The village of Macinaggio is located 35 km north of Bastia. It counts only 500 inhabitants in winter, but in summer it can quadruple its population to reach 2000 visitors. Its marina welcomes yachts and gives the village the charm that gave it its reputation. The village has many small shops (leather articles, bakeries ...) as well as two small supermarkets, and offers all the services needed for a comfortable stay. From Macinaggio it is easy to reach three different coves, the Tamarrone beaches, Santa Maria, and the Capalunda nature reserve. The path of the Customs officials (le sentier des Douaniers) leads directly to the nature reserve, ideal for nature lovers.