According to Best-medical-schools, a quiet resort village on the southern coastline of the Cap Bon peninsula, Korba is, so to speak, a “hotel village”. The tourist life of the town is reduced to a single hotel, albeit of an impressive size, outside of which there are a few houses of local residents, a couple of streets, a market and grocery stores. Such an unexpected combination of civilization and authenticity has its own undeniable charm: everything here revolves around tourists, and there are not too many of them – only guests of this very hotel. The other side of the coin is that there is absolutely no entertainment outside the hotel, the nearest restaurants and discos are at least 10 km away by taxi.
How to get to Korba
Given the tourist specifics of the place, most guests of Korba arrive here as part of an organized transfer straight from the airport. The village is also visited during a sightseeing trip around Cap Bon, but, as a rule, tourists do not get off the bus, confining themselves to contemplating the landscape outside the window.
You can get to Korba on your own (at least to watch flamingos or sunbathe on a secluded and very clean beach in the lagoon) from Nabeul and Hammamet (as well as Yasmine Hammamet). From Nabeul, municipal buses and minibuses-“luazhi” go here. Travel time is about half an hour, the cost is just over 1 TND. A taxi ride will cost about 8-10 TND.
To get to Korba from Hammamet, you must first get to Nabeul (by bus or taxi, 1.5 TND and about 8 TND, respectively), and then follow the steps above.
Transport in the city
It is most convenient to move along two and a half streets of Korba on foot or, in extreme cases, by taxi – the distances are microscopic. Tourist options are also offered – “kalesh” carts of varying degrees of decrepitude and “tuk-tuks”. The latter will cost more than taxis – an extra charge for exotics. On municipal buses, you can get out of the city – to the lagoon inhabited by flamingos, Nabeul, as well as make longer trips to Byzantine Kelibia and Punic Kerkuan.
4 things to do in Korba
- Spend a day on a deserted beach in perfect harmony with the sea and sand.
- Taste something strong at the wineries of Korba.
- See flamingos foraging in the Laguna.
- Treat yourself in style to the impressive thalassotherapy center at the Africa Jade Hotel.
The beaches of Korba
Excellent clean beaches with a gentle slope into the water and a wide coastline are the main advantages of Korba resort.
The coast here is oriented to the southeast, and given the lack of tall trees and high-rise buildings in the vicinity, the sun is more than enough, from dawn to dusk.
The Africa Jade hotel has a wonderful strip of beach, the indisputable advantage of which is the absence of outsiders: there are no other hotels in the village, in principle, and the residential areas are in the distance and the locals do not reach here. Lovers of solitary bathing will appreciate this location – it is enough to move a couple of hundred meters from the hotel beach, and you can take sun and sea baths in blessed solitude. True, there will be no umbrellas and sunbeds, so it’s worth covering your body with sunscreen properly.
Four-star hotel Africa Jade, recently acquired the prefix Thalasso, the only accommodation option in Korba. This simple choice, however, will not be in the least unfortunately forced – the hotel is of very high quality, with excellent service and a modern extensive thalassotherapy center. The hotel is quite roomy, with 243 rooms, but thanks to the large territory, “overcrowding” is absolutely not felt. Standard rooms and suites are available, as well as any meal option – breakfast only, half board and full board.
Opened in 2008, the thalassotherapy center covers an area of 4000 sq. m and has 12 rooms of various water procedures, an extensive indoor pool with sea water and a hydrotherapy area, a hammam, a sauna and other rooms that are pleasant to the soul and body. You can choose from all kinds of thalassotherapy courses and individual procedures designed to solve all problems at once: from swollen legs to extra pounds.
Cuisine and restaurants
There are practically no options for dining outside the hotel in Korba. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel there are a couple of eateries and pizzerias, and in the city itself there are several “folk” restaurants. This is a great opportunity to dine “in a local way”, with real shorba soup, couscous and traditional tea, but not at all what you need for a romantic European evening. In search of fork category restaurants, it is better to get to Nabeul – for example, Bon Kif, Lounge, El Gusto or Slovenia, or Hammamet (in Chez Achour, Pomodoro or Barberousse), or even drive to Yasmine Hammamet Marina, where there is a whole street restaurants for every taste.
Korba is the real tomato capital of Tunisia, so tomatoes and tomato paste are traditionally added to almost everything here.
Shopping and shops
On Sundays, a market is held in Korba, which mainly presents goods for the daily use of the local population. Several stalls with souvenirs, however, are also present, however, for a wide selection of folk crafts, it is better to go to the Friday market in Nabeul (16 km from Korba) or continue further – to the medina of Hammamet or the tourist bazaars of Yasmine Hammamet.
Household trifles, such as a hat, sunblock and an inflatable ring, can be purchased at the hotel shops or kiosks of all sorts of things when you leave the hotel.
The tourist life of Korba is reduced to a single hotel, albeit of an impressive size, outside of which there are a few houses of local residents, a couple of streets and a market
Entertainment and attractions of Korba
Not to say that there were many objects of tourist interest in Korba – rather, it is a resort for “vegetative” recreation in the depths of the hotel. Nearby attractions in the area include the 15-kilometer flamingo lagoon, home to these magnificent birds all year round. By the way, the Korba lagoon is one of the few places in the country that are attractive for pink beauties – along with salt evaporation ponds around the Monastir airport and the lagoon of the island of Djerba. And besides flamingos, there are enough other birds here – different types of herons, gulls and other sea winged ones. The Korb lagoon itself is very picturesque – a salty bay, separated from the sea by a low land ridge, with footbridges raised above the water, on which tourists like to take pictures so much.
On the “sea” side of the lagoon, you can sit for sunbathing – the sea here is very clean, and the beach is secluded.
From Korba you can go on an excursion or on an independent trip in a rented car around the Cap-Bon peninsula. The standard excursion program starts in the pottery capital of the region – Nabeul, after which tourists visit the Byzantine fortress in Kelibia, the only completely preserved Phoenician city in Kerkuan, Roman grottoes and the picturesque rocks of the extreme point of the El Hauaria peninsula (here Europe is closest to Africa), hot the springs and marble baths of the Corbus thermal spa in Rome and the Bou Arguba winery, where you can see how grapes are grown and processed and taste the products “at the exit”.