A memorable stop in Bonifacio

Just west off the Southeastern tip of the French island of Corsica is the amazing port of Bonifacio – a place that almost defies description. It’s been described as one of the most spectacular and attractive natural harbors on Corsica if not the Mediterranean. It’s a narrow, deep, fjord-like inlet with high, almost vertical sides of white rock crowned by a medieval walled town and citadel. The foundation of the town dates back to 828 AD.

Sailing into the narrow port is a bit challenging with all the boats maneuvering to their reserved slips and the tour boats speeding in and out, but once settled, the views are stunning. From the restaurants and shops ringing the marina to the towering old town above, it’s sensory overload.

The photos below can only give one a hint of this incredible place – another highpoint in Spirit’s Mediterranean journey.

The coastline just east of Bonifacio

The coastline just east of Bonifacio

The first glimpse of Bonafacio

The first glimpse of Bonifacio

A very busy port

A very busy port

Spirit at the end of a dock

Spirit at the end of a dock

The harbor at the base of the city

The harbor at the base of the city

A special view from the city

A special view looking down from the city

The old narrow streets

The old narrow streets

Bonifacio at night

Bonifacio at night