Visit Tossa de Mar for its crystalline water beaches, ancient remains and unspoiled mountain views
The charming beach resort of Tossa De Mar is one of the quieter resorts of the Costa Brava, situated in Girona Province 100km south of the French border and approximately 88km north of Barcelona. More humble in size than its livelier neighbour Lloret de Mar (less than a 20-minute car journey away) it boasts crystal clear waters, beautiful sheltered coves, a wealth of historic remains and 14km of gold sand. Like many of the resorts along the Costa Brava, Tossa de Mar was originally a small, typical Catalonian fishing town, now transformed into a thriving tourist town with a bustling centre, beautiful old quarter, modern promenade and world-class beaches to let your hair down on.
With a coastline surrounded by lush greenery, rugged mountains and fertile valleys, Tossa de Mar's idyllic landscape is ideal for exploring. If you're feeling adventurous, take a guided walk along Cami Ronda coastal path stretching all the way from neighbouring Blanes to Portbou and Verdon Regional Park, or hire a bike and discover the hidden gems of the coast. The town's main beach, Plata Gran, is a horseshoe-shaped stretch of golden sand, scattered with colourful fishing boats. Here you can enjoy an abundance of water sports, or simply relax and take in the views of 12th century La Vila Vella Castle, standing 173m above sea level. Boat excursions are a great way to see neighbouring resorts like Blanes and Calella, along the Costa del Mareseme and its 50km coastline of beaches.
In the evenings, dine alfresco at one of the restaurants and bars along the busy promenade, where you'll find all kinds of dishes from traditional tapas and paella to woodfire pizza. Take a stroll down the old town Vila Vella; the last medieval town of the Costa Brava, with its fortified walls, ancient ruins, museum, winding cobbled lanes and spectacular views of the Mediterranean. For a livelier nightlife scene, head to the clubs and bars of Tossa de Mar, a short car or bus journey away along the coast. Our villas and apartments in Tossa de Mar put you at the heart of it all, with luxury rentals with private pools, family-friendly villas by the beach and holiday homes near the golf.
Envision the perfect beach holiday in your head and it would probably look a little something like Tossa de Mar. Situated 100km south of the French border, this slice of paradise has everything you need for a sunny Spanish escape; think clear blue Mediterranean, unspoiled scenic surroundings, beautiful weather and the colour and vibrancy of authentic Spain. Neighbouring the coastal resort towns of Blanes and Lloret de Mar, this quieter region of the Costa Brava is perfect for families and couples who want peace and tranquility, but also all the amenities of a modern beach resort.
Families will love Tossa de Mar for its Blue Flag beaches like Platja Gran, nearby water park, boat excursions and water sports galore, from canoeing to snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking. Surrounded by dense forestry, unspoiled Cala Futadera, or 'The Cove of 330 Steps' is the perfect place if you want to enjoy a quiet afternoon. With a mix of rocks and fine sand, this little gem is tucked away between Tossa de Mar and San Feliu, where you'll find there are more fishing boats here than people. For young, free and singles who want to follow the party crowd, a Catamaran Cruise is definitely for you, picking up from the resorts of Tossa de Mar, Blanes and Lloret de Mar.
In the evenings, the Spanish bars and bodegas of the old town provide a wonderful authentic or international cuisine, complemented by local red wine and atmospheric views. The bars here are open until midnight, but if you're looking to continue the party til the early hours, then head to the bright lights of neighbouring Lloret de Mar.
Visit the Thursday market in the town's centre and delight in the delicious aromas of freshly baked goods, or take home a piece of the Costa Brava with you, with a local handmade souvenir. Stroll along the cobbles streets of the old town of Vila Vella, with its fortified walls, Moorish towers and sweeping views across the Mediterranean. Tossa de Mar Lighthouse and museum is the highest point in the area at 70m above sea level. Immerse yourself in the local culture and customs with colourful fiestas year round, from pilgrimages to flower processions.
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