The port belongs to the municipality of Sitges, located 10 km away. However, the nearest town is Castelldefels, just 3 km from the port. The nearest train station is called ¨Platja de Castelldefels¨ because Catalan for “the beach” is ¨La Platja¨. Port Ginesta is 10 km from Barcelona-El Prat Airport and 20 km from the city center of Barcelona.
Port Ginesta has a distinctive Blue Flag. The Blue Flag campaign is a symbol that demands compliance with sanitary-environmental standards and prohibits the dumping of polluting products such as fuels or oils into the sea. Ports that carry this badge facilitate the collection of waste through suction pumps. The administration also has a responsibility to promote recycling.
Les Botigues de Sitges is the area between the towns of Castelldefels and Sitges which includes Port Ginesta, within the Sitges District. Originally, the name came from the Catalan word for the old huts where fishers kept their equipment. The traditional economic activity of this area has always been agriculture, vineyards, farming, and of course, fishing.
Trade with the Colonies first began in Sitges in 1779. This was after Catalonia gained a free trade permit with the Americas.
Before this, Seville and Cadiz had the monopoly of all trade between Spain and “The Indies” (as the Americas and Caribbean were known). Consequently, trade continued until the beginning of the 19th-century, which led to the consolidation of maritime activity in the locality.
As a thriving beach community and popular town to live year-round, Les Botigues de Sitges is very much part of Castelldefels life.
Because of this, Spanish and foreigners alike own or rent holiday homes here to enjoy the extensive beach area. Port Ginesta Marina offers a wealth of opportunities for boat owners and yacht charterers.
Additionally, there are plenty of choices here for water sports enthusiasts.