Sitges, Costa Dorada - Spain Travel Guide

Sitges is a cosmopolitan resort set on a headland at the northern end of Spain’s Costa Dorada, only 25 miles from Barcelona.

Now Sitges has a trendy laid-back Bohemian atmosphere and is very popular with the homosexual community. With Catalan tapas bars, restaurants, fashion stores, designer shops and antique shops the town attracts many trendy arty people. The beautiful seafront promenade and the narrow winding streets of this old town provide a welcome rest from the hustle and bustle of the main town.

Discover Sitges heritage by visiting the three museums which are home to works by Picasso and El Greco, the 17th century waterfront church and by exploring the maze of small streets lined with fascinating Catalan architecture.

Sitges has more than 3 miles of beautiful sandy shores including nine that have been awarded a Blue Flag. The beaches here cater for everyone with stretches of beach for families, homosexual areas and secluded nudist areas. There is a selection of watersports available on the Sitges beaches including scuba diving, jet skiing, water skiing, water engine biking, windsurfing, surfing, sailing and pedalos. A number of the beaches offer group exercise classes and have organised beach games like volleyball. The beaches are less active in the Fall when temperatures hover around 20C to 25C with sea temperatures still an extremely nice 20C to 23C.

Away from the shore activities include trekking in the Garraf Mountains, horse rides along the coastal paths and golf. For the more adventurous there is skydiving, hang-gliding, hot-air ballooning, 4x4 adventure trips and quad biking.

Sitges is home to the renowned Carnival, lasting for days on end and attracting thousands of people. Watch out for free tours Sitges to Sitges and go through the wonderful carnival drag shows.

This vibrant town has a typically Mediterranean climate with over 300 hours of sunshine a year. Throughout July and August temperatures frequently reach 28C and humidity levels could be high.

Popular for family vacations all year round, Sitges provides the chance to go to the wonderful city of Barcelona, Tarragona and Montserrat, not forgetting the fantastic Port Aventura theme park which is a day out the entire family will adore.