Holiday rentals and apartments in Tossa de Mar
Costa Brava Natural Beauty
In Tossa de Mar you will find yourself in one of Spain's most picturesque coastal resorts! This pretty seaside village with its narrow, cobbled lanes, quirky shops and myriad of outdoor esplanade restaurants has lost none of its quintessential historical charm and the 12th century castle ramparts that dominate the view add to the magical ambience and appeal! Here you are surrounded by rugged mountains clad with emerald foliage, rocky coves, peaceful stretches of golden sand beach and sleepy Spanish heritage villages dotted along the coast.
Sunset views and glorious beaches.
Take your pick from a selection of immaculate, contemporary, fully equipped accommodation options dotted strategically along the coast in and around Tossa de Mar. Most properties are located under 1 km from local beaches. Make yourself at home in a breezy, contemporary, fully equipped home away from home located in a quiet residential area with a range of options offering ample space to accommodate groups of up to 10 guests! Many of the prime properties on offer feature a stunning terrace or balcony view of the surrounding landscape or boast a sparkling private pool in a secluded courtyard.
Holidays in Tossa de Mar: The area and getting around
A Spanish beach paradise rich in history and culture
Tossa de Mar offers you access to the best attractions in Barcelona such as the famous La Boqueria food market and the city's architectural masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. Locally you are near to some of the most beautiful, pristine beaches and coastal views along the Spanish coastline where sublime local cuisine is king. Barcelona airport is located on the outskirts of the city with plenty of low-cost flight options from mainland Britain. The average flying time is just over 2 hours, perfect for a city sights and beach combination getaway in summer or winter!
Sightseeing, secluded coves and local cuisine
The Costa Brava's one of Spain's best kept secrets for an unforgettable coastal getaway perfect for a family or group holiday. Here you have access to the best attractions ranging from Barcelona just over an hour south to exquisite fishing villages and medieval towns dotted along the coast plus the unmissable, inland heritage town of Girona. The entire coastline offers you easy access to some of the most gorgeous, unspoiled secluded beach coves and rugged coastal views in Spain. There are wonderful options for feasting on sublime local Catalan cuisine with its robust flavours and gastronomic variety.
Travellers and activities
Tossa de Mar for gastronomy enthusiasts
It is no secret that this stretch of Catalan coastline is a fabled foodie destination. This is the best place in Spain to fill up on succulent seafood paella, tomàquet (Catalonian style bread with tomatoes) croquetas, Spanish omelette and fried chipirones (tiny squid. Be sure to try esqueixada, a delectable ceviche style Catalan salad made with salt cod. Look out for a variety of mouthwatering dessert options such as vanilla custard or xuxo, a Catalan doughnut to further delight your taste buds! You will find a multitude of eateries serving authentic Catalan fare as well as international dining options throughout the area.
Tossa de Mar for beach lovers
The charming seaside village of Tossa de Mar offers visitors a choice of 16 breathtaking sandy beaches and coves along 13 km of coastline. Platja Gran, Tossa de Mar's main beach is fabulously scenic and is backed by the fairytale medieval walls and turrets of the Vila Vella! If you are looking for a quiet, picture-perfect family beach, head to Mar Menuda beach or the lovely cove of Platja d´es Condor. Sugar soft golden sand and absolutely gorgeous rugged scenery and crystalline, tourmaline hued waters for lazy days of swimming and relaxing await your arrival !
Top 5 travel tips in Tossa de Mar
1. Spend the day at Cala del Pi
Cala del Pi is a small, clean beach cove just 30 minutes east by car from central Tossa de Mar near Platja dÁro. It does not get more idyllic than this wild, secluded cove with gorgeous sugar soft sand backed by verdant Mediterranean vegetation. This gem of a beach with its stunning rocky coves and alluring tourmaline waters is an enticing spot for lovely views and a wonderful day enjoying the typical raw, unspoiled natural beauty of the Costa Brava. The sparkling tourmaline water is shallow, so clear that you can see fish darting about and perfect for swimming!
2. Visit the Jardins de Santa Clotilde
If you are looking for a relaxing haven amidst the cool shade of a verdant garden why not stroll about the botanical paradise of Santa Clotilde just 20 minutes west of Tossa de Mar. This botanical paradise is perched on a hill top with breathtaking views between Boadella Cove and gorgeous Fenals beach. The garden showcases a fantastic selection of Mediterranean plants and has been designed so that there is always something in bloom throughout the year! The beautiful fountains, staircases and ethereal, mythological sculptures make the gardens even more magical to visit.
3. Day trip to Girona
With beautiful Girona located just 40 minutes north of Tossa de Mar you have every reason to visit this ancient, heritage city! Girona is home to several fascinating historical attractions such as the ancient city walls. If you fancy a stroll on the longest Carolingian ramparts in Europe that date back to the 9th century here is your chance! The Cathedral de Santa Maria is a dramatic masterpiece of Gothic and Romanesque architecture and you will fall in love with the stunning Romanesque architecture of the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants. Don't forget to stop for stunning holiday pics by the rows of colourful houses overlooking the River Onyar!
4. Visit Muralles de Tossa de Mar
Just on your doorstep in Tossa de Mar, a perfect, atmospheric lunch trip adventure awaits you! The views from the castle, an iconic 12th-century fortification featuring expansive ramparts, numerous towers and a courtyard are sublime and the town boasts several fabulous traditional restaurants in the picturesque old part of the town near the castle. The Beach at Tossa de Mar is lovely for swimming and a beach walk with an ice cream after lunch!
5. Hike the Cala Llevado Path
If you are in the mood for an absolutely spectacular coastal trail that hugs the shoreline all the way to Castillo de Tossa follow the Cala Llevado cliff trail that offers unsurpassed panoramic ocean vistas and plunging cliff faces to admire. There are several rugged hilly ascents but the views are worth the effort! The path starts at the Cala Llevado passing by the island of SA Muladera and the Coves of Cala Molto and ends at the pretty beach cove of Codolar where you can have a cooling swim.