Everything you need to know
Spending a holiday in Gibraltar is a wonderful experience. Located in the Mediterranean Sea this peninsula country is a major draw with tourists from across the globe. It is especially a favourite with the British and travellers from all over Europe as a weekend getaway.
The country is famous for its exceptional Mediterranean styled seafood, with some of the best restaurants in Gibraltar offering the finest local seafood delicacies.
Accommodation wise if you are looking to stay in four star luxury and comfort without having to spend too much, The Caleta Hotel Gibraltar is the perfect place to stay on your trip.
Getting to Gibraltar
The country is easily accessible by air, sea and land.
Some of the regular flights to the country are from the following destinations:
- Royal Air Maroc operat e from Casablanca, Morocco and Tangier
- Easy jet has flights from London (Gatwick), Manchester and Bristol
- British Airways from (Heathrow) London
Travellers from Jerez or Malaga can choose either o fly in or travel by road with both taking about 90 minutes. Seville is also easy to travel from by car to Gibraltar and takes around 120 minutes. For further detailed information contact the local tourist board at Gibraltar. Visitors must have a valid passport to visit the country.
The location of Gibraltar situated at the southern tip of Europe, at the entrance to the Mediterranean, makes it a popular port for yachts and cruise ships. The reason for its popularity is its commercial and economic development and also its attraction as a top tourist destination. The town is well developed and just a five minute drive from the seaport. There are daily flights from the major cities of the UK.
For those who desire a more relaxed way of travel while exploring the scenic surroundings around Gibraltar, there is the inter-rail link that travels via France and Spain. Some of the travel itineraries are given below:
- The Eurostar plies from London Waterloo Station to Gare du Nord in Paris.
- Catch a taxi or the metro to travel to the Gare d’Austerlitz station.
- There is overnight travel from Paris to Chamartin in Madrid via the Trainhotel. He train offers sleeper facilities that come with shower facilities and en-suite toilet.
- Form Madrid to Algeciras there is the AC Altaria train with first and second class cabins and bar-cafe facilities.
- From Algeciras station travel to the bus terminal and take a bus to the Spanish border La Linea that takes about 330 minutes. From there all you need to do is clear customs and walk across the border into Gibraltar.
For road travel Gibraltar is accessible via Spain which share borders at the western end of the Mediterranean. You will need a valid passport to get across the border into Gibraltar. For UK and EU citizens there is no visa requirement. The border crossing is accessible 24/7, and there is no entry fee. For travel from Spain us either the A7 or N340 and turn at Junction 119 to arrive at N351 that links to La Linea. The border crossing is just a five minute walk.