Costa Brava Water activities

Our most recommended Costa Brava Water activities

Tossa de Mar: PADI Discovery Scuba Diving

1. Tossa de Mar: PADI Discovery Scuba Diving

The "try dive" is an activity recommended for beginners in scuba. The entire experience lasts three hours, the first 35 minutes of which will consist of a briefing on how the equipment works, how to communicate underwater using hand signals, and how the tour will go. Afterwards, get kitted out in the provided wetsuit and boots in the changing room. Once you are ready, hop in the van for just five minutes and prepare for the fun to start. Because the dive site is directly connected with the beach, you'll be enjoying a shore dive off Mar Menuda Beach.  When you get to the water, your guide will break up the activity step by step, and you'll have plenty of time to get used to each one at your own pace. Starting from the beach makes everything easier, especially for your ears as you'll have more time to get used to the pressure. Stay under the water for about an hour — this, of course, depends on you, because the more nervous you are, the faster you breathe, and the quicker you'll go through the air in your tank. During the dive, your guides will snap some photos/videos, so you will have a souvenir from the activity.

Lloret de Mar: Celebration Cruise with BBQ and Drinks

2. Lloret de Mar: Celebration Cruise with BBQ and Drinks

Climb aboard a beautiful catamaran and get a welcome from the crew as you get ready to sail. From there, you can simply listen to the music and avail of complimentary soft drinks as you cruise along the Costa Brava Coast for a full hour. You will drop anchor at a delightful spot to go for a swim in the sea, and have some fun on a giant inflatable donut for about 20 minutes before a bell announces it's time for your barbecue feast. You will then sit down to enjoy delicious meal, including pasta salad, hamburgers, sausages, and fruit salad. Whilst you eat, you will also be welcome to redeem your ticket for 2 glasses of free beer or sangria. You will then return towards LLoret de Mar as the music is turned up, allowing everyone to dance if they so choose. You can marvel as your host performs some amazing choreography that will be hard to resist, whilst soaking up the great atmosphere and enjoying lots of laughs. You will also of course be welcome to top up your tan if you don't want to dance and prefer to sunbathe on deck.

Lloret de Mar: Catamaran Sailing Experience with BBQ

3. Lloret de Mar: Catamaran Sailing Experience with BBQ

Enjoy the ultimate day of fun in the sun with a sailing trip along the Costa Brava. Climb aboard a beautiful catamaran in Lloret de Mar and set sail. Lie in the big net bow area and feel the sensation of floating over the sea while listening to music and having a drink.   After 1 hour of sailing past the stunning landscape of cliffs, caves, secluded beaches and fishing villages, the boat will stop at a quiet spot. Swim in a small inlet, play on the giant floating mattress, or go snorkeling in the beautiful waters. Top off the experience with complimentary drinks including beer, sangria, soft drinks, and water. Return to Lloret de Mar with the music turned up, as you soak in the atmosphere.

Tossa de Mar: Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

4. Tossa de Mar: Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

Set out on a scuba diving adventure in Tossa de Mar with this scuba diving tour great for beginners learning the basics of diving. Enjoy an introduction to the underwater world of scuba diving and learn all of the basics with an instructor. Learn to use equipment, breathe underwater, and earn your SSI Try Scuba recognition rating. Start the Open Water Diver course by learning the basics of diving over a three-hour course. Learn various basics of scuba diving, including how to breathe underwater and get used to the lack of gravity underwater. Enjoy an entry-level program designed to give you the opportunity to experience the underwater world in a controlled and confined environment while you get comfortable with the basics. Listen to the instructor as you are taught how to breathe, use your equipment, move underwater, and basic diving communication skills before starting your first dive. Set up with the necessary provided equipment before moving on to the beach to start your first dive. Put on your equipment and enter the water with the instructor who will supervise your first dive, at a maximum depth of 12m for around 40-45 minutes. Finish the dive and After an unforgettable experience, you will be brought to the center where you can shower and change and hopefully receive your SSI Try Scuba recognition rating.

Costa Brava: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

5. Costa Brava: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

Meet your small group at the Sant Pol Kayaking School right by the beach. After a short introduction and safety briefing, you'll have time to get kitted out before taking to the waters. Explore secluded beaches and rocky caves by kayak, and swim and snorkel among the native marine life for 2 hours with your French-speaking guide. Encounter volcanic cliffs towering above the shimmering waters, brimming with fish, sea urchins, coral formations, and more before heading back to the main beach. Re-energized, take the opportunity to explore the rugged cliffs and the coastline at your own pace. Or, if you're feeling laid-back, relax and sunbathe on the white sand beach.

