Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean sea, south of mainland France. “The Island of Beauty” as the French often call it. The beautiful landscape and warm seas make this a preferred destination for the tourist. The beaches and very clear water are excellent for all water sports, and some of the best diving in the world. Corsica is a land of contrasts. The “mountain in the sea” has many rivers and lakes, an international marine park, nature reserves (the best known are those of Scandola, North West Island, and Bonifacio, the southernmost) and the Natural Park Regional de Corse. With over 1 000 km of coastline the island offers many beautiful bays and sandy beaches.