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Algeciras Guide

Things to Do in Algeciras

Algeciras Bay

Primarily a port and industrial centre, Algeciras is a large city in the southern area of Spain with one of the largest ports in Europe.

Its proximity to Morocco means that the area carries an Arabic influence as well as Spanish, with traditional cafes serving Moroccan tea scattered around the back streets. Being close to Gibraltar, you can stop in a restaurant to sit and admire the terrific views of the rock.

Algeciras is home to the Hotel Reina Cristina - with past guests including royalty, statesmen and film stars, it is a thing of great pride in the city. Not only is it a hotel, but a monument dating back to 1901, with parts of an 8th-Century Mosque and a Moorish well. Well-equipped with amenities including tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, a library, Wi-Fi and situated only 10 minutes from the beach, it's an ideal place to stay for visitors keen for a luxurious holiday on the Costa del Sol.

Many people stop over in Algeciras for the transport links to surrounding areas. Ferry services offer inclusive day trips to Tangier and Morocco that leave from Algeciras. If you'd rather stay in Spain and discover more of the Andalucian region, you can easily drive to Ronda, Gaucin and many more beautiful white villages or "pueblos blancos" in the Andalucian countryside. These include San Roque, Castellar de la Frontera - famous for its castle - and Vejer de la Frontera.

It's also worth taking the time to visit nearby Gibraltar. Whether you are simply curious, would like a trip up the rock to see the Apes or breathtaking views of North Africa - Gibraltar is worth exploring. The Bay of Gibraltar is also an excellent place for whale watching excursions.

For an interesting mix of different cultures and influences in a city with an incredible port, a stopover in Algeciras is recommended.

For more information on the options for car hire in Algeciras with Espacar, please don't hesitate to contact us via e-mail: info@espacar.es or telephone: 952 792 935.

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