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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Costa Brava 8-hour Trip from Barcelona

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lloret Beach, Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaWe 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, activities and, above all, its lively nightlife.We will have about an hour to explore this colorful and dynamic village with strong personality.Along its unique beach promenade we will be able to enjoy great views of its beaches, arising from the majestic beach of Lloret to the hidden Sa Caleta. In addition, two small hills on both edges of the beach promenade are privileged view points throughout the site and surroundings.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. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Vila Vella (Old Town), Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaAt 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. Today, little is left from the original 13th-century structure and today’s ramparts are the result of several restorations undertaken throughout the years, especially that one dating from the late 14th-century.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 we arrive in Tossa de Mar, we will begin a walking tour from the beach, following the fortified perimeter up to the lighthouse on the top, for those who are interested. Over there, you will appreciate stunning views from the coastline. When descending, we will go through the narrow streets and stony houses of Vila Vella until we get to 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.A peaceful walk around the beach will help us find places with unique perspectives on that site.The Roma Vila dels Ametllers, with well-preserved mosaic floors, is located in the city center and is easily accessible, with free admission and explanatory panels. A complete visit is recommended.You cannot leave Tossa de Mar without walking around the small and attractive shops on its typical streets.At 3:00pm the tour will be finished and we will go back to Barcelona, where we will arrive at about 4:30 pm at Plaza Catalunya.Duration: 3 hours

$147.29 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.

$159.84 Cultural & Theme Tours

Barcelona to Costa Brava and Tossa de Mar: Private Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Plaza de Cataluna, Barcelona, CataloniaThis tour will start from your accommodation in Barcelona. Your guide will pick you up at any apartmentor hotel in Barcelona, you are staying at.Please, make sure to specify the exact adress of your accommodation when booking.After the pick-up is completed, you will head to the first destination of your tour.Stop At: Lloret Beach, Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaOn this tour, after our guide has picked you up at your accomodation, you will get on the road to the south of the Costa Brava. This area is one of the most important travel destinations in Spain. With its rugged coast and rocky cliffs, this area is full of hidden natural coves surrounding crystal clear waters, whose waves splash up against the shore of towns, full of history and charm. 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. Your first stop will be Lloret de Mar. There, you will take a ship to the next destination, discovering along the way several coves hidden in the coastline. During the tour, you will have the chance to relax and enjoy the salty marine breeze and crystal clear water, as well as the amazing marine life of Costa Brava, observed through the underwater windows of the boat. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Vila Vella (Old Town), Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaYour next destination will be Tossa de Mar, a historical fishers village, regularly chosen as a summer residence by great artists and intellectuals. In the Vella Villa, the anciant part of the city, you will stroll through the narrow streets with medieval atmosphere. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Castillo de Tossa de Mar, Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaThe tour includes a visit to the medieval castle, where you will relish in spectacular views. You will finish your tour of Tossa de Mar with a delicious seafood meal, featuring the freshest catch of the day prepared using a local recipe. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sant Feliu De GuixolsTo reach the last destination of the day, you wil get back on the road to Sant Feliu De Guixols. Our guide will drive you down a scenic road with spectacular views of the sea and of the natural landscape of Costa Brava. Along the way, you will make several stops to take photos of the coast. Our expert guide will choose one of the most beautiful beaches of Spain, where you will have the chance to bathe into the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean. Sant Feliu De Guixols is one of the most representative villages of the area. You will meander through a maze of charming streets, taking in the amazing environment that surrounds this humble fishing village. At the end of the tour, our guide will drop you back off at your accommodation.Duration: 2 hours

$907.68 Cultural & Theme Tours

Costa Brava tour (full day)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Village Medieval de Pals, Pals, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaPals is a medieval village iin Costa Brava, very well preserved, in about 30 or 40 minutes you can take a walk in the old town and discover the medieval heritage there, the walls, the old church and the tower of hours.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cabo de Sant Sebastia, Llafranc, Palafrugell, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaSant Sebastia light tower offer a spectacular view of the villages in Costa Brava such as Llafranch or Calella de Palafrugell. After the stop is possible to spend a bit of time in Llafranch and take a walk on the beach or for sport lovers take a long walk untill next town.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Castillo de Tossa de Mar, Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaTossa de Mar is a town with an old down town very well preserved since medieval time. Is the only medieval town next to the beach. And you will take a walk throught the streets untill you arrive on top where is the light tower from where views are spectacular!Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cabo de Sant Sebastia, Llafranc, Palafrugell, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaDiscover a little town on the coast, Llafranch is an example of the old fisherman towns in Costa Brava, with a nice little beach where to spend a nice walk through.Duration: 1 hour

$40.42 Shore Excursions

Discover SCUBA Dive

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productIs the best shore dive in Costa Brava. From that entry point we can either do a shore dive or take the boat to go to our dive sitesDuration: 2 hoursLocation: Platja mar menuda, Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, Catalonia

$45.67 Water Sports

Discover SCUBA Dive. Learn to Dive in small groups

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productMar Menuda is our main spot for scuba diving. On here we will do our dive and we might see octopus, moray eels, nudibranchs, conger eels and lots more.Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Platja mar menuda, Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, Catalonia