A day spent in Gibraltar is not one to be missed when holidaying on the Costa del Sol. Gibraltar is an overseas territory of the UK and still the site of a large naval base. It lies between Spain and Africa and is easily accessed through Spain by car or on foot (you will need to bring your passport for entry). To get to Africa there is a short ferry that takes you straight into Morroco where a wealth of shopping and culture awaits you.
The pillar of the island is of course the Rock of Gibraltar. There is a cable car that takes you straight to the top and from here you can enjoy the spectacular view, explore caves, tunnels, a Medieval Castle and meet the notorious Barbary Apes, who were around before the British capture of the rock and superstition holds that if the Apes leave then so will the British. The Casino is also a great way to spend an afternoon or evening.
The monkeys are not the only wildlife on the island. Off shore, schools of dolphins like to swim in the bay and there are various boat tours organised for dolphin spotting. Whales have also been known to migrate here and you may even be lucky enough to witness the greatest mammal of all, The Blue Whale. The Upper Rock in spring and autumn is also the stage for millions of migrating birds, so if you’re a bird spotter keep your eyes open for eagles, vultures, buzzards, the Peregrine Falcon, the Blue Rock Thrush and the rare Barbary Partridge.
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"Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen " - Benjamin Disraeli