Gibraltar has long been a favourite destination for holiday makers. Lying adjacent to Spain’s south coast, not far from where Europe and Africa meet, this British colony has a colourful history. In addition to culture, Gibraltar has a lively nightlife, great beaches and is a shoppers’ paradise.
There are many things to do and see in Gibraltar but the largest attraction is the Rock. Take a cable car ride to the top for awesome views over the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Part way up the ride stops to let you see the Ape’s Den, home of the infamous Barbary apes. St Michael’s Cave is the most well-known of the 150 plus on Gibraltar. Here you will find fossil remains and stalagmites and stalactites. There is also a natural auditorium here and it is often used for concerts due to the quality of the acoustics.
The nightlife here is a little more restrained than that of neighbouring Spain but the range of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs is good. The most popular places for entertainment are Marina Bay, Casemates Square and Queensway Quay where you can find a wide range of bars.Many bars and restaurants host live music in the evenings and you can enjoy a fine meal and relax with a few drinks while listening to the resident band.
Having been a tourist destination for decades, there are no end of good value hotels to be found in Gibraltar. Modern, chic boutique hotels attract visitors wanting something a little different and prices are quite reasonable. Lower cost accommodation is plentiful, with a range of smaller hotels.
Visitors can arrive by air at Gibraltar Airport, a fairly small facility only minutes from the town. There is a ferry and catamaran service that runs between Gibraltar and Tangiers in Morocco. The only land access is the border with Spain at La Linea, the most popular route in.