Algeciras holidays will find you in an authentic Spanish resort that offers something a little more traditional than the usual Coast del Sol tourist attraction. Found on the southern tip of Spain in the Andalucian province of Cadiz, just across the bay from Gibralter and only 9 miles from North Africa.
Algeciras is the main Spanish ferry terminal for those travelling to and from North Africa and as one of the major ports in Spain can mean the area is busy with commuters. This aside though Algeciras has some wonderful beaches, accommodation and scenery to offer. The miles of sandy beaches from Playa Getares to Playa Rinconcillo offer volleyball and football with water sports and windsurfing popular pastimes. The promenade boasts bars, cafes and restaurants with authentic tapas bars mixed with interesting Arabic dishes on the menus. There's plenty to do on holidays in Algeciras with medieval walls and 13th century Arabic baths to investigate, the covered market at Plaza de la Palma offers the chance to snap up those souvenirs, with the Plaza Alta and Barrio de San Isidro being the centre of attention.
Quick Algeciras Tips
The currency in Algeciras is the Euro
UK passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Spain
The time difference from the UK to Spain is GMT +1
Flight times from the UK to the mainland of Spain take between 2 and 2½ hours, depending on which part you are visiting.
Paella is a popular national dish, well worth a try. Tastes and cooking vary from region to region but if you're a seafood lover it really hits the spot
From Gibralter To Tangiers
Nightlife is mainly hotel based and low key but the surrounding bars and restaurants offer the opportunity to explore. Los Alcornocales nature reserve boasts one of the largest cork oak forests in the world, and will provide a truly memorable trip on your Algeciras holidays A train journey up through the breathtaking mountains of Ronda is another must, offering stunning scenery and the chance to visit some historic sites.
A short ferry ride over the Straits of Gibralter will take you to the north coast of Africa where you can spend a few hours haggling to your hearts content in the Tangiers markets, or visit the historic territory of Ceuta. A day trip to Gibraltar is one of the most popular excursions for all visitors to Algeciras. Algeciras is typically Spanish and the hustle and bustle of port life make it seem like a busy resort, this may be so but it mixes the tranquillity of beach life and natural scenery excellently. So come and see for yourself, book your holidays to Algeciras at Latedeals.co.uk.
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Trip to Morocco
Take a ferry crossing from the port of Algeciras over to Morocco for a day of exploring the local culture, markets and medina, haggle with the locals for some interesting souvenirs
Only a 40 minute journey from Algeciras will take you to the border over to Gibraltar, were you can take in all the sights such as St Michael's Cave, the Gibralter Museum and for those with a head for heights the Mediterranian Steps