Sitges, Spain, is a beautiful beach town in Catalonia. Sitges no longer stands in the shadow of Barcelona, just 35km along the coast, and although it does make a perfect day trip from a Sitges apartment or villa for rent, there is certainly no reason to venture far whilst on holiday in Sitges, Spain. It is a town with endless entertainment possibilities, a world famous carnival and vibrant nightlife, and is especially known for its gay scene. Sitges is such a beautiful, cosmopolitan and exciting town than many people who originally visited a Sitges apartment have become permanent residents, including a disproportionate number of artists and writers.
The beautiful yellow sands of Sitges beach do become quite crowded during the peak season, which adds to the vibrancy and excitement of taking villas for rent in Sitges, but there are many beaches in the area if you would like a little more space and privacy to enjoy the glorious golden sands and warm, clear waters of the Costa Dorada. The best Sitges beaches are found beyond the church, and many are within walking distance of the villas and apartments in Sitges’ centre.
Sitges is a beautiful town with a huge array of buildings to admire and museums to enjoy when staying in a villa for rent in Sitges. The Sant Miquel Tower, Salo d’Or and Salo Blau are of particular interest.
Sitges is a lively and vibrant town, especially during August, when the streets and villas in Sitges come alive with the Summer Festivals, and the Santa Tecla folklore festival in September. March sees an influx of gorgeous vintage cars, as the Barcelona-Sitges Rally rolls into town. The nightlife is exceptional all year round, and the bars and clubs, including Pacha, are centred around the provocatively named ‘Sin Street’. The Catalonia International Film Festival in November adds yet another reason for taking a Sitges apartment or holiday villa if another was needed!
Sitges is perfect for family holidays too. There are great restaurants, a gentle safe beach, plenty of entertainment, spacious private Sitges villas, all within an hour of the famous Port Aventura theme park, which is known throughout Europe.
Barcelona is an international centre of fashion, cuisine and shopping, with a huge number of magnificent points of interest to be explored. The city beaches of Barcelona become very crowded during the summer, but there is so much to do, you may not notice. The nightlife in Barcelona is legendary too.
The Garraf Natural Park is the ideal place for hikers and walkers staying in Sitges holiday accommodation. The Mediterranean birdlife which calls the park home attracts a great number of visitors to villas for rent in Sitges each year, especially for the Thelka Lark, Tawny Pipit, peregrine and Sardinian warbler.
With more than 300 days of sunshine every year, holiday accommodation in Sitges is a great place to stay all year round, and due to the unique micro-climate, a Sitges holiday villa is blessed with the longest summer period in Spain. The sea is warm enough to swim in from April right through until October.
Barcelona is just half an hour from the villas and apartments in Sitges. Regular cheap flights arrive from all over the UK, with increased flights landing during the summer. easyJet and Ryanair both offer some great deals on cheap flights to Sitges.