Everyone knows of the amazing LGBTQ+ community in Spain, particularly Barcelona, but many forget about Sitges, a town specializing in their tourism and culture industry. Sitges is also very well known for their LGBTQ+ inclusiveness and tourism. Sitges partners with Barcelona to host the Circuit festival, an internationally known LGBTQ+ celebration and musical partying event. The most popular LGBTQ+ spaces in Sitges are located right downtown near the beaches.
Sitges is a LGBTQ+ hotspot, and so there are many gay-only and gay-friendly hotels for visitors to stay at. These hotels are mostly located in the downtown Sitges area near their beaches and bars, making it easily accessible to explore gay Sitges in terms of beaches and nightlife. During event seasons such as Pride or Circuit Festival, these hotels fill up to the brim with eager gay travelers looking to experience gay Sitges in all its glory. Check out the Hotel Collections here!
Sitges is famous for their amazing beach life. A few LGBTQ+ friendly beaches to mention are Playa de la Bassa Rodona, Playa del Muerto, and Platja dels Balmains. Some of these beaches are nude beaches, enhancing the entire gay beach experience.
Aside from hanging at the beach, Sitges is good for solid retail therapy. Even though it's a tiny town, the large gay population means a large amount of gay owned/themed stores. This makes for an even more therapeutic experience don't you think?
After dark, Sitges transforms from a relaxed beach vibe into a vibrant nightlife scene. Their small downtown filled with gay bars and clubs makes it easy to hop around and have a good time, before returning to wherever you're staying or whoever you're staying with.
The events that occur in Sitges are legendary. The Circuit festival in Barcelona draws in thousands of visitors to Sitges for the amazing events. Also, Sitges Pride in June is one of the biggest in Spain, an event you don't want to miss!