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Costa Brava

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

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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.

Lloret de Mar: 4-Hour Group Celebration Cruise

2. Lloret de Mar: 4-Hour Group Celebration Cruise

Climb aboard a beautiful catamaran and get a welcome from the crew as you get ready to sail. From there, you can simply listen to the music and avail of complimentary soft drinks as you cruise along the Costa Brava Coast for a full hour. You will drop anchor at a delightful spot to go for a swim in the sea, and have some fun on a giant inflatable donut for about 20 minutes before a bell announces it's time for your barbecue feast. You will then sit down to enjoy delicious meal, including pasta salad, hamburgers, sausages, and fruit salad. Whilst you eat, you will also be welcome to redeem your ticket for 2 glasses of free beer or sangria. You will then return towards LLoret de Mar as the music is turned up, allowing everyone to dance if they so choose. You can marvel as your host performs some amazing choreography that will be hard to resist, whilst soaking up the great atmosphere and enjoying lots of laughs. You will also of course be welcome to top up your tan if you don't want to dance and prefer to sunbathe on deck.

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 Barcelona: 6-Hour Costa Brava Kayak and Snorkel Tour

4. From Barcelona: 6-Hour Costa Brava Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Discover the Costa Brava on a day trip from Barcelona. Snorkel and Kayak in the Mediterranean while you explore caves and coves and learn about the colorful flora and fauna native to the area. 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 Barcelona: 8-Hour Costa Brava Kayak and Snorkel Tour

5. From Barcelona: 8-Hour Costa Brava Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Try something different during your time in Barcelona and explore the wild coast of the Costa Brava by kayak. Travel by private coach from the city center to a picturesque beach, where the qualified guides will navigate you to places only accessible from the water. Discover secret coves and small caves, and get up close and personal with the beautiful sea life. Avail of an activity that requires no previous experience and is a gentle and relaxing day out for all the family. As long as you can swim, you can marvel at the rugged cliffs and coastline from a different perspective. Get the chance to jump from rocks and go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a lunch of sandwiches, freshly prepared on the beach and served with a selection of delicious hams and cheese. Don't worry about getting travel sports insurance as full injury insurance is included. In the unlikely event that anything should happen to you, you'll be covered.

Figueres: Dalí Theater-Museum Guided Tour

6. Figueres: Dalí Theater-Museum Guided Tour

Learn about the life and art of the most famous surrealist Spanish painter, Salvador Dalí, on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the Dalí Theater-Museum. Marvel at his paintings hanging on the walls of the museum based in the artist's hometown of Figueres as an expert local guide explains their meaning. Explore the 1,500 works of art on exhibition at the theater and museum, which has been paying homage to Dalí's work since its inauguration in 1974. Built on the remains of the former Municipal Theater of Figueres, the museum is considered to be one of Dalí's last great work of art. Visit the stage area in the museum, which sits above the crypt where the controversial artist is buried.

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

7. 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.  

From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

8. From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

Discover one of the best snorkeling spots off the Costa Brava on this wonderful eco tour. Explore the seven islands of the Medes Islands archipelago, located just a mile from L’Estartit beach. See the incredible marine flora and fauna as you snorkel through this beautiful nature reserve. Meet at the local partner's shop where you guide will welcome you and give you the snorkeling equipment. Watch a short video on the Medes Islands and the marine life you can see there. Then get on board a small boat and depart for the islands. When you arrive at the archipelago, jump into the water in groups of 8 to 10 people with a guide who will show you the best spots to see the fishes. After 50 minutes of snorkeling, return to the boat and you enjoy time for swimming or relaxing on deck. Take a short cruise around the islands before returning to the harbor, where your tour will end.

Barcelona: Sailing Tour with a Glass of Cava

9. Barcelona: Sailing Tour with a Glass of Cava

During our sunset or day sailing cruise you will participate in a unique sailing experience. You will enjoy 2.5 hours of sailing, leaving and returning from Barcelonas beautiful Port Olimpic. We will sail out 3 to 4 miles and then tack back to sail against the skyline of Barcelona. During our cruise you will enjoy free catalan cava. You can actively participate in the sailing event or just be carried along enjoying the cruise. We leave from Barcelona Port Olimpic. Meeting point is at the Moll de la Marina 3. Once we leave the port we set the main sail and genoa sail and start sailing towards the November Buoy. There we tack and sail back enjoying the views. During our event you can get to learn the basic sailing procedures, enjoy a relaxing open air activity and have excellent and unique views of Barcelona. If the weather is nice you can also take a swim in the med. Sometimes we are lucky enough to see Dolphins or Tuna jumping out of the water. This experience is a great way to see Barcelona from another perspective.

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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4.6 / 5

based on 3,986 reviews

Booked the tour last minute, on a whim and it turned out to be a lovely day! I was travelling solo so it was nice to meet some new people and the guides explained everything very well with precise navigation and instructions. Would have loved an additional half hour in Girona but I understand it was a tight schedule. Overall would definitely recommend :)

A wonderful experience worth it.. Rod was an excellent guide ,funny ,shared a lot of knowledge about areas and history. Our group with few people was also nice.The 3 course meal was top notch! Would recommend Rod 100 percent...

JB and his team are awesome! We really enjoyed this tour. They knew how to ensure we were all safe and enjoyed our time. The location itself is amazing, this is a must do with JB and his team. 100% recommend.

Christina and Carlos from Catalunya Bus Turistic were very entertaining and well informed. I felt that we were taken care of. Their guidance and hospitality made visit to Girona and Figueres (Dali Museum)

Wonderful experience!!! Fun and amazing place!!! very friendly guide