From romantic views of the Mediterranean Sea to intimate hideaways, Gibraltar offers plenty of spots for couples to enjoy a romantic getaway. Believe it or not, Gibraltar has been the go-to destination for many celebrities over the years, John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married right here on the Rock, as did Sean Connery and Diane Cilento. Even King Charles and Princess Diana visited Gibraltar on their honeymoon. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner we thought we would help you out by telling you about some of the most romantic places in Gibraltar and why the small British Overseas Territory is such a popular destination for couples!
First and foremost, Gibraltar is extremely well known for its views over the Mediterranean Sea and across the Straits of Gibraltar. The Upper Rock Nature Reserve is a must-visit destination as it offers stunning views and is a popular spot for couples to watch the sunset. Additionally, there are a variety of attractions such as the SkyWalk and St Michael’s Cave which you and your partner can enjoy!
However, up the Rock isn’t the only place you get to enjoy the views and the sunset. An amazing way to spend theafternoon starts at Europa Point with a lunch at the Bistro Point overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar and views onto Africa, followed by a stroll around the iconic Europa Point Lighthouse, it’s a popular attraction, providing a stunning view of the area, and a great spot for pictures!
This can be followed by a romantic dinner at Monique’s Bistro, one of several restaurants boasting marina views at the tranquil and exclusive Queensway Quay marina.
For a change of scenery, the Gibraltar Alameda Botanical Gardens are perfect for anyone looking for romance in Gibraltar. The Botanical Gardens provide an idyllic setting for couples to enjoy some time together in nature. Visitors can take a romantic stroll through the gardens, admiring the beauty of the plants and wildlife, or take a picnic with them and enjoy a romantic meal. In one of the corners of the Botanical Gardens, you will also discover the statue of Molly Bloom- the famous character from the popular novel Ulysses by James Joyce- who had many love affairs growing up in Gibraltar. The Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park is also located within the gardens, and provides visitors with the opportunity to observe some of Gibraltar’s wildlife up close.
If you are looking to do some special activities to celebrate Valentine’s Day, why not explore Gibraltar by taking an E-Bikes tour, charter a yacht for the day with Gibraltar Boat Charter, test your skills at the Rock Escape Room, pamper yourself at the Mayfair on Main Beauty Salon, or indulge yourself in a relaxing massage at the Infinity Spa onboard the Sunborn Yacht Hotel. No Valentine’s Day is complete without a gift for your loved one- head to Main Street for some shopping; be it top brands perfumes & cosmetics at SM Seruya, chique clothing at Leah Boutique and at LaBoutik, or some electronic gadgets at Carlos, there is an abundance of shops to choose from.
These are but a few of the many locations and activities that make Gibraltar the go-to destination for couples, and there is no better way to explore all these locations than with the GibraltarPass (www.GibraltarPass.com) – a single digital pass that includes access to all the top attractions, public transport, as well as offers discounts and freebies in over 100 local shops, restaurants and activity providers, so instead of worrying about what to do and where to go, your mind would be free to focus on your loved one!
Sometimes there are almost too many locations and activities to choose from, we know it’s a hard decision but we can guarantee that spending Valentine’s Day in Gibraltar is a worthwhile decision. So…what will you be doing for Valentine’s Day?