Only 30 minutes from Barcelona International airport, lies the picturesque seaside town, Sitges. Steeped in artistic culture & history with beautiful white sandy beaches and coves, stunning countryside, vineyards, dazzling festivals, bohemian charm, lively nightlife, and a host of water-based activities! Here are Panoptic’s Picks for the Top Incentives and Venues in Sitges…
Top Incentives in Sitges
1. Classic Car Tour
Step back in time with a retro style tour of Sitges in a classic car. After being collected from your hotel, you’ll cruise through the streets of the charming town, wind around the scenic coastal road feeling the ocean breeze in your hair, on route to the main attraction. The renowned Autòdrom Terramar is the site of Spain’s first International Grand Prix and the fourth oldest surviving track in the world!
For a full authentic vintage experience, bring along some old driving gloves & goggles or headscarves!
2. Town Tour
With a history dating back to the civil war, Sitges has so much to offer beyond its stunning beaches. A stroll along the promenade offers not only sea views but the best perspective of the incredible Americanos mansions.
The cobblestoned winding alleys of the old town are a treasure trove of beautiful buildings, pretty squares, historic churches, museums & galleries along with many unique artisan shops. The streets are narrow and shaded, with a sea breeze that takes the edge off the summer heat!
Finally, round off the day at the luxurious and picturesque Port d’Aiguadolç with a meal at one of the outstanding seafood restaurants lining the strip, whilst looking out across the marina – dreaming of which magnificent yacht you’d love to sail off in!
3. Boat Tour
Get comfy on the front deck, sit back, and enjoy a drink, soaking up peaceful views of the glimmering blue sea as it ripples into the picturesque coast.
Celebrating something special or want to finish your trip with an experience that will leave that wow factor with your guests? Why not hire a private boat and dine in style whilst experiencing Sitges from a different perspective – watch as rich orange beams flood the skyline and radiate the town as they bounce off the beautiful architecture.
As the sun sets watch the glowing town come alive as day turns to night and the party begins!
4. Iconic Beaches
Since Sitges boasts 17 beaches, known for being some of the cleanest in Spain, we’d be remiss not to list them!
The impressive coastline lies along 18km of golden sand and deep blue sea that sparkles in the sun; each beach with its own character and most complete with showers, toilets, restaurants, beach bars, disabled access and sun beds!
With so much to offer, Sitges’ beaches are a perfect place for arranging beach/water sports and experiences for your group. Panoptic’s top picks are wind surfing, raft-building, beach yoga, volleyball and, of course, the rolling donut boat! (That being said, the variety of options available for groups are endless!)
5. Garraf National park
The Garraf National Park covers 12,820 hectares of wild Mediterranean landscape and limestone hills, with breath-taking view points.
You can explore dolines (canyons), potholes, gorges and limestone pavements where a large number of plants and wildlife reside. Along the way you will come across abandoned villages and a Buddhist Monastery (tours of the Monastery are also worthwhile).
A great variety of experiential activities are available in the park including hiking, caving, cycling, Vespas or Segway tours making it a versatile setting for a group experience that can easily be tailored to your guests and corporate objectives.
6. Attend a famous Sitges Festival
Sitges hosts some of the most fabulous festivals in Spain, with one almost every weekend of the year! What better way for your group to experience Sitges than by watching it come to life in bursts of colour, music, dancing & fireworks or experiencing the celebration first hand by getting involved in the fun!
There are lots of different types of festivals on so check the calendar and pick one that you’ll love!
Panoptic’s top picks are;
1. The spectacular Carnival of Catalonia de Sitges
2. The award-winning Fiesta Mayor de Sitges
3. The International Film festival of Catalonia (which attracts some of the biggest names in the movie world!)
Top Venues in Sitges
7. Maricel Palace & Museum
‘Palau de Maricel, Museus de Sitges’ is located in the heart of the old town, this medieval complex of 4 museums houses artwork including 10th -20th century masterpieces and important contemporary works.
It is an ideal setting for events with a variety of unique indoor and outdoor spaces to add distinctive local and cultural twists.
This boutique venue also offers themed incentives such as a bespoke museum visit or other cultural tours, makes this a unique & memorable location for any group.
8. Finca Mas Solers Estate
Just 5 minutes from Sitges, this breath-taking late 19th century Catalan Renaissance-style mansion is set in 9 hectares of garden and woodland. With 7 elite indoor and outdoor spaces hosting between 20 & 1200 guests.
The estate offers gourmet Mediterranean-based cuisine, this location provides its guests with a truly authentic and glamorous experience!
9. The Dolce Sitges
The Dolce Sitges boasts its own Convention Centre with over 2,175 square metres of flexible event space spread across 26 meeting rooms and two ballrooms (up to 280 guests). The hotel with 263 rooms and suites, each one featuring stunning sea or mountain views, has beautiful outdoor spaces and terraces that are complimented by 300 days of sunshine a year!
This versatile event location is a destination in itself, boasting 6 bars and restaurants, a heated outdoor pool set in beautiful gardens, a luxury spa and a 24-hour gym featuring panoramic views across Sitges and the Mediterranean ocean. The relaxing atmosphere and scenic surroundings make this an ideal place to unwind while networking or participating in one of the many Corporate Team-building activities available!
10. Clos La Plana
For an exclusive event, why not rent this entire villa, nestled within 10 hectares of gardens, vineyards and olive trees. This stunning Catalan mansion offers striking rooms and meeting spaces alike.
A perfect venue for conferences, workshops, awards, showrooms or conventions with varied indoor and outdoor setups and tailored catering choices for your guests – from gourmet dishes to market-style street food – there are so many opportunities to add real flair to your event here!
There are also numerous relaxing incentives and adventurous team building activities available to guests, including a tennis court, outdoor pool, tours and experiences such as golf, horse-riding, wine-tasting or quad biking through the vineyards!
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