Algeciras is situated at the extreme west end of the Costa del Sol, it is about 150km from Malaga and the airport, but only 15km west of Gibraltar and its airport. It is a good destination for those looking to escape from the typical holiday-resort atmosphere and preferring authentic Spanish town life.
Algeciras is a major port for the south of Spain, the port is the major departure point not only for cargo but also for ferries to north Africa, the Canary Islands and Barcelona.
The old town is quite picturesque, with typical Andalusian architecture and narrow cobbled streets.
Two sandy beaches lie at the west edge of the port with the larger Getares Beach, 4km along the coast. Restaurants are typically Spanish and there are beach bars, bars and discos for evening entertainment.