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From Roses: Cap de Creus Natural Park and Cadaqués Boat Tour

1. From Roses: Cap de Creus Natural Park and Cadaqués Boat Tour

Explore the beautiful coastline of the Cap de Creus Natural Park on a boat tour. Sail along the coast spotting natural landmarks like Cat's Rock, Tamariu Cave, and the cliffs of Cape Norfeu. Enjoy some free time to explore Cadaqués before heading back to Roses. Depart from Roses by catamaran and sail by the Cap de Creus Natural Park as far as Cap de Creus headland. See all the highlights of the natural park; passing by the Cat's Rock, Tamariu Cave, the cliffs of Cape Norfeu, the Cave of Hell, and the lighthouse of Cap de Creus. Enter the scenic cove of Port Lligat. Here, you can see the house of the famous artist Salvador Dalí from the boat. Arrive in Cadaqués where you will disembark on the main beach, just in front of the old town. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time where you can explore the beautiful village or grab some lunch. Afterward, hop back on the boat for the return journey to Roses.

Tossa de Mar: Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

2. Tossa de Mar: Scuba Diving Experience for Beginners

Discover Scuba Diving It is the first step before you start the Open Water Diver course. During this training, you will learn the basics of diving. You will learn how to use the equipment for your first dive. You will learn how to breathe underwater and you will experience the lack of gravity. All together a fascinating experience! The SSI Try Scuba program is your introduction to the underwater world. This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in a confined water setting. You will earn the SSI Try Scuba recognition rating. DURATION OF THE COURSE AND AGENDA: One day course: approximately 3 hours. An instructor will teach you how to use your equipment, how to breathe underwater, how to move underwater, the basic communication signals. Afterwards, we will provide you with the necessary equipment and bring you to the beach to carry out your first dive, under the supervision of an instructor and a maximum depth of 12m and around 40-45 minutes. After an unforgettable experience, you will be brought to the centre where you can shower and change.

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

3. 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.

Costa Brava: Water World Aquatic Park & Optional Transfer

4. Costa Brava: Water World Aquatic Park & Optional Transfer

Spend a fun-filled day at Water World Aquatic Park and make unforgettable vacation memories. With your ticket, enjoy access to the park, then explore at your own leisure. You can also upgrade your day out and opt for round-trip shuttle transfer to the park from Calella, Pineda de Mar, Santa Susanna, Malgrat de Mar, Blanes, Lloret de Mar, and Tossa de Mar. At the park, have a blast riding impressive roller coasters, make a splash in the swimming pool, hurtle down epic slides, or simply relax and soak up the sunshine. There’s plenty to keep you occupied, including 15 unique rides, such as X-Treme Mountain, Water Mountain, and Rafting River, as well as a wave pool where you can chill out. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite from all that fun, take your pick from the park’s many places to eat.

From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

5. From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

Cruise aboard a comfortable catamaran on this day trip from Roses to the National Park of the Medes Islands. Take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of Cala Montgó or Illa Pedrosa. Sip on soft drinks and sangria as you sail and savor a BBQ lunch.  Hop aboard a spacious boat and disembark from Roses. Glide through the Bay of Roses on the spectacular Costa Brava on your way to the Medes Islands. Weave through the islands, admiring views of the village of Estartit and the Montgrí massif.  Stop at Cala Montgó or Illa Pedrosa about 2 hours where you can swim in turquoise waters and sunbathe on deck. Meanwhile, the crew will prepare a mouth-watering barbecue meal and serving it 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 Roses: Catamaran Cruise Cap Norfeu - Cadaqués

6. 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.

Costa Brava: Marimurtra Botanical Garden Entry Ticket

7. Costa Brava: Marimurtra Botanical Garden Entry Ticket

Explore the The Marimurtra Botanical Garden with this entry ticket and discover the botanical, architectural, and cultural heritage of this coastal garden on the Mediterranean. With more than 4,000 species from five different continents, Marimurtra welcomes families, schools, and visitors from all over the world who come to learn about the biodiversity the garden has to offer. Discover the bamboo musical forest, the arid expanses of America, the corners of Australia, or the jungle Pergola. Take in panoramic views from the Temple of Linnaeus, one of the unique architectural monuments of the garden. Listed as a Cultural Asset of National Interest, the garden was created by Carl Faust in the 1920s. Faust wanted to create a garden where young biologists could come to learn. The Marimurtra team continues his work today and every visitor helps to contribute to the conservation of this space.

Lloret de Mar: Scuba Diving Experience no License Required

8. Lloret de Mar: Scuba Diving Experience no License Required

Experience the magic of scuba diving as you dive in the calm waters around Lloret de mar in Spain with an instructor assigned to you and your group. Be confined in water and well looked after by your instructor, so you can enjoy those first unforgettable breaths underwater. Begin with a theory session and all equipment explained to you. Then, go to a pool-like bay to practice your first breath underwater and get familiar with the scuba equipment. Finally, take a few steps further and start to breathe underwater swimming outside of the bay. Get close to marine life at a maximum depth of 12 meters and explore the underwater world.

From Roses: Catamaran Cruise to Cap de Creus

9. From Roses: Catamaran Cruise to Cap de Creus

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 with its solitary coves lined with pine trees and abrupt cliffs until Cap de Creus. There, pass by the famous Cadaqués as well as Port Lligat, where Antoni Gaudi’s house is found, and enjoy the spectacular rocky coastline of this bay. In either Cala Bona or Cala Culip, the catamaran will anchor so you can take a pleasant swim in the crystal clear waters. Discover the seabed with free snorkeling equipment on board, or sunbathe in the wide bow nets while the crew serves a delicious barbeque prepared on board. After a full and relaxing day in the sun, your crew will lift anchor and take you back to Roses.

Girona: Volcano Area, Besalú, and Banyoles Lake Tour

10. Girona: Volcano Area, Besalú, and Banyoles Lake Tour

If you are nature lovers and you like to discover new areas, this is the best option for you! On this full-day tour you will explore different areas. The first area you will explore is Besalú, where you will learn about the history and the medieval and Jewish heritage of the town.  Next explore the nature of La Garrotxa Natural Park, in the pre-Pyrenees area with more than 40 volcanoes none of them active for thousands of years. While there visit a medieval hermitage located in the middle of a crater. After, visit Castellfollit de la Roca to take some photos of the Basaltic cliff and Santa Pau a small village surrounded by volcanoes. To finish this amazing day, you will have the opportunity to walk along the shore or sail on Banyoles Lake, the largest lake in Catalonia.

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What people are saying about Costa Brava

We were a group of 7. The meeting point was easy to find. Van was comfortable with good air conditioning which felt great on a hot day. Alvar had lots of great history to share. All stops were as advertised. Incredible views of ancient locales. We learned a lot more than if we had. visited on our own. Best surprise was the tasty stop for lunch at a place serving Catalonian food. A bargain for 15 euros! Highly recommend.

Great adventure. I recommend it to everyone. Very cool atmosphere, music, even dancing, bathing and diving, delicious dinner and returning at great speed - splashing waves an additional attraction. Happy family from grandson to grandfather. Revelation! I recommend! Everyone who sailed on the boat envied us the party. The best attraction.

We had an amazing experience with Tossasub! The instructors - Marina, Uri and Emma - were super friendly. They guide us very well. The staff is also very cooperative. All this things together made our diving experience smooth, enjoyable and very memorable. Highly recommended!

great, nothing is missing, just bring flip flops to walk on the concrete it wears out your feet because it's big and there's a drop.

Great day with friendly staff. Lovely lunch and amazing places visited in which to swim in gorgeous clear waters.