Costa Brava: Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Lunch and Beach

6. Costa Brava: Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Lunch and Beach

Meet your guide and take the private transfer to the coast by air-conditioned bus from near the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona. It’s just over an hour up the coast of Spain in our air-conditioned minibus or bus. Arrive at the kayaking base camp and meet your kayak tour guide. Change into your swimwear, get snorkeling gear and equipment, and take part in a safety briefing to learn some basic kayaking techniques. Launch off the beach and into the water to start your 3-hour kayak tour. Hear about local flora and fauna from your guide as you admire the dynamic coastline. Stop along the way to try some snorkeling and exploring coves. Savor a classic Spanish Bocadillo with chorizo for lunch along the way. Have the option to take part in a kayak race. Keep a lookout for marine life like an octopus while you snorkel. Watch swooping bats, splash your guide, and be terrified by old pirate legends. After your tour, arrive on the beach and enjoy 3 hours of free time. Cool off and spend your free time exploring. Play a game of volleyball with the public nets, go for a cocktail or tapas in a local bar, or enjoy a walk along the coastline. Take the opportunity to have a beautiful walk along the coast of the bay to different viewpoints or to pick up some souvenirs. Return to Barcelona by bus at the end of the day.

Barcelona: Tossa de Mar Kayaking, Snorkeling & Cave Day Tour

7. Barcelona: Tossa de Mar Kayaking, Snorkeling & Cave Day Tour

Discover the Costa Brava region on a full-day trip of snorkeling, kayaking, and sightseeing. Enjoy a local guide, round-trip transportation from Barcelona in a private, air-conditioned van, Mediterranean coves and caves, wildlife sightings, a traditional lunch, and a tour of Tossa de Mar's Old Town. Meet your guide in Barcelona and travel to Tossa de Mar in a private van, complete with WiFi and air conditioning. Peek out the window for spectacular vistas, including the Mediterranean Sea, Costa Brava beaches, and stunning mountain peaks, before arriving in Tossa de Mar. Get outfitted with kayaking and snorkeling equipment, review the day's agenda, and then board your kayak to cruise up the coastline. Explore hidden sea caves, marvel at the rugged cliffs, and watch for local wildlife. Take a break from kayaking to swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear water. Continue your trip with a typical Mediterranean lunch before venturing to Tossa de Mar's Old Town. Marvel at the 13th-century Villa Vella, walk to the lighthouse, and visit local shops before meeting your guide, boarding the bus, and returning to Barcelona.

Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Beginner's Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

8. Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Beginner's Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

Explore Cala dels Frares, Punta de Garbí, S'adolix, and the surrounding Costa Brava region with a beginner's kayaking and snorkeling tour. Marvel at the hidden coves as you paddle along the rugged coastline. Stop to snorkel at the remote Cala Vigatà beach and watch for native fish and wildlife. Begin your tour by meeting your guide, gathering your snorkeling and kayaking equipment, and learning essential safety techniques and how to maneuver a sit-on-top kayak. Then it's time to board your kayak and cruise south to Cala dels Frares, Punta de Garbí, and S'adolix. Explore hidden coves, marvel at the rugged cliffs, and watch for local wildlife as you float above a water wonderland. Take a break at Cala Vigatà or snorkel in the cove's clear waters before kayaking back to the beach to end the tour.

Lloret de Mar: Scuba Diving Experience no License Required

9. Lloret de Mar: Scuba Diving Experience no License Required

Experience the magic of scuba diving as you dive in the calm waters around Lloret de mar in Spain with an instructor assigned to you and your group. Be confined in water and well looked after by your instructor, so you can enjoy those first unforgettable breaths underwater. Begin with a theory session and all equipment explained to you. Then, go to a pool-like bay to practice your first breath underwater and get familiar with the scuba equipment. Finally, take a few steps further and start to breathe underwater swimming outside of the bay. Get close to marine life at a maximum depth of 12 meters and explore the underwater world.

Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Morning Guided Kayak Tour

10. Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Morning Guided Kayak Tour

We will carry out the activity with sea kayaks, that is, closed kayaks with bathtub covers, no previous experience is necessary to carry out the activity, the guide will show you everything you need about the kayaks. We will start the activity getting ready to go into the water, we will equip ourselves with kayak covers and wetsuits if necessary and we will take oars. Next we will make a brief introduction on the handling of the kayaks so that you can take them with the maximum guarantees. Once the explanation has been made, we will start the route with the guide, who will show you all the beauty of the route as well as its coves and hidden corners for approximately 2 hours, he will also be there to help you handle the sea kayaks if you need it. The route starts and ends at the same point, once completed we will return to the beach and we will end the experience. We will make the route to the north visiting the coves of Cala Jonca, els esculls d'en Blanc, Cala Atmetller, Cala Ventosa and finally Cap de Mort and the Bat Cave.

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What people are saying about Costa Brava

My first experience with scubadiving but definitely one of the most amazing experience, from the trip with Matias , with the training we had with the instructor Georgina which mad everything much more enjoyable as i was hesitate at the beginning, then the lunch at the local restaurant was another memorable experience, definitely will come back and explore further and highly recommend this tour guide.

I was worried that we'll spend not much time actually kayaking but in the end it was around 3 hrs which was enough. The via ferrata nearby is also great and relatively easy. I'd recommend doing it too

It was very successful trip and everything went well! The guide was very nice and helpful and it was nice that the guide took pictures throughout the trip. ☺️

Really fun activities. Awesome beach. Harry was amazing, guided all along as a friend, grateful he was our guide.

Brilliant day. Harry was great. We got a decent amount of time out on the water too