The spectacular views and the fusion between history and a mix of cultures will envelop you in a magical atmosphere through this route. From Gibraltar to San Roque you can discover great places to stop, exuberant nature, fantastic golf courses and vestiges of past eras. In addition, you can enjoy local cuisine and tapas with your friends.
Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Upper Rock, is an essential visit. It is located in the upper part of Gibraltar and houses some of its most important historical sites. Some examples of this are St Michael’s Cave, the City Under Siege Exhibition, the Great Siege Tunnels, Apes’ Den/Barbary Macaques and Mediterranean Steps.
Other recommended places are the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens and the Gorham’s Cave Complex, which has been declared a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO. It has archaeological remains from the Neanderthal period.
From the Cable Car’s Top Station, which is located 412 meters above sea level, as well as from the Skywalk, a glass walkway located 340 meters high, you can see breathtaking views of Gibraltar.
In Gibraltar, you can also enjoy the sun and the sea in one of its beautiful beaches. These include Catalan Bay, Eastern Beach, Little Bay, Sandy Bay, and Camp Bay.
El Mesón El Fogón del Toro is nearby, as another option for lunch or dinner, after a few tapas.
The city has spectacular beaches from which you can see the African continent and the Strait of Gibraltar. Sotogrande Beach, Guadarranque Beach, Alcaidesa Beach or Torreguadiaro Beach are worth mentioning.
San Roque stands out for having magnificent golf courses of great quality. Some examples of this are the Almenara Golf Club, Alcaidesa Links Golf Resort, Real Club Valderrama, The Sotogrande Club Reserve and The San Roque Club – Golf Course.
A tourist attractions of San Roque that stands out is the declared Conjunto Monumental Histórico-Artístico del Campo de Gibraltar. It houses monuments of great importance, such as the Church of Santa María La Coronada, the Palace of the Governors and the Plaza de Toros.
Enclave Arqueológico de Carteia is also a must visit. The Carthaginians founded it in the 7th century BC and it is constituted by a large and valuable heritage.
Furthermore, nature lovers will find in San Roque an ideal place. For instance, Estuario del Río Guadiaro and Laguna de Torreguadiaro are wetlands of great importance for many species of birds.