Endless blue skies. Every day. Yep, that’s Sitges. Known as the ‘St. Tropez of Spain’, this coastal town in north eastern Spain is packed with glam, great food, lively night life and 17 beaches! We spent a week here and it was such a lovely escape from the bustle of Barcelona.
Arrive by Renfe in 45 minutes from Estació de França in Barcelona. A one way ticket cost 4€ per person.
Stay in the town centre. Sin Street (Carrer Pescado) is the hub where all the restaurants, bars and shops are clustered and the beaches are right there. It’s touristy though so expect to pay a premium for the convenience. It’s also really loud… like louder than NYC Times Square! Between the patios, people partying and 5am recycling trucks making their rounds, it’s a full immersion of noise 24/7!
We booked this Airbnb ‘White Sitges Apartment’ for $350/night in July.
If you are a light sleeper or prefer something more residential, Hotel Subur Maritim is a cute seaside inn with a pool.
Now let’s talk (and drool) over the food options! There is no shortage of Spanish tapas, gastronomic delights and cultural cuisines but here are my favourites…
We stopped by Dosa Nova for an organic iced coffee every day. This quaint cafe is owned and operated by a friendly family from France.
Try their veggie burger in a dosa! Pairs well with the chilled creamy cucumber soup.
Pizzeria Francesco is known for their thin crust pizzas but it was here that I had the best seafood pasta! (Wish I took a better photo of it.)
I love hotel bars and the one at Hotel 1883 is truly a hidden gem — tucked away in a secret garden patio with bean bag chairs!
Lady Green Sitges is a bio vegetarian restaurant. For 20€ you can enjoy a prix fixe menu that includes a beer or sangria.
We had brunch on the patio of Red Velvet Cafe. Your go-to place if you are vegan, gluten-free or just want some clean eating. Order the avocado toast and not just because it’s trending on social media, but it’s seriously fresh and delish.
For a quick bite, grab a Burger and Beer.
And of course, there are popsicles and gelato shops at every corner!
While dining out is part of our regular lifestyle, the bill can add up fast when you are traveling for almost three weeks! To offset some of the cost, we bought most of our beverages, fruits and breakfast foods at Veritas — an organic supermarket.