Sitges is a cosmopolitan hotel set on a headland at the northern end of Spain’s Costa Dorada, just 25 miles from Barcelona.

Now Sitges has a stylish laid-back Bohemian atmosphere and is extremely popular with the homosexual community. With Catalan tapas bars, restaurants, fashion stores, designer stores and antique shops the town attracts many trendy arty people. free tours Sitges and the narrow winding streets of the old town provide a welcome rest from the hustle and bustle of the main town.

Discover Sitges legacy by visiting the 3 museums that are home to works by Picasso and El Greco, the 17th century waterfront church and by researching the maze of tiny streets lined with fascinating Catalan architecture.

Sitges has more than 3 miles of beautiful sandy shores including nine which have been awarded a Blue Flag. The beaches here cater for everybody with stretches of beach for families, homosexual locations and subtropical nudist locations. There is a selection of watersports on the Sitges beaches including scuba diving, jet skiing, water skiing, water engine biking, windsurfing, surfing, sailing and pedalos. A number of the beaches offer group exercise classes and have organised shore games such as volleyball. The shores are less active in the Autumn when temperatures hover around 20C to 25C with sea temperatures nevertheless a very nice 20C to 23C.

Away from the shore activities include hiking in the Garraf Mountains, horse rides along the coastal paths and golfing. For the more adventurous there is skydiving, hang-gliding, hot-air ballooning, 4x4 adventure trips and quad biking.

Sitges is home to the renowned Carnival, lasting for days on end and attracting thousands of individuals. Look out for the late deals to Sitges and experience the amazing carnival drag shows.

Other events which take place in Sitges include the International Film Festival, the Corpus Christi exhibition, the Classic Car Rally, Jazz and Tango Festivals and several concerts throughout the summer months.

This vibrant city has a typically Mediterranean climate with more than 300 hours of sunshine per year. Throughout July and August temperatures frequently reach 28C and humidity levels could be high.

Popular for family holidays throughout the year, Sitges provides the opportunity to visit the amazing city of Barcelona, Tarragona and Montserrat, not forgetting the fantastic Port Aventura theme park which is a day out the whole family will love.