Algeciras Holidays

Holiday to Algeciras:

Travel Guide to your Holiday in Algeciras:

Algeciras is primarily and unashamedly a port and industrial centre, sprawling round the far side of the bay to Gibraltar.

Algeciras is an industrial city that supports the large deep water container port and nearby oil refinery. In the port area of Algeciras there are many Moroccans in transit, particularly during July and August when migrant workers return home for their holidays from their work in France, Holland and Belgium. As a consequence, there is a strong Arab influence here with many of the signs in Arabic as well as Spanish while, in the backstreets, you can find several traditional tea shops which specialise in the traditional Moroccan mint tea. Algeciras may not be a beautiful city but it does have a gritty individuality about it and, unlike some of the Costa resorts, is a very genuine place with a real port atmosphere.

Out and about on Holiday in Algeciras:

In Algeciras here are lots of reasonably priced restaurants to try - several with terrific views of the nearby Rock of Gibraltar. Those that find the time to wander around Algeciras will fine quiet parks and tree lined plazas almost hidden away from the rushing travellers.
For most people, however, Algeciras is just a stopping off place, en route to Tangier and Morocco. There are about eight crossings a day (2 hrs 30 mins or 70 minutes with a fast ferry).
From Algeciras there are also all inclusive 1 and 2 day trips to Tangier with fast ferry services to Tangier in Morocco. There are numerous cheap hotels in Algeciras either for a night or two before or after catching a ferry or for a longer holiday in Algeciras

Nearby Attractions to Algeciras:

Algeciras is the place to catch the train to Ronda which is definitely one of the best journeys in Andalucia which takes you via Gaucin and past some of the most beautiful pueblos blancos (white villages) in the whole of Andalucia.
A day to to Gibraltar is also a must whilst on holiday in Algeciras

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