Friday night and its the weekend! Even though every day is like a weekend in Sitges in the Summer, Friday sees a big influx of Barcelona boys hitting the bars and beaches of Sitges.
The dates for Sitges Bears Week 2014 have been announced. The event will take place from the 5th to the 14th of September. The main bear village will open from the 8th to the 14th of September.
The 2013 event attracted visitors from all 4 corners of the globe. Sitges was at almost 100% occupancy so we suggest you book your apartment early. Why not try a Sitges Seafront Apartment for the best view of all the action.
Check out the aerial video of the Bear Village below:
For more information check out the Bears Week Sitges listing on Gay Sitges Guide.
The official photos for Sitges Pride 2014 have been released featuring some of the hottest ES models on the beaches and pools of Sitges.
Eruope’s Beach Pride will take place in Sitges from the 12th to the 16th of June. The event is celebrating its 5th Anniversary and has some special events planned. One major change to the line up is the main parade. The 2014 parade will move to SUNDAY from 5pm rather than Saturday.
Last year Sitges was at almost 100% occupancy so we suggest you book your apartment early. Why not try a Sitges Seafront Apartment for the best view of all the action.
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Two new recent hotel developments have added some much needed style and service back into the Sitges Hotel Scene. These hotels have been completely redesigned, offer great value for money and are offering special discounts to woo new customers!
Hotel Medium Sitges Park
Housed in a striking Modernist building, Hotel Medium Sitges Park features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool set in gardens. It is just 10 minutes’ walk from Sitges Beach.
Hotel Medium Sitges Park’s stylish rooms have attractive décor with white furnishings. All rooms feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.
This charming restored house is a 3 minute walk from the beach. It offers elegant rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. There is also a terrace with loungers and a bar.
Sitges Hotel Rooms are elegant and decorated in white, with touches of color. They have light wood floors, air conditioning, safe and a modern bathroom with toiletries and hairdryer.
Today was the first day we noticed shirtless men on the beach this year! And we mean sunbathing… not getting lost in the cruising beach during Carnival!
Bookings for hotel and apartments for peak season and events such as Pride and Bears Week are ahead of last year, so if you do plan on coming for a specific event, we suggest you book now, especially if you want a hotel room or an apartment with a view.
Expect a few new additions to the Sitges Scene this year along with some extensions and surprises to the bar and club scene…. Never a dull moment here.
So, with Spring in the air, there’s never been a better time to start planning your next visit to Sitges. Whether in during a relaxed Easter or May, a sultry September or a high season party filled June, July and August, this town has something for everyone.
Our thanks to Tom Bianchi for his beautiful photos.
And to Gabriel Bercht for memories of L’Atlantida beach parties.
Stay tuned for more information on upcoming new events and exciting developments in the Sitges scene!
Remember the earlier you book, the more you save with Sitges Apartments.
Now in its third year, Sitges Pride has become one of the most popular Summer beach prides in Europe attracting over 60,000 visitors over 5 days of parades and parties.
This year’s event will take place from Thursday the 5th of July through to Monday the 9th of July. The main parade kicks off on the Saturday afternoon, featuring more than 25 spectacular floats. Hundreds of muscle boys, go go’s drag queens and entertainers will take part adding to the carnival atmosphere.
The Mediterranean Sea will provide the backdrop for 5 days of free open air concerts. International tribute acts to Kylie, Queen, Tina Turner, Lady Ga Ga and more are planned. The promoters are also working with some big name stars for the Saturday evening spectacular in the gay village. “Splash”, the afternoon pool party on Monday will also make a welcome return.
The entire village of Sitges will go completely White on the Friday night to celebrate “The White Night” with special parties planned in all of the clubs and bars in the town. The raunchier “Black Knights” leather and fetish party is on the Sunday.
ES Collection will host a fashion show spectacular featuring more than 25 of Spain’s top male models. The popular Mr Gay and Miss Drag Queen Sitges competitions will take place on stage in the Gay Village.
The festivities finish on Monday night with a closing finale party in the main Village and a series of special after parties in some of Sitges legendary clubs including Trailer and L’Atlantida.
