There’s nothing better than a getaway to a sunny beach. With warm sand, crashing waves and the enticing cool blue of the sea, it’s no wonder that up to 50% of British tourists choose a beach break for their holiday each year. Whether you’re looking for an active and adventurous stay by the sea, or a relaxing lounge and tan heavy holiday, the beach is always going to be a prime holiday spot. The question is which one should you choose? With so many beach resorts, hotels and coastlines boasting the best in beachside luxury, it can truly have the budding beach babe drowning in a sea of choices. One option which may not strike tourists immediately, is the beautiful Gibraltar coastline, where great value Gibraltar Holiday packages can be taken advantage of.
Great bars and restaurants
Gibraltar is home to beautiful views of the Catalan bay and due to its joining of British, Spanish and Moroccan culture across the strait of Gibraltar. This means that despite it being a British speaking territory, many influences have been absorbed by its proximity with other countries. This is great news for the bar and restaurant scene in the territory, which encompasses a wide range of influences and will keep customers happy due to the diversity of its drinks and food menu being paired with some traditional home comforts. Accommodation in Gibraltar such as the Caleta Hotel offer great bars and lounges, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea for stunning views equalled only by the delectable dishes and heady drinks menu. All served and prepared by professional chefs, waiters and mixologists, your one stop for food and drink satisfaction is the Caleta Hotel.
Beautiful natural landscapes and riveting wildlife
Alongside its vast industrial spectacle, the strait of Gibraltar holds many incredible secrets and many areas of geographical and biological interest. The Rock of Gibraltar is not only steeped in historical richness, but is full of natural secrets which tell of the formation of the land. The amazing St Michael’s Cave for example, was created through natural processes in which rainwater seeped and dissolved into the rock, creating geological faults and passages, which over millennia began to form caves and corridors through the historic rock. This tourist attraction gives people not only beautiful beaches and resorts to look forward to, but an array of wonders carved right into the surrounding and atmospheric natural landscape.
It is also worth noting that the area’s beaches and natural conservation areas are home to wildlife rarely seen in Europe. The Macaques of Gibraltar are friendly and inquisitive and are easy to spot in the town. The dolphins on the other hand, may require a trip out to the Catalan bay by boat but can sometimes be spotted from the glorious beaches.
Gibraltar’s rich history can be explored in the local museum, giving guests more than just beaches to enjoy. With a history spanning back to the Neolithic era and being the subject of Roman conquest, Revolutionary war and a crucial part of the allied war effort during the Second World War, there’s plenty to learn about and explore in Gibraltar, not just it’s idyllic beaches.