Sights

The deep-ochre fairytale walls and towers on pine-dotted Mont Guardí, the headland at the southern end of Tossa's main beach, were built between the 12th and 14th centuries. They encircle the Vila Vella (old town), which reached peak splendour in the 15th century; it's now crammed with steep cobbled streets and whitewashed houses garlanded with flowers.

Sleeping

Most accommodation is open from Easter to October, with few options outside those months. Prices soar in July and August, when you'll need to book well ahead.

Eating

Keep an eye out for cim i tomba, a hearty one-pot fish-and-vegetable stew traditionally prepared out at sea by Tossa's fishermen. Paella-and-sangría restaurant clichés abound, but you'll find some good seafood as well. Restaurants line seafront Passeig del Mar and the Vila Vella's Carrer del Portal.

Drinking & Nightlife

Swing a beach towel during the summer and you'll hit a bar eager to pour you a rum-based cocktail (of varying quality). Beach-hugging Passeig del Mar and the roads flowing from Plaça d'Espanya are good places to start.