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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.

Tossa de Mar: PADI Discovery Scuba Diving

2. 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.

From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

3. 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.

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.

Salvador Dalí Small Group Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

6. Salvador Dalí Small Group Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

This full-day tour from Barcelona follows in the tracks of the surrealist genius Salvador Dalí, exploring the the landscape that inspired his art. You’ll visit his favorite haunts and secret hideaways, as well as the legendary Dali Museum at Figueres and his former home near Cadaqués. You’ll head from Barcelona to Figueres, where you’ll visit Dalí’s birthplace and the extraordinary museum dedicated to his work. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a “whole,” so there are no catalogues and the work is not displayed in any organized manner. The tour continues to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués, famous for its whitewashed Mediterranean houses and narrow streets. With its charming bay, it is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. What is particularly stunning is the dramatic scenery on the drive there. For lunch, you can enjoy local seafood specialties at one of the numerous terraces, or grab a sandwich and relax on the beach. You’ll soon understand why Cadaqués inspired Dalí and so many other artists. Travel up the coast to the smaller village of Port Lligat, where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him.  The winter schedule (September 1 to June 30) starts with a drive to Figueres, where you will spend the morning exploring the Dalí Museum. From the museum, drive to Cadaqués. After lunch at your own expense, continue exploring Cadaqués or head to Port Lligat, to visit Dali's House. The summer schedule (July 1 to August 31) leaves Figueres for Pubol Castle, once the home of Dalí and his wife Gala, located in the village of the same name. Visit the Gala Dalí House-Museum in the castle, and after lunch, venture to one of the many beautiful beach side towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline.

Costa Brava: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

7. 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.

Costa Brava: Kayak and Snorkeling Tour with Lunch and Beer

8. Costa Brava: Kayak and Snorkeling Tour with Lunch and Beer

Meeting your group You start the day meeting one of our Barcelona Day Trip guides to take our transfer bus from Arc de Triomf in Barcelona. It’s just over an hour up the coast of Spain in our air-conditioned minibus or coach. Plenty of time to get to know your group or have a sleep if you enjoyed some late night sangria and tapas the evening before. Get ready at the beach When you arrive you’ll meet your kayak tour guide, change into your swimwear, get all your snorkel gear and equipment, take part in our safety briefing, and learn some basic kayaking techniques. Your kayak tour From here you’ll launch off the beach and into the water to start your kayak tour. Your guide will lead you while inspiring you about the area, sea life and all the natural wonders to be observed. You’ll be taken on an exciting and relaxing journey that for most, is the highlight of their holiday. Expect some laughs, some funny moments and to be in and out of the water a lot! Enjoy stops along the way to try some snorkelling, exploring coves, eat a delicious picnic lunch, and paddle through an unforgettably scenic coastline. Maybe you’ll take part in a kayak race, be lucky enough to see an octopus while you snorkel, see some bats, splash your guide, be terrified by old pirate legends, or even fall in the water yourself. Arrive back at the beach After your tour, you arrive on the beach with time to relax with your toes in the sand. When you've taken back your snorkel gear and other equipment, we'll give you a free beer, sangria or coffee. You could play some Volleyball with the public nets, go for a cocktail in a local bar or if you're very hungry, pick up some tapas in one of the many restaurants. There is also the opportunity to have a short walk along the coast of the bay to different viewpoints or to pick up some souvenirs. We usually have around an hour and a half of free time before heading back to Barcelona. Head back to Barcelona The general feeling after the tour is satisfaction of body and mind. That beautiful feeling of accomplishment from a bit of sport and a lot of fun. This tour really does set you up for a lovely evening whatever your plans! Requirements: You must be able to swim to join this tour.

Discover the Costa Brava Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

9. Discover the Costa Brava Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona on a full-day tour of the Costa Brava. Travel north up the coastal highway to Blanes, the gateway to one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines. Depart Barcelona early to see one of the few remaining coves still free from the crowds and big commercial developments along the coast, and to enjoy the beach on your own. Enjoy a secluded swim in the crystal clear waters. You have the option to stay on the beach for the next two hours, or leave the sand for another day and go to the famous botanical gardens. You may even find time to do both. Next, enjoy a typical Mediterranean lunch in a local restaurant. Your feast will start with a selection of traditional local dishes and a glass of Sangria, followed by a choice of main courses. All the dishes in this family owned restaurant are lovingly handmade and they have built a deserved reputation as one of the best kept secrets in town. Continue along the coast to Tossa de Mar, the last remaining preserved fortified town on the Costa Brava. Walk along cobblestone streets to the lighthouse for a stunning view of the coastline. Wander back down through the old town, and discover a maze of narrow streets lined with traditional whitewashed houses and shops.  Enjoy an hour to soak up the atmosphere and purchase souvenirs from the local craft shops. If you've not had enough of the water, you have one last chance to take a dip beneath this historic town, or even rent a kayak for a quick paddle under the cliffs.  After a couple of hours exploring Tossa de Mar you will head back to Barcelona.

Tossa de Mar: Scuba Diving

10. Tossa de Mar: Scuba Diving

If you want to try out scuba diving, then this experience is perfect for you. After an explanation of the equipment and the activity, you will head directly into the water. You will get to dive in the Mar Menuda, in Tossa de Mar, home to thousands of divers and some of the most beautiful diving experiences in Costa Brava, Catalonia. Discover the amazing wildlife that the underwater world has to offer, from octopus to cuttlefish, and lots of different species of fish, to small crustaceans and moray eels. Put on your scuba gear and explore all of this in the comfort of knowing you can breath easily underwater. You will be guided the whole time by a guide, who knows the best places around.

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based on 1,064 reviews

This day out from Barcelona was phenomenal. I unfortuantely arrived late at the start but our guide, Tim, was very forgiving. (Don't be late though at this will eat into your time at this amazing venue!). The trip to and from the location was comfortable with AC, banging tunes and good banter. Tim gave a masterful but succinct demonstration on kayaking and snorkelling. The tour itself was incredible. It involved kayaking around breath taking scenery, swimming with the fish, history lessons that made us cultured and a fear conquering activity to overcome. Tim was entertaining, informative, down to earth and just an absolute legend! The tour was well paced, allowing time to relax and enjoy the beach. Overall, the whole trip was well planned, exciting and fun in the sun. A must do when visiting Barcelona or surrounding areas

The school is centrally located, I was received very kindly, the equipment is in good condition, the store is clean. The explanation was very complete and as for the experience, wonderful. I was scared at first, but the professionalism and patience of the instructors helped me overcome it and I had the best time, I saw beautiful fish under the sea. I can only recommend them to everyone because without a doubt, it is worth it.

This was by far our favorite excursion on our first trip to Barcelona!! Our tour guide was wonderful!! And the locations he took us in Costa Brava were absolutely amazing!! On top of it all, the lunch which is included was fantastic!! Highly recommend this fabulous tour of Costa Brava!!

Really really good experience. Everything went smoothly. Harry was brilliant at showing us the kayak the waters and the area. Would recommend.

This experience was amazing!! Matteo and JB are professionals and we felt safe at all times! Would definitely recommend