, in Ghisonaccia. Ghisonaccia is located 1h15 driving from Casadelmar Hotel, heading the North. The school is opened from June to October.

Gourmet

Le Cala Rossa

Two restaurants are available:

Discover the restaurant "Panzarotti"; An Italian breeze takes hold of the beach bar every evening! Find a simple and tasty cuisine based on the best transalpine products associated with vegetables from the garden

Restaurant de la Pinède ; For relaxed lunches on the beach at noon and for tasty dinners in the evening on the terrace under the pine trees. An uninhibited epicureanism for a simplistic but very inspired Mediterranean cuisine...

Le Voilier

In the port of Bonifacio

Restaurant: Elegant décor with terrace overlooking the marina.

Cuisine: fresh seafood enhanced with vegetables and aromatic herbs.

Payment: cash or credit card

La Caravelle

In the marina of Bonifacio, at the foot of the legendary 12th-century citadel.

Restaurant: situated in an 18th-century chapel, this sumptuous restaurant is decorated with a marine theme and boasts a stunning shaded waterfront terrace.

Cuisine: fish, shellfish, crustaceans and regional specialities

Payment: cash, cheque or credit card

Le Terraméa

On Route de Palombaggia

Restaurant with outdoor terrace and stunning views of the Bay of Porto Vecchio

Cuisine: contemporary

Payment: cash or credit card

Le U Santa Marina

Awarded with a star to the MICHELIN guide, U Santa Marina serves fine cuisine facing the Gulf of Santa Giulia. In addition to its idyllic location, this table in Porto-Vecchio has an architecture of character and terraces with sea views.

Traditionnal & Corsican inn

Auberge A Pignata

Rustic family-run restaurant in the middle of the countryside serving delicious, traditional homemade cuisine.

The cooking features exceptional ingredients, including charcuterie made in-house with the family's own pigs.

Payment: cash or cheque

A Casa Corsa

Traditional Corsican restaurant located at the port of Porto Vecchio. It offers a casual atmosphere and an opened terrace. 

Specialties: Traditional Corsican cuisine.
Payment: Cash and Visa or Mastercard credit cards.

Auberge Pozzo di Mastri

An authentic farmhouse and inn situated at the entrance to Figari.

Family-run farmhouse with restaurant, pool, guestrooms, homemade groceries and deli products and a new spa.

Cuisine: Corsican with unique menu (aperitif, wine, starter, main course, cheese course, dessert, coffee and liqueur included)

Payment: cash or cheque

A Cantina di l’Orriu

In the heart of Porto Vecchio

Traditional Corsican restaurant – Delicatessen with local products – Wine bar – Corsican cuisine

Payment: cash or credit card

Sous la Tonnelle

In the old town of Porto Vecchio.

Restaurant with a cosy atmosphere.

Cuisine: A combination of traditional and Corsican cuisine.

Payment: cash or credit card

Beach restaurants

Le Tamaricciu

Located on the sublime beach of Palombaggia overlooking the turquoise sea, this restaurant serves fresh pasta, catch of the day and delicious desserts.

Restaurant on beach with amenities. Lunch is relaxed, dinner more sophisticated.

Cuisines: Simple, delicious dishes at lunch, elegantly presented. In the evenings, the cuisine and service are more refined.

Parking: paid parking in summer, please reserve through us; other activities available (jet ski, etc.)

Payment: cash or cheque

Le Cabanon Bleu

On St Cyprien beach.

Beachfront restaurant (beach does not offer amenities)

Cuisine: Chic canteen-style for lunch, gourmet for dinner

Parking: paid parking in summer, please reserve in advance through us

Please note: difficult to reach by car

Payment: cash or cheque

Le Tiki - Chez Marco

On St Cyprien beach.

Restaurant on beach with amenities

Cuisine: Pizza – Salads – Seafood

Perfect for lunch with children

Payment: cash or cheque

U Santa Marina

On the beach of Santa Giulia

Restaurant by the sea

Stunning views of the Gulf and spectacular sunsets in the evening. A wonderful spot for a Mediterranean meal: breaded Cap Corse langoustines, denti with fava beans and asparagus, etc.

Restauration serving light dishes on the beach at lunch time, with poolside grill.

Parking

Payment: cash or credit card

Le Maora Beach

On the Bay of Santa Manza (towards Bonifacio).

Restaurant on beach with amenities

Cuisine: Fresh seafood served in a peaceful, relaxed setting.

Free parking / Jetty

Payment: cash or cheque

Grills & Pizzerias

Le Costa Marina

On the Route de Palombaggia

Restaurant: rustic setting surrounded by maquis vegetation, terrace with sea view

Cuisine: grilled meat and fish, wood-fired pizzas expertly cooked by the chef and pizzaiolo

Payment: cash or cheque

L’Ondella

On the Route de Bonifacio

L'Ondella welcomes you into its vast dining room with rustic decor.

The dining room features stone walls and large exposed beams. The fireplace not only creates a warm, friendly atmosphere but is also essential for the cooking.

Cuisine: Wood-fired pizza – Salads – Grilled meat

Payment: cash or cheque

Le Figuier

On the Route du Cala Rossa

Restaurant: Tropical vegetation at the entrance, rustic arches and stonework inside.

Cuisine: Pizza – Pasta – Salads

Payment: cash or cheque

Night Life

Le Patio

An incredible setting: in the heart of the old town, completely al fresco, in a little square surrounded by historic old stone buildings.

This wonderful location makes the perfect backdrop for tasting wines and champagnes accompanied by dinner platters and tapas. You can also sip a delicious cocktail while relaxing on the comfortable sofas and in the outdoor bar area.

Payment: cash or credit card

Le Shanka Bar

Le Shankâ Lounge Bar is open daily from 7pm to 2am.

Plancha specialities, tapas, sushi, music, drinks and cocktails served all evening.

Payment: cash or credit card

La Taverne du Roi

Also known as "L'Alba", la Taverne du Roi is a fantastic venue with a warm, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy an unforgettable evening in the company of talented artists that keep the party going all night!

A large roster of eclectic singers and musicians for a memorable night of pure fun!

A selection of traditional and contemporary music and songs that will delight everyone.

The repertoire changes throughout the evening: from Corsican songs for lovers of authentic folk music, to popular French and international tunes. Spectators are taken on a musical ride that is by turn folksy and searingly uptempo.

Payment: cash

Vin 137

Wine bar offering Corsican and international wine tastings and snack menu. 

Enjoy tapas at the terasse on the Marina or inside for a trendy athmosphere.

Payment: cash or cheque

Le B52

Al fresco lounge bar in the port of Bonifacio.

Situated in the heart of Bonifacio marina, on Quai Comparetti, Le B52 lounge bar is open from morning till late. A delightful spot to take in the sea breeze and admire Bonifacio's charming port.

Stylish bar in an enviable location. Breakfast, hot and cold tapas dishes and sushi à la carte served from 7am to 2pm.

Cocktails and premium champagnes after dark. A cool place with a party atmosphere!

Le B52 is famous throughout Corsica. The vibe is relaxed by day and sophisticated in the evenings.

L'Othello

Nestled in one of the five bastions of the citadel, L'Othello Bar invites you on its panoramic terrace to enjoy cocktails, wines, absinthes and tapas in a retro / contemporary decor with views of the sea and the salinas of Porto-Vecchio.

Payment: cash or credit card

Beach