The biggest surprise on your first visit to our marina is its proximity to the limestone rock known as Gibraltar.
Although it is technically a peninsula, many people consider Gibraltar an island. It is unique in that it marks the position of the Strait of Gibraltar, the narrow neck of water that separates Europe from Africa, and is at the same time the only link between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. A sandy isthmus connects Gibraltar with Spain.
INFORMATION FOR A VISIT TO GIBRALTAR:
- Due to its proximity to our marina, just a 10 minute walk, we recommend that you go there on foot.
- You’ll need a passport to enter Gibraltar (an identity card is sufficient for Europeans).
- The pound sterling and the Gibraltar pound are both legal tender, although most shops will also take Euros.
- Electricity and plugs are the same as in the United Kingdom.
- The shops are open from 9:00am to 7:30pm during the week, and on Saturday mornings. Most are closed on Sundays.
THE MOST POPULAR SITES TO VISIT ARE:
- The monkey sanctuary. There are a total of six troops of monkeys (Barbary Apes) in the Nature Reserve, where you can see them in their natural habitat.
- St Michael’s Cave. More than 300 meters above sea level, it is one of the most spectacular caves in Europe. It has wonderful stalactites and stalagmites and is connected to a series of smaller caves. Concerts are sometimes held there.
- Europa Point. Good views for photographers. The lighthouse is 49 metres tall and is the only lighthouse outside the United Kingdom which is managed by Trinity House. It is close to the King Fahd of Saudi Arabia Mosque.
- Arab Castle. Historical fourteenth century monument with fantastic views.
- Great Siege tunnels. The labyrinths of tunnels inside the Rock of Gibraltar form a surprising defensive system and give us some idea of how the army fought during the Great Siege of Gibraltar.
- The Museum of Gibraltar. Galleries exhibiting original artefacts, old prints and photographs tell the history of Gibraltar. It also houses the best preserved Arab baths in Europe.
- La Alameda Botanical Gardens. Attractive nineteenth century gardens.
- Main Street. The centre of the city, its many shops offer a wide variety of items.