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Guide for Visiting Costa Brava's Tossa de Mar in 2024

Fishing village with 12th Century castle is a must visit town for beaches, water sports & hiking. All you need to know for your perfect holiday

Updated: Mar 12, 2023 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 2.9k

About Costa Brava's Tossa de Mar in 2024

Tossa de mar is one of the most southerly towns, (along with Lloret de Mar) on the Costa Brava, about 100 Km north of Barcelona, and is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in Catalunya.

What makes Tossa de Mar so special?

Visiting Costa Brava's Tossa de Mar in 2024

So you still interested in spending a long weekend or choosing Tossa de Mar for your holiday destination. lets get into more detail about why I love this place so much.

Where to stay overnight

There is a comprehensive guide PDF already available from the Tossa de Mar tourism website and in the documents section of this page. Last time I stayed overnight I used Hotel Cap d'Or which is a charming little hotel at the foot of the castle walls. Any accommodation should be booked in advance. Camping is also an option.

use the bookings widget above to find your perfect Tossa de Mar accommodation.

Food and restaurants

When you exit the castle via the southern exit there is a multitude of restaurants with outside dining terraces that offer one dish to three dish meals and set menu's for prices starting from 20 euros per person. I highly recommend eating in one of these restaurants if your budget can stretch as the food is delicious. Note that a three-course lunch for two with wine, coffee, desert etc. may cost about 100 euros if ordering individual dishes from the menu. These restaurants may offer a set menu which will be cheaper per head.

For quick meals there is a multitude of pizzerias and hamburgueserias walking away from the castle along Carrer del Portal or along the front of the platja gran beach via Passeig del Mar. Tossa de Mar, even has a Chinese food restaurant.

Explore Tossa de Mar Castle

Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar: is an art gallery museum inside the castle in Plaça Pintor Roig Soler. The museum opens from 10:00h to 14:00h every day. Some days it opens till later but best to visit in the morning.

Walk along the top of the castle rampart walls: starting by ascending the stairs in Plaça Pintor Roig Soler and finishing at the sea facing 17th century cannons.

Walk up to the Cap de Tossa Lighthouse viewpoint passing via the Església Vella de Sant Vicenç church ruin.

Follow Passeig de la Vila Vela to the hidden Xalet d'en Bram viewpoint overlooking Cala es Codolar beach

Find the Bronze Ava Gardner statue: Erected 8 years after her death because she filmed Pandora and the Flying Dutchman in Tossa de Mar and fell in love with the town.

Walk along Carrer Abat Oliba: and admire the shrine in the wall and the flowers in the window boxes of the houses.

Dine at Restaurant La Placeta inside the castle walls.

Bicycle Rental in Tossa de Mar

In the documents section there is a tourist brochure of all the cycle trails in the mountains behind Tossa de Mar. I recommend riding to the neo Romanesque Ermita de Sant Grau d'Ardenya church via Ermita de Mare de Déu de Gràcia ruins.

Bicycles can be rented from JimboBikes.

Tossa de mar coach day trip activities

Where to Stay Overnight

There is a comprehensive guide PDF already available from the Tossa de Mar tourism website and in the documents section of this page. Last time I stayed overnight I used Hotel Cap d'Or which is a charming little hotel at the foot of the castle walls. Any accommodation should be booked in advance. Camping is also an option.

Use the bookings widget above to find your perfect Tossa de mar hotel.

Food and Restaurants

When you exit the castle via the southern exit there is a multitude of restaurants with outside dining terraces that offer one dish to three dish meals and set menu's for prices starting from 20 euros per person. I highly recommend eating in one of these restaurants if your budget can stretch as the food is delicious. Note that a three-course lunch for two with wine, coffee, desert etc. may cost about 100 euros if ordering individual dishes from the menu. These restaurats may offer a set menu which will be cheaper per head.

For quick meals there is a multitude of pizzerias and hamburgueserias walking away from the castle along Carrer del Portal or along the front of the platja gran beach via Passeig del Mar. Tossa de Mar, even has a Chinese food restaurant.

Explore Tossa de Mar Castle

Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar: is an art gallery museum inside the castle in Plaça Pintor Roig Soler. The museum opens from 10:00h to 14:00h every day. Some days it opens till later but best to visit in the morning.

