Although there are luxury hotels such as the Caleta Hotel Gibraltar for you to relax and recuperate in, not everyone will want to spend their holiday next to the pool. With holiday comes the chance to see a new part of the world, to explore new sights and experience the unexperienced. If you look in the right places, Gibraltar can promise all this and what’s more give you a chance to stay outside in the beautiful weather. Whether it is geology, history or wildlife you have an interest in, Gibraltar can promise you some of the most memorable experiences you could have on holiday, keeping you active simultaneously.
Inside out rock tours
Guided by a top notch tour guide, the Inside Out Rock tour will show you everything you’ve always wanted to know and see about the Rock of Gibraltar. From the Pillar of Hercules to the trademark monkeys of the area, you’ll learn about the history and culture from the mouth of guides with up to fifteen years’ experience. If you’re with children or travelling with somebody who finds it difficult to walk, you can take Inside Out’s state of the art 8 seater carriers complete with air conditioning. The tour can be delivered in Spanish or English.
The Gibraltar Dolphin Safari is a daily tour taking you out to the strait of Gibraltar where, if you’re lucky you’ll be able to spot Dolphins in their natural habitat at some of their popular spots. The tour is suitable for all ages and takes place upon the Goldfin boat, a 12 metre twin engine powerboat which can hold up to 25 passengers. On board you will be toured by the captain who will whisk you away to some of the most scenic spots on the Strait. Dating back to 1969, the tour is one of the most popular attractions in the whole of Gibraltar.
The Mediterranean Steps nature trial is one of the popular attractions located near the Rock of Gibraltar. Using the steps you can climb up to the Upper Rock Nature Reserve and learn about how the British Military built the route to reach outposts and guard points. At the top of the path you can find beautiful spots overlooking Gibraltar whilst offering some of the best views of the Great Sand Dune, the Costa Del Sol and the Mediterranean Sea, definitely worth the walk then!
The Catalan Bay is a beautiful beach in Gibraltar as well as a fishing village. Here you can find not only relaxed beach vibes but a range of coastal tourist attractions, cafes, restaurants and bars. Whether you’re looking to bask in the sun and sand of the Gibraltar Strait, or eat some amazing seafood, the Catalan Bay is the area for you. If you happen to be visiting during September, you can watch the Bishop of Gibraltar bless the sea in an annual religious festival. This lesser known beach is must for anyone looking for a little peace and quiet off the main Gibraltar stretch.