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PostSubject: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:13 am

BEACH/SEAFRONT

This was my first time to Tossa De Mar, we went with friends Graham, Alison and Christopher, they have been a few times now and love the place so we thought ok lets gave it a go.

This image shows a statue which houses a webcam in the eyes, click HERE to visit the webcam







In the distance is the famous Vila Vella, this oldest part of town is entirely surrounded by a city wall with seven watch-towers, Ill show more of this amazing building later.







The seafront had lots of lovely small restaurants dotted all around the bay, no boards outside letting you know the price of drinks but lots of menus.



Here is a typical price list/menu




















Although the resort is geared towards tourism the coast line felt totally unspoilt, and the building's were lovely.



The beaches were spotless and clean.




I think this was the most modern part of the seafront but it didn't look out of place at all, i was really impressed with the whole character of the resort. And there is my pretty daughter which I think makes the picture even better lol



Could imagine this being a fab place to sit in the warmer months over looking the sea.



Well hope you enjoyed my first part of Tossa de Mar, I have lots of photos to sort out but wont be to long for the next lot clap



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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:32 am

Photo's look great mate. The beach looks good, but is the sand quite gritty it looks it? Rep on the way.

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:55 am

lovely pics Daryn what a pity the sun wasn't shining for you when you took them, rep from me too
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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:47 am

Well I wasn't going to reply and have a post inbetween your sequence as I thought you were going to post some more pics quite quickly.

But seeing as the others have, rep from me too Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:00 pm

TOWN CENTRE

This tiny church was in the centre of town, I couldn't resist having a couple of photo's to show you





Tossa De Mar town centre was a very picturesque place with small winding street's and lovely shop's, café's and restaurant's, I loved looking at the old buildings. It was great winding our way around them you never knew what was round the corner.










The small shops in and around the town of Tossa seemed to have an upmarket feel to them, no kiss me quick hats here.










This bar was amazing with its grotto look.





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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:39 pm

Thanks for posting Daryn. Great pics.

I spent a day there once (in the 70's!!!) & have often thought of going back for a holiday. Your review & pics have brought it all back (looks just the sort of place I'd enjoy) so it's now definitely on my "list".

Thanks again - and a rep from me.

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:23 pm

No probs Jen, I have alot more to come, infact Im having to trim it right down lol I had 180 photos lol, Ive got the castle to cover and alot of scenic photos so Im sure I will have covered everything for you all.

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PostSubject: IN AND AROUND VILLA VELLA   Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:17 am

OLD TOWN VILA VELLA

This is the famous Vila Vella, this oldest part of town is entirely surrounded by a city wall with seven watch-towers.











Villa Vella was declared a national historic monument in 1931.





By the year 1500 the first houses were built to accommodate population growth.







Half way point. From left to right...... Christopher, Alison, Debbie and Kate







This was a lovely little restaurant half way up the hill towards lighthouse.





The higher we climbed the better the views were getting, amazing scenery which I will show in my next section of this review.



Hey what you doing down there girls hehehe. (Debbie and Alison).



In the 12th century the medieval town was walled off and a castle was built on the highest point of Mt. GuardĂ­, this castle was to be replaced by a wind mill, and this in turn by a lighthouse which is still operational today.














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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:59 am

This is the last part promise, this section just shows random scenery shots, I hope you enjoy it lol!

SCENERY SHOTS































































We have just got back from Tossa De Mar and used this taxi service. Juan was our driver and owner, a well English spoken guy very polite and punctual. Our flight was delayed for hours yet he was still there for us. I can highly recommend him. Here is the link........

http://taxitossademar.com/

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:51 am

That was excellent Daryn you can see every aspect of Tossa de Mar there. have a rep (reps not availabe Daryn?)
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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:43 am

Its working this side mate

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:07 am

Great photos Darryn - particularly loved the old town and the scenic shots . . . is the sand gritty?

And what nationalities predominantly holiday there?

Never been to mainland Spain - rep from me . . . great stuff! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:11 am

Another quality addition to the review section.

I had no Idea what to expect from Tossa De Mar but to be honest it wasn't that. It looks so much nicer than I had ever imagined, I had assumed it was a large and brash resort Embarassed . and not the peaceful and historic place it really is.


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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:25 am

Great stuff Daryn, rep from me.

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:27 pm

Well i have waited ages to read this excellent review if the sun is out there is no where better i love it and its only 2 weeks til i go back to the golden bahia for a week this will be my longest stay yet im really glad you enjoyed it i would give you a rep but i dont know how.
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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:09 pm

Thanks guy's the sand was a bit gritty although we didnt get much beach time lol, we found that time of year it was mostly Spanish people but maybe Graham will be able to tell you what its like other times of the year.

It was a lovely break and the scenery was fantastic, we saw the whole of the resort in the few days we were there although you could see it all in one day.

For me 3/4 nights would be enough, its a lovely place for a few days break but I think a little quite for me for say a 1 or 2 week holiday, mind saying this I wasnt ready to come home, the weather was not very good but I still loved being there and it would be a great place to stay as a central point if you want to go to other part of that coast.

If I went back I would love to explore the off beaten tracks hills etc, its so green and unlike any other part of Spain Ive been too before really lovely.

Yes it was a nice little adventure, Graham it was everything you said it was and I would go back again.

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:04 pm

Graham wrote:
Well i have waited ages to read this excellent review if the sun is out there is no where better i love it and its only 2 weeks til i go back to the golden bahia for a week this will be my longest stay yet im really glad you enjoyed it i would give you a rep but i dont know how.

This has been asked a few times (Suse & Graham)

There is a + and - sign on the top right of posts. Simply click on the signs if you like or dislike a post.

I've highlighted where it is in this sample post from Graham.



Hope this makes it clear.

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:26 pm

Nice one Mark have a rep lol

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:29 pm

Many thanks mark for the info and daryn for the great review i shall now give you a rep
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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:20 am

Fabulous photo's mate. clap clap I agree with H, as I thought that it was a brasher resort than it is, but it is a very historic & "oldy worldy" type of place. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:52 pm


Walking to the lighthouse in Tossa de Mar in Spain


Spain's Square in Tossa de Mar in Spain

For more 360 views please visit this amazing site and search for places you have been too..... http://www.360cities.net/


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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:00 pm

Looks a great site mate. clap clap

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PostSubject: Re: Spain, Costa Brava, Tossa De Mar   Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:05 pm

Ian found the site so a thumbs up to him, well done matey clap

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