Sitges, Costa Dorada - Spain Travel Guide

Sitges is a cosmopolitan resort set on a headland at the northern end of Spain’s Costa Dorada, just 25 miles from Barcelona. Holidays to Sitges became popular in the early 1900’s, leaving a legacy of luxurious mansions and villas.

Today Sitges includes a trendy laid-back Bohemian atmosphere and is very popular with the gay community. With qué ver en Sitges , restaurants, fashion boutiques, designer shops and antique shops the town attracts many trendy arty individuals. The beautiful seafront promenade and the narrow winding streets of the old town offer a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the main city.

Discover Sitges heritage by visiting the three museums which are home to works by Picasso and El Greco, the 17th century shore church and by researching the maze of tiny streets lined with intriguing Catalan architecture.

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

Away from the beach activities include trekking in the Garraf Mountains, horse rides along the coastal paths and golfing. 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 bringing tens of thousands of people. Look out for the late deals to Sitges and go through the amazing carnival drag shows.

Other events which occur in Sitges include the International Film Festival, the Corpus Christi exhibition, the Classic Car Rally, Jazz and Tango Festivals and many concerts during the summer months.

This vibrant town has a typically Mediterranean climate with over 300 hours of sun a year. During July and August temperatures often reach 28C and humidity levels can be high.

Popular for family holidays all year round, Sitges provides the opportunity to visit the wonderful city of Barcelona, Tarragona and Montserrat, not forgetting the fantastic Port Aventura theme park that’s a day out the whole family will love.