Gay Sitges is one of Spain’s – and the world’s – most LGBT-friendly destinations. In the 1960s the town became a counterculture hotbed and many gay venues sprang up. Later, in the 1980s, one of Spain’s first gay discos opened here too.
Today, gay Sitges, located on the Mediterranean and 30 minutes south of Barcelona, is a perfect year-round gay destination. Check out misterb&b’s gay Sitges guide to know more about the best gay beaches, carnivals and vibrant nightlife in this beautiful little town.
Gay Sitges: sun, fun and nude beaches
Summer in Sitges is hot, as are the town’s three gay beaches and the boys on them! The most central gay beach is Platja de la Bassa Rodona, which fills up fast in summer. Playa de las Balmins is a clothing-optional beach within 10 minutes walk of the town center, while the more secluded gay nude beach Platja de l’Home Mort/Playa del Muerto is a 45-minute walk away.
Gay Sitges: time to party
When the sun goes down, the vibrant nightlife of gay Sitges revs up! The real challenge is choosing between the large selection of gay bars and clubs in town. Parrots Pub is one of the oldest gay bars in Sitges and has a great terrace for sipping drinks and people watching. El Horno is another iconic gay bar, and for dance action, check out Organic Dance Club or Privilege Dance Bar.
If festivals are top of your list, gay Sitges will not disappoint. The week-long Sitges Carnaval, held in February/March, is one of Europe’s largest and wildest gay festivals, where everyone dresses up. And the popular Sitges Bears Week in September brings together big, hairy fellas and the admirers at with many events and club nights.
Of course, being an LGBT hub, gay Sitges also has saunas, cruise clubs, restaurants and gyms that cater to the gay community. It’s an enchanting and entertaining town that offers the LGBT community everything they need to have a fantastic time.