Porto Pollo is a small coastal resort which was just few years ago a shelter for fishermen. During the summer it is popular by tourists who enjoy in beaches along the Gulf de Valinco. The underwater sea site is popular to scuba divers because of rocky pinnacles at a depth of 10 metres.
From Porto Pollo to Cala di Cupabia
Today is a charming plesaure port.Behind the Porto Pollo it is possible to access Cupabia beach. Fauna and flora of Cupabia bay is classified as natural area of significant ecological interest. Cala di Cupabia beach lies a few kilometres from Serra di Ferro village and about 15 km SE from Porto Pollo.
Cupabia beach is a beautiful small and quite remote beach with good sand and crystalline water. Behind it is a small campsite, not really visible from the beach, and a beach café. You need a car to get there and the car park is small. In a high season you could have a bit of a problem with a parking place.Cupabia bay was protected from all winds except the south-west, the beach was preferred by sailors and lonely.
Among Coti-Chiavari and Serra Spelt is the magnificent beach of Cala d'Orzu, a town just beaten by the masses, who are comfortably spacious retreat into rural Cupabia Bay. The beach is not visible from the main road, and not easily accessible, because of the rather tortuous dirt road that leads there. On the other hand the beach is popular as boat trip destination. Cala d'Orzu bay is popular to sailors nad yachts so there is organized boat taxi between the yachts and the beach. On the coast stay also excellent and very expensive restaurants, where you can eat fresh serving fish.
Its crystal clear water and shallow water also leave happy snorkelers, but during the high season the yachts and sailboats crowd the bay, to advise against straying too far from shore.
Discover the Valinco bay, Propriano and the surroundings villages. The area offers many activities such as scuba-diving and horse-riding. You can choose one of the hotels in Propriano close the sea and beaches.
Another choises on Corsica holidays are hotels in proximity of Propriano. The view from hotels in Sartene was incredible, breakfast on the terrace was a dream and the hotel's proximity to the town, while being private and quiet, was excellent.
The shortest ferry services are from Livorno (Italy) to Bastia or from Nice in France to Calvi. By ferry it is also possible to reach Propriano on the west side of Corsica.
Short tip: renting a car in one of meny services in Propriano or Porto Pollo and take a trip around the Gulf of Valinco and explore sandy beaches from Porto Pollo on its northern side to the small fishing ports and villages on the south of Corsica.