Find out more about this sunshine hotspot on Spain's Costa Brava with the TravelSupermarket guide to Tossa de Mar holidays...
The meandering coastline of the Costa Brava means many things to holidaymakers. For some, it presents the chance to get away from it all amid medieval towns where cobbled streets lead you from one tapas bar to the next. For others, the Costa Brava is about wild and rugged beauty - vistas that sweep off into the distance across pine-clad hills and isolated coves. And for many, the Costa Brava holds the key to wild party nights in nightclubs and days spent recovering on the sands. With package holidays to Tossa de Mar, you can have it all.
Located just minutes along the coast from nightlife hotspot Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar is a quieter, cooler and more sophisticated destination that dazzles with a mix of history, celebrities, soft sands and chilled-out bars.
It takes only two hours to fly to Girona-Costa Brava Airport from most UK airports. Combine short flight times with a bountiful display of Mediterranean sunshine and you might begin to understand why Tossa de Mar captures the hearts of visitors year after year.
You can choose from a range of board types when you book holidays in Tossa de Mar. Self-catering breaks are popular, with local supermarkets supplying all your kitchen essentials (and wonderful restaurants offering tempting menus when you fancy a break from cooking). Bed-and-breakfast and half-board stays are also available. If you fancy going all-inclusive, Tossa de Mar has a fantastic selection of hotels that offer round-the-clock food, drink and entertainment.
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For a sunshine holiday, Tossa de Mar shines between May and October. Find out more...
The mercury rises past 20C during warm May days and does not fall back below that level again during the day until late October. July and August see the hottest weather in Tossa de Mar, with temperatures that can top 30C. Tossa de Mar is a pleasantly warm place to visit at any time.
The best annual events in Tossa de Mar put a spotlight on local customs and traditions in the most charming of ways...
Summer Feast of Sant Pere; late June-early July: The local custom of Sardana dancing is just one of the highlights of this summer event, which also sees concerts, shows for children and a spectacular fireworks display.
Tossa de Mar International Fast Painting Prize; August: Artists have one day to depict Tossa in their paintings, a collection of which is exhibited in the resort until the end of September. Tour the town on the day of the competition and watch the painters at work.
Cim i Tomba Festival; September: The local dish 'cim i tomba' is a traditional fish and vegetable stew, cooked up by fishermen during long hours at sea. Taste the simple lusciousness of this long-time favourite during the month-long event - it is available almost everywhere during September.
Tossa de Mar is an excellent holiday base for families, groups and couples. Discover some of the best things to see and do...
Kids and teens: Platja Gran is the main beach in Tossa de Mar. Water sports can be enjoyed on the waves off the sands, from which boat trips also depart. If neither of these activities grabs you, simply bring the buckets and spades and make castles in the sand.
Grown-up families: Tossa de Mar is a medieval walled town. Its turrets and towers are instantly recognisable and can be seen from almost everywhere in the resort. Get up close during a tour of the old town (vila vella) - there are some steep paths, but there are also bars along the way for a well-earned rest.
Shopping: The bright light that emphasises the beauty of this part of the Spanish coast has drawn many artists over the decades. Pick up a handsome piece of original art when you whip out your wallet in Tossa de Mar.