Since it is only an hour away from Sabinillas by bus we grabbed our passports and took the opportunity to pay Gibraltar a visit. It definitely felt like a sunny English village with international shops including Next, Tommy Hilfiger, Marks and Spencer and a lot of traditional English pubs. Gibraltar has a military traditional feel too which we found quite endearing.
A main part of our visit was to ride the cable car to see the monkeys at the top of the rock and admire the view of the bay. A word of warning if you go up there though the younger monkeys are very fast and will watch you closely to spot an opportunity to steal from you. We didn’t believe it until we saw it with our own eyes, they really catch people unawares so keep a hand on your bag, glasses or hats, zip up pockets are required if at all possible.
All in all a good day and it felt like a home from home for us. The border crossing was very straightforward even as you walk across the airport runway to get into town. However from a passive income budget perspective staying for an extended length of time in Gibraltar would definitely eat up the finances and put us in the red very quickly, so this stays as just a flying visit location for us.
Bus to and from Gibraltar for two people from Sabinillas was 14.20 euro, cable car was 29 GBP. Total transportation cost: $58.50