Passengers traveling by ferry to Bonifacio, called the City of Cliffs since it's overhead on a limestone cliff, will be stunned by this medieval town's charm!
When you are traveling to the destination Bonifacio, Corsica's most ancient city, you soon are going to discover its mythical sights. The city itself is well-known for its location on a limestone top approx. 70 meters above the ocean but also for the beaches between Bonifacio and Pianotolli, the rock pools of Zonza, the Ste Lucie de Tallano small town, Col de Bavella pass and for many more are places worth visiting.
The city is located in the southernmost point of Corsica and only 11 km away from the island of Sardinia and they are divided by the famous Strait of Bonifacio, a dangerous passage well-known for its obstructions. Graphical streets, multicolored houses, monasteries and primeval sites in combination with beautiful beaches are Bonifacio's treasures offered. King Aragon Alfonso's V stairway deserves to be visited despite its difficulty on hiking it. The sailors' cemetery which is the end of the Chemin de Ronde, an ancient path of the guardsmen, is worth mentioning since it provides a dazzling view of the strait.
Nevertheless, the Citadel of Cliffs is best explored by the sea and for that, boat trips are organized. Bonifacio's underwater city Marouville allures experienced divers to explore it and find magical viewings beneath the surface. Windsurfing is another water sport the waters of Piantarella beach can provide as well as a kayak or guided jetski renting for exploration of the turquoise sea. For the lovers of nature, horseback riding is arranged through the dunes of the village. In addition, local products such as the famous cold cut meats and the delicious cheese "brocciu" accompanied with the local wine, beer or liqueurs have to be tasted.
In order to get to Bonifacio by ferry, you will have to reach Sardinia's northern port Santa Terasa di Gallura. This is an all-year-around ferry crossing that lasts approx. 1 hour with a car-passenger ferry.
Book your ferry tickets to Bonifacio in advance and enjoy a delightful vacation in France's biggest island, Corsica.
Port of Bonifacio
The port of Bonifacio or else called, port de Bonifacio, is situated in the south side of the city in a narrow inlet which protects the ships and yachts from bad weather conditions. The port area is divided into 4 piers; the Honour Quay, Quai Comparetti, Quai Banda del Ferro and Quai Nord, each one being unique, very graphical and charming with romantic promenades, hotels and cafes around. The citadel on the cliff next to the marina is prevailing proudly, providing excellent views over the Strait and the sea.
Below, we provide information on how to reach port de Bonifacio after arriving at the Airport near Bonifacio and from the city center.
Bonifacio Airport to Bonifacio Port
Upon arrival at Bonifacio Airport, you can get to the Bonifacio Port easily by bus and taxi. See below your alternatives in further detail.
The bus stop is just outside the airport but note that there is no direct bus to Bonifacio. You will firstly have to go to Porto - Vecchio and then continue to Bonifacio. More information at the Bonifacio Airport Bus.
The most expensive but probably the fastest and most convenient way to reach your destination. Hop on a taxi out of the airport terminals and go to Bonifacio. Please visit Bonifacio Airport Taxis or call +33 621 31 04 64 to organize your transportation.
Bonifacio City Center to Bonifacio Port
From the City Center of Bonifacio, you can get to the Bonifacio port by taking advantage of the following public transportation means.
The best choice to travel around Bonifacio. Please visit Bonifacio Taxis or call +33 06 14 65 25 68.
There is also a company which organizes transports around Bonifacio. Check the Massimi Company for further details.
Holidays in Bonifacio
One thing is certain when you are visiting Bonifacio; it is going to be one of a kind and memorable experience! Bonifacio is a perfect combination of relaxation, sightseeing and tasting delicious food. The place needs at least 3 days of staying in order to take full advantage of it and discover all its jewels. From stunning views, romantic paths for strolling, turquoise beaches to water and land activities, Bonifacio provides it all.
Here are some ideas of what to do during your holidays in Bonifacio:
- Stroll around the graphical port and stop for a coffee in one of the many cafeterias
- Go for windsurfing, jet or water skiing
- Explore Bonifacio's nature and hiking paths
- Discover its hidden beauties by making boat tours
- Go for shopping in the old city's boutiques
- Take photos form the cliffs
- Relax under the sun at one of the many beautiful beaches