Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande, 25 Kilometres from Gibraltar

Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande, 25 Kilometres from Gibraltar

An average of 300 days of sunshine per annum, 60 top class golf courses on the doorstep, including Valderrama, only 20 minutes from Gibraltar. A wide range of sports, including tennis, sailing, polo, diving, shooting, horse riding and skiing, all within very easy reach of Gibraltar.The combination of Gibraltar¹s climate, location and lifestyle is unequalled in Europe with Andalucia¹s finest cities and resorts  within easy reach. Alternatively, the tantalising mystique of Morocco is just one and a half hour away by ferry. Rock solid Gibraltar is truly a stepping stone to the world.

Gibraltar is not an island

Gibraltar’s frontier with neighbouring Spain provides easy access to the rest of Europe by road, as well as by air from Malaga International Airport. An estimated 5,500 people cross the frontier each day to work in Gibraltar. Many of these are Spaniards who work in the retail sector. The figure also includes around 500 expatriates who work in the Rock’s financial sector, some of whom are based in the prestigious residential area of Puerto Sotogrande. Despite its small size Gibraltar, like the City of London, has its own commuter belt in the Spanish hinterland. This brings together various advantages for both business and leisure activities for those who operate from the Rock.

Gibraltar Airport

“Gibraltar International Airport is expected to process a record number of passengers this forthcoming Summer 2016 season. The season, which officially commenced on Sunday 27 March, will this year also see additional passengers travelling through the airport with new routes and frequency increases. British Airways will offer an additional 4 services to London Heathrow per week, increasing the total on offer to 13. Easyjet will provide an additional 2 services to London Gatwick in the peak summer months, offering 13 services per week, double daily expect on Saturdays. Services to Bristol, which started in April 2015, will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, but a larger A320 aircraft will operate on Sundays, meaning an additional 48 seats per week on offer. easyJet will also launch a new twice weekly service to Manchester on 3rd July, flying on Wednesdays and Sundays. Monarch Airlines will increase the number of weekly services on offer to Birmingham from 3 to 4, and will also launch a new four times weekly service to London Gatwick as from 1st May, increasing their number of destinations available from Gibraltar from three to four, joining London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham.Services to Morocco with Royal Air Maroc will continue to operate on Thursdays and Sundays, allowing for a long weekend break in either Tangier or Casablanca. Departures from Gibraltar on Thursdays will now be late evening, allowing for a full day’s work before setting off on a long weekend break. The main highlights for the season include:British AirwaysFour new early morning departures from London Heathrow on Mondays and Fridays as from 28th March, and Tuesdays and Thursdays as from 3rd May. easyJet Two additional weekly flights to London Gatwick on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings as from 19th July. New twice weekly service to Manchester on Wednesdays and Sundays as from 3rd July Monarch Airlines An additional service from Birmingham, rising from three to four, with day changes, now flying on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays as Sundays instead of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.New four times weekly service to London Gatwick on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, starting 01st May. Overall, Gibraltar International Airport will handle an additional 13 flights per week in the peak summer months, to bring the total of weekly services to 50, up from 37 in the Summer  of 2015.

Commenting on the launch of the Summer Schedule, the Hon Samantha Sacramento MP, Minister for Tourism said ‘I am delighted that the airport will enjoy such a busy summer, bringing even more visitors to the Rock. It is very encouraging to see our partner airlines placing their confidence in Gibraltar and increasing capacity substantially. Not only to core destinations, but also to regional departure points. The teams at the Gibraltar Tourist Board and Gibraltar International Airport continue to work hard to ensure that further growth continues and that passengers receive high standards of care. Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar continues to develop its policy of sustained growth’.”