10 Things to Do in Algeciras That You Shouldn't Miss

December 4, 2017 Jacquiline Darosa

Algeciras (/ˌældʒɪˈsɪrəs/; Spanish: [alxeˈθiɾas]; Arabic: الجزيرة الخضراء‎, translit. Al Jazīra Al-Khadrā) is a port city in the south of Spain, and is the largest city on the Bay of Gibraltar (in Spanish, the Bahía de Algeciras). The Port of Algeciras is one of the largest ports in Europe and the world in three categories: container, cargo and transhipment. It is located 20 km north-east of Tarifa on the Río de la Miel, which is the southernmost river of the Iberian peninsula and continental Europe. In 2015, it had a population of 118,920.
Restaurants in Algeciras

1. Parque Maria Cristina

Avda Blas Infante, Algeciras, Spain
Excellent
31%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 141 reviews

Parque Maria Cristina

Reviewed By deulas - Peebles, United Kingdom

This park in the middles of Algeciras is really nice no dogs aloud but in the summer months there are great Concerts held within if you do not want to pay as I did I sat at bar Mustapha directly across the road had a drink and a free concert brilliant .

2. Plaza Alta

11201 Algeciras, Spain
Excellent
31%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 334 reviews

Plaza Alta

Reviewed By CJM1985_75 - Kraljevica, Croatia

Except for obvious old part of Algeciras worth seeing it is very vibrant area with restaurants and bars around frequented with a lot of people. Particularly in evening hours. Restaurants and bars are with very affordable or we could even say, very cheap prices.

3. Bahia Park

Avenida Virgen de La Palma s/n, 11203 Algeciras, Spain +34 956 63 33 30
Excellent
40%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 294 reviews

Bahia Park

Reviewed By Richard O

€22 per person, but pop into your local McDonalds (which I'm embarrassed to say we did) and get €2 discount.
Free parking too!
Cracking fun, awesome rides, not too busy
Location felt weird as it almost felt like we were in a city centre, but that soon disappears when you slide down the Kamikaze!!
We didn't bother "hiring" our own inflatables and it didn't slow us down at all!
Food not bad value either considering they've got you in there
All in all a great day and kids say the hi light of our holiday (kids range from 7-17, so fun for everyone!)
A must if you're able to get here

4. Getares

11207 Algeciras, Spain
Excellent
29%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 180 reviews

Getares

Reviewed By HappyinCork - Cork

This beach is about 6 km from Algeciras and has beautiful clean sand.
View is beautiful as bay looks across at Gibraltar and although a lot of ships pass, they are quite far away and are no problem at all.
Very long and plenty room and is not crowded. Car park is quite big but not big enough as beach is very long.
Simple beach type restaurants, ice cream, cafes,bars and shops on the Promenade.

5. Mercado Ingeniero Torroja

Plaza de Nuestra Senora de la Palma, Algeciras, Spain
Excellent
43%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Mercado Ingeniero Torroja

Reviewed By Donna H - Mukilteo, Washington

Mercado Ingeniero Torroja is an open air market located at one end of a historical walk around Algeciras. The market has colorful stalls where fresh fruits, vegetables, clothing, pottery, and leather goods are sold. It is a multicultural center where people from around the Mediterranean sell their goods. The plaza is home to a unique circular meat market that specializes in fish. This round building is a historical and architectural site to see. Continuing along through the market and up the hill, is the historical walk of the city. Go early because the market closed at 2:00P.M.

6. RENFE

Algeciras, Spain
Excellent
39%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
17%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 297 reviews

RENFE

Reviewed By StanTVL - Singapore, Singapore

We booked renfe train from Toulouse in France to Cordoba Spain in advance. Total amount was €511 for 3 person. 3 transits from Toulouse to Narbonne to Madrid Atocha and finally Cordoba. The train from Toulouse to Narborne was just a normal slow train with no sitting. It cost us €71.50. Then we had to get down to another train from Narbonne to Madrid costing us €252.
The train was not high speed as claimed. Seats were not comfortable. Aisle narrow and no free wifi. I had a seat facing another passengers and I could not stretch my legs without kicking her.
Finally we need to get down the train and board another train from Madrid to Cordoba. Long way to walk from one station to the other. The tickets cost us €188.10.
If you have travel by Kiwirail from Wellington to Auckland which offers so much cheaper tickets you will see the differences. Luggages check in and you do not need to carry or run from one station to another. Service is tip top. Seats are very comfortable. Or if you talk about high speed train try Japan Shinkansen.
Overall we were very disappointed with Renfe. Expensive yet not up to standard.
This is my first and last time taking Renfe train

7. Rinconcillo

Algeciras, Spain
Excellent
30%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 93 reviews

Rinconcillo

Reviewed By LondonDeborah - London

This is a great beach if you have little children as the water is shallow for a good way. No stones, white sand, plenty of different parking spots. But take your own picnic. There are bars for drinks but the food is not up to much.

8. Parroquia de San Isidro

Plaza de San Isidro, Algeciras, Spain +34 956 66 34 34
Excellent
33%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

Parroquia de San Isidro

Reviewed By Jerry O

No bells or whistles but with the usual array of plaster saints and coloured glass typical of the parish churches in Southern Spain (or any other part, in fact). If you don't plan to visit the churches of Granada, Sevilla or Cordoba tale the opportunity here. Well worht the 20 minutes or so out of the sun

9. Sendero La Garganta del Capitan

Algeciras, Spain
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 13 reviews

Sendero La Garganta del Capitan

Reviewed By domdorellana - Algeciras, Spain

Una de las maravillas naturales que podemos disfrutar en Algeciras. Se trata de un sendero bonito y relativamente fácil para hacer por cualquiera; ya sea corriendo, andando... Tiene algunas zonas increíbles como molinos antiguos, el llano de las tumbas, la propia tumba del capitán, el río...y una cascada preciosa. Solo tiene un problema, y es que a veces, el ser humano es el peor enemigo de la naturaleza. Un domingo a mediodía está lleno de gente sentada frente a la cascada comiendo y dejando allí basura. Por suerte, hay gente que ama la naturaleza y limpia incluso lo que otros dejan.
Se trata de un lugar imprescindible para todo aquel que viva en Algeciras y en el Campo de Gibraltar por su cercanía y belleza, y por supuesto para todo visitante que le guste disfrutar de la naturaleza.

10. Playa El Rinconcillo

11201 Algeciras, Spain
Excellent
25%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 32 reviews

Playa El Rinconcillo

Reviewed By deulas - Peebles, United Kingdom

This beach is really good for young children as the water is very shallow so they can paddle about safely , there is reasonable parking if you go about 11-00 no problem there are one or two cafes which is handy for drinks etc ,overall a good clean safe beach .

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