LIFESTYLE

Boasting several beautiful beaches and over 300 days of sunshine a year, Gibraltar is the perfect playground for a variety of outdoor activities! From scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming to sailing and water-skiing in the crystal waters of the Med, there’s always something new for you and the family to try. What’s more, due to the unique position of the Gibraltar Straits, Gibraltar is also considered an angler’s paradise, with its deep sea fishing renowned for big game such as Blue Fin Tuna, known to reach 300kg! Dolphin tours amongst the sparkling blue waters of Gibraltar Bay are also a popular pastime activity, particularly for those with kids.

Within Gibraltar itself there is much to be explored – from the legendary Barbary Apes, to the tours of the Rock and the Moorish Castle, there is a plethora of history just waiting to be discovered. An assortment of restaurants, cafes and bars all await your arrival in the city below, serving delicacies from around the world. A licensed casino and a range of nightclubs mean that even in the evening Gibraltar never fails to provide entertainment, with live music often on the menu as well. 

What’s more, having recently built a new Gibraltar International Airport, travelling from Gibraltar is quicker and more convenient than ever before. Only a 2.5 hour from the UK, there are direct services to London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester Liverpool and Marrakesh, and both international and EU flights available from Malaga airport, which is only an hour’s car journey away.

Further afield, and for those who are feeling a little more adventurous, a short boat trip is all that it takes to reach the oasis of Morocco, and the cultural wonderland that is Africa. But, for those wanting to stay closer to home a quick car ride gives access to the Costa del Sol, Marbella and Sevilla in Spain, where boundless activities await. Be it travelling to Tarifa for a quick dip in the Atlantic and for some Wind and Kite surfing, or playing in one of the 50 nearby golf courses (including internationally renowned venues such the  as Valderrama, Finca Cortesin and San Roque) the opportunities are limitless. Sotogrande’s Polo matches, regularly known to be attended by royalty and Marbella’s nightlife are all at your fingertips,  and, for those who prefer the slopes, Sierra Nevada, a picture perfect ski and snowboard resort is no more than a couple of hours drive away.   Offering so much, so close to home, living in Gibraltar means you will never be short of things to do, or places to visit.

A rare combination in today’s world, Gibraltar is a little slice of sunny paradise with all the benefits of modern infrastructure and EU membership, making it the ultimate place to live. As the saying goes – good things truly do come in small packages.