Eastern Plain of Corsica
The Eastern Plain extends from the south of Bastia to the north of Porto-Vecchio.
Tourists often ignore this region, preferring the far south or Balagne.
This is unmerited, because there are magnificent landscapes, offering all kinds of recreational activities, typical villages, an important cultural heritage as well as many beaches for a holiday by the sea.
The eastern Plain Region is divided in 3 small regions
-Costa Verde near Moriani Plage,
-Costa Serena near Aleria and
-Côte des Nâcres near Solenzara
The countryside is full of contrasts, a harmonious combination of long, fine sandy beaches, plains and mountains !
From Moriani to Aleria, you will take advantage of large beaches and rivers which will permit you a small cooling in the scorching sun of the summer days.
This is also a region where craft industry is very present. So, you will have the possibility to admire cutlery, glass-making, beekeepers, vineyards…..
If you wish to spend your holidays in the eastern Plain Region, here is a presentation of its 3 small regions with our favourite places, not to be missed during your stay:
This region consists of 14 communes and 17km of fine sandy beaches.
You will discover a large diversity of landscapes beaches with gentle slopes that are ideal for children, a mountain area with charming villages perched on the mountain-sides or in the plains.
Our favourite places:
Costa Verde and Beaches
- Moriani Plage seaside resort with its fine sand is a very pleasant place in summer for all the family with merry-gorounds on the car park of the beach, water sports, shops closeby, restaurants, evening entertainment …
Costa Verde and Nature
- Discover the Botanical Trail of San Giovanni Di Moriani where you can view about fifty Corsican plants, trees and shrubs.
Duration: about 3 hours
Costa Verde and Culture
- Come and visit the Museum of Cervione where you will discover the way of life of corsican population through the 18th to the 20th century...
If you want to have a holiday in this micro-region, it is good to know that the Costa Verde is an ideal place for all kinds of activities, be they cultural, recreational, water sports or other sports …
This region is located half-way between Bastia and Bonifacio.
Its location is ideal to explore all of Corsica.
Its shores, formed by the alluvial deposits from the Tavignanu River, have created magnificent ponds.
You will also find beautiful beaches as well as mountainous massifs.
Our favourite places:
Costa Serena and Beaches
- Chiosa Beach in Solaro, a very nice sandy beach offering a wonderful panorama view on the majestic Needles of Bavella!
Costa Serena and Nature
- In Costa Serena you will find naturist holiday resorts in Ghisonaccia, Aléria and Linguizetta!
In Costa Serena you will find in Aleria one of the best Thalassotherapy centers and it is open all year round!
So during your holidays enjoy a moment of relaxation at this wonderful SPA.
It is especially known for its oysters and mussels available all year long, so don’t hesitate, come and taste some during your vacation!
Costa Serena and Culture
- Don’t miss visiting the ancient city of Aléria and its museum dedicated to Corsica under Genovese rule! which is located in the Fort of Matra dating from the 16th century and built by the Genovese after their victory over Pisa.
This fort was declared a classified historical monument in 1962!
If you want to spend your holiday in this micro region, it is good to know that Serena has many recreational and cultural activities to offer for the entire family!
Côte des Nacres
This one is a part of southern Corsica, at a few kilometres from Porto-Vecchio.
It got its name from a seashell that used to be very common in this region.
The best definition of La Côte des Nacres is “ between sea and mountain”.
You will find along the coasts nice small creeks and beautiful sandy beaches.
Our favourite places:
Côte des Nacres and its Beaches
- The wonderful Scaffa Rossa Beach in Solenzara, a very beautiful beach of golden sand surrounded by rocks and offering a wonderful view of the Bavella Needles.
Côte des Nacres and Nature
- In Solenzara there is one of the biggest tree-climbing parks of Europe with a via ferrata, an adventure and a baby park and a spectacular view of the mountains, an ideal place to have a great time with the whole family !
- The river of Solenzara will let nobody indifferent with its clear water, its waterfalls and its natural pools.
- Forest also has a privileged place into the region with its chestnut trees, its pine trees, and its oaks with notably this of l’Ospedale which hides a wonderful lake which is worth while as for beauty of place.
- That is also into this region that you will admire the majestic needles of Bavella, big place of Corsica and also one of the most beautiful of the island.
Côte des Nacres and Culture
- in Sari-Solenzara come and visit the Assunta Gloriosa Monastery!
A modern architecture of clean lines, it was built after 1975 by the nuns themselves (Monastic Family of Bethlehem, of the Assumption of the Virgin and of Saint Bruno).
The chapel is open all day long, including during liturgical services. You can buy homemade products from the Monastery!
The Eastern Plain has all the ingredients to ensure that you will have an unforgettable holiday in this region, so don’t hesitate and come!