What can you do in Gibraltar?
Gibraltar is a diverse vacation spot with year-round sunny weather, towering cliffs, wildlife and plenty of exciting things to do and see. The most comfortable time of the year is during September and October, which is commonly referred to as the Mediterranean Autumn. If you plan to book a private jet for a visit, consider these spots of interest.
Visit Europa Point
Europa Point is located along the southernmost tip of Gibraltar. It’s home of the Europa Point Lighthouse and other notable buildings, including Harding’s Battery and the Roman Catholic Shrine of Our Lady of Europe.
Explore Forbes Quarry
Forbes Quarry is an anthropology and archaeology site where the world’s first female neanderthal skull was found in 1848. The quarry is located on the north face of the Rock of Gibraltar.
Tour St. Michael’s Cave
St. Michael’s cave is a collection of caves located along the upper rock nature reserve on the Rock of Gibraltar. Inside, you’ll find stalactites and stalagmites, walls of calcium flow and colored lights that play along parts of the cave.
Where to Stay in Gibraltar?
There are plenty of accommodations for visitors to Gibraltar. While all areas of the territory have amenities to offer, the western side is one of the best places to stay. Some of the top places that consistently get high marks include:
Luxury Yacht Hotel
Those seeking a romantic getaway may want to choose the Luxury Yacht Hotel. This 54-foot yacht is also called the Lady Anita. It features two staterooms with a double-bed and bathroom, a large saloon and the latest technologies.
The Rock Hotel
Known as one of the Mediterranean's most famous hotels, The Rock Hotel features beautifully landscaped grounds and 104 rooms that overlook the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens. There are suites, junior suites and penthouses.
A popular spot for couples, the Eliott Hotel offers views of the Strait of Gibraltar. It offers a rooftop pool and terrace with a bistro, bright and airy bedrooms with internet access and air conditioning. Some have private balconies and satellite TV.
Where to Eat in Gibraltar?
There are many top restaurants to choose from in Gibraltar depending on what type of cuisine you're looking for and your budget.
For Iberian cuisine, AquaTerra offers grilled steak and fish dishes. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with dished like ham croquettes, beef picana and cheesecake.
Curry and Sushi
One of the highest ranked restaurants in Gibraltar, Curry and Sushi serves Japanese, Indian, sushi and Asian cuisine. Favorite menu items include the chicken lolypops, king salmon filet ad egg fried rice.
Moniques Bistro and Café
For a laid back atmosphere, the Moniques Bistro and Café is open daily for lunch and dinner. Choose from popular choices like ciabatta, duck wraps or the lamb cakes.
What events to attend in Gibraltar?
Gibraltar hosts many annual events throughout the year to celebrate the culture and the holidays of the region.
Three Kings Cavalcade
Taking place on January 5th, the Three Kings Cavalcade highlights the culture of the region. There are floats, fancy dress, marching bands, caroling and food.
Gibraltar Spring Festival
This multicultural event celebrates the arrival of summer with dance shows, art exhibits, theater performances and food. The Gibraltar Spring Festival takes place each year over a three week period in May and June.
Held each September 10th, National Day is one of the main events in Gibraltar. The celebration includes street parties, food stalls, concerts, marching bands and the release of 30,000 red and white balloons.