Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tossa De Mar

This morning I spontaneously decided to go to Tossa De Mar.  Before today, all I knew was that it was a beach town, and after my trip to Cadaques, I trusted that any Costa Brava beach would do.  I had no idea what to expect. 

An hour and a half later I arrived at the beach, and..



Little did I know that this Costa Brava gem would have history and that hiking would be involved.  Of course I wanted to get the best views of the village, and so I hiked up the Vila Vella.  In my havaianas.

Vila Vella
Tossa De Mar has the only medieval village on the Catalan coast  that is still standing today [thank you tourist boards].  The steep, cobblestone streets were definitely worth the climb, because they led me to discover this:

I spent the afternoon at this quiet beach, and it had the clearest Mediterranean Sea water I've seen in a long time.  Today was the first day this year that I braved the cold water and actually swam in the Mediterranean {I had to pee}.  The swim was the perfect way to end the afternoon. 

Tossa de Mar is a great day trip from Barcelona.  The separate beaches on the outskirts have better sand and less people.  If you have small children, the beach on the north end has shallow water: think toddler pool water.

Tossa De Mar is a must see while in the Costa Brava, and don't forget to try patatas bravas if you like potatoes.


  1. haha dont tell me u swam bc you peed in the ocean! those poor fishes hahaha

  2. g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s. Can we plan a trip please?...i'm serious <3