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Our most recommended Costa Brava Water Sports

Lloret de Mar: Catamaran Sailing Experience with BBQ

1. 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.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Kayaking and Snorkeling Day Trip

2. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Kayaking and Snorkeling Day Trip

Discover the Costa Brava on a day trip from Barcelona. Snorkel and Kayak in the Mediterranean. Explore caves and coves and learn about local flora and fauna. Savor a picnic in a stunning natural setting and end your experience with a refreshing drink at a bar in central Barcelona. Depart Barcelona and journey along the Costa Brava for approximately 1 hour to reach the start point of your exciting kayak and snorkel adventure. Upon arrival at the beach, get outfitted with all the necessary equipment and listen to the instructions from your guide. Explore secluded beaches and rocky caves by kayak, and swim and snorkel among the native marine life. Encounter volcanic cliffs towering above the shimmering waters, brimming with fish, sea urchins, coral formations, and more. Along the way, enjoy a picnic lunch and complimentary water, and get plenty of free time to chill out on a white sand beach. Head back into the heart of Barcelona at the end of your adventure, and enjoy a round of beer or sangria at a bar on arrival.

From L'Estartit: Sea-Kayaking Tour to the Medes Islands

3. From L'Estartit: Sea-Kayaking Tour to the Medes Islands

Take on an unforgettable sea kayaking adventure to the Medes Islands, one of the principal marine flora and fauna reserves in the Western Mediterranean. Paddle to unique spots only reachable by kayak and have a swim in Costa Brava’s crystal waters. Meet at the local tour partner's shop, where your guide will welcome you and give you the necessary equipment for this activity. After a safety and technical briefing, climb aboard your kayak and follow your guide to this beautiful natural reserve. Kayak across the seven islands and enjoy unique picturesque views of the whole bay while you learn about the flora and fauna of this protected area. Before heading back, cool off with a refreshing swim, and marvel at the unique marine life on the seabed. You will be accompanied by the guide at all times and assisted by a boat which will tow you in case you need it.  

Costa Brava: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

4. 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.

Tossa de Mar: PADI Discovery Scuba Diving

5. 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.

From Roses: Cap Norfeu Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Tamariu Cave

6. From Roses: Cap Norfeu Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Tamariu Cave

Explore the integral Reserve of Cap Norfeu like never before with a glass bottom boat. See the underwater sea life up close and admire passing fish. Visit sea caves including the Tamariu Cave. Leave Roses and head out on the boat to the Integral Reserve of Cap Norfeu. During the journey make stops at different coves including Lladó, Murtra, Rostella, Montjoi, Calitjàs, and Pelosa. See the Cat Rock and hear the legend of the birth of Cap Norfeu. Next, reach the entrance of the Cave of Tamariu. Float into the cave and admire the rock formations and seabed underneath the boat. From here, make your final stop at Cala Joncols, a remote cove perfect for underwater vision. Take time here to see the coral, fish, and wildlife before heading back to Roses.

From Barcelona: 8-Hour Costa Brava Kayak and Snorkel Tour

7. From Barcelona: 8-Hour Costa Brava Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Try something different during your time in Barcelona and explore the wild coast of the Costa Brava by kayak. Travel by private coach from the city center to a picturesque beach. Navigate with a guide to places that are only accessible from the water. Meet your guide in Barcelona and being your kayaking adventure. Discover secret coves and small caves. Get up close to marine life and enjoy an activity that requires no previous experience. Discover a gentle and relaxing day out for all the family. Go for a dip and marvel at the rugged cliffs and coastline from a different perspective. Get the chance to jump from rocks and go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.  Refuel with a lunch of freshly prepared hams and cheese sandwiches on the beach. Don't worry about getting travel sports insurance as full injury insurance is included. In the unlikely event that anything should happen to you, you'll be covered.

From Barcelona: Dalí-Themed Cadaqués & Costa Brava Day Trip

8. From Barcelona: Dalí-Themed Cadaqués & Costa Brava Day Trip

This full-day tour from Barcelona follows in the tracks of the surrealist genius Salvador Dalí, exploring the landscape that inspired his art. You’ll visit his favorite haunts and secret hideaways, as well as the legendary Dali Museum at Figueres and his former home near Cadaqués. Go from Barcelona to Figueres, where you’ll visit Dalí’s birthplace and the extraordinary museum dedicated to his work. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a “whole,” so there are no catalogues and the work is not displayed in any organized manner. The tour continues to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués, famous for its whitewashed Mediterranean houses and narrow streets. With its charming bay, it is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. What is particularly stunning is the dramatic scenery on the drive there. For lunch, you can enjoy local seafood specialties at one of the numerous terraces, or grab a sandwich and relax on the beach. You’ll soon understand why Cadaqués inspired Dalí and so many other artists. Travel up the coast to the smaller village of Port Lligat, where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him.  The winter schedule (September 1 to June 30) starts with a drive to Figueres, where you will spend the morning exploring the Dalí Museum.  From the museum, drive to Cadaqués. After lunch at your own expense, continue exploring Cadaqués or head to Port Lligat, to visit Dali's House. The summer schedule (July 1 to August 31) leaves Figueres for Pubol Castle, once the home of Dalí and his wife Gala, located in the village of the same name. Visit the Gala Dalí House-Museum in the castle, and after lunch, venture to one of the many beautiful beachside towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline.

Costa Brava: Marimurtra Botanical Garden Entry Ticket

9. Costa Brava: Marimurtra Botanical Garden Entry Ticket

Explore the The Marimurtra Botanical Garden with this entry ticket and discover the botanical, architectural, and cultural heritage of this coastal garden on the Mediterranean. With more than 4,000 species from five different continents, Marimurtra welcomes families, schools, and visitors from all over the world who come to learn about the biodiversity the garden has to offer. Discover the bamboo musical forest, the arid expanses of America, the corners of Australia, or the jungle Pergola. Take in panoramic views from the Temple of Linnaeus, one of the unique architectural monuments of the garden. Listed as a Cultural Asset of National Interest, the garden was created by Carl Faust in the 1920s. Faust wanted to create a garden where young biologists could come to learn. The Marimurtra team continues his work today and every visitor helps to contribute to the conservation of this space.

Tossa de Mar: Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

10. 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.

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Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

My wife fell sea sick during kayaking, the coordinator was very helpful arranged for a boat to take back. Very Personalized trip , unlike other providers who provide a sandwich for lunch, the food was excellent the kayaking, exploring the coastline and caves was breathtaking. Highly recommend

Carlos the guide was fantastic. He even walked me personally back from botanical gardens doing photos along the way. He was very helpful. Both beaches were amazing . I especially liked the first one we went to after botanical gardens . The buses were incredible!

It was an awesome experience, but what made it truly amazing was our guide Pepe, that man should be declared a national treasure! Felt like being out with a good friend, professional, friendly and relaxed with great knowledge.10/10 would give him my hat !

Very nice! Very nice and spontaneous supervisors. Food was provided. 1 tip: provide something for vegan such as humus spread or something else on a sandwich. Not just a sandwich with vegetables.

Dana is very patient and very nice,i like her very much!!!!i will comment to my friends!!!