Easily the biggest gathering of bears in Europe, the annual Bears Week in Sitges drew to a close yesterday after ten days (2-11 September) of furry frolics on the Spanish coast.
Sitges Bears Week attracts over 5,000 gay guys during the course of its festivities, and – if anything – is becoming too busy for some return visitors. Hotels and guesthouses get pre-booked months in advance.
The majority of visitors are from Europe, but a US bears cruise began docking at the town last year and returned again this year, boosting the US contingent.
‘Beautiful Sitges and bear week still remains to be the best thing to do in Europe. Having a blast is guaranteed, but is it becoming a victim of its own success? It’s reaching tipping point by being ridiculously busy,’ said John Hunter from London, to GSN.
‘It’s been great this year although it is busier than 2015,’ agreed Alex from Milton Keynes. ‘The bear village struggles to cope on final weekend as it is rammed. But I met loads of new people as always. It is one of the best holidays as its not all about the sex but it’s also very social, catching up with the people you met from last year and adding new friends.’
Check out just a few of the highlights below.