Shopping in Tossa

A morning at the market

Tossa’s weekly market sprawls along the Avenida de Catalunya and some of the surrounding side streets every Thursday from around 9am until about 1pm.

A visit to the market is a must if you like a bargain, and if you enjoy haggling to get one!

The market becomes packed with local restaurant and bar owners arriving to buy their fresh produce. Stall upon stall of succulent vegetables: gigantic red and green peppers; bulging nets of garlic and onions; ice-green crispy lettuces; the reddest, most sun ripened tomatoes you’ll ever see, deeply coloured, highly polished aubergines. Mouth wateringly juicy fruits: huge luscious watermelons; sweet juicy oranges beaming like an intense sun; lemons of vivid yellows.

For the tourist, there is much to peruse: leather goods all at extremely reasonable prices; clothing, jewellery, music, toys, perfumes, sunglasses, lace goods like tablecloths, ceramics, toiletries and general souvenirs. And if all that shopping has made you hungry, as you stroll past the Churros stall, you’ll not be able to resist the smell of the freshly cooked breakfast delights!

If you are a real market lover, then you may also like to visit those of the neighbouring towns. Lloret’s market day is Tuesday and Blanes holds it’s market on a Monday. Both are a short bus ride or boat trip away from Tossa. Further afield you could try Platja D’Aro on a Friday and San Feliu de Guixols on a Sunday, but it’s probably best to incorporate visits to these into a day out and spend some time taking in these other lovely Costa Brava resorts. Both can be reached by boat.





Lloret de Mar, Caldes de Malavella, Palamós, Girona


Cassà de la Selva


 Llagostera, Vidreres


Platja d'Aro, La Bisbal


Girona, Calella


Tordera, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Palafrugell

Related Links: