The Agriates Desert, the ideal holiday destination!
Stretching from Saint-Florent to Ostriconi, the Agriates Desert is picture-postcard perfect! It might be called “desert” but it is actually a flourishing haven of fauna and flora, covering some 15,000 hectares! In addition, there are 35 km of coastline, bordered by wonderful beaches and hiking paths that meander from the sea to the marshes. Once you see this little slice of paradise, you truly understand why Corsica is dubbed the “island of beauty”.
And not far from this Corsican gem, you’ll find our Sandaya holiday village where everything is designed to make your stay unforgettable: an amazing water park with waterslides and reflecting pool, the Mediterranean mere steps away, fully comfortable accommodation, the free children’s clubs, of course, plus a gourmet restaurant. Holidays fit for a king (and queen)!
Visit the Agriates Desert with your family
Grab your hiking shoes, sun hat and a water bottle and set off with your clan for a lovely hike along the customs path. This well-known trail covers 35 km from Centuri to Macinaggio, alternating between idyllic beaches and stunning natural scenery. Your intrepid young explorers will be bowled over by such beauty, and you will too!
Then, as a reward for your efforts, spend some time in the water park in your holiday village. Let the kids whizz down the waterslides while you lie back and relax on the sunloungers. What better way to round off an unforgettable day with the family in the Haute-Corse… leaving you ready to start all over again the next day!
Visit the Agriates Desert as a couple
The Haute-Corse – and the Agriates Desert in particular – is home to some of the island’s finest beaches. The Saleccia, Fiume Santu and Lotu beaches, for example, provide the ideal setting for an idyllic interlude with your special someone. The crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean, the soft fine sand and your sweetheart... could Corsica be any more romantic?
And if your idea of a romantic getaway involves outdoor activities, then why not set off on a day’s excursion in a 4x4 across the Agriates Desert? This is undoubtedly one of the best ways to discover this stunning location and admire its variety of landscapes at your own pace. The highlight? Stop off for a well-deserved dip in the sea to double the enjoyment.
Camping Camping Désert des Agriates: our handy tips for a successful stay
Set sail from the port of Saint-Florent for a 2-hour mini-cruise to admire the Corsican coast from the sea. And as a bonus, the outing includes a stop-off for a dip in the water! Don’t forget your swimsuit!
Thrill-seekers, take to the air and fly over Corsica in a microlight aircraft. A unique experience not to be missed!
You won’t be far from Patrimonio so make sure you visit its vineyards, which have enjoyed a strong reputation since Ancient times. And be sure to try some of the area’s delicious nectar (though with moderation, of course!).
Music lovers of every age, head to the Porto Latino festival at Saint-Florent and get into the swing with the “caliente” soundtrack. An ode to Latin music with a friendly, festive vibe!