Ride the cable car and meet the monkeys
Any day trip to Gibraltar has to include a trip up to the top of the Rock – 412 meters above sea level in a cable car. The six-minute ride offers amazing views of the Rock, Africa and Spain and is a wonderful way to see Gibraltar. At the top you will be able to meet the Barbary macaques, wild monkeys which came over from North Africa and made themselves at home on the Rock. If you want to visit St Michael’s Cave, you can walk down from the top for a pleasant 20 minute stroll through the Gibraltar Nature Reserve.
Visit the World War 2 Tunnels
Gibraltar has always been an important military site and in World War 2 a huge network of tunnels were built that were capable of holding the 16,000 strong garrison and supplies for 16 months. The total length of the tunnel network is around 34 miles! It’s possible to do a guided tour of the tunnels, and we’d recommend it as it’s a really amazing insight into the history of the rock. Bookings are essential, find out more on the Visit Gibraltar website
We recommend taking a tour to really understand what Gibraltar has to offer and be able to visit the caves, tunnels and ride the cable car up to the top of the rock. It is possible to do it yourself, but it takes a little bit of organising and with a private tour you can relax in the hands of the professionals.
If you stay in one of our Estepona vacation rentals you will be just 30 minutes’ away from the Rock of Gibraltar. If you choose a Marbella vacation rental it will take you around 50 minutes to get there, but we can get you there and back and make sure you have an unforgettable day.