Walk along the top of the castle rampart walls starting by ascending the stairs in Plaça Pintor Roig Soler and finishing at the sea facing 17th century cannons.

Walk up to the Cap de Tossa Lighthouse viewpoint passing via the Església Vella de Sant Vicenç ruin.

Follow Passeig de la Vila Vela to the hidden Xalet d'en Bram viewpoint overlooking Cala es Codolar beach

Find the Bronze Ava Gardner statue. Erected 8 years after her death because she filmed Pandora and the Flying Dutchman in Tossa de Mar and fell in love with the town.

Walk along Carrer Abat Oliba and admire the shrine in the wall and the flowers in the window boxes of the houses.

Consider dining at Restaurant La Placeta inside the castle walls.

Bycicle Rental in Tossa de Mar

In the documents section there is a tourist brocure of all the cycle trails in the moutains behind Tossa de Mar. I recoomend riding to the neo romanesque Ermita de Sant Grau d'Ardenya church via Ermita de Mare de Déu de Gràcia ruins.

Bicycles can be rented from JimboBikes.

What to take with you for Costa Brava's Tossa de Mar in 2024

SarfaBus in General can provide bus access for people with reduced mobility and in wheelchars if you advise them 48 hours in advance to sarfa@sarfa.es

Small 30L Hiking Rucksack

Small 30L Hiking Rucksack

Includes high visibility fog and rain waterproof cover in zip compartment at bottom of rucksack.

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Phone Case for watersports

Phone Case for watersports

IPX8 waterproof floating and submersible case & Lanyard. Permits photos and touchscreen use.

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0.8L water bottle

0.8L water bottle

Reusable, refillable 1L water bottle.

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Beach Umbrella

Beach Umbrella

UV blocking Compact Beach umbrella with carry bag.

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Beach Towel

Beach Towel

Large Cotton beach towel

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Beach Sandals

Beach Sandals

Beach Sandals to protect against hot sand

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Mid layer Top

Mid layer Top

Light weight cotton quick dry T-shirt

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Trail shoes

Trail shoes

Lightweight comfortable trail shoes

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Convertible Trousers

Convertible Trousers

Lightweight convertible trousers that zip down to shorts

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High Factor Sun Cream

High Factor Sun Cream

factor 50 non-polluting sun-cream to protect the oceans, lakes and rivers.

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Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 24.70 FREE Child € 24.70 FREE Notes Beach is free, Return bus costs 24.75 Euros.

Getting to Costa Brava's Tossa de Mar in 2024

Address: Estacion de Autobuses, Tossa de Mar. 17320

Moventis-Sarfa Bus provide a regular bus service to Tossa de Mar. Last time I went, It costs 12.35 euros each way. Buses depart Estacion de Nord bus terminal (Metro L1 or RENFE Arc de Triunfo). Some busses also depart from Barcelona T1 and T2 airport. I strongly recommend booking bus tickets in advance to ensure availability. Journey time is 1 hour 20 minutes approximately.

Tickets and timetable can be found on Moventis Website.

For information about the Barcelona Nord Bus Hub visit the public transport page of this website.

If going to Tossa de Mar by car, Parking can be found in Carrer Miramar 2A, if your hotel does not provide free parking. Use the hire car widget above to find the best hire car deals.

Documents for Costa Brava's Tossa de Mar in 2024

Click on any one of the 13 PDFs to view in full screen and download.

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SarfaBus-Moventis route map to Tossa de Mar

Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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SarfaBus-Moventis Bus Timetable Barcelona to Tossa de Mar

Author: www.moventis.es

\'Moventis

Moventis Bus Timetable Blanes Rodalies to Lloret de Mar

Author: www.moventis.es

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Tossa de Mar Tourist map

Author: www.infotossa.com

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Tossa de Mar Castle Map

Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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Tossa de Mar Accomodation Guide

Author: www.infotossa.com

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Tossa de Mar Beach Safety

Author: www.infotossa.com

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Tossa de Mar Bike paths

Author: www.infotossa.com

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Tossa de Mar Guide

Author: www.infotossa.com

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Tossa de Mar Monuments Guide

Author: www.infotossa.com

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Tossa de Mar Restaurant Guide

Author: www.infotossa.com

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Tossa de Mar Traditional Food

Author: www.infotossa.com

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Tossa de Mar Walking Routes

Author: www.infotossa.com

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