Averages for Corsica in April
Corsica is located in the Mediterranean Sea and is just a short distance from the coast of Italy, though it is actually a part of France. The island is a popular holiday destination because of its stunning scenery and varied landscape; there’s everything from craggy mountains to golden beaches and bustling towns. Corsica also enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate with mild weather all year round....
Corsica is located in the Mediterranean Sea and is just a short distance from the coast of Italy, though it is actually a part of France. The island is a popular holiday destination because of its stunning scenery and varied landscape; there’s everything from craggy mountains to golden beaches and bustling towns. Corsica also enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate with mild weather all year round.
Spring arrives on the island in April, bringing with it an explosion of colour and beauty as the flowers and plants start to bloom. The natural beauty means that many tourists choose to travel at this time of year. The weather is also starting to improve in April, as temperatures climb and days get longer.
The average temperature at this time of the year is 12°C and highs can reach up to 17°C during the day, which is extremely well suited for any outdoor ventures. The more mountainous areas of Corsica have a more varied climate, colder in the winter and warmer in the summer, so temperatures here may be a bit chillier. Night time temperatures are still quite low in April with a minimum of just 7°C so travelers are still advised to pack some layers to wear on an evening.
The sea is warming to a comfortable temperature but still hasn’t quite reached swimming conditions yet. The average sea temperature in Corsica at this time of year is around 15°C.
The days are getting significantly longer than they were in the winter months. Holiday makers can now expect up to 8 hours of full sun per day on the island, which is much more than places such as the UK at this time of year.
Rainfall is also continuing to decrease, making April a perfect time to be outside. The average rainfall levels are around 52mm with only 9 days of rain on average during this month.
Corsican village street view old stone houses and bell tower
Where to stay
Corsica offers a wide choice of hotels to suit every holiday maker, from simple family-friendly rooms to luxurious boutique hotels. April is still considered outside of peak season, so it’s not hard to find a great deal on accommodation.
A Madonetta is a modern hotel that’s conveniently located in the centre of Bonifacio, just a short walk from the port. The three-star hotel is well equipped for every type of guest, with a selection of double rooms, family rooms and suites to choose from, all of which are bright, clean and beautifully decorated.
Those visiting the capital of Ajaccio will find ideal accommodation at the Hotel Fesche. Sitting in the centre of town near the port, it offers a great base to explore the nearby attractions including Marechal Foch Central Square and Napoleon Bonaparte’s house. Rooms are comfortable and well-equipped and guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast every morning.
If you’re travelling to Corsica on a tight budget, Hotel Central Bastia is a great value option that won’t break the bank. Located in the centre of Bastia close to many restaurants and attractions, the hotel’s welcoming 19th century building offers a calm and relaxing environment with 21 well-appointed rooms.
Corte - impressive medieval town in Corsica
Things to do
The month of April sees Corsica come to life with food, music and decorations throughout the Easter season. Corsica is a catholic island and Easter is one of the most celebrated festivals which locals take very seriously. Many towns and cities hold processions through the streets which lucky tourists will have the opportunity to witness. Some of the biggest include “The Procession of the Five Orders” in Bonifacio and “A Passione” in Calvi.
One of the most visited sights all year round in Corsica is the Ruins of Aleria located on the east of the island. Aleria is the sight of ancient Roman ruins including a Roman town, villa and necropolis and is a must-see for anyone interested in history. Corsica is not very accessible by public transport, so the best way to reach Aleria from other towns is by car.
Evisa - picturesque mountain village
Eating and drinking out
Located close to Italy but part of France, it’s no surprise that Corsica has a wonderful food scene, making it a popular location for foodies. The towns and villages of the island are home to everything from traditional Corsican cuisine to contemporary eateries.
One of Corsica’s most talked-about restaurants is Chez Edgard in Lavatoggio. A haven for meat lovers, the restaurant is famous for its outdoor spit roast and succulent barbecue dishes which are all made fresh. The outdoor patio offers wonderful mountain views and is the perfect place to enjoy dinner on a warm evening, however indoor seating is also available for those colder days.
Another popular option with fellow travelers is U Vistaero which is highly regarded as the place to dine in Porto-Vecchio. Offering fresh Mediterranean fare, the menu here is compact but offers something to suit all tastes from classic lamb to creative dishes such as seafood lasagna. With a large outdoor area, guests can watch the sun go down over dinner.
Finally, if you love seafood, make sure to add Terra Cotta to your must-try list. Situated by the sea in Propiano, this traditional French restaurant prides itself on its fresh fish dishes including whole lobster and fresh turbot, though the menu features much more than just fish. Often rated as the number one restaurant in Propiano, Terra Cotta is a fantastic option for all.