Ota

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Porto Beach showing a bay or harbour

This small mountain village offers an authentic slice of Corsican life, beautiful scenery and access to several walking trails.

The sleepy, peaceful village of Ota is set against a mountainside and overlooks dramatic granite cliffs. Make this a base for exploring the surrounding countryside and traversing the nearby trails.

The village has played an important role in Corsican history. During the late 15th and early 16th centuries, this proud and independent mountain village acted as a site of refuge for local forces rebelling against Genoese and Turkish attackers.

Ota is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Tackle part of the scenic Tra Mare e Monti hiking trail, leading from the western edge of Ota village. Follow the path and descend through the stunning Gorges de la Spelunca. This gorge is the place where several local rivers converge and plunging granite cliffs reach up to 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) in height.

Make your way along the cobbled mule track and look for two striking stone bridges named Ponte Vecchio and Ponte Zaglia. These bridges were built by the Genoese in the 14th century. Bring along a bathing suit and take a cooling dip in the swimming pools near the bridges. Allow 3 hours for a round-trip hike along the trail or arrange to have a taxi pick you up in Evisa.

Explore the tiny town of Ota on foot. Look farther up to the summit of Mont Capu d’Ota to see a large boulder precariously perched above the village. Local legend says that this rock is held in place by chains, which were built by monks who now take turns watching over the rock and ensuring the safety of the village.

Take a daytrip to the nearby town of Porto, located on the coast. From here, reach the stunning beaches on the Gulf of Porto or visit an old Genoese Tower. This square-shaped fortification is just one of many that were built around this coast during the 16th and early 17th centuries to protect the Genoese occupiers from invaders.

Ota is located about 3 miles (5 kilometers) inland from Porto. The nearest airports are Ajaccio in the southwest and Calvi in the northwest.

Hôtel Bon Accueil
Hôtel Bon Accueil
Route de la Marine, Porta, Ota, Corse
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,548 per night from 10 Dec to 10 Dec
Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from Regional Natural Park of Corsica and Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve. Genoese Tower ...
3.8/5 Good! (37 reviews)
"Beautiful view over the mountains"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2021

Hôtel Bon Accueil
Funtana a l'ora
Funtana a l'ora
3 out of 5
Porto, Ota, Corse-Du-Sud
Situated on the riverfront, this campsite is within a 10-minute walk of Regional Natural Park of Corsica and Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Great location, a lot of shadow so not too hot. I recommend this place."

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2021

Funtana a l'ora
Hotel le Vaita
Hotel le Vaita
2 out of 5
Route de la Marine, Porto, Ota, Corse-Du-Sud
Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from Regional Natural Park of Corsica and Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve. Genoese Tower ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (125 reviews)
Great staff and restaurant
"Extremely friendly staff. We arrived late but were warmly greeted and well taken care of. The hotel is in a great location although street parking can be a bit difficult to find. The restaurant downstairs was delicious! Overall it was a pleasant stay."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2017

Hotel le Vaita
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Funtana a l'ora
Funtana a l'ora
3 out of 5
Porto, Ota, Corse-Du-Sud
Situated on the riverfront, this campsite is within a 10-minute walk of Regional Natural Park of Corsica and Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Great location, a lot of shadow so not too hot. I recommend this place."

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2021

Funtana a l'ora
Résidence Hotelière Capu Seninu
Résidence Hotelière Capu Seninu
3 out of 5
La Marina de Porto, Ota
Situated on the riverfront, this residence is steps away from Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve and Regional Natural Park of Corsica. Gulf ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Spacious apartment close to beach
"Spacious, well designed apartment in convenient location. Easy parking. Good views."

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2018

Résidence Hotelière Capu Seninu
Le Porto Hôtel Restaurant Spa
Le Porto Hôtel Restaurant Spa
3 out of 5
Route de Calvi, Porto, Ota
Located in the heart of Ota, this spa aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Calanques de Piana, Bussaglia Beach and Gorges de Spelunca. Calanches and Arone Beach ...
3.2/5 (6 reviews)
"Wifi is weak and you need to login every 15 minutes."

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2016

Le Porto Hôtel Restaurant Spa
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