Gibraltar - Dolphin Watching

There are three species of dolphin commonly found in the Bay and Strait of Gibraltar. They are the Common Dolphin, the Striped Dolphin and the larger Bottle-nosed Dolphin. There are numerous dolphin-watching trips on offer and it is not unusual to be able to see these fascinating creatures close up in their natural environment.

Art Galleries inGibraltar

Art Galleries in Gibraltar include John Mackintosh Hall, The House of Sacarello and the Fine Arts Studio.


In Gibraltar the following events take place throughout the month. Every Monday to Friday. The Integral Yoga Centre runs a full programme of Yoga classes at 33 Town Range. Everyone is welcome. More information on 956 741 389.

Gibraltar Visas

You will need a passport to enter Gibraltar unless you are an EU citizen with a valid national identity card. Citizens from many countries are required to obtain a visa before entering Gibraltar. To find out whether or not you need a visa, you can ring +350 20051726 - email: [email protected] for precise information regarding citizens from your country.


Gibraltar is so small (about 6 square kilometres) that getting around town - and around The Rock, in general - is a feasible option, if you have the time and energy.

Tourist Offices in Gibraltar

Find tourist offices in Gibraltar at the following locations: Casemates Square, Airport Arrivals Hall, Gibraltar Coach Terminus, Gibraltar Cruise Terminal, Frontier


Judging from the number of sports and leisure associations in Gibraltar, this must be one of the most action-packed rocks in the world.

Shopping in Gibraltar

Traditionally, British ex-pats living in nearby Spain have flocked to Gibraltar to bank and to shop for those tastes of home such as Cheddar cheese and tea bags. The latter are now freely available in Spain but the ex-pats still flock to the Rock for a different shopping experience.

Restaurants in Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a multi-racial community so it follows that its range of restaurants reflects the tastes of its inhabitants. Yes, Gibraltar has a McDonalds, a Burger King, KFC, Subway and a Pizza Hut! Running parallel to Main Street is the pedestrianised Irish Town that is well worth a visit with its historic coffee houses, specialist ironmongers, Irish pubs and attractive restaurants.

Property in Gibraltar

Property in Gibraltar is in high demand for a number of reasons. In the first place, space is extremely limited. Secondly, many of the newer developments fall into the high quality, luxury category and are sought after by both locals and outsiders alike. And finally, thanks to a wonderful climate and favourable tax situation this rock is highly attractive to those wishing to relocate themselves and their wealth.


There is no shortage of places to go in the evening. Hotel cocktail bars offer comfortable and sophisticated surroundings for a quiet drink or not so quiet, jazz performance or other live band. For a more informal evening, almost every street in town has wine bars and lively cosmopolitan pubs. Later you might dance into the small hours at one of Gibraltar's trendy disco pubs or enjoy a flutter at the Casino.

Natural History

The Rock of Gibraltar is a giant slab of jagged Jurassic limestone. It has dominated the Straits of Gibraltar for around 200 million years and of course over such a period has continually changed and evolved. The porous limestone ensures that the Rock always has a plentiful water supply. So when nearby Spain is often arid and brown the Rock will be lush and green.

Marinas in Gibraltar

There are two marinas in Gibraltar, Ocean Village and Queensway Quay offering excellent berthing facilities, shops and restaurants. Sailing boats are available for charter.

Living in Gibraltar

Gibraltar might be small, but those wishing to live and work on the famous Rock will be pleased to hear that it is not a closed shop. Depending on your country of origin, however, you might need a residence permit.


Due to Gibraltar's unique geographical position, multi-culturalism reigns on this rock. The official language is English, but natives are typically bi-lingual, speaking Spanish as fluently as English. It is not unusual to hear the native Arabic of Gibraltar's other near neighbours as well, and Portuguese, Italian and Russian are not uncommon tongues in these parts either.