Sitges, Europe’s Number 1 gay beach destination.

Sitges, Europe’s Number 1 gay beach destination.

The village is just 30 minutes drive from Barcelona’s main airport. From Carnival in late Spring to Bears Week in mid September, the village of festivals has something to suit all tastes.

Sitges, located on the Mediterranean Coast, is one of the most popular gay destinations in Europe. Nestled in between the warm sea and the Garaff mountains, the village enjoys a unique microclimate, affording it more than 300 days of Sunshine per year.

Often touted as the “St Tropez” of Spain, Sitges is an exclusive but not an expensive resort. It has 25 different beaches, 2 of them nudist and the main gay beach is located right in the heart of the village.  Dining out is affordable and restaurants are wide and varied, with dishes infused with a mix of French, Catalan and Mediterranean influences.

Sitges has more than 25,000 inhabitants, almost a quarter of whom are expats. This population swells to over a hundred thousand per day during the Summer with many day trippers from nearby Barcelona together with guests staying in the Village.

The village is quite compact and nearly all of the hotels are located less than 10 minutes from the centre of the gay village. Many people choose to stay in an apartment during their stay.   There are more than 23 gay bars, several gay clubs, as well as several gay and gay friendly restaurants and shops in Sitges.

The key events of Carnival, Pride, Bears Week Sitges and the Fiesta Mayor fireworks book out well in advance so you should arrange your accommodation early.  For more detailed information on planning your trip to Sitges, begin with our gay guide.

Gay Bars in Sitges