Find out what else makes the list of great reasons to take Sitges holidays with the TravelSupermarket guide to this beachside beauty…
The town of Sitges is located on Spain’s Costa Dorada, just 40 minutes south of Barcelona by road. Protected by the emerald peaks of the Garraf Massif and kissed by the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, this coastal destination enjoys a toasty, sun-filled climate – yet another reason to book a Sitges holiday.
The town has been many things to many people over the years. Inhabited for around two millennia, the land and the sea have sustained locals here for centuries. Sitges became a liberal and arty enclave in the 1960s, a legacy that has seen the town become one of the most gay-friendly destinations on the Med. Sitges is also likened to a Spanish St Tropez thanks to its sheltered position; wide, traffic-free promenade; and mega-expensive properties. You can enjoy the accessories of this jet-set lifestyle at little cost when you book cheap holidays to Sitges with TravelSupermarket.
Self-catering, room-only and bed-and-breakfast deals are easy to find here, although if you fancy a luxury holiday in Sitges, you can also take your pick from a fantastic array of four- and five-star hotels. The best offer swimming pools, spa facilities and excellent dining options.
To find your dream break in this sunny and stylish part of Spain, simply use the search tool on TravelSupermarket to compare some of the best deals available. Using our price-comparison expertise can also net you cheap rates on travel extras, such as car hire in Sitges. Book this to coincide with your arrival at the airport and make big savings on the cost of transfers to your hotel.
Find out more about the weather in Sitges with our advice on when to go…
The main holiday season in Sitges gets going in May, when average daytime temperatures begin to top 20C. The season doesn’t wind down again until October, when the sea has warmed up over summer and 20C+ temperatures remain the norm. The peak of the summer heat comes in July and August, when 30C days can be expected and nights are warm. Average daytime temperatures drop to the low-to-mid teens during winter, but the lively cultural calendar brings visitors to Sitges between November and April low season too.
The cultural hub of Sitges never fails to please with its packed calendar. Here are just three of the top annual events…
Barcelona-Sitges Vintage Car Rally; March: The glamour of the 1920s races into town during this spring event. Prizes are awarded for the best costumes and the best-kept pre-1924 car, so expect a real show of glitz and pizzazz when the cars arrive from Barcelona.
Festa Major; August: The patron saints of Sitges are honoured in fine style for a week in August. Expect musical processions, folk dancing, religious ceremonies, fireworks, and people wearing huge papier-mache heads.
Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia; October: Claiming to be the biggest and best fantasy film festival on the planet, this event has attracted the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Sir Anthony Hopkins, as well as cast members from fantasy hits such as the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
Families, friends, couples, groups… Sitges is a great destination for all and there’s plenty to see and do during your break...
Kids and teens: Sitges is a terrific family destination. Nightlife is lively but well-mannered and long days can be spent on the many beaches, playing mini golf, horse riding, or having a go at a new water sport.
Relaxing: If you tire of the poolside scene at your hotel, which is unlikely, you can take your pick from one of the 17 beaches in Sitges. You will soon find your favourite, where you’ll get to know the menu of the nearest chiringuito (beach bar) off by heart.
Nightlife: There are plenty of bars in Sitges, with many dedicated to the loyal legion of gay visitors. The majority of bars and pubs welcome everyone, while tapas bars are a quiet alternative to some of the livelier joints.