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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.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Day Tour with Lunch

2. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Day Tour with Lunch

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona on a full-day tour of Costa Brava. Travel north up the coastal highway to Blanes, the gateway to one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines. Savor a local lunch and visit the charming town of Tossa de Mar.  Depart Barcelona in the morning aboard an air-conditioned bus. Relax and take in the scenery on the drive to one of the few remaining coves that is still free from the crowds and big commercial developments. Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach or go for a swim in crystal-clear waters. Have the option to stay on the beach for the next two hours, or visit the famous botanical gardens. Sit down to a delicious Spanish lunch in a family-owned restaurant. Feast on a mouth-watering selection of traditional dishes and a glass of Sangria, followed by your choice of main courses. Continue along the coast to Tossa de Mar, the last fortified town on Costa Brava. Walk along cobblestone streets to the lighthouse for a stunning view of the coastline. Wander back down through the old town and discover a maze of narrow streets lined with traditional whitewashed houses. Soak up the atmosphere with free time to purchase souvenirs, take a dip at the beach which lies beneath this historic town, or rent a kayak for a quick paddle under the cliffs. After a couple of hours exploring Tossa de Mar return to Barcelona by bus. 

Costa Brava: Water World Aquatic Park & Optional Transfer

3. Costa Brava: Water World Aquatic Park & Optional Transfer

Spend a fun-filled day at Water World Aquatic Park and make unforgettable vacation memories. With your ticket, enjoy access to the park, then explore at your own leisure. You can also upgrade your day out and opt for round-trip shuttle transfer to the park from Calella, Pineda de Mar, Santa Susanna, Malgrat de Mar, Blanes, Lloret de Mar, and Tossa de Mar. At the park, have a blast riding impressive roller coasters, make a splash in the swimming pool, hurtle down epic slides, or simply relax and soak up the sunshine. There’s plenty to keep you occupied, including 15 unique rides, such as X-Treme Mountain, Water Mountain, and Rafting River, as well as a wave pool where you can chill out. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite from all that fun, take your pick from the park’s many places to eat.

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. Get 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.

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

5. 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.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Full-Day Tour

6. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Full-Day Tour

Explore the rugged coastline of charming coves, pine forests, and crystal-clear water on the Girona coast with this day trip from Barcelona. Travel aboard an air-conditioned bus to Lloret de Mar, and take a boat to to Tossa de Mar for a guided tour.  Depart from bus station "Estació del Nord" in central Barcelona in the morning for the drive to Lloret de Mar, the main tourist village of the Costa Brava. Upon arrival, find yourself immersed in the hustle and bustle of this vibrant town. Stroll along the promenade for breathtaking views of the majestic Lloret Beach and the hidden Sa Caleta. Walk through the narrow streets, which retain an ambiance of Lloret’s maritime past. Uncover the modernist architecture of the Church of St. Roma. Climb on board the Dofijets, and sail to the neighboring village of Tossa de Mar. Gaze at the characteristic landscape as you cruise, a procession of huge cliffs that have been shaped by the sea and wind into fanciful forms over centuries. Arrive at Tossa de Mar and explore its beaches, caves, and Medieval remains. Explore the Old Town of Tossa, listed as an artistic-historic monument since 1931, and one of the few remaining fortified medieval towns on the Catalan coast.  Discover traditional fishing neighborhoods, such as Sa Roqueta. Have free time for lunch in Tossa, where your can check-out an array of gastronomic offerings or visit the boutique shops. In the afternoon, head back to Barcelona by bus.

From Costa Brava: Barcelona and Antoni Gaudí's Work Bus Tour

7. From Costa Brava: Barcelona and Antoni Gaudí's Work Bus Tour

Explore Barcelona by tracing the trail of work by modernist architect Antoni Gaudí. Learn from your guide about the design and construction of La Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló. Get picked up from central locations on the Costa Brava, including Malgrat de Mar, Blanes, Pineda de Mar, Calella, Lloret de Mar, and Tossa de Mar. Discover the life and legacy of Antoni Gaudí, the renowned architect native to Catalonia. Pause at La Sagrada Familia, the world’s largest unfinished Catholic Church, and Casa Batlló in the heart of the city center. Appreciate the unusual style of each building that Gaudí was famous for. Admire the pedestrianized and tree-lined streets in the Rambles and learn about its significance as a historical landmark. See the towering Arco de Triunfo that was once a gateway to the Barcelona World Fair. Learn why Plaça Catalunya is considered Barcelona’s true city center. Find a treat for football fans passing by Camp Nou, F.C.Barcelona’s home stadium. Get panoramic views of the city and harbor at Montjuïc and Mirador de l’Alcalde in the hills on the city outskirts.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava & Tossa de Mar with Scuba Diving

