Mediterranean sea colder than the Carribean !!
Worth a visit on your way to Barcelona!
I think few will know that there is a small bowling cafe and gaming machine studio in Tossa de Mar, quite good for evening fun.There are more tips on things to do in Tossa de mar here: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Catalunya/Tossa-252344/Things_To_Do-Tossa-TG-C-1.htmlmore
This shop is called Tim and Kat, its completly different than all the other shops i saw in Tossa.Its handmade, bags, silver jewellery where you can learn how to make a neckless or earings.Tim and kat are very friendly people and they help you with joices for presents as for women and for men.They are open from 10 - 14 and from 17 - 22:30 in the...more
Tossa old town lies behind the old town walls which have lots of little paths and walkways to explore. Hidden amongst these are little cottage-style houses and a few restaurants.Tossa de Mar was first brought to the outside world in the fifties when it was picked as the set location for the famous film, Pandora & the Flying Dutchman, starring the...more
We found a statue of a beautiful woman in evening dress overlooking the town with no plaque. I have since done some research and found out it is named 'Pandora'and was put there in 2008. In the 1950's Hollywood came to Tossa! James Mason and Ava Gardner filmed "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman", making the village a tourist attraction. It was then...more
The town was once reliant on fishing and even now many residents take their small boats out in the morning and evening. It's fascinating to watch (mostly old men) preparing the boat, getting it to the water's edge and then spot their lights bobbing offshore at dusk . Once we went for a 7 a.m swim, the sea was like a millpond and we watched as they...more
My partner suffers from vertigo so I didn't get to walk along the wall and enjoy the stunning view for as long as I would have liked!! To be fair the railings are low and you would have to watch little ones like a hawk. What I liked most is the opportunity to peek onto peoples sun terraces and catch glimpses of the restored interiors ;-) One...more
PHOTOS FROM OUR STAY IN TOSSA........ We had to park our Citroen C3 about 10 blocks away from the hotel in a newer residential section. Tossa has maintained its Spanish identity by allowing no Hiltons, no MacDonald’s, no corporate chain operations in the inner town. We loved roaming through the small shops and eating/drinking in the outdoor...more
PHOTOS FROM OUR STAY IN TOSSA........ We walked around the old walled ruins of the original city, climbed on cliff paths overlooking the beaches, and swam at the topless beach. Prices were reasonable, and the local wines were a pleasure to drink. We found having a ½ litre with lunch and full litre with dinner just perfect for us. There are lots of...more
PHOTOS FROM OUR TRIP TO TOSSA DE MAR..... Tossa has maintained its Spanish identity by allowing no Hiltons, no MacDonald’s, no corporate chain operations in the inner town. We loved roaming through the small shops and eating/drinking in the outdoor sidewalk cafes. Orange and black dominate clothing colors for the locals. We walked around the old...more
PHOTOS FROM OUR TOSSA STAY.... We landed in Barcelona, picked up a rental car, and drove 2 ½ hours...more
My three daughters, son in law, grandchildren, sister and neice accompanied me on this holiday. As...more
Plaza de Espana 6, Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava, 17320, Spain
Good for: Families
Fantastic lunchtime deals at this very friendly restaurant. 14.90 euros for the Menu del Dia which is a bit more than what you pay at the places surrounding the beach but the quality and freshness of the food is worth it.For that you get 3 courses including wine, water and bread and the fish suggestions are superb and they even rustled up an Arroz...more
Cim i Tomba is offered on several menus. It's a fish and potato stew and there was a special event planned just after we were due to leave...restaurants competing to make the best version of this dish! I didn't get to try it as it's a dish for two. We had an excellent paella instead, and on another night, Butifarra (Catalan sausage).more
PHOTOS FROM OUR STAY IN TOSSA........ Prices were reasonable, and the local wines were a pleasure to drink. We found having a ½ litre with lunch and full litre with dinner just perfect for us. There are lots of artesian pizza places, tapas cafes and gift shops. Why are the 10-inch pizzas throughout Europe so much better than any pizza in the...more
Generous helpings of carefully made curries, excellent value for money and no morning after effects!Basic surroundings very clean though with helful staff and a somewhat eccentric chef.Staff are happy to sit with the patrons at the end of the night and chat about everything except the weather. The chicken curry, boring I know, but a good indicator...more
There were only two nightclubs open when we visited. My eldest daughter and her husband went one night and although it was free to get in the drinks were three times the price. No other english were there only the local spanish youngsters. I would imagine it would be more lively later in the season.more
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Ryanair users may be aware that the airport you fly into is much nearer to Girona than Barcelona. We did think about spending a day in this city before heading to Tossa but the connections to Girona were surprisingly poor (2/3 a day). So we decided to catch a more frequent bus to Lloret de Mar then catch a connecting bus. Our flight was delayed so...more
Tourist cruises run to and from Tossa de Mar. They're very popular and quite inexpensive. During a cruise you can see the picturesque coastline as well as coloured faces of other passengers who become sea-sick. Sometimes you can't chose where to look.Tickets can be bought here - in a booth on the beach.more
Tossa is a typical tourist oriented town so here you'll be able to purchase all sorts of more or less ugly articles sold solely to tourists.
In this picture you can see several bottles of sangria, all of them 'attractively' shaped and less attractively priced. To be purchased in numerous shops around Tossa.
I think that it's a local custom (of tourists) to play a fool with sculptures located on the castle way. I hope that I didn't offend anyone with my stupid jokes...
I know that one of the high priorities on many peoples minds is to get in the Sun as fast as they can and for as long as they can to get a tan to be proud of when they return home. But.........BEWARE OF THE SUN !If you are fair skinned or even if not, USE Sun protection cream or lotion BEFORE hitting the beach. Even if just walking around town you...more
Those of you who visit my pages more often than once a year know that I especially adore narrow passages, magical tiny streets. I found them in sunny Tossa de Mar :-)
Its quiet, but not in the high season like August.Best travelling Time Mai, June, September and OktoberUnfortunately in Winter there is only one Hotel open and a few Restaurants at the weekend.If you want party you are at the wrong place then you should go to loret.Tossa is famous for the diving. At the weekend 100 of people come from barcelona...more
We spent around four hours in Tossa first sitting in the reustarant on the beach and then walking in the castle. I don't remeber the name of the reustarant but it's the one that more close to the parking - the food was excelent also after this we regret that we didn't wait to eat near the castle - looks much more romantic. The castle itself is...more