Sitges, The Gay Paradise of Barcelona
Everybody has heard of Barcelona in superlatives. Barcelona, the cosmopolitan city; Barcelona, the city of Gaudí; Barcelona, the capital of culture… But there is more to this Mediterranean city then that: party, beach, mountain, museums, gastronomy… Barcelona is suitable for all kinds of tourists, and has a lot to offer to the gay community. It even has its own pink village, Sitges – the gay paradise of Barcelona!
You cannot say you really know Barcelona if you have never been in Sitges. This cute little village, about 20 minutes from Barcelona, is one of the most important gay destinations in Barcelona. In addition to beautiful beaches, it has discotheques, bars, restaurants, saunas and even hotels orientated to a homosexual public.
Are you stressed? No problem! There are no less then eight gay saunas in Sitges where you can relax and meet other guys who want to have a good time. You can even participate in games and activities such as Sauna Bingo, and win the Bingo Boy. Can you imagine a better prize?
Attention all fashion victims! Sitges is namely also a shopping paradise. During the last years many designer shops like Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace have opened. If you are a little affected by the crisis, don’t worry. There are enough less pricey alternatives.
For a great suntan, throw yourself on a towel at one of the fantastic beaches in the zone. There are a lot of places to hide, the offer is incredible. The beach of Bassa Rodona is the main beach for homosexuals. The Balmins beach is a nudist beach, and the Playa del Muerto (Beach of death) is exclusively for gays looking for an adventure…
Don’t miss out on the famous carnival of Sitges. Put on your best disguise and dance the night away on the streets, not once but every single night in February! Other events include the Bears week (april – may) and the party of Santa Tecla (September). It’s impossible to be bored here.
The nights in Sitges always seem infinite. There is so much going on at night, you will have trouble choosing. The bars, pubs and discotheques offer theme nights like Eighties night, Topless night or foam parties. Dress up, fix your hair and for sure you will hit it off with someone.
Even the most picky gourmets will not be let down. The amount of gay restaurants tripled over the last years, while the offer in general is already huge. Enjoy the typical Mediterranean dishes, or try some more exotic flavours.
The offer for women is not as big as that for men, but especially if you travel during summer you will find some ‘women only’ parties.
Hurry to book your tickets and enjoy the best holiday of your life in the loveliest village on the Catalan coast. Rent apartments in Barcelona for a great stay.