Holidays in Algeciras
|Language:||Spanish (English widely spoken)|
|Local time:||GMT/BST +1 hour|
|Flight time||Transfer time
|Gibraltar||2 hours 30 minutes||35 minutes|
|Seville||2 hours 40 minutes||2 hours 10 minutes|
|Jerez||2 hours 50 minutes||75 minutes|
Resting on the eastern end of the Algeciras Bay adjacent to Gibraltar, sits Algeciras-one of the most important and busiest ports in Europe. Now classed as a genuine tourist destination, the 21st century has brought Algeciras into the limelight and its visitors are finally appreciating the treasures and lifestyle that this notorious port has to offer, such as the Plaza Alta, beaches of Rincolncillo and spectacular views of Africa and the snow covered mountains of Ronda.
However, Algeciras will always remain just a stopping off place to some with around eight ferry crossing a day to Tangier and Morocco. It is also the starting point of the one of the best journeys in Andalucía- taking you from the port right up to Ronda via Gaucin and past some of the most stunning pueblos blancos (white villages) in the whole of Andalucía.
With a host of reasonably priced restaurants, there is plenty to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters. Fish and seafood lovers will be spoilt for choice with the abundance of dishes available at the seafront restaurants and if you’re feeling adventurous, it is definitely worth trying the traditional octopus dishes.
A holiday to Algeciras- perfect for history lovers
Holidays to the Costa del Sol aren't all about sun sea and sand, there is plenty of culture to discover too. Algeciras' heritage is brought to life by a trip to its centre, where visitors can experience a true historic old town, complete with medieval walls, 13th century Arab baths and a chic market in the Plaza de la Palma where you can pick up some true antiques or a souvenir. Wonder the narrow, steep streets in San Isidro and admire the interesting monuments that are on display, such as the church of Nuestra Señora de la Palma and the chapel of Nuestra Señora de Europa. Another trip which history and culture enthusiasts will enjoy is a walk up the winding roads into the Rocky Mountains which are filled with wild flowers, protected forests, birds of prey and wildlife, not to mention the Los Alcornales natural park. If you have come with family, then make sure you visit Bahia Aqua Park where an abundance of water slides, rides, cafes and a wave pool await you.
Soft, golden sand and a warm Mediterranean Sea lie ahead of you here. Sun worshippers can look forward to relaxing on the stunning beaches whilst enjoying the breathtaking views of the African Coast and Rock of Gibraltar. Head to Playa El Rinconcillo if you’re wanting to fill your day with adventurous water sports and volleyball. Or maybe it’s the two and half mile stretch of the gorgeous Blue Flag beach, Playa Getares that takes your fancy, where you can indulge in a wealth of authentic tapas bars and intriguing Arab cafes on the promenade.
Algeciras has a laid back nightlife, so if you fancy a little more energy after dark then check out holidays to Marbella and Benalmadena holidays.
A fabulous flexible holiday with easyJet holidays
Whilst Algeciras may not be known as a breathtakingly stunning city or a typical holiday destination, it does offer a unique and genuine atmosphere with a bustling port and intriguing history away from the traditional tourism seen in Spain. easyJet holidays are giving you the opportunity to visit this vibrant port with an all inclusive deal tailored to your needs. Whatever your budget, you can be sure you're getting the best holiday flexible to your needs. To lower the cost of your holiday even more, why not book your hotel and flight together? easyJet holidays can guarantee you the perfect holiday to Algeciras, so book your tailor made cheap holiday today with a company you can trust.