La Linea is washed by the waters of both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Located in southern Andalucia, in the Campo de Gibraltar (Cadiz Province), La Linea is washed by the waters of both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. At the foot of the Sierra Carbonera, and close to the Rock of Gibraltar, its endless fine sandy beaches, gastronomy, intriguing streets to explore and enchanting fiestas offer visitors a truly warm welcome.
What to do?
One of the things that La Linea is most proud of is its fourteen kilometres of fine sandy beaches. The mild winter climate and 3,000 hours of sunshine annually enable you to stroll along its beaches throughout the year.
More information on La Linea can be found at the Tourist Information Office which offers guided tours of both the historical and modern sites. Tel. 956 696 208.
If outdoor activities are of interest, then Finca Alcaidesa is the place for you. Amongst the activities on offer are hiking trails, rope bridges, rock climbing, zip-lines, horse trekking, bicycle excursions, 4WD tours, canoeing, orienteering, survival training, archery and educational, ecosystem-based visits for children (with trained guides). Please contact Finca Alcaidesa at www.laalcaidesa.es for more information.
If you are looking for a dolphin-watching trip, contact Aventura Marina: www.aventuramarina.org.
If you prefer bird watching contact the Centro de Iniciación a la Ornitología, Ornipark: www.ornitour.com.
What to eat?
The cuisine is strongly influenced by the fact that this is a town lapped by the sea. Its fish and seafood dishes are deservedly famous and visitors who wish to try them should stroll through the La Atunara district where they will find sardines cooked on skewers, seafood and fish stews and casseroles, grilled octopus and the well-known La Atunara clams. All these dishes are served with fresh vegetables from the Zabal market gardens.
If you want to try some tapas, a walk through the city centre presents you with the opportunity to taste a wide variety of delicious tapas and canapés, with flavours to satisfy even the most discerning palate.
And for dessert, try the delicious local cakes especially the “japonesas”, puff pastries, and “piononos”.
Where do you eat?
In summer you can enjoy great food served at any number of the local beach bars. Within the Marina itself you’ll also find great local dishes served at the Alcaidesa Lounge Bar. A little further afield, the menu available at the Alcaidesa Golf Course Club House certainly will not disappoint.