Welcome to Tossa de Mar


Tossa was one of the first places on the Costa Brava to attract foreign visitors: a small colony of artists and writers gravitated towards what Russian-French painter Marc Chagall dubbed ‘Blue Paradise’ in the 1930s. It was made famous by Ava Gardner in the 1951 film Pandora and the Flying Dutchman; you'll find a statue of the silver-screen queen along the path towards the lighthouse.

In July and August it’s hard to reach the water’s edge without tripping over oily limbs. Outside high season, Tossa is still an enchanting place to visit, though many attractions and amenities limit hours or close entirely.


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$64.80 Tours & Sightseeing

Costa Brava 8-hour Trip from Barcelona

The fame of Costa Brava is also due to its villages. Small fisherman towns, with whitewashed walls and narrow winding streets, today still retain their charm. We will take the motorway and after 1h15m we will be at Lloret de Mar, the main touristic village of Costa Brava. Upon arrival we immediately realize of its bustle: there will be multiple coaches arriving from all over Europe which bring visitors to enjoy its beaches, hotels, shops and activities.Walking through its narrow streets, which still have reminiscence of its recent maritime past, we will find plenty of shops to suit all tastes: from the latest brands to the typical beach bazaars. In the middle of its most famous shopping street we will also be able to admire architectural jewels of great value such as Saint Roma church, with an exquisite modernism style, and inside the church, a 16th century altarpiece which is still so well preserved.At approximately 10:50am we will go on board Dofijets, which will lead us to the neighboring village of Tossa de Mar. During the sailing trip we will be able to enjoy the unique and characteristic landscape of Costa Brava: a procession of different huge cliffs which have been shaped in fanciful forms over the centuries by the strength of sea and wind. At about 12:00 pm we will get to the emblematic village of Tossa de Mar, considered “the pearl of Costa Brava” because in this small area we can find all those landscape and historic elements which have given it such well-deserved fame. Its spectacular sceneries, from its shores, beaches, caves in the cliffs to its lush vegetation, turn it into one of the locations that has better preserved its natural environment in perfect harmony with the tourism industry.History has left his footprints, from the Romans in the Vila Romana dels Ametllers, one of the most important villas in the ancient Roman province of Tarraco to its emblematic fortified Vila Vella or Old Town of Tossa, which was listed as an artistic-historic monument in 1931 as it is the unique remaining fortified medieval town on the Catalan coast. Outside its walls, we can find the traditional fishing neighborhood, known as Sa Roqueta, which still maintains the sailor atmosphere of these typical villages on Costa Brava.Once you arrive in Tossa de Mar, the walking tour from the beach will begin, following the fortified perimeter up to the lighthouse on the top. Over there, you will appreciate stunning views from the coastline. When descending, travel through the narrow streets and stony houses of Vila Vella until arriving at the fishing district. From there on, you will have free time to have lunch. This village has the greatest gastronomic offer from all Costa Brava.Then the tour will be finished and will go back to Barcelona, where the bus will arrive at about 4:30pm at Plaza Catalunya.

$164.94 Private & Custom Tours

Private Costa Brava and Tossa Tour with hotel pick-up and Panoramic Boat Ride

Visit the Costa Brava and discover its hidden and natural coves and its crystal clear waters that bathe the shore of towns full of history and charm. Our professional guide will pick you up in your hotel in a private vehicle and will drive only your group to Costa Brava. There you will visit its most beautiful and distinctive fishing towns surrounded by the brightest greens as well as the beautiful turquoise blue of the sea. You will first go to Lloret de Mar, where you will take a ship that will take you to the next destination in a very pleasant route. In this route you will discover different idyllic coves hidden in the coastline. During the tour, you will be able to relax and enjoy the different colors in the landscape, the salty marine breeze and the shiny water, as well as the amazing marine life of Costa Brava, which you will observe through the submarine vision of the ship. Your next destination is Tossa de Mar, an old fishing village chosen as a summer residence by great artists and intellectuals. In order to discover this town full of history, you will go up to its medieval castle, where you will relish in a spectacular view. Then you will walk across the streets in the Vila Vella quarter, where you will see the structure of the fortified medieval town. After visiting the town, you will be able to taste the typical cuisine of Costa Brava, based on the delicious fresh fish of the area. Going to the next visit, our guide will drive you through a panoramic road in a journey with spectacular views of the sea and nature, this is only possible in small groups as driving a bus through that road can be difficult. During the route, you will stop to take some amazing photos of the coast. Our expert guide will choose one of the most beautiful beaches of Spain, where you will be able to dive in the crystalline Mediterranean waters surrounded by nature, as well as getting to enjoy the typical idyllic calm that defines the coves of Costa Brava.

