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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.

From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

7. From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

Enjoy an excursion on a sailing catamaran to the National Park of the Medes Islands. From Roses, sail along the Bay of Roses and the spectacular Costa Brava to the Medes Islands. While surrounding the spectacular islands, you can also enjoy the views of the village of Estartit and the Montgrí massif. Stop at Cala Montgó or Illa Pedrosa, for more or less 2 hours, where you can swim and sunbathe. Meanwhile, the crew will serve a delicious barbecue meal prepared on board.  After a full and relaxing day enjoying the sun and the sea, the crew will lift the anchor and take you back to Roses.

From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres and Dalí Museum Day Tour

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

Discover the two 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. Set off from Barcelona after meeting your guide, and head first to Girona, a city founded by the Romans. 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. Learn about Girona's history with your guide, and admire a city used as a filming location for Game of Thrones. 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 Roses: Catamaran Cruise Cap Norfeu - Cadaqués

9. From Roses: Catamaran Cruise Cap Norfeu - Cadaqués

Enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience on board the catamaran "Magic". Sliding gently over the blue waters of Costa Brava, you’re sure to love this quiet and relaxing day on the water.   Departing from the dock of the Ginjolers in the center of Roses, sail along the beautiful coast between Roses and Cadaqués with its solitary coves lined with pine trees and steep cliffs, until you reach Cap Norfeau. Anchor in Racó de l'Home cove, where you can stop for a pleasant swim in the crystal clear waters. Discover the seabed with free snorkeling equipment on board, or sunbathe in the comfortable bow nets. Then, continue to sail along the Cap Norfeu and Cala Jòncols until you enter the magical bay of Cadaqués. Spend some time relaxing in the bay to admire the coastline with its characteristic white houses bordering the shore.   After a full and relaxing day in the sun, your crew will lift anchor and take you back to Roses.

Girona and Costa Brava Tour with Hotel Pickup in Barcelona

10. Girona and Costa Brava Tour with Hotel Pickup in Barcelona

Explore the stunning landscapes of the Costa Brava on a full-day tour to Girona from Barcelona. Depart the Catalan capital for the city of Girona, where the remains of its Roman and medieval past make an interesting contrast to the present day city. Get lost in a maze of narrow streets, and venture into the best-preserved Jewish Ghetto in Europe. Admire the cathedral, home to the widest Gothic nave in the world. Marvel at the brightly colored houses on the banks of the Onyar River. Then, transfer to the breathtaking landscapes and villages of the Costa Brava, stopping at the medieval village of Pals en route. Stroll down cobblestone streets, and enjoy some of the best panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea whipped-up by the fierce Tramontana wind. Marvel at the fields and plains of Empordà extending to the horizon. Discover dramatic views of the Catalan coast, surrounded by green mountains, sheer cliffs, and small villages of whitewashed houses. Stop in the traditional fishing village of Calella De Palafrugell, and feel as if you have been transported back to yesteryear. Explore the pristine landscape of Calella, and discover the ancient pathways of the Caminos de Ronda. Once used by fishermen, watchmen and smugglers, these paths allow you to explore the virgin coast at your leisure, where you will discover popular beaches and inaccessible coves and cliffs. Take a dip in crystal clear water, surrounded by unspoiled nature.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,448 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

Luis was an excellent tour guide. This day trip was worth every penny- one of our favorite things we did in our week long trip to Barcelona! Luis was friendly and super knowledgable. Everyone in our group agreed we learned so much from him and had a wonderful time. We had actually done a different tour with another company a few days prior that we were disappointed with, so we had even more appreciation for how amazing this day trip was. And as a bonus- we are huge Game of Thrones fans and Luis showed us all the filming spots in Girona (and took some great pictures for us)! Thank you so much Luis!

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!!

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