Situated at the gateway to the Mediterranean, Gibraltar enjoys a delightful sub-tropical climate and boasts some of the best marine based activities in the world. The city’s three marinas are regarded as being amongst the finest in Europe, offering plentiful berthing, excellent marine services and much more. Queensway Quay, located right in the centre of town, is a British naval base, it is also a popular place to dine and drink with numerous bars and restaurants situated around the harbour sides. Marina Bay offers 24hr service and has over 200 berths with state-of-the-art computerised TV and satellite facilities. Directly opposite is Sheppard’s Marina, which has 150 berths. The tranquil, yet tidal conditions of the harbour make Gibraltar a favourite destination for yachtsmen seeking to attain sailing qualifications and the various schools offer courses ranging from Competent Crew to the most advanced RYA certificates.
Besides the excellent weather, gorgeous scenery and wonderful beaches Gibraltar’s biggest attraction is it’s duty free/VAT status and the area around Main Street is a paradise for those addicted to retail therapy. Here you can buy up-market clothing, jewellery, leather goods and perfumes at truly affordable prices. Casemates Square at the end of Main Street was once a place of public executions but today it is the liveliest place in town, filled with trendy outdoor restaurants, stylish cafes and busy bars. The city has entertainment to suit all, from theatre to cinema, casino to dance club, but don’t expect any early nights.
Gibraltar really does have it all. A vibrant and stunning centre steeped in history; some of the best water sports, diving and fishing to be found in the Europe; nightlife second to none; scenery to die for; prices that are definitely right and a friendly ambience it would be difficult to match anywhere else in the world. Is it any wonder that visitors to this most beautiful of cities return time after time?