Located on the famously rugged cost of the Costa Brava, Spain, Tossa de Mar is often considered the jewel of Catalonia. The town is hugely picturesque, aside from the small region where Tossa de Mar’s beach hotels are located, with charming cobbled alleys filled to the brim with little restaurants and shops. The surrounding countryside is extremely easy on the eye too. The skyline is that of mountains, with lush gorges hiding natural springs in the foreground, not to mention the stunning beaches which line the front of the town. Many of the other resorts along the Costa Brava are nightlife centres for rowdy beach holidays, yet as the Tossa de Mar tourist information office will proudly tell you, a holiday rental in Tossa de Mar is perfect for a more relaxing break in the sun!
Anyone taking a private holiday rental property or a room in one of Tossa de Mar’s beach hotels will confirm, the 14km of beach upon which the town stands is a haven for beach lovers. The fine, golden sand which lines the coast provides a startling contrast to the azure waters of the sea, and there is always plenty of space on which to place you towel, stretch out and relax. The beach is littered with small beach bars and restaurants along the back, and water sports are remarkably easy to organise. Scuba diving is especially popular from self catering Tossa de Mar holiday accommodation, but you can just as easily explore the deep with a snorkel or from the comfort of a glass bottomed boat!
There are tow distinct parts to Tossa de Mar, the medieval town, marked by its ancient defensive walls and watch towers, and the newer part where Tossa de Mar’s beach hotels can be found. The old town is beautiful, full of Tossa de Mar’s attractions and well worth investigating from any Tossa de Mar property rental, offering visitors a wealth of attractions from the stunning 11th Century castle to the 12th century walled enclose, which is the only remaining example of a fortified medieval town left on the Catalan coast.
There are plenty of things to do in Tossa de Mar’s surrounding countryside too. The huge mountainous national park of Massif de Cadiretes contains soaring peaks, lush valleys and gargling rivers, home to many of Spain’s wildlife species. The Sa Riera Park is just on the outskirts of Tossa de Mar, and is also a fantastic place to walk, cycle and relax. Walkers will also be thrilled by the coastal paths in the area too, which pass through the 6km of protected coastline on which Tossa de Mar stands.
A short distance down the coast will bring you to Lloret de Mar, which despite its similar name and close proximity seems a million miles from Tossa de Mar. Tourist information on Lloret de Mar is extensive as the resort is hugely popular with young groups of friends looking to enjoy a fast paced holiday in the sun, although many appear only at night to enjoy the many bars and clubs Lloret de Mar has to offer! If you ever need a good night out during your Tossa de Mar holiday, the journey is easily made.
Tossa de Mar benefits from a strong, Mediterranean climate. As a result, summers are long and hot, with average monthly temperatures soar to over 25?C from May until September, with daily temperatures of around 35?C almost daily during July and August.
Girona-Costa Brava Airport (GRO) is just 35km from any Tossa de Mar accommodation, making Tossa de Mar holidays very easy to take from the UK. Thanks to Ryanair, there are a huge range of daily flight routes from across the UK, leaving from almost every airport in Britain!