Monday, May 31, 2010


Located about 45 minutes south of Barcelona (via train), the town of Sitges has been called the "San Tropez of Spain". I got the chance to go there last weekend with some friends and had a great time.

Sitges started out a long time ago as a quiet fishing village but today it's apparently the gay-holiday capital of Europe. Yep, it's definitely got that feel to it and, pretty much like every gay-friendly area, it's posh and beautiful. It really reminds me of a gay La Jolla (San Diego, California) in a lot of ways. There are tons of great restaurants, shopping-a-plenty, miles of sandy beaches, lots of bars/clubs, and a heck-of-a-lot of people watching to do.

Oh yeah, there are nude beaches too. Well, actually all the beaches are tops-optional and a couple of them are all-out nude. It makes for interesting sight seeing when you're accustomed to more-or-less "prudish" American beaches. We walked by one volleyball game that you can probably picture on your own.

The town itself is very scenic and has maintained its village feel even with its popularity. I think you'd have a hard time taking a photo of an ugly place. This is 5th Avenue (like NYC) and it's like one of those Kodak-photo spots they have at Disneyland. There's even a small sign just above my head on the right that has a picture of the Statue of Liberty. All the tourists go to 5th Ave to get this shot:

We walked around for a couple of hours then had a super-simple-but-great lunch at a rotisserie chicken place. Here's a photo of one of the beach areas along with my three mamacita tour guides (Bea, Gema, and Diana):

This photo's here just because I think it's a good one and it's my blog and I can do what I like :-)

Thank you Diana, Gema, and Bea for the fun beach day. Let's do it again soon!

1 comment:

  1. The street is called 5th Avenue so they have a small street sign with a picture of the statue of liberty on it like it's 5th Avenue in NYC. Basically, it's a local joke. :-)


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