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 miles from Barcelona. Vacations to Sitges became popular in the early 1900’s, leaving a heritage of luxury mansions and villas.

Now Sitges includes a stylish laid-back Bohemian atmosphere and is very popular with the gay community. With free tours Sitges , restaurants, fashion stores, designer stores and antique shops town attracts many fashionable arty individuals. The beautiful seafront promenade and the narrow meandering streets of the old town offer a welcome rest from the hustle and bustle of the main town.

Discover Sitges legacy by visiting the 3 museums that are home to works by Picasso and El Greco, the 17th century shore 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 that have been awarded a Blue Flag. The beaches here cater for everybody 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 engine biking, windsurfing, surfing, sailing and pedalos. A number of the beaches offer group exercise classes and have organised beach games like volleyball. The shores are less active in the Autumn when temperatures hover around 20C to 25C with ocean temperatures nevertheless an extremely pleasant 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 bringing thousands of individuals. Watch 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. Throughout July and August temperatures often reach 28C and humidity levels can be high.

Popular for family vacations throughout the year, Sitges offers the opportunity 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 whole family will adore.