Sitges is a cosmopolitan resort set on a headland at the northern end of Spains 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 has a trendy laid-back Bohemian atmosphere and is very popular with the gay community. With Catalan tapas bars, restaurants, fashion boutiques, designer shops and antique shops the town attracts many trendy arty people. 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 town. The old town and the seafront come to life at night with many clubs, discos, bohemian bars, traditional restaurants and sidewalk cafes.
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 tiny streets lined with fascinating Catalan architecture.
Sitges has over 3 miles of beautiful sandy beaches including nine which have been awarded a Blue Flag. The beaches here cater for everyone with stretches of beach for families, gay areas and secluded nudist areas. 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. Many of the beaches offer group excercise classes and have organised beach games such as volleyball. The beaches are less busy in the Autumn when temperatures hover around 20C to 25C with sea temperatures still a very pleasant 20C to 23C.
Away from the beach activities include hiking in the Garraf Mountains, horse rides along the coastal paths and golf. For the more adventurous there is skydiving, hang-gliding, hot-air ballooning, 4×4 adventure trips and quad biking.
Sitges is home to the famous Carnival, lasting for days on end and attracting thousands of people. Watch out for the late deals to Sitges and experience the amazing carnival drag shows. Other events which take place in Sitges include the International Film Festival, the Corpus Christi exhibition, the Classic Car Rally, Jazz and Tango Festivals and many concerts throughout the summer months.
This vibrant town has a typically Mediterranean climate with more than 300 hours of sunshine a year. During July and August temperatures often reach 28C and humidity levels can be high. Popular for family holidays all year round Sitges offers the opportunity to visit the amazing city of Barcelona, Tarragona and Montserrat, not forgetting the fantastic Port Aventura theme park which is a day out the whole family will love.