Are you planning for a seaside holiday for a family vacation or honeymoon or just a casual travel plan? Well, if Corsica is your choice then you should be aware that unlike any island, this is also a bit costlier than the French mainland.
Those planning on budget traveling for a longer stay in Corsica should plan the itinerary, accommodation and transportation accordingly to avoid any hassle in the middle of the trip.
If you plan on staying long, but have a budget to follow, the campsites are your cheap choices for accommodation. As a matter of fact, the chic hotels are pricey and the moderate hotels are mid-priced.
Same goes for your gastronomy – make sure to explore the eateries offering cheap menus because the restaurants at shopping streets, in touristy sites and along the seaside are quite highly priced.
So, you must be thinking that Corsica is all-in-all a pricey place. Yes, it is, but if you plan strategically, you will be all set.
Average Cost For Traveling Corsica
In general, the average daily cost for traveling within Corsica will be around 103 Euros or 117 USD while food cost on daily basis will be around 27 Euros or 30 USD and hotel charge for a couple will be around 102 Euros.
So, basically, the cost for one person for a week will be around 720 Euros, that for two and three weeks will be 1440 Euros and 3080 Euros respectively.
- Expect to spend around 51 Euros for one person to stay at any hostel or hotel
- If you plan on getting any tickets to performances, shows or entrance fee of any attraction, average cost will be around 11 Euros
- Per day meal will cost around 27 Euros and Alcohol consumption will cost around 7 Euros.
- Subway tickets, local bus or taxi journeys will cost around 45 Euros
Wondrous Sights On Budget Corsica Trips
Nestled on the Mediterranean Sea, the Corsica Isula although a French territory for over 200 years, is closer to the Italian Peninsula. From customs to unique cuisines, diverse landscape to various outdoor activities, Corsica has something for everyone. Corsica has everything that any miniature continent has, and you will understand it after traveling around half an hour only.
Glistening emerald bays are replaced by sophisticated coastal cities, pristine beaches morph into rugged craggy sawtooth pinnacles and dense forests give place to verdant valleys and enchanting hilltop villages.
For a laid-back trip, there are cruise journeys, exploring rich island histories or sampling the local cuisine. Adventure junkies will never miss the chance to enjoy canyoning, diving, climbing, hiking or paragliding.
For religious fervor you can visit the citadels of Calvi and Bonifacio on the coast. Nature-lovers should opt for the Col de Bavella Pass overlooking the silhouette of craggy Aiguilles de Bavella.
Nothing will be more interesting to history-buffs than the prehistoric structures in Filitosa which are collection of stunning carved Menhirs from Bronze Age.
- Cape Corse Peninsula on northeast is famous for the Desert des Agriates and the remote beaches
- The resort area on northwest region is famous for beautiful harbor, citadel, quaint villages and windswept beaches.
- While western region has an extensive port area, southern region has prehistoric monuments and mountain pass complemented by towering cliffs.
- Central region is rich in flora and fauna in Natural Forest Reserve and dramatic mountains. Know about wildlife diversity in Corsica.
- Eastern region is underdeveloped and forested.
Food, Transportation And Accommodation
Beachside kiosks or small restaurants offer pizza or sandwiches at around 6-9 Euros while the full meals in classic restaurants cost around 15-25 Euros. Be ready to pay around 40 Euros for a single dish at the top restaurants.
Corsican food at Auberge de la Restonica, traditional Mediterranean at La Piano Chez Toinou and traditional French at Le Nicoli are famous.
As per the season, the ferry to reach Corsica will cost around 70-220 Euros if you arrive with own car. Solo travelers will have to spend anything in between 45-70 Euros and 80-300 Euros for flight journey.
If you are hiring a car, the weekly cost will be around 270 Euros. Traveling on public transports will be cheaper.