There are many
venues that offer the best of gay Sitges life, appealing to all tastes and ages.
This Sitges gay guide is a selection that should be enough to see you through your first 24 hours on holiday
- there is so much to do.
Beaches and Beyond
Platja de la Bass Rodona - For the highest density of gay men per square
metre (during the day, at least) head to the strip of beach in front of the
Picnic Bar, near the centre of town, on the main promenade.
Platja dels Balmins - To the east of the church, carry on past Platja San Sebastiá
uphill towards what appears to be another church, but is in fact a cemetery, then
towards this nudist beach. Quieter than a lot of the other beaches in town (due to the effort
involved in getting there, perhaps), the sand is nonetheless often coated with a fair spread
of roasting bodies. The beach is mixed, although little gay enclaves develop in random locations.
Platja del Home Mort - For the more adventurous, take a walk to the most secluded
beach in Sitges. Just be sure to leave those stilettos at home, and take some sensible shoes.
Follow the promenade all the way to the end (past the Terramar Hotel), then clamber over the
rocks and along the road next to the beach until you reach the Atlantida Disco. Take
the hill path next to the railway line, as it runs up the hill and down again. Keep
going along the path, which runs parallel to the railway line, past the first beach (mixed
nudist) to the second beach (gay nudist). The Catalan name means "Dead Man's Beach"
which just about sums up how you may feel by the time you finally get there.
In summer, an enterprising local sets up shop selling refreshments (goodness
only knows how he gets them there), otherwise take your own drinks as you will
be thirsty after the trek (even more so if you go wandering around the forest
the other side of the railway line from the beach).
After a hard day on the beach you will be in need of a little light refreshment to keep you
going until evening.
Montroig Cafe - Marquès de Montroig
- Not "officially" gay, though (like many places in Sitges) most of the time you'd be hard-pushed to tell.
Open all day for breakfast, lunch and evening snacks, as well as plenty of coffee and cocktails in between.
This is the ideal place to sit and watch as the best of Sitges passes by. Free wi-fi available.
Opening hours are a law unto themselves here - one moment a place will be deserted, then suddenly it will fill up then empty
later on just as fast. To confuse things further, there is an unwritten sequence of bar-hopping followed over the course of an evening, depending on the time of year and day
of the week. However, most bars don't tend to become busy until 11pm or so.
In any case, the following trail should take you from early evening through to the
small hours of the morning.
Parrots - Plaça Industria, 2 - Sit here from late afternoon, under the incredibly colourful frilly
sunshades, and sip a cocktail or two. Plan your evening ahead if you're not too distracted by the passers-by.
B-Side - Sant Gaudenci, 7 - One of the more recent additions to Sitges, this stylish bar opens earlier
than most and is ideal for an aperitif or two before dinner.
El Siete (Bar 7) - Nou, 7 - A lively, decidedly "ex-pat" bar with europop music,
friendly patrons and a photo gallery of previous years' carnivals.
A fun place to be especially when it becomes so full you are unable to move.
Piano Bar - Sant Bonaventura, 37 - Friendly and laid back new bar with a mixed clientele. Relax in elegant,
intimate surroundings as your hosts entertain you with songs from the musicals
as well as their own compositions. Usually busiest from
about 11pm to 2am.
XXL - Joan Tarrida, 7 - Harder sounds than the europop played in a lot of Sitges bars, the smart metallic
decor downstairs contrasts with the darker industrial surroundings and nocturnal
Starts to fill up at about midnight, until the bar closes (2am or so).
Le Male A Bar - CC Oasis, Local 28 - You may bump into the owners
of other bars here, as this place is often open until 6am or even later. Tucked away in a local shopping centre, you may want to hunt it out during the
day so you can find it again in the dark.
Friends - The Gaymap
- Downloadable map, with list of bars, clubs, accommodation, etc., to help you find the places listed in our
Sitges Gay Guide.
If you want more details on anything in our gay Sitges guide, or if you have any questions about
gay Sitges or Sitges in general, our local agents will be pleased to assist you.
Just ask when you arrive, or after you have settled in to the apartment.