Sitges only thirty five kilometres from Barcelona has wonderful beaches, warm Mediterranean waters, guaranteed sunshine and a lively nightlife making it a very popular destination for both British and Spanish holidaymakers. It has a long history which is reflected in its architecture.
Why go to Sitges
There are many reasons why Sitges on the golden coast of Costa Dorada is an ideal holiday destination. Its many beaches with safe bathing, its water sports, bars, restaurants, and shops provide the visitor with all the necessary ingredients for a memorable holiday.
Who Is Sitges Popular With
Sitges is popular with a wide variety of holidaymakers offering good facilities for families, couples and young people. Over recent years it has become increasingly popular with gays and lesbians.
When To Go To Sitges
The most popular time to holiday in Sitges is from April to October when the temperature ranges from a very pleasant twenty degrees rising to thirty degrees in the height of summer.
Sitges - The Place
Sitges, originally an important port in the Middle Ages and later a small fishing village surrounded by hills, has grown into a thriving resort much loved by both the British and Spanish. It is a fairly upmarket area with over fifty percent of its accommodation being four star or above. Sitges has a remarkable number of beaches, seventeen in all, including one gay beach and one for nudists. The beaches, as you would expect in Costa Dorada are of soft golden sand gently sloping into warm shallow water. They are well supplied with showers and toilet facilities.There are many opportunities for water sports including water skiing, sailing and banana boating. The narrow streets of the old town display many fine eighteenth and nineteenth century houses and small palaces many of which house museums or art collections. The many bars and restaurants in Sitges provide a wide variety of cuisine catering for most tastes. The summer festival in August is a boisterous affair, perhaps better avoided if all night parties and revelry are not to your liking.
Sitges has a vibrant nightlife with many clubs, bars and discos an increasing number of which are recognised gay bars. Entertainment continues into the small hours of the morning. There are of course quieter areas where it is possible to enjoy a peaceful drink, basking in the warmth of the evening. A rare delight indeed for the British.
There are plenty of wide ranging opportunities for shopping in Sitges. Traditional souvenirs and gifts such as leather goods, jewellery and ceramics can be found on stalls or in the many small gift shops. There are also boutiques and specialist shops. Barcelona is only a short bus or train ride away for those who need a larger dose of retail therapy.
Sitges has a wide variety of cafes, bars and restaurants which cater for most tastes. Whatever you want, from fast food to traditional Catalan and from Italian to Chinese, Sitges will satisfy you appetite. Children are always given a warm welcome in Spanish restaurants. Local wines are pleasing and inexpensive.