Sitges 2012 promises to bring an even more jam packed Season of parties and events throughout the Year! More venues, more events, more parties, more fun…. just keep reading over the next few weeks for all the details.
If you do plan to visit us, don’t be disappointed! Sitges Apartments book up quickly, especially the ones in the centre and by the beach. So book now and save! Here are a selection of some of our favourites.
The Isabel Apartment
This beautiful oceanfront penthouse studio apartment is located in the heart of Sitges and very rare to find. The “Isabel” oceanfront studio apartment is situated in the centre of Sitges. Located right in front of the beach with incredible 180º views of the church, the landmark of this town and views of the “Paseo Maritimo”, a huge 2 Km palm tree promenade with white sandy beaches, the guest staying at this apartment enjoys one of the most exclusive and beautiful locations in town.
The Hanna Apartment
The “Hanna” apartment, surrounded by luxury villas is located in the very elegant and relaxed “Vinyet” neighborhood. The guest needs to walk approximately ten minutes to the centre of Sitges and two minutes to the beach, so there is no need for a car while staying at the apartment…. also for the convenience of the guest there are bars, cafes etc. in short walking distance.
The Laury Apartment
The “Laury” apartment is located on one of the most important plazas in Sitges, called “Plaza España”. It takes about a 1 min walk to the main beaches in Sitges.. . This apartment has all the local amenities on the same street and the surrounding blocks.. with plenty of restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, supermarkets, chemists, gym, etc….. although this great apartment is literally in the centre of Sitges it is a very calm spot…
The Black and White Apartment
Fantastic designer apartment with lots of light and a great private terrace with sun all day long…This great apartment is in the heart of Sitges with everything to hand and within easy reach of all that Sitges has to offer.
With over 30 different hotels in Sitges, it can be a difficult choice… especially if you have never been to the town before. Bear in mind that most hotels are located in the centre of town, several have pools and rooms are generally bright and modern with plenty of facilities! All of the hotels in Sitges are very gay-friendly and welcoming, so you wont have any issues checking in or asking for a double room.
The Calipolis Hotel is one of the most popular as it faces the Gay Beach. Recently refurbished, it has a small pool in the front, a lovely restaurant, great cafe and all the facilities you would expect from a 4 star hotel. – Check out great rates here with our Partner Booking.com
The Mediterrraneo Hotel is right opposite the Calipolis. Rooms are spacious and modern and their Apartment Options are also very good value. The service is excellent and the rooms are bright modern and very comfortable. Ask for a room with a view! – Book The Mediterraneo Now.
The Hotel Arts in Sitge is located in the Port, so although not quite central..it really is an extra special hotel. Each room is different.. the hotel is a living museum of modern and contemporary art… truly stunning! Book online now.
Cheap and cheerful is the only way to describe El Cid. If you’re looking for a clean hotel in the heart of Sitges with no frills, then this is your best bet in our opinion! Complete with pool and very popular with Gay Visitors. – Check here for rates.
Finally, right facing the beautiful San Sebastian Beach and just a short 4 minute walk from town, the San Sebastian Playa Hotel offers a beautiful roof top pool and rooms with absolutely stunning views! Definitely put this on your shortlist! Check rates for San Sebastian Playa Hotel Here.
AndysRooms.com are seeing an increase in requests for apartments for Summer 2009.. It seems despite the credit crunch, people still want to go on Holidays… and they are planning their escape even earlier. So book your apartment early!
And Attention Apartment Owners – If you have an apartment and want to increase your bookings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org who can market your apartment to one of the largest audiences online. 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments are currently required to meet demand.
Right now, one of the most popular emailed questions we get is … “What’s it like in Sitges in… January, February…. May… etc”… Our answer is – check out the Gay Sitges Guide Archives… or as we like to call it, the Sitges Time Machine.
As the largest and most comprehensive gay archive for Sitges, it can give you a snapshot of what the town is like on any day, month of year, going back to 2006. Although certain event dates change, you can get a fair idea of what the town is going to be like on your chosen month.
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