The Caleta Hotel, based just off the rock of Gibraltar, is a family friendly and relaxing hotel off the coast of Gibraltar. With Gibraltar still reeling in many tourists, there is of course a huge amount of attractions and sites which you definitely should not miss on your visit. Whether it is child-friendly fun or historical intrigue, there’ll be something to float the boat of any guest at the Caleta Hotel Gibraltar, that’s if they can pull themselves away from the beautiful spas.
The Rock of Gibraltar
The iconic rock of Gibraltar is a limestone monolith is covered by a nature reserve and acts as a home to at lea 300 barbary macaque monkeys. On top of this, the rock is home to a wide range of tunnels which are one of the main attractions for tourists. In mythology, the rock of Gibraltar is known as one of the Pillars of Hercules and marked the end of what at the time was the known world. The Rock of Gibraltar therefore, acts as both a tourist attraction for geological, historical and animal interests, meaning that there is always a diverse range of people visiting. The vistas from the top of the rock of Gibraltar are a must see, with a view over the city.
The Great Siege tunnels
The Great Siege tunnels are another iconic must see for people visiting the Caleta Hotel. This labyrinth of tunnels was used by British soldiers during the Great Siege of Gibraltar, a battle in the American revolutionary war in which the French and Spanish attempted to capture the territory of Gibraltar from the British army. Visitors can now learn about the battle whilst also traversing the tunnels, carved from pure limestone by the British.
The Barbary Macaques of Gibraltar are the only wild monkey in the whole of Europe. The Apes Den is based in Gibraltar and gives visitors the chance to see the monkeys up close and personal. These relatively friendly monkeys are used to living alongside humans and are therefore surprisingly happy to interact with humans.
St Michael’s Cave
St Michaels Cave is a fascinating and beautiful subterranean cave system underneath the rock of Gibraltar. Once believed to hold a 15 kilometre passageway to the continent of Africa, the cave now serves as a visitors centre and as an auditorium for dance and drama performances. The 600 capacity venue proves popular with tourists and locals alike due to its atmospheric surroundings.
With so many hotels in Gibraltar and such beautiful beaches, it’s no surprise that there is a dolphin tour, which aims to show visitors the areas most frequented by dolphins off the coast. Of course each trip to the sea cannot guarantee a sighting, but the professional sailors and dolphin experts will keep you entertained and informed regardless.
With such a long spanning history to Gibraltar, it’s no surprise that there is a museum dedicated to the millennia old rock as well as the culture and amazing history of the island.