For holiday homes in Sitges – Garraf you can browse the great selection of rentals on HomeAway. At one of the first beach destinations outside Barcelona, Sitges – Garraf holiday apartments have fantastic transport links; it’s perfect for holidaymakers who don’t have the use of a car. All you need for a relaxing getaway is close at hand, with a long series of sandy beaches, large swathes of protected nature and inviting restaurants. Many apartments in Sitges - Garraf benefit from arresting sea views, while interiors are considerately appointed with all the gadgetry that a 21st Century home would call for.
-Beaches. Sitges has 17 different beaches, each offering a slightly different experience. Ribera is a bustling stretch of sand on the town’s waterfront. Here there are superb amenities, with sunbed rental and all kinds of activities. Garraf’s main beach is a bit quieter. It’s around 150 metres in length and backed by steep and rocky hills. The largest of all the beaches in the area is Les Botgues de Sitges, a beautiful sandy bay 1.5 kilometres in length.
-Heritage and culture. In Garraf there’s Celler Guell, a complex of late-19th Century modernist buildings, including a wine cellar, chapel and home. If you’d like to know more about one of Catalan modernism’s most celebrated figures you could check out the Cau Ferrat Museum, devoted to artist Santiago Rusiñol. Elsewhere, Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla is an impressive church from the 1600s, containing fragments of previous churches dating to the early-middle ages.
-Food and drink. Grown locally is the Malvasia de Sitges grape, which is generally cultivated for passito, fortified dessert wine. It’s something of a rarity due to the unique makeup of the soil and the location of the vineyards, which are afforded protection by the coastal mountains. Here on the coast, fish and seafood are staples, and one of the characteristic dishes is Arros a la Stigetana, a rice dish not dissimilar to paella.
-Nature. The Garraf Natural Park covers much of the region’s hinterland. It’s a setting with tall limestone hills, and forests of oak and pine. Thanks to erosion the geology of the park is interesting, with an array of caves, sinkholes and potholes to discover, with hiking and biking routes to help you visit them. The park supports boar, rabbits and a variety of birds of prey.
-Barcelona. This city is much-loved for its sights, culture and nightlife. There are attractions to appeal to all kinds of visitors, from world-class art attractions like the Fundacio Joan Miro to the quirky buildings of modernist architect Antoni Gaudi, many of which can be entered. Shoppers will also be in their element, with posh fashion houses, one-off chic boutiques and all the top brands represented in various locations across the city.
Sitges – Garraf holiday homes are in a region with warm weather during the summer and mild conditions in winter. The warmer season can last for five months of the year, brining with it long, unbroken periods of hot, dry weather. Temperatures in July can peak between 25 and 33 degrees. The wettest time of the year marks the end of summer in October and November. Temperatures fall slowly until January, when there are highs just above ten degrees and lows that stay just above freezing.
Sitges – Garraf holiday accommodation has great transport links, due to being relatively close to Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN). One of Spain’s top two airports, there are links to many cities in the UK with low-cost and premium carriers. If you’re driving, the C-32 will get you to the towns of Garraf and Sitges in less than half an hour. Garraf and Sitges both have Renfe train stations, with swift connections to Barcelona. There are also regular bus services, both private and public, to these destinations from the airport.