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Algeciras is primarily and unashamedly a port and industrial centre, sprawling round the far side of the Bay of Gibraltar. When General Franco closed the border with Gibraltar La Linea, it was Algeciras that he decided to develop to absorb into an industrial centre and deep water  container port. More> 

Ruta Paco de Lucia

One of the most famous and influential flamenco guitarists ever, if not the most famous, was Paco de Lucia, who hailed from Algeciras. You can follow a route of places around Algeciras which were important to the artist, starting at his birthplace, and moving south along the shoreline of the city.

Consulates in Algeciras

Lost your passport? You need to speak to your consulate in Andalucia. Malaga City has most Consulate offices for the Costa de Sol and the South of Spain. See our list on the Malaga Consulates page.

Algeciras - Hotels

Primarily an industrial port town, Algeciras is always busy with people passing in and out of it. There are numerous luxury hotels, namely the Hotel Reina Cristina, as well as a number of smaller, cheap hotels - perfect for an overnight stay. 

Marismas del Río Palmones

The 58ha Marismas del Río Palmones Natural Area is one of the last remaining patches of what used to be extensive marshlands (marismas) in the Bahía de Algerciras, the bay between Algeciras and Gibraltar. From the early 1970s onwards, increasing industrial and housing development encroached upon the marismas of the Palmones and Guadarranque rivers.

Algeciras Railway Station

Algeciras railway station is the present terminus of Mr Henderson's Railway which connects Ronda with the Spanish rail network at Bobadilla for main lines to Granada, Malaga, Cordoba and Madrid. The station is located in the upper part of the town and a few kilometers from the port due to a historical requirement to be out of range of the Gibraltar 100-ton gun (cannon).

Bahia Park Algeciras

Waterpark located Just outside the port town of Algeciras. convenient for residents of Gibraltar, Tarifa and western end of the Costa del Sol. Get a buzz on the eight rides, including Gran Niagara and Rio Salvaje, plus kamikaze and black hole.

Algeciras Beaches

A guide to the beaches near Algeciras. Getares is the most popular, also known as Playa de San García, is a large and sandy beach that stretches for around a kilometre to the west of Algeciras town To the west of Algeciras are four small coves with beaches with access only on foot.

Hotel Reina Cristina

The proudest hotel in the city of Algeciras is the Hotel Reina Cristina. Kings and Queens have stayed there. So have statesmen such as Churchill and Roosevelt and film stars like Rock Hudson and Deborah Kerr. Hotel Reina Cristina was opened in 1901 and the building includes ancient ruins. There are parts of an 8th-Century Mosque and a Moorish well. The hotel is next to Algeciras Port. The beach is 10 minutes away.


Algeciras is primarily and unashamedly a port and industrial centre, sprawling round the far side of the bay to Gibraltar. When Franco closed the border with "the Rock" at the nearby La Linea, it was Algeciras that he decided to develop to absorb the Spanish workers who used to be employed in the British naval dockyards and in order to break the area's dependence on Gibraltar. 

Algeciras - Shopping

There are shopping shopping centres and retail parks in Algeciras. Centro Comercial Puerta Europa west of Algeciras city next to the A-7 coat road. El Corte Inglés at Paseo Juan Pérez Arriete. Local street market takes place on Tuesdays.

Algeciras - Bus station and timetables

Algeciras bus stations is located next to the railway station. It is a modern uninteresting functional design. It has ticket office open all day. facilities include shops, toilets, 'consigna' with small cary on size lockers and a cafe. There is a taxi rank outside. The local bus L1 stops outside.


Bastri is situated in Algeciras. All units feature air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Tarifa is 20 km from the bed and breakfast, while Gibraltar is 8 km from the property. Jerez Airport is 88 km away.


Set in Algeciras, within 2.3 km of Rinconcillo Beach, Bastri offers accommodation with air conditioning. This bed and breakfast offers a bar as well as a terrace.

A flat-screen TV is offered.

Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a à la carte breakfast.

The nearest airport is Jerez Airport, 88 km from Bastri.

Paseo de Getares

Located in Algeciras, within a few steps of Getares Beach, Paseo de Getares offers accommodation with air conditioning. Housed in a building dating from 1999, the apartment is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking, windsurfing and diving.

Finca El Campo

Boasting an outdoor pool, Finca El Campo in Algeciras offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking for guests who drive.

Every unit has a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a microwave. There is also a fridge, minibar and a kettle.