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Costa Brava

A picturesque rocky coastline - home to charming towns, Spain's best diving spots, and Salvador Dalí.

Our most recommended things to do in Costa Brava

Lloret de Mar: Catamaran Sailing Experience with BBQ

1. Lloret de Mar: Catamaran Sailing Experience with BBQ

Enjoy the ultimate day of fun in the sun with a sailing trip along the Costa Brava. Climb aboard a beautiful catamaran in Lloret de Mar and set sail. Lie in the big net bow area and feel the sensation of floating over the sea while listening to music and having a drink.   After 1 hour of sailing past the stunning landscape of cliffs, caves, secluded beaches and fishing villages, the boat will stop at a quiet spot. Swim in a small inlet, play on the giant floating mattress, or go snorkeling in the beautiful waters. Top off the experience with complimentary drinks including beer, sangria, soft drinks, and water. Return to Lloret de Mar with the music turned up, as you soak in the atmosphere.

Girona: Small Group Walking Tour

2. Girona: Small Group Walking Tour

The ancient walled city of Girona stands on a fortress-like hill, high above the confluence of the Onyar and Ter rivers. As the provincial capital, it has a long and distinguished history. Founded by Iberians, the Romans later named it Gerunda and established it as an important stopping point on the Via Augusta, linking Iberia with Rome. But the most important time for the city was the middle ages, due to its location near the french border the city was under siege several times, so its main buildings are from that time. Girona has the huge 15th century cathedral, boasting the widest unsupported gothic arch in the world which dominates the skyline. Much of the city's attraction lies in exploring the medieval streets, especially around the charming Jewish quarter. In the lower part of the city, you will enjoy spectacular images of steep alleyways and the brightly painted façades of the houses overlooking the Onyar river which provide the most emblematic image of the city.  Among the bridges that span the river are the lightweight Gómez bridge and the Ferreries Velles bridge which was designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1877. Also, if you are interested in The Game of Thrones series, the guide will show the locations where the 6th season was filmed. This extensive visit will show you the most important monuments of Girona, its history, its Jewish heritage and also its legends. Join local guides who know all the secrets of the city.

From Roses to Cadaqués: Catalonian Coast Boat Tour

3. From Roses to Cadaqués: Catalonian Coast Boat Tour

Soak in the sun during this boat trip from Roses. Follow the coastline up to Cadaqués. The Mediterranean town that has kept its spirit over the years. Walk around the town for a quick bite to eat or to check out a museum before heading back to Roses. Start the tour from Roses. Follow the rugged coastline past points such as Cape Norfeu. Snap a picture of the rugged cliffs along the way. Try to spot the Far de Cala Nans lighthouse before arriving in Cadaqués.  Cadaqués has held onto much of its charm over the years. Spend some time wandering the village. Check out the Blue House, one of the town’s Art Nouveau mansions. Up in Portlligat, there is a museum in the house where Salvador Dalí used to live. After some time, make your way back to Roses.

From Roses: Cap de Creus Natural Park and Cadaqués Boat Tour

4. From Roses: Cap de Creus Natural Park and Cadaqués Boat Tour

Explore the beautiful coastline of the Cap de Creus Natural Park on a boat tour. Sail along the coast spotting natural landmarks like Cat's Rock, Tamariu Cave, and the cliffs of Cape Norfeu. Enjoy some free time to explore Cadaqués before heading back to Roses. Depart from Roses by catamaran and sail by the Cap de Creus Natural Park as far as Cap de Creus headland. See all the highlights of the natural park; passing by the Cat's Rock, Tamariu Cave, the cliffs of Cape Norfeu, the Cave of Hell, and the lighthouse of Cap de Creus. Enter the scenic cove of Port Lligat. Here, you can see the house of the famous artist Salvador Dalí from the boat. Arrive in Cadaqués where you will disembark on the main beach, just in front of the old town. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time where you can explore the beautiful village or grab some lunch. Afterward, hop back on the boat for the return journey to Roses.

Roses: Costa Brava 2-Hour Catamaran Trip with Submarine View

5. Roses: Costa Brava 2-Hour Catamaran Trip with Submarine View

Admire the beautiful bays along the Costa Brava from a unique perspective aboard a 2-hour catamaran sailing trip, which features awesome submarine viewing. Start from the Bay of Roses and glide past lovely coves in the Cap de Creus Nature Park. Continue along the Punta Falconera and enjoy submarine views of the seabed of Cala Murtra. Explore Cala Montjoi and see the famous restaurant El Bulli, from chef Ferran Adrià. Then head to Cap Norfeu where you will see the impressive rock named The Cat for its feline form. Weather permitting, enter Tamariu cave, and then continue to Cala Jóncols.

