Sitges is a popular place to go with the kids. The beach ensures that you can relax, safe in the knowledge that the little ones are close by and having the time of their lives. However, if you start to feel like a change of scene there is no shortage of things to do in the surrounding area that are sure to keep the children happy.
This page will cover various options for activities outside of Sitges, including Aqua Leon water park and safari, PortAventura theme park and a glass bottom boat trip. I will explain what is available at the various destinations, plus how to get there.
If you are more interested in finding out what day trips and excursions are available for the grown ups, see our Excursions from Sitges - places to go on a day trip from Sitges. This page gives details of cities, town, wine tours and national parks close to Sitges.
Aqua Leon is a huge park situated in Albinyana, approximately 40 km South from Sitges. It prides itself on being two parks in one - both a zoo and a water park. Both parts of the park are included in the ticket price.
Tel: +34 97 768 7656
Aqua Leon Park
Finca Les Basses
43716 Albinyana, Tarragona, España.
|16 June - 08 July||Monday - Sunday||11:00 - 18:00|
|09 July - 26 August||Monday - Sunday||10:30 - 18:30|
|27 August - 02 September||Monday - Sunday||11:00 - 18:00|
Children (4 - 12): €17.00
Senior Citizens: €17.00
A bus is available to take you directly from Sitges to the water park. It leaves from outside the Sitges tourist office each day. Ticket prices and times for the bus may change, so it is best to call the reservation number for more details.
Departure time: 09:30
Single ticket: €12.00
Reservations Tel: +34 97 768 7656
Port Aventura is a large theme park located just outside Tarragona. It is based on the large Florida theme parks and is so big that it is possible to buy passes for more than one day. It is a sure fire way of impressing the kids and will definitely prove to be an action packed day out.
Opening Times: 10:00 - 19:00
Tel: +34 90 220 2220
Tel : +34 97 777 9090
If you would like to learn more about PortAventura and how to purchase your tickets then visit our sister website www.salou-tourist-guide.com where we have written detailed pages on PortAventura. The most important links are given below:
PortAventura has its own train station. Unfortunately trains don't run there directly from Sitges. It is first necessary to get to Tarragona, from there it is a short train ride to PortAventura.
To get from Sitges to Tarragona it is necessary to catch a train from Sitges station to Vilanova I Geltru - this journey lasts only 6 minutes and there are three trains every hour. From Vilanova I Geltru you can catch another train that will take you to Tarragona city centre. This journey will take approximately 20 minutes and there are normally two trains each hour. For exact information regarding train times and prices, check the Renfe website.
A company known as Creuers Costa Dorada offer glass bottom boat trips along the coast line close to Sitges. The boat will take you out on a sailing excursion along the Costa Dorada and stop at Ametlla de Mar (a small fishing village) for lunch. See website for details:
Website: Creuers Costa Durada
Unfortunately the glass bottom boats do not leave directly from Sitges. They leave from either Salou or Cambrils. It will be necessary to take a train from Sitges to either of the destinations - see the Renfe website for more details.
There are a host of things to do for all the family both in and around Sitges. If you are thinking of going to Sitges for a longer holiday, there is no need to worry about running out of things to do. Once you have exhausted the sights of Sitges you have the rest of Catalunya to look forward to.