Gibraltar – located just 45 minutes from the Marbella/Puerto Banus area, the whole family will enjoy the sights and sounds of this famous rock. Gibraltar can be seen from the Marbella coastline and on a clear day it´s impressive. However, as you get closer to this peninsula you are even more amazed at the size and grandeur of this limestone rock called Gibraltar. Although technically a peninsula, many people treat Gibraltar as though it’s an island.
It is unique in that it signals the position of the Strait of Gibraltar, the narrow neck which separates Europe from Africa, and yet provides the only link between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. A sandy isthmus connects Gibraltar to Spain. There are also ferries to Morocco and flights to London from there. After repeated conquests and sieges, Gibraltar has been claimed a British Territory since 1704. Many tourists flock from the Costa del Sol to Gibraltar as it is very close and can make for a fun Marbella one day trip out with the family.
Among the sights there are: Apes Den, St. Michael’s Cave, Europa Point (lighthouse), Moorish Castle, Great Siege Tunnels, Gibraltar Museum, and Alameda Botanical Gardens. The following travel outfits provide day tours of Gibraltar: www.easydaytours.com; www.gibtours.com; juliatravel.com; www.pcbtours.eu;