From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres and Dalí Museum Day Tour

6. From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres and Dalí Museum Day Tour

Discover the 2 most representative cities of northern Catalonia, Girona and Figueres, on a full-day tour from Barcelona. Explore Girona's medieval monuments on a guided walking tour, and plunge into Salvador Dalí's surreal world at the Dalí Theater-Museum in Figueres. Meet your guide and set off from Barcelona to head first to Girona, a city founded by the Romans. Learn about Girona's history with your guide, and admire a city used as a filming location for Game of Thrones. See some of the finest historic architecture in Spain, including medieval walls, Romanesque and Gothic monuments, Arab baths, baroque spaces, and one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in Europe. Next, make your way to Figueres, the world capital of surrealism. Take advantage of priority entrance to the Dalí Theatre-Museum, which contains the largest collection of the artist's works and is a surrealist work of art in its own right. Step into a different universe when you enter the museum, and immerse yourself in Dalí's unique world on an orientation tour. Take some time to explore the permanent Dalí Jewels exhibition, then conclude your tour with a return journey to Barcelona and the original meeting point.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Kayaking and Snorkeling Day Trip

7. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Kayaking and Snorkeling Day Trip

Discover the Costa Brava on a day trip from Barcelona. Snorkel and Kayak in the Mediterranean. Explore caves and coves and learn about local flora and fauna. Savor a picnic in a stunning natural setting and end your experience with a refreshing drink at a bar in central Barcelona. Depart Barcelona and journey along the Costa Brava for approximately 1 hour to reach the start point of your exciting kayak and snorkel adventure. Upon arrival at the beach, get outfitted with all the necessary equipment and listen to the instructions from your guide. Explore secluded beaches and rocky caves by kayak, and swim and snorkel among the native marine life. Encounter volcanic cliffs towering above the shimmering waters, brimming with fish, sea urchins, coral formations, and more. Along the way, enjoy a picnic lunch and complimentary water, and get plenty of free time to chill out on a white sand beach. Head back into the heart of Barcelona at the end of your adventure, and enjoy a round of beer or sangria at a bar on arrival.

From L'Estartit: Sea-Kayaking Tour to the Medes Islands

8. From L'Estartit: Sea-Kayaking Tour to the Medes Islands

Take on an unforgettable sea kayaking adventure to the Medes Islands, one of the principal marine flora and fauna reserves in the Western Mediterranean. Paddle to unique spots only reachable by kayak and have a swim in Costa Brava’s crystal waters. Meet at the local tour partner's shop, where your guide will welcome you and give you the necessary equipment for this activity. After a safety and technical briefing, climb aboard your kayak and follow your guide to this beautiful natural reserve. Kayak across the seven islands and enjoy unique picturesque views of the whole bay while you learn about the flora and fauna of this protected area. Before heading back, cool off with a refreshing swim, and marvel at the unique marine life on the seabed. You will be accompanied by the guide at all times and assisted by a boat which will tow you in case you need it.  

Costa Brava: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

9. Costa Brava: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

Meet your small group at the Sant Pol Kayaking School right by the beach. After a short introduction and safety briefing, you'll have time to get kitted out before taking to the waters. Explore secluded beaches and rocky caves by kayak, and swim and snorkel among the native marine life for 2 hours with your French-speaking guide. Encounter volcanic cliffs towering above the shimmering waters, brimming with fish, sea urchins, coral formations, and more before heading back to the main beach. Re-energized, take the opportunity to explore the rugged cliffs and the coastline at your own pace. Or, if you're feeling laid-back, relax and sunbathe on the white sand beach.

Tossa de Mar: PADI Discovery Scuba Diving

10. Tossa de Mar: PADI Discovery Scuba Diving

The "try dive" is an activity recommended for beginners in scuba. The entire experience lasts three hours, the first 35 minutes of which will consist of a briefing on how the equipment works, how to communicate underwater using hand signals, and how the tour will go. Afterwards, get kitted out in the provided wetsuit and boots in the changing room. Once you are ready, hop in the van for just five minutes and prepare for the fun to start. Because the dive site is directly connected with the beach, you'll be enjoying a shore dive off Mar Menuda Beach.  When you get to the water, your guide will break up the activity step by step, and you'll have plenty of time to get used to each one at your own pace. Starting from the beach makes everything easier, especially for your ears as you'll have more time to get used to the pressure. Stay under the water for about an hour — this, of course, depends on you, because the more nervous you are, the faster you breathe, and the quicker you'll go through the air in your tank. During the dive, your guides will snap some photos/videos, so you will have a souvenir from the activity.

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What people are saying about Costa Brava

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,986 reviews

Absolutely the best Ancient tour we have ever had in Europe. Ancient homes from 10/11 century still lived in with some original walls. Scenery incredible. There is no way we can properly describe what we saw or experienced. My wife and I have had multiple tours throughout Europe, both on Cruises and land based. In our minds this is the best ever for ancient villages still being lived in. Our guide,Cam, was also the best guide we have ever had, period, without question. Both for knowledge and concern for the senior people on the tour of which we are two. Exceptional value for the money we paid. On this trip we did 4 tours with Get Your Guide and highly recommend them.

This was a great small group tour of Girona, Pals, and Llafranc beach. It is a very full day with lots of great sites to see. Photo opps are endless as these areas are all amazingly beautiful. Tour guide Gasper was friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with. He was a great driver and took us through some beautiful areas in addition to the places we stopped. Highly recommend!

It was an awesome experience, but what made it truly amazing was our guide Pepe, that man should be declared a national treasure! Felt like being out with a good friend, professional, friendly and relaxed with great knowledge.10/10 would give him my hat !

Very nice! Very nice and spontaneous supervisors. Food was provided. 1 tip: provide something for vegan such as humus spread or something else on a sandwich. Not just a sandwich with vegetables.

Dana is very patient and very nice,i like her very much!!!!i will comment to my friends!!!