Feekr旅行The whole city of the cliff town was shrouded in white light. The light lit up the ancient castle, lit up the thousand sails, and the heart became bright and brilliant without knowing it. To say that the most amazing city in Corsica is Bonifacio. On the cliff, the city of sunlight. Here you can bravely face the light, on the boulder, on the cliff, on the castle, life never lacks such tension! In Bonifacio, I just feel that the whole city is shrouded in white light, the sun has lit up the ancient castle, lighted up a thousand sails, and my heart has become bright and brilliant without knowing it.
Visiting at the end of June, the day before the summer holidays, seems to have been a stroke of luck. We were the first SPMB boat to arrive in the morning. We bought the Circuit 2 tickets for E35 each and departed from Bonifacio at 9h00.
As I see it, if like us you are not in the league to rent a private boat for your visit and need to depend on the SPMB service, there are three ways to attempt doing this. Firstly decide how long you want to spend exposed out in the sun on a very hot island with no restaurant, shop or toilets. We wanted to do some snorkeling, which by the way is beautifully clear but no color where we tried. Finding a quiet spot of beach for yourself is not really going to happen, even in June ... but you HAVE to do it! ... unless of course, you only want to travel the round trip on the boat and not spend any time on the island at all. You may be older or infirm. In that case, you will need to go from 11h30 onwards, as the boat only seems to offer the return trips from 12h30 onwards. So that is option 1. Not sure whether you would need to actually get onto another boat for the return though.
Option 2 is what we did. Go on the first boat you can catch out. Stay till after 12h30 and make your way back. You may have to queue in the hot sun, though, waiting, as we needed to.
Option 3 made a lot of sense when someone suggested it. Go early afternoon when others have packed up to return. You will probably catch a piece of beach and it may be cooler. Then return back to Bonifacio 17h30 or 18h30. I hope you get place on the boat, but I am guessing they won't leave anyone on the island. Oh, and you may get caught in an afternoon rainstorm which seemed to happen in Bonifacio at that time of the year.
We loved Lavezzi, despite all the people. It is beautiful and a must see. On the way back, the boat takes a short detour past the entrance to the port and into the grotto, so this is really a worthwhile outing. Just think carefully when you plan, and PLEASE check the times. These times were according to their June schedule.
Take lots of water and your own food and bring back all your litter because it is very sad to see small amounts of litter on the island and even in the water. ... and take a beach towel and sunscreen, and some form of shelter, and snorkels and goggles. Flippers are not necessary. Hopefully, the obvious is to have your swim suit on already as there is nowhere to change, and wear comfortable shoes (aqua shoes were great) ... and then you just walk till you find a nice spot.😍😍😍