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Our most recommended Costa Brava Beach Trips

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.

From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

2. 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.

Costa Brava: Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

3. 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.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Kayaking and Snorkeling Day Trip

4. From Barcelona: Costa Brava Kayaking and Snorkeling Day Trip

Discover the Costa Brava on a day trip from Barcelona. Snorkel and Kayak in the Mediterranean. Explore caves and coves and learn about local flora and fauna. Savor a picnic in a stunning natural setting and end your experience with a refreshing drink at a bar in central Barcelona. 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 Roses: Cap Norfeu Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Tamariu Cave

5. From Roses: Cap Norfeu Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Tamariu Cave

Explore the integral Reserve of Cap Norfeu like never before with a glass bottom boat. See the underwater sea life up close and admire passing fish. Visit sea caves including the Tamariu Cave. Leave Roses and head out on the boat to the Integral Reserve of Cap Norfeu. During the journey make stops at different coves including Lladó, Murtra, Rostella, Montjoi, Calitjàs, and Pelosa. See the Cat Rock and hear the legend of the birth of Cap Norfeu. Next, reach the entrance of the Cave of Tamariu. Float into the cave and admire the rock formations and seabed underneath the boat. From here, make your final stop at Cala Joncols, a remote cove perfect for underwater vision. Take time here to see the coral, fish, and wildlife before heading back to Roses.

Tossa de Mar: PADI Discovery Scuba Diving

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

7. 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. Navigate with a guide to places that are only accessible from the water. Meet your guide in Barcelona and being your kayaking adventure. Discover secret coves and small caves. Get up close to marine life and enjoy an activity that requires no previous experience. Discover a gentle and relaxing day out for all the family. Go for a dip and 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.  Refuel with a lunch of freshly prepared hams and cheese sandwiches on the beach. 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.

From Barcelona: Dalí-Themed Cadaqués & Costa Brava Day Trip

8. From Barcelona: Dalí-Themed Cadaqués & Costa Brava Day Trip

This full-day tour from Barcelona follows in the tracks of the surrealist genius Salvador Dalí, exploring 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. Go 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 beachside towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline.

From Roses: Sightseeing Cruise on Costa Brava to Cadaqués

9. From Roses: Sightseeing Cruise on Costa Brava to Cadaqués

Explore Costa Brava on a scenic boat tour from Roses to Cadaqués. See the idyllic coastline of Catalonia spotted with villages, rocky cliffs and caves, and peaceful beaches. Listen to the onboard commentary to learn about famous landmarks and the region’s history. Depart from Roses and follow the coast towards Cap de Creus, the easternmost point of Catalonia. See natural landmarks like the Cat's Rock, Tamariu Cave, and the cliffs of Cap Norfeu from the boat. Hear a narration over the boat’s loudspeaker detailing the area’s history and native wildlife. Continue the journey to the small fishing village of Cadaqués where Salvador Dali once resided and worked. Once you arrive in Cadaqués, disembark on the main beach in front of the dramatic white buildings of the old town. You’ll have 1.5 hours of free time to get to know the town. Afterward, get picked up at the same place on the beach to return to Roses. Spend the return trip admiring some last panoramic views of the coves and cliffs that surround the bay.

Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Beginner's Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

10. Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Beginner's Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

Explore Cala dels Frares, Punta de Garbí, S'adolix, and the surrounding Costa Brava region with a beginner's kayaking and snorkeling tour. Marvel at the hidden coves as you paddle along the rugged coastline. Stop to snorkel at the remote Cala Vigatà beach and watch for native fish and wildlife. Begin your tour by meeting your guide, gathering your snorkeling and kayaking equipment, and learning essential safety techniques and how to maneuver a sit-on-top kayak. Then it's time to board your kayak and cruise south to Cala dels Frares, Punta de Garbí, and S'adolix. Explore hidden coves, marvel at the rugged cliffs, and watch for local wildlife as you float above a water wonderland. Take a break at Cala Vigatà or snorkel in the cove's clear waters before kayaking back to the beach to end the tour.

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,064 reviews

The very charming Camilo was both enthusiastic and quite knowledgeable about his topic, Salvador Dalí. Even I, as a longtime art student, learned some intriguing tidbits. The transportation was comfortable, clean, and cool against the summer sun. The Lligat house trip was especially enjoyable. Nice to get out in the countryside.

Great, friendly guide, made sure we were all having a good time. Picked a nice restaurant by the sea for lunch with a mostly seafood menu but alternates were available for vegetarians. At the end there was free time to walk around the old town, shop or stay on the beach

Beautiful little town by the sea, wonderful instructors and scuba shop was conveniently located close to water entry. Driver from Barcelona was charming and knowledgeable about the area and the occupants of the town. Excellent service wherever we went

Really great afternoon, the vibe was great, loud music, lots of space to move around, good BBQ food, lovely location to swim in the sea, very friendly staff! Couldn’t fault it

Great guide helped us have an awesome snorkelling experience! Thanks, Pepe!