Let's Go Crazy! Hen Weekends in Barcelona
Looking for the perfect place to celebrate yours, or your best friend's, hen weekend? Then you can stop the search right now. With its gorgeous weather, long stretches of sandy beaches, world class shopping, luxury spas, scintillating nightlife and - of course - an abundance of tanned, toned, Mediterranean yacht-owning hunks, Barcelona has got all the ingredients of a perfect hen party abroad. The city of Gaudi is not only good-looking, but its young, fashionable and knows how to enjoy the good things in life.
A well-planned hen weekend in Barcelona might start with the checking in to a luxury hotel or apartment and quickly proceed to a bit of tanning on the sands (and don't forget your Gucci sunglasses for ogling Javier Bardem lookalikes as they work up a sweat playing volleyball). When you've got your eye candy for the afternoon you could retire to your hotel swimming pool or - if you're lucky - rooftop jacuzzi, whilst the chance to go shopping on the grand Passeig de Gracia, with its marvels of Modernista architecture is not to be missed. There's also plenty of trendy boutiques, or why not book your own personal shopper for the day to take you on a luxury shopping tour? Of course any self-respecting hen party needs some pampering action and a couple of hours at one of Barcelona's health spas is time well spent, especial if it includes a chakra stone, Thai or even chocolate massage.
Above: Here come the girls....
Barcelona is much more than sun, soaking and shopping though. By night the Catalan capital is a hedonist's paradise. Amazing restaurants serving every kind of cuisine, hip cocktail bars rustling up divine liquid concoctions and plenty of glamorous nightclubs for an evening of dancing, flirting and (mild?) misbehaving. (If the latter sounds like you, then we can definitely recommend this VIP nightlife tour, which includes guestlist to Opium Mar!). The best hen parties will stretch over a long weekend of course meaning you can do it all again the next day, maybe factoring in a tour of some of Barcelona's rich cultural sights, or fun activities like Cava tasting, cocktail making classes, treasure hunts or even sailing trips.
Whatever you're planning for your hen night you'll find plenty of advice on Barcelona Life, starting with our accommodation section and going onto to our restaurant guide and recommended bars and clubs. Our entertainment section has a list of specialists at arranging tours and activities so have a browse, or check out our articles on cool things to do or luxury breaks for more ideas!
Hen Party Providers
Flights, hotel rooms, airport transfers, day time pampering, Teletubbies fancy dress... it can all get a bit much! Check below to enlist some professional help in organising your best mate's hen do.
This expert team have been organising parties in Spain whilst you were still in school stockings, so trust them to get you the best deals on flights, apartments and everything in between. Of course a successful hen do is measured by its activities, and whether its relaxing spa treatments or saucy strip teases you're more interested in these guy and gals can tailor make your trip to order.
Finally, if you can't find the information you're looking for and want our very own advice, then drop us a line with any questions! For guys, our guide to Barcelona stag weekends is this way!
BCN is the perfect place for a bachelorettes party or girls holiday abroad... gorgeous men, fantastic restaurants and bars and BEAUTIFUL city! Sometimes the guys are a bit full on... but we loved teh attention for one wild weekend!
reviewed by Leanne from United States on Jan.19.2012