Calle Puerto Rico, 17320 Tossa de Mar
Good, 7.0
I thought that the staff were very friendly. I liked the way that our room overlooked the pool.
 Anonymous, Ireland, Ireland (14 May 2013)

Continental , 95 rooms

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Hotel Continental is situated in a quiet, central area of Tossa de Mar. It has an outdoor swimming pool and terrace and all rooms include a private balcony.

Tossa de Mar beach is only half a mile from Hotel Continental, and there is a bus stop across the street. Free public parking is available on site. A range of shops, bars and restaurants can be found within 440 yards.

The cafe and restaurant are both air conditioned. There is 24-hour reception, currency exchange, a TV-room and a playground.

Rooms at Hotel Continental have satellite TV and a safe. Rooms are all heated and have private bathrooms.

Nearest beaches: Gran De Tossa De Mar Beach, Del Reig Beach, D'es Codolar Beach and 19 more beaches 5 km around

Continental is in Tossa de Mar

Imagine a place where travelling through time, back to the past. Tossa de Mar is something like an outdoor museum. Its prehistoric remains from roman Turissa go through the medieval Tursa into modern Tossa. Once a meeting point for intellectuals (Marc Chagall, Picasso), now a very beloved touristic destination, Tossa de Mar is one of the most beautiful village in the Costa Brava.

Tossa de Mar is one of those typical coastal towns of the Empordà, where we find the pines growing and reaching sea, almost touching the water.

Tossa's economy, some centuries ago, was based on the cork and wine industry. However, the filming of 'Pandora' in 1950 (starring Ava Gardner), parallel to the beginning of the village as a tourist destination on the Costa Brava, turned this beautiful coastal location into one of the best known around the world. For this reason tourism has become the main economic engine of the town during last decades.

Pandora - Statue dedicated to Ava GardnerTossa de Mar Walls

Tossa's origins are pre-Roman. Known as Turissa, it enjoys an exceptional geographic location, situated between Lloret de Mar (south) and Sant Feliu de Guixols (north). To get there you must take the road GI-682, which passes through the two mentioned locations. Both coming from Lloret and from Sant Feliu, the views from the road are fantastic. It is almost obligatory stop at one of the many panoramic viewpoints marked through the edge of the road to watch and take pictures of the views of the creeks that are visible from there. Through this way you can access beautiful and spectacular beaches such as Cala Giverola, Cala del Senyor Raimon, Cala Vallpresona, Cala Canyet, etc.

From Roman times Tossa still keeps the villa of Els Ametllers, located in av. of Pelegri, 3-5, near the Torre de Sant Magí (St. Magí Tower). Discovered by Dr. Ignasi Melee in 1914, it has its origin in the first century BC and was inhabited until the sixth century AD. It's really a great honor to Tossa to have one of the best towns in the former province of Tarraco, which has survived until today. In els Ametllers the owners cultivated grapes and exported wine to the rest of the Roman Empire. It is therefore a classic example of farming in the Mediterranean area dominated by the Romans.

Ancient Roma Villa of Els AmetllersGiverola Creek

Already in the center of town, you have to visit the walled enclosure, which is exactly the Vila Vella de Tossa. Listed as National Historic-Artistic Monument by the Spanish government, its walls now represent the only example of a fortified medieval town on the Catalan coast. It is composed of seven watchtowers (including, for example, d'en Joan, Codolar and Heures).

It is highly recommended to walk through the streets of this small walled area and get to the Faro de Tossa (Tossa Lighthouse), which overlooks a magnificent view of the rocky coastline south of village.

Tossa de Mar LighthouseAncient church inside Tossa de Mar walls

Tossa Lighthouse (1917), located on the highest part of the Vila Vella de Tossa has become the Lighthouse Interpretation Centre (Centro de Interpretación de Faros) of our coastline. This innovative equipment in the museum domain is a point of reference for all those interested in the world of maritime signals. It is an audiovisual center, adapted to visitors in several languages that teaches us the history and the different technologies used in the world of lighthouses and the lifestyle of their guardians, the lighthouse keepers. The space devoted to museum gives us the chance to see different parts of this maritime heritage.

Outside the Walls, bounded by the streets Portal and Estolt, you find the district of Sa Roqueta, a traditional place of fishermen formed in the first stage of Tossa urban expansion, back in the XVI century. Further, following the street Portal, is the commercial center of town.

The walk along the seafront of Tossa, from the walls to the beach of Mar Menuda is also a nice experience. This tour will allow you to enjoy the sea and the spectacular views of the Cape of Tossa and the fortified ancient villa previously described.

The Municipal Museum, housed in the Batlle Palace, bears testimony to the passage through Tossa of Marc Chagall, André Masson, Joaquim Sunyer and other painters captivated by this landscape.

Tossa boasts fine beaches such as Llorell and Morisca, and one of the most beautiful stretches on this coastline: the road to Sant Feliu de Guíxols (twenty-five kilometres of bend after bend) through the coves of Salions, Futadera, Giverola and Pola.

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Family with young children
  Ireland, Ireland

I thought that the staff were very friendly. I liked the way that our room overlooked the pool.

I thought that I was getting a double bed in a double room. The two single beds were uncomfortable.

Family with young children
  Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Ok location has parking

Rooms are so small we had even difficulty getting 2 suitcases into the room The bathroom is small and the showers are fixed the wrong way on the wall and do not hang on the wall properly as well so water goes everywhere. Breakfast is a joke awful and no choice very limited buffet but hardly anything Basic room no tea coffee making facilities.Room was not clean either

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Family with young children
  Spain, Spain

viejo sucio cochombroso

I thought that I was getting a double bed in a double room. The two single beds were uncomfortable.

Group of friends
  Spain, Spain

Seguramente la piscina que no hice servir.

Mal olor al entrar a la habitacion. Lavabo pequeño. Desayuno con zumo de naranja mas malo que he provado hasta entonces, y el precio de la habitación muy caro comparado con otras amistades que estavan en la misma zona la misma noche.

Group of friends
  Spain, Spain

Silencioso y con terraza.

Que para apagar el aire acondicionado hubiese que abrir la puerta de la terraza (alguien podría saltarse desde la habitación contigüa y darte un susto o robarte), además no se podía regular. Los baños que eran muy viejos.

Family with young children
  Spain, Spain

Buffet lliure molt pobre Situació lluny de la platja Falta d'animació a les nits (sol 2 x setmana) no recomenaria aquest hotel a cap amic

I thought that I was getting a double bed in a double room. The two single beds were uncomfortable.


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