$151.98 Outdoor Activities

Costa Brava Coast Path Hiking and Tossa de Mar

After about one and a half hour drive on a AC Minivan, we will arrive to Tossa de Mar, located in the heart of Costa Brava. We will get ready and start hiking across the famous “Camí de Ronda” coastline path. This trail connects all Costa Brava towns from north to south. Camí de Ronda will bring you to areas of great natural beauty that you never imagined finding here. From here we will enjoy unique views: the beautiful mediterranean sea, breathtaking cliffs hanging over the sea and small hidden coves, where we will have free time to swim in its transparent waters sunbathe and enjoy its peace. Fragances of pine trees, rosemary and thyme will follow us along the way. The Camí de Ronda will bring us back to the Tossa de Mar where we will enjoy a well deserved 3 course lunch in our selected traditional local restaurant. After lunch we will have the chance to visit Tossa de Mar, an ancient fishermen’s village with an important historical background. We will walk around the emblematic Vila Vella or old town, the sole remaining fortified medieval town on the catalan coast dating from 13th century, which remains in great state of conservation. Behind the impressive city walls and defensive towers we will find a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys surrounded by beautiful white houses that gives the town a true mediterranean atmosphere.. Before coming back to Barcelona we will go to Sant Joan castle from where we will have the chance to enjoy a panoramic view of Blanes bay.

$16.26 Transfers & Ground Transport

SHUTTLE COSTA BRAVA

We provide shuttle service in Costa Brava area (from Calella de la Costa until Tossa de Mar). Arrivals: Customers will be received in our offices in each Terminal (1 & 2B) in Barcelona Airport (in high season) or in Terminal 2B only in low season. They inform customer where the bus is waiting for them and there is an 1 hours waiting time until the bus will leave the airport. Departures: Customers will need to be waiting at their designed pickup point accordingly to their accommodation and driver will pick them up at the stablished time. We send pickup's list to each hotel or customers can check it in our reconfirmation's website ( http://confirm.from2travel.com/).

$111.93 Day Trips & Excursions

Costa Brava Small Group with Hotel Pick-Up and Panoramic Boat Ride

Visit the Costa Brava and discover its hidden and natural coves and its crystal clear waters that bathe the shore of towns full of history and charm. Our professional guide will pick you up in your hotel in a private vehicle and, together with a small friendly group of no more than 8 people will drive you to Costa Brava. There you will visit its most beautiful and distinctive fishing towns surrounded by the brightest greens as well as the beautiful turquoise blue of the sea. You will first go to Lloret de Mar, where you will take a ship that will take you to the next destination in a very pleasant route. In this route you will discover different idyllic coves hidden in the coastline. During the tour, you will be able to relax and enjoy the different colors in the landscape, the salty marine breeze and the shiny water, as well as the amazing marine life of Costa Brava, which you will observe through the submarine vision of the ship. Your next destination is Tossa de Mar, an old fishing village chosen as a summer residence by great artists and intellectuals. In order to discover this town full of history, you will go up to its medieval castle, where you will relish in a spectacular view. Then you will walk across the streets in the Vila Vella quarter, where you will see the structure of the fortified medieval town. After visiting the town, you will be able to taste the typical cuisine of Costa Brava, based on the delicious fresh fish of the area. Going to the next visit, our guide will drive you through a panoramic road in a journey with spectacular views of the sea and nature, this is only possible in small groups as driving a bus through that road can be difficult. During the route, you will stop to take some amazing photos of the coast. Our expert guide will choose one of the most beautiful beaches of Spain, where you will be able to dive in the crystalline Mediterranean waters surrounded by nature, as well as getting to enjoy the typical idyllic calm that defines the coves of Costa Brava.