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 kilometers from Barcelona.
Now Sitges has a stylish laid-back Bohemian atmosphere and is very popular with the homosexual community. With Catalan tapas bars, restaurants, fashion boutiques, designer stores and antique stores town attracts many fashionable arty people. The beautiful seafront promenade and the narrow meandering streets of the old town provide a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the main town.
Discover Sitges heritage by visiting the 3 museums that are home to works by Picasso and El Greco, the 17th century waterfront church and by exploring the maze of small streets lined with intriguing 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 to everyone with stretches of beach for families, gay locations and secluded nudist areas. 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. Many of the beaches provide group exercise classes and have organised beach games such as volleyball. The shores 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 golf. For the more adventurous there is skydiving, hang-gliding, hot-air ballooning, 4x4 adventure trips and quad biking.
Sitges is home to the famous Carnival, lasting for days on end and attracting tens of thousands of people. Look out for the late bargains to Sitges and experience the amazing carnival drag displays.
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 several concerts throughout the summer months.
qué ver en Sitges has a typically Mediterranean climate with more than 300 hours of sunshine per year. During July and August temperatures often reach 28C and humidity levels could be high.
Popular for family holidays all year round, Sitges offers the chance to go to the amazing city of Barcelona, Tarragona and Montserrat, not forgetting the fantastic Port Aventura theme park which is a day out the entire family will adore.