Algeciras is located in Andalucia the very southern tip of mainland Spain, it is only a stone’s throw away from Morocco’s Tangier and Spain’s Ceuta, both in Northern Africa. There are regular ferry ships between the three towns. I must say, every time I visit Algeciras, the closeness to the African land of culture leaves me rushing toward the ferry port in utter excitement.
Algeciras boasts an intense fusion of the Moorish and Spanish cultures and traditions. This becomes evident as soon as you approach the town’s vicinity. As with all Spanish towns, there is an immense variety of delicious, pocket-friendly eateries, most of which are somewhat secluded from the general view; my answer to this is to explore and get in every single part of the inner town – you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for or, better still, something you did not ever expect.
Algeciras is about a half an hour drive away from Gibraltar, a beautiful and historical British overseas territory. It is just perfect for a day’s trip. The rock of Gibraltar can be easily seen from Algeciras, right across the bay. Algeciras is Spain’s largest cargo and shipping port, and one of the biggest in Europe. However, a little way out from the town lie excellent beaches and areas of outstanding natural significance, such as the Alcornocales Natural Park. I highly recommend taking a day to explore the area south of Algeciras; perhaps enjoy a picnic. The views here of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains are sure to leave you breathless.