We had a very positive experience flying Vueling, the budget Spanish airline, from Barcelona to Malaga. Torremolinos is a 20€ taxi ride from Malaga airport to the centre of town. Early September is a great time to visit Torremolinos but the water is cool to cold. Arrive earlier and the weather and water will be hotter but the beaches will be much more crowded.
Holidays are all about making memories. In Torremolinos, on the Costa Del Sol in southern Spain, our memories are now about sunny, warm days, gay beaches and bars, hot Spanish men, good food and casual Spanish beachside towns. We arrived in mid September. Almost perfect timing with most gay venues operating and the beaches not too crowded.
Wow! What a beautiful city. Seville, or 'Sevilla' as the Spanish pronounce it, is just perfect in September. In July and August it can be extremely hot and quite unpleasant for tourists trying to find their way around the streets on a hot midsummers day. It has a wonderful Old Town, the third largest in Europe. Itcontains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and General Archive of the Indies.
The Ramblas (in the heart of Barcelona) is one of the magnificent boulevards of the world and you should explore it in the day time and promenade with the locals and tourists in the evening. Each time we have returned, it offers up exciting new touristic treats which lure us into just rambling around here, delaying our exploration of other parts of this delightful city.
The Gay Beach is right in front of Restaurant Pic Nic in the heart of Sitges. However, at peak times the beaches on either side will have an overflow of gorgeous men who got down to the water a bit late. Don't be afraid to wander in either direction to find little gay 'nests, gaggles and gatherings'. For the best beach food in town, find a beach bar called Xiringuito Bleda on the main beachfront area.
When you go down to Sitges in early September you will be sure of a big surprise as the bears are having their picnic. Bears Week in Sitges is huge, being one of the most popular bear festivals in Europe with more than 5000 bears, cubs and their admirers, all partying together for 10 days.