Top things to do around Figari

Updated on Feb 20, 2024 by Ella Brundle

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We offer many flights to Figari, plus beautiful properties in the area. Here are some of the top things to do around Figari during your holiday.

The airport of Figari provides the perfect and most convenient gateway to Corsica's stunning southern reaches, and the small village and area that surrounds it is home to numerous properties, ensuring it is the perfect base for exploring the l'Extrême Sud region. There's plenty to see and do in easy reach of Figari, from visiting old fortress towns and pretty harbours to heading to some beautiful beaches or walking in the stunning countryside.

Flights into Figari

You can fly with British Airways from Heathrow Airport on Saturdays and Sundays from May to September, with other 3rd party flights available too.

Our numerous properties in and around Figari are ideal for both families and couples, while the offerings of l’Extrême Sud are diverse enough to welcome both those on family holidays and those heading on a romantic break.

Figari itself is a quaint, charming and authentic little village, surrounded by beautiful mountainous scenery which is dotted with vineyards. Within the town, you'll encounter a pretty church, some decent eateries and a few inviting little shops, and you won't have far to drive to reach some of the island's true highlights. Here are some of the top things to do around Figari...

 

Top things to do around Figari

Visit Bonifacio

Located 20km south of Figari, on Corsica's southern tip, Bonifacio is a fascinating old fortress town boasting an amazing history. In addition to exploring this history and exploring the old streets and ramparts, the area also offers some superb coastal walks, especially from the nearby lighthouse which affords breathtaking views back across to the town. Below the citadel is a lovely marina with plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy refreshments whilst watching the boats to and fro in the harbour. If you wish to get out on the water yourself, there are some great boat trips available from the harbour, allowing you to witness the stunning limestone cliffs that surround the town from the water.

 

Head to Porto Vecchio

This attractive old town, with its small and exclusive harbour, is at the heart of a popular area for holiday-makers visiting Corsica. Head here to sample some delicious and fresh cuisine served up across a variety of eateries, or head to one of the nearby beaches to soak up the sunshine. Notice the pretty buildings and charming streets with quaint boutiques and local restaurants. 

 

Head to some of the superb surrounding beaches

l’Extrême Sud is blessed by a choice of numerous stretches of coastline, perfect for lovers of the beach. You'll find famous beaches such as Santa Giulia and Palombaggia sitting to the east of Figari, while quieter and more rustic bays and coves can be found to the south-west, home to the likes of San Giovanni, pictured below.

 

Take the coastal walk around Roccapina Beach

The coastal views on offer during this walk are simply stunning, affording fantastic vistas across the coast and to the beach below. This is a great way to get out and about to explore the beautiful natural landscapes of the island, but make sure you pack some decent walking boots.

Sample some of the local wine

There are some superb wineries in the area surrounding Figari, perfect for those who are partial to a drop or two of red or white. One of the most renowned wineries here is Clos Canarelli, arguably the most sought-after wine from Corsica. A blend of old-vine Syrah and Niellucciu forms their flagship red, while they also make some fantastic white wines too.

Where to stay in Figari

Pozzo di Mastri

A truly unique hotel, with large grounds boasting beautiful gardens and traditional stone farm buildings. There is a lovely pool area to relax and enjoy a drink around, as well as a spa with treatments designed for pure indulgence. Sample the menu at the on-site restaurant or visit a few of the areas above to get out and about and enjoy the local area.

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Villa Bicu Rossu

This two-bedroom bergerie-style property, boasting incredible mountain views, as well as a private pool and al-fresco dining area, is the perfect choice for those hoping for a serene escape in Figari.

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Casa di L'Olivu

Another beautiful bergerie-style property, enjoying a similar location and the same extensive vistas as nearby Villa Bicu Rossu, guests to this two-bedroom property will enjoy a serene and relaxing escape in the south of Corsica.

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Hôtel San Giovanni

Located just a short drive from Figari, this charming hotel is in a secluded spot just outside the town of Porto Vecchio. Boasting lovely gardens with a pond and plenty of seating areas to enjoy the birdlife. The heated pool is a real treat and a delightful way to spend a lazy day. The on-site restaurant serves lovely 3-course meals with wine, or you can enjoy meals in Porto Vecchio, a charming town nestled in the hills above the marina.

Find out more about this property.

Find out more about the kinds of holidays you can enjoy in Corsica by taking a look at our Holiday Ideas page, providing plenty of information and inspiration to our customers.

 

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