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 kilometers from Barcelona.

Today Sitges has a stylish laid-back Bohemian atmosphere and is extremely popular with the homosexual community. With Catalan tapas bars, restaurants, fashion boutiques, designer stores and antique stores town attracts many trendy arty people. The gorgeous 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 3 museums that are home to works by Picasso and El Greco, the 17th century shore church and by exploring the maze of tiny streets lined with fascinating Catalan architecture.

Sitges has over 3 miles of beautiful sandy shores including nine that have been awarded a Blue Flag. The beaches here cater for everybody with stretches of beach for families, gay areas and secluded nudist areas. There’s a selection of watersports on the Sitges beaches including scuba diving, jet skiing, water skiing, water motor biking, windsurfing, surfing, sailing and pedalos. sitges 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 nevertheless an extremely nice 20C to 23C.

Away from the beach activities include trekking in the Garraf Mountains, horse rides along the coastal trails and golfing. For the more adventurous there is 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 bringing tens of thousands of people. Look out for the late bargains to Sitges and experience the wonderful carnival drag displays.



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

Popular for family holidays all year round, Sitges offers the chance 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 adore.