For such a small place, Gibraltar has an amazing amount to offer. Having an average of three hundred days of sunshine each year encourages all manner of outdoor activities from sailing and water-skiing, to swimming and snorkeling off any one of the three main beaches.
For the more adventurous there is rock climbing, scuba diving and – unsurprisingly given the proximity of the Straits of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean beyond – deep sea fishing.
Yacht owners can take advantage of the berthing facilities in Gibraltar’s two main marinas, one of these forming part of the multi award winning Ocean Village development comprising three blocks of luxury apartments with extensive communal pool facilities, and various restaurants, bars, nightclubs and a licensed Casino and restaurant complex.
Gibraltar’s history means there is a plethora of restaurants covering cuisines from all over the world, often related to the merchant areas the population originates from including Spain, Malta, Genoa and Venice.
In addition, there is the myriad of attractions just across the frontier with neighbouring Spain. Andalucía – possibly the most iconic of all the country’s regions, is vast and surprisingly undiscovered.
Many cross the border in search of a secluded spot somewhere along the three hundred miles of coastline on the Costa de La Luz, beginning at Tarifa, a mere half hour’s car journey from the frontier and a “Mecca” for Wind and Kite surfing enthusiasts the world over. Others go to play one of the fifty odd golf courses within a one-hour drive including internationally renowned venues such as Valderrama, Finca Cortesin and San Roque.
The area offers a stunning combination of sun, sea sand and snow. From the picture postcard white villages hanging from the sides of the sierras, the sophistication and glamour of Sotogrande polo, the excitement and entertainment of Marbella and Puerto Banus, or the winter ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada, where else in the world gives you so much choice so close to home?
Gibraltar is a two and a half hour flight from the UK, with direct services to London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Marrakesh, or flights from across the UK and Europe to neighbouring Malaga only an hour’s car journey away.