A visit to Bonifacio

Bonifacio Travel Blog

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The view from my hotel window - imagine to arrive and see this

I had never been to Corsica before but I had always heard good things about it from friends and colleagues, who all had visited the island time and time again. I didn't know that much about the island except of the rumours of the bandit stories and the Corsican mafia, and oh yes that Napoleon Bonaparte was born there and their biggest football team was from Bastia. There is probably a lot more when I think about it; it is always like that when you start to think about things.

The original plan had been that I wanted to fly down to Corsica in May, but we had to cancel then, so I had promised myself that this time it had to be.

The Hotel Caravelle where I stayed on third floor to the right
The main objective was to visit my friends David and Inge, who for the last ten years had been coming difrent places on the island up to four times a year, but the goaæ was also to play some golf at the beautiful course at Sperone with David.

I had booked tickets with Ryan Air because they flew direct from Charleroi to Figari on the south part of Corsica, where the golf course is situated. I was kind of late in ordering my tickets so I had to pay too much but I was still satisfied with the price. It was my first time with Ryan Air and the first time from Charleroi, so I was looking forward to these new experiences.

I worked the most of the day and left the office to drive the 50km to Charleroi. The trip went well no traffic which is seldom but it was also the holiday period.

The hotel restaurant
It was easy to park there was easy but my GSP was out of date so it didn't know thr new terminal. I had prechecked in via Ryan Air due to that was their no internet procedure so the check-in went weel; I only had to wait 20 min to check in, which is very little compared to other airports. Security was easy and the plane was not delayed; I could not be happier.

When I arrived my friend where waiting in the arrival hall both already brown, happy and relaxed. We drove the 25 min to Bonifacio and I soon could conclude that I liked what I saw and had seen from the air when we landed. The two hour trip had also given me a good view on what I had to expect. I had finished the book about Corsica, so history, food, politics and sights were already creating the first picture. What I saw reminded me of the landscape in Monte Negro and some parts of Croatia.

My bars - fantastic

In Bonifacio I was pleasantly surprised by the hotel; from where we arrived I didn’t see have well situated it was but when I arrived in my room and opened the windows and I saw that I was almost in the harbour my already huge smile became almost a Jimmy Carter. We had given ourselves 10 min to meet downstairs for a couple of cold beers, and 10 minutes later I was there with high anticipations and summer clothes.

The first cold beer was a kiss from heaven above; there is something with a cold holiday beer, it feels like it can’t be better. We decided to stay in the hotel restaurant and eat, my friends knew it from before and it was supposed to be very good. The food was fantastic; I loved it. We ordered also a magnum rosé from Corsica which the sommelier recommended and it was great.

After the meal we walked the harbour and I was amazed by the size of the boats that was situated there. Crisis what crisis!! There were millions and millions floating around in this little place. We ended up with some good night caps in Café del Mar before they decided to go to bed. I was still in a good holiday mood and decided to visit a bar called B-52; which reminded me of some Greek islands many years ago.      

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The hotel restaurant
The hotel restaurant
My bars - fantastic
My bars - fantastic
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The hotels pavillion restaurant
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Inside the hotel
Inside the hotel
Inside the hotel
Inside the hotel
Inside the hotel
Inside the hotel
The harbour promenade
The harbour promenade
The hotel restaurant
The hotel restaurant
A cold corsican beer
A cold corsican beer
Fresh fish for diner
Fresh fish for diner
A local rosé in a Magnum bottle. …
A local rosé in a Magnum bottle.…
Tuna bleu
Tuna bleu
One of many crazy boats in the har…
One of many crazy boats in the ha…
One of many crazy boats in the har…
One of many crazy boats in the ha…
Harbour guard
Harbour guard
A Corsican local beer and girl
A Corsican local beer and girl
The party in front of my window wh…
The party in front of my window w…
The Haut village of Bonifacio seen…
The Haut village of Bonifacio see…
Bonifacio Nightlife & Entertainment review
Cafe del Mar
This bar would like to be a disco but it is not yet. Sitting there after midnight in a beautiful night with a temp of close to 30 degrees Celsius is a… read entire review
Bonifacio Hotels & Accommodations review
Restaurant La Caravelle
If you ever come to Bonifacio in Corsica and are looking for a place to eat where you get high quality and you are willing to pay for it I can recomme… read entire review
B52
Bonifacio Nightlife & Entertainment review
B52
The hotel had every angle covered from breakfast, lunch, dinner and nightclub. The nightclub opened next to the restaurant every night at 8pm and … read entire review
Bonifacio
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