Sitges, Costa Dorada - Spain Travel Guide

Sitges is a cosmopolitan hotel set on a headland at the northern end of Spain’s Costa Dorada, just 25 kilometers from Barcelona. Vacations 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 extremely popular with the homosexual community. With Catalan tapas bars, restaurants, fashion boutiques, designer stores and antique shops town attracts many fashionable arty people. The beautiful seafront promenade and the narrow winding streets of this old town provide a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the main city.

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

Sitges has more than 3 miles of beautiful sandy shores including nine which have been awarded a Blue Flag. The beaches here cater to everybody with stretches of beach for families, homosexual locations and subtropical nudist locations. There’s a selection 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 provide group exercise classes and also have organised shore games such as volleyball. The shores are less busy in the Autumn when temperatures hover around 20C to 25C with sea temperatures nevertheless an extremely pleasant 20C to 23C.

Away from the beach activities include hiking in the Garraf Mountains, horse rides along the coastal trails and golf. For the more adventurous there’s skydiving, hang-gliding, hot-air ballooning, 4x4 adventure excursions and quad biking.

Sitges is home to the renowned Carnival, lasting for days on end and attracting thousands of people. Watch out for qué ver en Sitges to Sitges and experience the wonderful 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 several concerts throughout the summer months.

This vibrant city has a typically Mediterranean climate with more than 300 hours of sunshine a year. During July and August temperatures frequently reach 28C and humidity levels can be high.

Popular for family holidays throughout the year, Sitges offers the chance to visit the wonderful city of Barcelona, Tarragona and Montserrat, not forgetting the fantastic Port Aventura theme park which is a day out the whole family will adore.