Gay Sitges – The Globetrotter Guys

Author: , March 7th, 2019

Gay Sitges - The Globetrotter Guys

When it comes to gay travel, Spain is one of the best and most exciting destinations you can visit.

We have experienced many of Spain’s popular gay destinations such as Barcelona , Madrid , Torremolinos and Gran Canaria, but we have to say, Sitges is our favourite gay hotspot in Spain!

Sitges is well-known for its Mediterranean beaches, pretty narrow streets, stunning marina and especially for its gay scene. The gay scene is so prominent here in Sitges, it takes centre stage in the main part of town. In fact, if you Google ‘Sitges’, it specifically mentions that it is filled with gay bars. This is not just a town or city with a gay scene; in our opinion it is a gay town!

What a lot of people do not realise is that they can easily visit from Barcelona (which is very popular). Sitges is just 30 minutes southwest from Barcelona by train – see below for instructions.

Let’s take a look at all that gay Sitges has to offer in our ‘Sitges Gay Guide’ and find out why we can’t wait to return!

Full Story at The Globetrotter Guys

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Five Gay Spanish Party Cities – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , June 13th, 2018

Five Gay Spanish Party Cities - The Nomadic Boys

Spain is famous for being very gay friendly and we absolutely love it!

As well as having some of the hottest men you’ll ever see, it also has some of the best gay parties we’ve been to, from the famous Madrid Pride, to Barcelona’s Circuit festivals. We’ve put together our 5 favourite gay cities in Spain to come and party like crazy.

Madrid

The Spanish capital is famous for being the best gay city for partying in Spain. We love visiting Madrid, whether it’s for Pride, or just an ad hoc weekend of partying. Either way, we know that a visit here is always going to be a lot of fun.

The Madrid Pride (“Orgullo Gay de Madrid”) takes place every year in June/July, and it is huge. It is famous for being one of the best and largest gay pride parades in the world with around 3-4 million people attending. We absolutely love it because as well as guaranteed beautiful weather (remember to pack plenty of sunblock cream!), the entire city gets involved and it becomes one giant rainbow street party. The focal point is around the gay neighbourhood in Chueca, where the bars spill out into the streets, and free outdoor concerts take place.

The annual WE Pride Festival in July is another huge party highlight in Madrid. It is 5 days of parties with the biggest brands and famous DJs.

During the winter months, there is another huge gay party: the We Party New Year Festival. This is the biggest gay winter event in Europe, with around 20,000 people attending to see in the New Year.

The gay clubs of Chueca always have a party taking places every weekend. The main ones are Boite, DLRO, MalaMala, Kluster and Baila Cariño. Just one word of advice, the Madrileños LOVE to party till the early hours of the next day – so fact in a disco nap before heading out!

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Spain Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Villa Tupinetti, Sitges, Catalunya, Spain

Author: , January 30th, 2015

Villa Tupinetti

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Your Place for a Idyllic Holidays in Sitges: A welcoming House from the 60’s, with all the current commodities and the vintage charm (furniture and decoration). In second line in front of the sea, in one of the best areas in Sitges. Solarium. 108,99 meters from the beach.10 minutes’ walk from the centre of town. wi-fi.

See the Villa Tupinetti Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Gay Sitges, Spain

Author: , July 4th, 2014

gay Sitges, SpainJust thirty-five kilometers south of Barcelona is the port town of Sitges, which has become recognised throughout Europe as the perfect gay resort for summer relaxation and fun. During the months of July and August the tourist visitors are almost exclusively gay and the town switches into hetero-friendly mode.

This historic seaport dates back to the tenth century when a small castle was built over the ruins of an old Iberian settlement. During the following years, houses were built near the castle and Sitges was born.

In the middle ages, Sitges used to be the only port town on the coast from Barcelona to Tarragon. The town’s main industries were its vineyards and the commercial activities with other ports. Now tourism and construction are the major employers in Sitges and the charm of this small town on the coast is irresistible. Nestled on the hillside between the mountains and the ocean it’s easy to understand how the gay community fell in love with the cobbled streets, historic buildings, beautiful beaches and of course the bars and restaurants.

By Roy heale – Full Story at Rainbow Tourism | Catalunya, Spain Gay Travel Resources

Sitges, Spain Celebrates Gay Pride in June

Author: , May 13th, 2014

Sitges Gay PrideThe ultimate Summer Pride! If you have ever been to Sitges for last years Pride or for Carnival or Fiesta Mayor, then you know that this town parties like no other! This year’s Gay Pride Sitges Parade will be no different. Already many of the bars, clubs and gay businesses are busy planning the theme for their floats. The streets of Sitges will come alive from 7pm!

More than 60,000 people attended the Sitges Pride in 2011…and we expect many more in 2012, especially when people experienced the amazing atmosphere during the Saturday evening parade! It was magical… no where else in Europe can you find such an intimate parade where you are part of the celebration…not just a spectator!

By Kelly Riker – Seasons of Pride | Catalunya Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Lesbian Weekend Cancelled After Sitges Official Says “We Don’t Want More Gay Events”

Author: , March 14th, 2014

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After more than a year of conversations and negotiations, the Sitges local government has turned their back on the OlaGirls Lesbian Festival.

