Resting between Barcelona and the border of France on Catalonia’s Girona coast, Tossa de Mar is an ancient fishing village. Prehistoric remains overlap with Roman, medieval and present-day features, turning Tossa de Mar into an open-air museum of archaeological splendour.
Things to do in Tossa de Mar
Walk along the cobbled streets and enjoy the sights and sounds of Vila Vella, Tossa’s old town. Traverse the walled alleyways that lead to Tossa’s Lighthouse and treat yourself to a stunning view of the coast. Afterwards, make your way to Barrio Sa Roqueta, the traditional fisherman’s quarter, and sample fresh seafood tapas.
Fancy a glass of fine wine? Tossa de Mar revels in a wide selection of delectable Spanish wines. Enjoy a glass of red at Bar Europa or visit nearby Mas Molla Winery to tour the vineyard and try a fine selection of organic Spanish wines.
Don’t miss a tour of the impressive Tossa de Mar Castle. Looming over the coastline from the top of a hill, this well-preserved fortress features commanding views of the Costa Brava. Explore the local shops and restaurants that line the castle walls before climbing to the top of a stone tower.
A visit to Tossa de Mar isn’t complete without spending a day at one of its beaches. The coastline spans 14 kilometres and features dozens of small coves. Snorkel or scuba dive at La Mar Menuda, find privacy at Platja d’es Codolar or grab a drink at a beach bar on Playa Grande.
Getting around Tossa de Mar
You can fly into Girona Airport, one hour’s drive away from Tossa de Mar. Tossa de Mar is easy to navigate by foot, while local buses service the surrounding beaches and nearby towns of Lloret de Mar and Cologne.