Location and surroundings
The Alborán Algeciras hotel is located in the residential area of Colonia San Miguel, at km 1108B of the A-7, a junction point for the main roads in Campo de Gibraltar and from where the direct access road to the port of Algeciras starts. Its enclave gives it a privileged location with respect to the main points of interest in the area:
“El Rinconcillo” Beach (3 min)
“Getares” Beach (10 min)
Port (4 min)
City centre (5 min)
Train/Bus Station (10 min)
Urban and inter-city bus stop (opposite the hotel)
Gibraltar / La Línea (15 min)
Tarifa (15 min)
Cordón Industrial Los Barrios (5 min)
Cordón Industrial San Roque y Campamento (15 min)
Nearest airports: Gibraltar (25 km)
Málaga (131 km)
Jerez de la Frontera (109 km)
Algeciras has two large beaches: El Rinconcillo and Getares, the latter offering a range of services that have earned it the Blue Flag. Pets are allowed on La Concha beach, right next to El Rinconcillo.
Next is Punta Paloma beach, a beautiful spot between Mediterranean pine trees, dunes and crystal-clear waters. And finally, Bolonia beach, where you can find the ancient Baelo Claudia, an archaeological site of an important Roman fishing population.
Campo de Gibraltar
Campo de Gibraltar is the southernmost region of the province of Cadiz and of the whole of Europe, separating us from the African continent only 14 kilometres from the Strait of Gibraltar at its smallest point. Its privileged location between two bodies of water (the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean) and two continents (Europe and Africa), together with hundreds of kilometres of golden sands, rugged cliffs and the wonders of the Alcornocales Natural Park, make it the preferred destination for many visitors who choose it as a place to relax and unwind..
The Campo de Gibraltar region consists of eight municipalities: Algeciras, La Línea and Tarifa are towns by the sea, as are parts of San Roque and Los Barrios; Castellar and Jimena de la Frontera are inland, in the heart of the Alcornocales Natural Park; and San Martín del Tesorillo is also inland.
Algeciras is located on the shores of the bay and in front of the Rock of Gibraltar. A cosmopolitan city, its port is currently one of the most important in the Mediterranean, both in terms of fishing activities and the transport of goods and passengers. Interesting places to visit include the Plaza Alta, Church of Nuestra Señora de la Palma, San Isidro Neighbourhood, Maria Cristina Park, Chapel of Nustra Señora de Europe, Ingeniero Torroja Market , Municipal Museum and the ruins of the Andalusian Baths and the Marinid Walls.
For nature lovers, we recommend an excursion to the Punta Carnero lighthouse and continue to lesser-known coves such as Calarena beach, where you can enjoy exceptional views of the Strait of Gibraltar, or follow hiking routes such as the Sendero del Río de la Miel or the Sendero de la Garganta del Capitán..
Carteia Archeological Site
Located 4 km from San Roque, Carteia, was a Phoenician and Roman city, and the first Roman colony in Spain, founded in 171 BC.
Baelo Claudia Archeological Site
At Bolonia beach, approximately 12 km from Tarifa, we find the remains of an important Roman town dedicated to fishing.
Alcornocales Natural Park offers a wide range of activities including mountaineering, hiking, horse riding, hunting and fishing. Of course, Tarifa also offers water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing and scuba diving. Just a few kilometres away there are major golf courses such as Valderrama, La Alcaidesa and San Roque Club.
Jimena de la Frontera
The castle of Jimena de la Frontera was built on the site of a thirteenth-century Roman fortress and was used by the Nasrid Grenadians to fight the French during the War of Independence. It was declared a national monument in 1931.
Castellar de la Frontera
The natural setting, unity and beauty of this monumental complex are the reasons why the Castle of Castellar de la Frontera was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1963.
Castle of Guzman El Bueno
Considered one of the finest examples of Arab military architecture and perhaps the best example of Caliphal art in this type of fortification. It was built by Caliph Abderramán III and completed in 960.