8. From Barcelona: Costa Brava & Tossa de Mar with Scuba Diving

Take advantage of your stay in Barcelona, escape from the city, and connect with nature on a full-day tour to Costa Brava. Discover this wonderful spot on the coastline and enjoy a full Mediterranean experience.    Meet your guide in Barcelona and travel to Tossa de Mar in a private van with WIFI and air conditioning. Relax, meet new friends in the group, and enjoy landscapes with sea and mountain views.    Upon arrival in Tossa de Mar, get outfitted with all the necessary equipment and start a day full of new adventures. Listen to the instructions from your guide and learn the basic rules of autonomous diving.    Once you feel comfortable, the instructor will take you to a shallow and calm area of the beach so you can practice the basics. You will try the sensation of breathing with your face in the water and you will do some small exercises to gain confidence.    Guided by an instructor, you will then be able to enjoy an underwater tour discovering hundreds of different fish, plants, and animals. It will be a dive initiation at less than 8 meters deep and it will last approximately 50 minutes.    Afterward, taste a typical Mediterranean meal in a restaurant with sea views. The menu includes a starter, a main course, and a dessert, of various options. After lunch, enjoy some free time relaxing on the beach or visiting the old town of Tossa de Mar.    Visit Vila Vella, the sole remaining fortified medieval town on the Catalan coast. Walk to the lighthouse and admire the impressive views, stroll around the old town and discover a labyrinth of narrow streets surrounded by beautiful traditional white houses. 

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Coastal Path Hike & Tossa de Mar

9. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Coastal Path Hike & Tossa de Mar

After a 1.5 hour pleasant drive in an air-conditioned minivan, you will reach Tossa de Mar, located in the heart of Costa Brava. 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. Enjoy unique views of the beautiful Mediterranean sea, breathtaking cliffs hanging over the sea and small hidden coves, where you have free time to swim in its transparent waters and sunbath. Fragrances from pine trees, rosemary and thyme will follow you along the way. The Camí de Ronda will bring you back to Tossa de Mar where you will enjoy some free time to have lunch. A traditional local restaurant can be booked for you. After lunch, you have the chance to visit Tossa de Mar, an ancient fishermen’s village with important historical background. Walk around the emblematic Vila Vella, also known as the old town, the sole remaining fortified medieval town on the Catalan coast dating from the 13th century. Behind the impressive city walls and defensive towers, you will find a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys surrounded by beautiful white houses that give the town a true Mediterranean atmosphere.

Costa Brava: Boat Ride and Tossa Visit with Hotel Pickup

10. Costa Brava: Boat Ride and Tossa Visit with Hotel Pickup

The professional guide will pick you up at your hotel in a private vehicle and will drive you to Costa Brava, specifically to the south of it. 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 to the next destination. On the way, you will discover different idyllic coves hidden in the coastline. During the tour, you will be able to relax and enjoy from the different colors in the landscape, the salty marine breeze, as well as from 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. A visit to the castle offers a spectacular view before visiting the town and stopping for a local lunch. The guide will drive through a panoramic road with views of the sea and Costa Brava’s nature. During the route, you will stop to take some amazing photos of the coast. Arriving at Sant Feliu de Guíxols, one of the most representative villages in the area, you will take a walk through its charming streets as well as experiencing the local culture of this picturesque town.

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What people are saying about Tossa de Mar

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 722 reviews

Book this trip! The seaside is absolutely stunning, the castle was impressive, the beach front was beautiful. You get to see a bit of Spain that you wouldn’t see just staying in Barcelona (it’s about a 1.5 hour drive.) We were a small group of 7 on the tour, so it was nice and not overwhelming. Enrique our guide was great! He took us to a local place for lunch and ordered for us all - we never would have found this restaurant on our own. We ate like locals. Lots of walking on this trip, so if that’s not your thing, then it’s not for you. It was easy walking, though. Nothing too strenuous. My 17 and 20 year old kids were in awe all day. It was a fantastic day. I give it 5 stars all the way!

A very nice tour with a nice guide (Sergio) The views were beautiful and the restaurant chosen was cute with many good options. During off season, there are very few people since the water is too cold to swim in so it made for great people-free photos :)

It was awsome, my instructor Christian was really helpful & instructed me thoroughly throughout the activity. Had a great first diving experience.

Great fun day, botanical gardens were spectacular. Tour guide, Jordie, was informative and so nice. Overall 10/10 experience.

Nice day trip in Costa Brava, both towns are beautiful. The highlight is the boat trip. Amazing!