Located between Barcelona and the French border, Tossa de Mar is a typical ancient fishermen’s village. Its historical castle, old town and beautiful beaches have transformed it into a well known destination on the Costa Brava, not only for tourists but also for many Spanish visitors. It is popular amongst families as it is the perfect combination of beach, water sports, culture and good gastronomy.
Tossa still conserves its enchanting atmosphere of small streets, old houses, the castle, lighthouse, … and is surrounded by pine trees and numerous crystal blue water creeks.
A hidden gem on the coast, Tossa is your ideal holiday destination, or a must to visit during your stay on the Costa Brava!
Tossa’s coast is characterized by a succession of cliffs and rocks, surrounded by pine tree forests and small beaches, creeks and tiny coves.
Tossa has two main beaches which are located in the center of town. These are the easiest to reach and have all amenities at hand. This means they are also the most crowded.
If you want to explore its smaller creeks, drive towards Sant Feliu de Guixols along its stunning winding road, where you can choose from multiple beaches. Park and walk down the sandy paths until you reach the beach, you will see its crystal clear blue waters through the pine trees while you approach. Discover Tossa’s “Calas” (Cala means “creek” in Catalan):
- Cala Bona
- Cala Pola Giverola
- Cala Futadera
- Cala Salions
- Cala Morisca
- Cala Llevadó / Cala Llorell
“Vila Vella” (Old town)
Besides its beautiful beaches, Tossa de Mar is known for its medieval old town, called Vila Vella in Catalan. Its defensive walls and towers are still intact. Inside it is a labryinth of small cobblestone alleys and traditional fishermen’s houses. Walking around the Vila Villa will make you travel back in time to the 12th century, it’s like an open-air museum.
A leisurely stroll during the evening is a must. Shop at one of the artisan shops an enjoy dinner at one of its delicious small tapas restaurants. We’ll send you our recommendations!
From the Vila Vella walk up to the lighthouse, you’ll pass by the ruins of an ancient church and once at the top you’ll enjoy the beautiful sea views.
There’s a small train that goes up and down the old town during the day.
Tossa de Mar is also famous for its food, which goes from the local fish specialty “Cim i Tomba”, to fresh catched fish or tapas.
If you book your holiday with us, we’ll send you our personal insiders information booklet with tips and favourites among locals!