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For kids, M’Nar Park is heaven, and the only game in town...
Not the most well-known attraction in Gibraltar, but surely the most spectacular, this narrow, ancient path with steep steps – many hewn into the limestone – starts at the nature reserve's entrance at Jews' Gate and ...
Recommended Gibraltar birdwatching specialist, with trips ranging from half-day general interest, to bird migration and expert searches for rare species...
For a more extensive look at Gibraltar's cave system, the Lower St Michael’s Cave Tour is a three-hour guided adventure into the lower cave area. The tourist office can recommend guides...
If you're hanging around Algeciras, the tourist office has details of a self-guided Paco de Lucía tour, which helps you uncover local landmarks linked to the great artist.
The Bahía de Algeciras has a sizeable year-round population of dolphins...
The Bahía de Algeciras has a sizeable year-round population of dolphins and a highlight of visiting Gibraltar is heading out to sea in search of them...
Of Tarifa's dozens of whale-watching outfits, not-for-profit FIRMM is a good choice. Its primary purpose is to study the whales, record data and encourage environmentally sensitive tours.
Diving in Tarifa is usually done from boats around Isla de las Palomas, where shipwrecks, corals, dolphins and octopuses await. Port-based Aventura Marina offers three-hour 'baptisms' (€75) and equipment rental (€50).
Has the largest boats (one with a glass bottom), holding 40 and 60 people.
On the isthmus leading out to Isla de las Palomas at the southernmost tip of Tarifa town, tiny Playa Chica is more sheltered than other local beaches.
This excellent horse-riding establishment, 5km north of Tarifa, offers fun excursions into the hilly countryside. It's signposted off the CA9210 (off the N340).
Daily classes and five-day courses for beginners, kids and experts, northwest of town.
The low dunes behind Playa de los Lances are a paraje natural (protected natural area). You can hike across them along the 1...
Punta Paloma, 10km northwest of Tarifa, is famous for its huge sand dune. At its far western end, you can lather yourself up in a natural mud bath.
Daily three- to four-hour kitesurfing classes, plus two- to five-day courses (Spanish, English, French and German). Also two-hour surfing and paddle-boarding sessions (€50).
Sprawling between 7km and 10km northwest of Tarifa, to the great white dune at Punta Paloma , Valdevaqueros is one of Tarifa's most popular kitesurfing spots.
World champion Gisela Pulido's highly rated kitesurfing school offers year-round group/private courses, including six-hour 'baptisms' (€140) and nine-hour 'complete' courses (€210), in Spanish, French, English and Ge...
Recommended group/private windsurfing and kitesurfing classes (beginner, intermediate or advanced level), and paddle-boarding (€25 per hour), 7km northwest of Tarifa...
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