How I spent a week in the lovely beach town of Sitges
I had a great time this summer exploring different parts of Spain. During my trip, I spent a week in the lovely beach town of Sitges.
Known as the St Tropez of Spain, Sitges really lives up to its name with beautiful beaches and winding cobbled streets.
I love going on holidays where there is a beach but I also love exploring the culture and doing different activities in the area as well. Sitges was perfect for this as it had a good combination of all these things.
Where to Stay
For my week in Sitges, I stayed in a hotel called the Dolce Sitges. It is a five-star hotel and it is very lush. It is a few minutes drive outside the town, however, they run a shuttle bus service to the nearest beach and there is also a bus stop outside the hotel. A taxi costs less than 10 euros to get into the city centre.
If you want a hotel more central. Mim Sitges is right on the beach front and also has a really nice rooftop bar. It recently opened in Sitges and it is known for its famous owner Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi
Where to eat/drink
There is an abundance of places to eat in Sitges. From Tapas to three-course dinners there is plenty to choose from. One of my favorite restaurants was Nem Sitges where they have a range of delicious dishes. Below are some other places I also enjoyed.
ElSanto is renowned for its delicious burgers. They have a range of tasty flavors. I had a curried chicken burger which the burger bun had a curry flavour which was unusual but nice.
El Trull Restaurant
If you want something a bit fancier El Trull was really nice. It was down a narrow laneway and had lots of dishes. Their desserts were my favourite.
SoCa is quite popular with tourists and locals. It is a USA style restaurant with Mexican influence. The portions here are huge and the cocktails are equally as nice.
If you want something a little different this restaurant has sushi tapas. They have delicious sushi and had a really tasty Sangria.
Moreno Major 17
I loved this place as it was great to sit outside on high stools while drinking sangria and people watch. They have a wide choice of wines, tapas, and meats. The staff here were really friendly and the food was just as delicious.
One of the best dinners I had while in Sitges. This place did beautiful tapas. If you plan on going there, book in advance. Check out my full review on NEMS restaurant
One of the places I went to was the Gin Tub. It makes their own gin in different flavours. They also have different performance nights where they have entertainment such as burlesque dancing. It’s a nice place to go for one drink but I found it quite expensive in comparison to the other bars in the area.
I also went on a Pintxos food trail while I was there. This was great fun and I highly suggest doing this some evening.
There is an abundance of beaches in Sitges. If you read other articles they suggest there are 20 beaches in Sitges, however, most of them merge together along the promenade in Sitges. My favorite was Sausalito beach. It has a nice beach bar, it was outside the town center and was less busy. Renting a sun lounger cost approx 15 euros for the day.
Things to Do.
There is a wonderful Bacardi Museum in Sitges where they explain how the Bacardi family travelled from Sitges to Cuba and set up the Bacardi Rum. They give you a history of the business and give cocktail demonstrations. They also do cocktail classes so check in with the museum if you wish to take part.
Wine tasting in a vineyard
During my stay, we went to the Jean Leon Vineyard outside of Sitges. This was a great experience as we learned how the wine was made and got to taste their wine selection with some cheese. For someone who knows nothing about wine, I got lots of information on the types of wine and what food is best to have with each type. The cost of the tour was very reasonable. Only 14 euros each. However it cost approx 25 euro each way in a taxi to get there. Bear this in mind if you plan on going there.
Tour at night.
My favourite tour I took during my time in Sitges was the Segway tour we did at night. Our local guide showed us how to use the Segways and gave us a history of the town and showed us the different sites. Even though the tour was 60 euro, it was well worth it and was great fun. Whenever I pay this much for a tour on holidays I don’t want it to be a waste of money. It lasted for over an hour and a half and it was very enjoyable. The tour guide was excellent. If you plan on doing this during your time in Sitges I suggest doing this at the start of your trip as our tour guide gave us lots of information on places to eat, things to do and what to visit. It was also a great way to get your bearings of the town on a Segway.
When I arrived, there was this lovely festival called Sitges Market just outside the town center. There were lots of stalls selling clothes, food, and drinks. My favourite was a gin stall selling sparkly gin in plastic bags. There was also a DJ playing music. This was a great start to the holiday and was really enjoyable.
Sitges lives up to its name.
Sitges is a great place to visit. I had a lovely time here during my weeks holidays and I would go back again in a heartbeat. It really does have a great mix of beach, culture food and entertainment. The town is known for being LGBT friendly and because of this it made the town more relaxed and felt very safe walking around at night. As is it only 45 minutes from Barcelona Airport I also felt like I wasn’t travelling for miles to get there which can be a real stressor to the start of any holiday. This beach town has something for everyone. Whether you are going there solo, as a couple or with your family you are going to have a good time.
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