The Balagne

Sea side

The Scandola reserve

This nature reserve located in Balagne, between Calvi and Girolata, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A marine and land reserve, it protects thousands of animal species. You can only get there by boat, access is highly regulated and only a few shuttles will take you there.

Only by boat... or almost, a protected path of 15 km with 350 m of difference in height, the one of the postman who went on foot to the village of Girolata, is also possible to enter this magnificent reserve. You will need a lot of water and courage to take it, once you arrive in the village you can get your strength back at the restaurant or on the beach.


Only 15 minutes by car from Algajola, discover Calvi, its town centre and its pedestrian street filled with small shops, delicatessens and restaurants, its port, its majestic citadel and its beach of more than 4 km.

From Christopher Columbus to Napoleon, discover the history of this historic town by strolling through its cobbled streets, its motto, "Civitas Calvi Semper Fidelis".


Our village on the sea. The charm, the "dolce vita", its large beach, its straw huts, its small shops and restaurants, its castle, and its ideal location to radiate on all the Balagne as well as its hinterland, make of this village the ideal place for your future holidays.

Ile Rousse

10 minutes by car, that's how long it will take you from our hotel in Algajola to get to the town of Ile Rousse. Its lively town centre, its restaurants, its beaches, its covered market are all activities that will delight you. You can discover its famous "russet islands" from which the town has taken its name, a short walk to the lighthouse which is perched there. You can also stroll through its narrow streets and learn a little more about this town, its history is closely linked to that of Pascal Paoli...

The beaches

Ostriconi Beach

A magnificent beach at the gateway to the Balagne and the Agriates desert. It is located about 15km from Ile Rousse in the direction of Bastia. It is a large beach of fine, clear sand, a wild place. It is necessary to walk a little to get there and to cross a river which bears the same name thanks to a pontoon before arriving at the beach of 800m of littoral and its pretty dunes.

Bodri Beach

Often cited as one of the most beautiful beaches in Corsica, it's turquoise water and clear sand just a 10 minute drive from the Stella Mare hotel towards Ile Rousse. This beach, which is popular with families and holidaymakers, is remarkably beautiful and its accessibility makes it a great asset.

Water sports activities

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Diving & Snorkelling

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver, you will be able to discover the seabed of the Mediterranean Sea. Go equipped with a team of professionals to discover the underwater fauna and flora by diving with tanks or simply with masks and snorkels.

Sea Kayak or Paddle

You can discover the coasts of Balagne in a different way thanks to these activities, find your cove for a little dive before going along the fortress of Algajola, another point of view on our pretty village.


Are you a surfing fan? The beach of Algajola is a famous surfing spot in Corsica for surfers and kite surfers, when the conditions allow it. You can get your equipment directly from the water sports centre on the beach.


The Balagne is a region where the wind is omnipresent. Water sports and especially sailing are very present. You can discover windsurfing from the beach of Algajola, whether you are a beginner or an expert.

The paradise of outdoor activities in the heart of the Balagne region

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