OlaGirls aimed to offer an event for Lesbians in Sitges and started working with the local government in January of 2013. The Tourism and Beach Councilman at the time provided the information about what was possible and explained the process to request the permits to host part of the event at a local beach.

WHAT HAPPENED?

On March 25th, 2013, the Sitges government sent a proposal to host the Festival the weekend of June 6-8, between the “Corpus” celebration and Gay Pride. The date was accepted an in April; the Festival was added to the Sitges event calendar. After the date confirmation, the team started working on making the necessary arrangements, reservations, activity planning, partnerships with hotels, bars, discos, bands, DJs, celebrities, etc. During the following months, OlaGirls and the Tourism department were in contact by email and via meetings.

At the beginning of December, the local government confirmed that everything was on the right track and we should start the formal request. The necessary paperwork was submitted and the team continued to invest time and money on the production of the event.

In January 2014, the Tourism department team supported our requests by, providing photographs of the town, and continued to work on the details. However, by late January, communication was at a stand still and OlaGirls was ready to start selling tickets. An urgent meeting was requested. The reply was a date in late February.

“WE DON’T WANT MORE GAY EVENTS”

After multiple attempts in February to contact Ignasi Garrigo, the Tourism & Beach Councilman, OlaGirls was informed by phone that Sitges would not grant the beach permits. The reason given was “…there are too many gay events in Sitges and there is no room for another one”. Garrigo suggested that OlaGirls host the event the same weekend as Gay pride, a date summarily declined the year before due to the fact that Gay Pride Sitges is aimed at and primarily attracts men, leaving little, if any room, for women. At this point it was too late to change dates. Agreements and contracts with hotels, bands, DJs, dancers, a celebrity, etc. had been signed and booked.

In spite of OlaGirls attempts to help the government understand that Lesbians offer a diverse tourism stream, permits to host some activities at a local beach have not been granted. OlaGirls is still waiting for an official communication.

The discriminatory and non-professional communication from the Sitges government has not only negatively affected the OlaGirls credibility but has caused significant expected losses to local businesses, artists, bands, DJs, and the celebrity, whom OlaGirls had signed contracts.

OlaGirls is saddened that the Sitges local Government has come 180 degrees in their original support and despite the revenue the gay MALE population provides, is not interested in opening the town to the lesbian community as well.

OlaGirls, The Lesbian Mediterranean Festival, Coming in June

Author: , January 19th, 2014

OlaGirls 2014OlaGirls, The Lesbian Mediterranean Festival was born to make Sitges (Barcelona-Spain) a town just for girls for a whole weekend. OlaGirls will be hosted on June 6-7-8 2014. We’re working to gather more than 2000 women from all over Europe to enjoy what we like the most: sunny weather, beach, fun, food, music, drinks and parties, lots of parties.

Three days of concerts, gastronomy, sports, games, exhibitions and other activities and surprises that we will keep announcing.

We are women creating a Festival for women. We are lesbians hosting a festival for lesbians. We know what we want and we know what we like.

See the Ola Girls Website

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Sitges, Spain – A Gay Holiday in the Sun

Author: , October 21st, 2013

Sitges is a lively seaside resort located around 35km southwest of Barcelona, in the autonomous region of Catalonia. A popular gay destination since the 1990s, it is well-known around Europe for its beaches, restaurants and nightlife. Its population is around 25,000, but this quadruples in the summer as gay men and women from around Europe come to enjoy a Mediterranean getaway.

Getting there is easy. Barcelona El-Prat airport is just 20km away, and operates a direct bus service from Terminal 1 (MonBus). Alternatively, you can take the train from Terminal 2 and change in ‘El Prat de Llobregat’.

During our trip, we discovered the beautiful gay beaches in and around the town. Amongst the 17 beaches in Sitges, three of them are gay or gay-friendly: playa del muerto (gay nudist); playa de las balmins (mixed nudist; clothing optional) and playa de la bassa rodona (mostly straight when we were there; busiest in July / August). We found the most comfortable to be Playa de Las Balmins, which had beautiful, fine sand and a warm, clear sea in which to swim.

Authored By Sam Feller – See the Full Story at Pink News

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Sitges Punta Gaviota Apartment, Stiges, Spain

Author: , June 3rd, 2012

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

If you’re planning a visit to Sitges, Spain, come stay with us at the Sitges Punta Gaviota Apartment.

We offer a cozy, romantic vacation rental apartment with a wide terrace foe sunbathers, and fantastic sea views.

The apartment includes a single bedroom with a double bed, as well as a dining room and sofa bed.

See the Sitges Punta Gaviota Apartment Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Catalunya, Spain

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Antonio’s Guesthouse, Sitges, Spain

Author: , April 14th, 2012

Antonio's Guesthouse, Sitges, SpainPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Set within this idylic location in Sitges, only 30 minutes from Barcelona, Antonio offers the discerning traveler the chance to sample style, luxury and elegance in this six bedroom house.

All rooms have private bathrooms (en-suite) tv, minibar, ceiling fan, safety box, central heating and terrace.

Free Nescafe, Twinings, sugar, milk, biscuits and orange juice in each room.

The house is just three blocks from the famous Sitges gay beach and few minutes walking to the bars and the many restaurants, offering a wide variety of differents cuisines.

See the Antonio’s Guesthouse Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Catalunya, Spain