Information & Facts
Snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming and boat trips are some of
the most popular things to do in Tossa de Mar. There are three
beautiful beaches: Platje Gran, Mar Menuda, and Cadolar. The nearby
Lloret de Mar resort offers more active pursuits like waterskiing,
jet skiing, and parasailing. However, the winding cobbled streets
of Tossa de Mar are also worth exploring if you can drag yourself
away from the ocean. There are a few historical buildings and ruins
around the city, and a museum that has some paintings by Chagall,
who spent time in Tossa de Mar. About 18 miles (30km) from Tossa de
Mar is Marineland, which has animal shows, waterslides, and a
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely
understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and
Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.
Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided
into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and
major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards
and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels,
restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the
cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.
Tossa de Mar's popularity in summer means it can be extremely
hard to find accommodation unless booked well in advance. During
low season it can be very quiet, with not much of a nightlife.
Tossa de Mar doesn't have a wild nightlife culture for young
singles, however there are plenty of bars and restaurants for a
more relaxed night out. Many restaurants host live music and stay
open past midnight during tourist season. Bars like Ardilla or
Tahiti are good venues to find Spanish music like rumba or
flamenco, and Trinquet is the place to go for acid jazz. Other
places like Chaplin's and The Mediterraneo are popular with British
The prices at restaurants in Tossa de Mar tend to go up the
closer you get to the beach. With over 300 places to eat in Tossa
de Mar, there are a range of cuisines to choose from, including
tapas, traditional Spanish food, and various international
offerings. Tursia, La Luna, Restaurant Pizzeria Bar Lluis and
L'Ajustada come highly recommended in Tossa de Mar for good food.
Can Curry is the best place to go for a full English breakfast or a
plate of fish and chips.
Shopping in Tossa de Mar offers a selection of Spanish
souvenirs, including ceramics, leather goods and clothing. Most
shops are open from 10am to 8pm, with a
siestatime in the afternoons. For true bargain-hunters,
the duty-free shopping of Andorra is only an hour away by car.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary
Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).