Barcelona is well known for its bizarre architecture but equally celebrated for its spirited vibe which means that its stag and hen party scene is probably the most renowned in the world!
Anyone who has decided on Barcelona for their stag or hen weekend will be wondering what to do to make the most of their break because two or three days in this amazing city is not nearly enough. From chartering a yacht to banana boat rides; shopping to spa treatments, paintballing to pitch and putt and cultural sightseeing tours to Spanish football, there is nothing that cannot be done in Catalan capital Barcelona.
Here are just a handful of ideas to get you started, but the best thing to do is contact a specialist stag and hen party organizer, preferably one based in Spain that will be on hand to provide help and advice when you are there, and ask them to make all the arrangements for you as they will be able to negotiate preferential rates on a range of activities.
Shopping in Barcelona is a fusion of charming designer boutiques and big name brands. A tangled web of streets throws up a plethora of retail opportunities on every turn. In Barcelona, shopping is an activity as much loved as sightseeing, so if retail therapy is your thing, indulge yourself! Football Stand back in amazement as you take in the sheer scale of the Nou Camp Stadium, home to sporting giants Barcelona Football Club. A stadium tour or even a match and could be the highlight of your lads' weekend.
Activities If Go-Karting, Paintballing and Quad-Biking is your thing then Barcelona is the place to do it. These activities all take place in the most stunning settings in and around Barcelona and the spectacular rugged coast: the Costa Brava.
Water Sports If you prefer water-based action then your Barcelona based hen or stag weekend party will normally be whisked off to Costa Brava hotspot Calella where you will be able to experience the thrill of the banana boat ride, parasailing and kayaking.
Skydiving Some people prefer to experience their piece of the action from above, so if jumping out of a plane and experiencing the exhilarating panoramic views of Spain's northeast coastline from the air is something you fancy why not include it in your Barcelona weekend break?
Pitch and Putt Anyone with a penchant for the more refined stag or hen activity will really enjoy a touch of pitch and putt, especially when they see this glorious Costa Brava golf course set amidst a backdrop of stunning scenery.
Barcelona Bike Tour An innovative way to take in the most famous tourist hotspots of Barcelona including La Sagrada Familia, Ciutadella Park and the Gothic Quarter is to do so by bicycle! Many organisers include this tour in their package as you get to see far more than if you were on foot. Then once you've seen everything on your itinerary you can settle into one of Barcelona's authentic cozy bars for drinks and tapas!
Spa Treatments One of the most popular hen weekend pastimes is the spa, and Barcelona is not short of a quality spa. Turkish baths, Jacuzzis, detoxing and massage are all on offer so if you fancy being pampered by day ready for the buzz of a Spanish city by night, then Barcelona is the place to go.
Yacht Charters Chartering a private yacht is no longer restricted to the rich and famous! Fill your champagne flutes and head out onto the shimmering blue Med for a memorable journey that will show you the gloriously rugged Costa Brava. Later on you could stop off for a succulent seafood lunch at one of the charming fishing villages along the way and then get back on course for Barcelona's exclusive port ready for the evening that awaits.
Whatever you choose to do for your hen or stag weekend in Barcelona, you are guaranteed to have a good time. Just remember one thing: make your weekend a memorable one! Enjoy yourself responsibly so that your weekend is one that you will remember for years to come rather than forget over night!