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Costa Brava, Spain Safaris & wildlife activities

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Tossa de Mar: PADI Discovery Scuba Diving

1. 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: Costa Brava Kayaking and Snorkeling Day Trip

2. 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.

Lloret de Mar: Catamaran Sailing Experience with BBQ

3. 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.

Lloret de Mar: Scuba Diving Experience no License Required

4. 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 L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

5. 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 your guide who 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 Roses: Catamaran Cruise to Cap de Creus

6. 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.

Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

7. Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Kayaking & Snorkeling Tour

Explore Cala dels Frares, Punta de Garbí, S'Adolix, and the surrounding Costa Brava region with a 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 north or south. 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.

Costa Brava: Sea Caves Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

8. Costa Brava: Sea Caves Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour

Meet your small group at the Sant Pol Sailing & Kayaking School right by the beach and get ready for the activity. After a short introduction and a technical and safety briefing, you'll have time to get kitted out before taking to the waters. Explore secluded beaches and rocky caves and clifts by kayak. During the tour, your instructor will explain the history, nature, and curiosities of this coastal place so that you can take an even more complete experience. As a complement to the activity, stop the kayaks in a protected cove or bay to jump into the water with a mask and snorkel equipment to do some snorkeling. Refresh yourself while you enjoy observing the marine nature through the crystal clear blue and emerald green waters. Observe the local fish, as well as sea urchins, starfish, and with a little luck, an octopus. 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 Snorkel Tour with Lunch and Beach

9. Costa Brava: Kayak and Snorkel Tour with Lunch and Beach

Meet your guide and take the private transfer to the coast by air-conditioned bus from near the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona. It’s just over an hour up the coast of Spain in our air-conditioned minibus or bus. Arrive at the kayaking base camp and meet your kayak tour guide. Change into your swimwear, get snorkeling gear and equipment, and take part in a safety briefing to learn some basic kayaking techniques. Launch off the beach and into the water to start your 3-hour kayak tour. Hear about local flora and fauna from your guide as you admire the dynamic coastline. Stop along the way to try some snorkeling and exploring coves. Savor a classic Spanish Bocadillo with chorizo for lunch along the way. Have the option to take part in a kayak race. Keep a lookout for marine life like an octopus while you snorkel. Watch swooping bats, splash your guide, and be terrified by old pirate legends. After your tour, arrive on the beach and enjoy 3 hours of free time. Cool off and spend your free time exploring. Play a game of volleyball with the public nets, go for a cocktail or tapas in a local bar, or enjoy a walk along the coastline. Take the opportunity to have a beautiful walk along the coast of the bay to different viewpoints or to pick up some souvenirs. Return to Barcelona by bus at the end of the day.

L'Estartit: Try Dive and Snorkeling in Montgrí National Park

10. L'Estartit: Try Dive and Snorkeling in Montgrí National Park

Discover one of the best diving spots off the Costa Brava on a snorkeling and diving tour from L'Estartit. Try out diving with an experienced guide who will be by your side at all times. Explore the protected waters of Montgrí National Park, known for its marine life, with a snorkel and mask. Meet your instructor, who will start with a safety briefing and introduction to diving to prepare for your first underwater drive. Hop on a diver's boat and sail out to the stunning coast of the Montgrí, Medes Islands, and Baix Ter Natural Park, an excellent spot for beginner divers' first dive. After you have become familiar with the necessary breathing techniques, begin your first dive, guided by a qualified instructor, who will accompany and help you during the whole activity. Spend up to 20 minutes exploring the tranquil underwater world and seeing a huge variety of marine wildlife.  Then, enjoy some time snorkeling around the area by yourself, spotting more fish in the protected waters of the national park, before you get on the boat back to the harbor in L'Estartit.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 98 reviews

Great treatment, super attentive, one monitor for every 2 divers, they canceled us on Saturday due to visibility problems and poor sea conditions and they moved us to Sunday without any problem.

It was awsome, my instructor Christian was really helpful & instructed me thoroughly throughout the activity. Had a great first diving experience.

Really fun trip out and did more kayaking than was expected. Nice to stop off at beaches too.

Great host, tasty food & drinks . Great music through out .

Very thorough tour and lessons of culture and history