In this small-group tour, you’ll venture to Gibraltar and then visit the picturesque Bolonia Beach. You’ll make the most of your time by having an action-packed itinerary that takes you to an ancient Roman archaeological park (Baelo Claudia), The Rock of Gibraltar, and to Peñón to see the monkeys. You’ll travel in comfort on an air-conditioned minivan, so no need to worry about booking transport.
Gibraltar is a British overseas territory under United Kingdom administration but claimed by the Kingdom of Spain. The Gibraltar macaque (also known as the "Barbary Ape") was probably introduced by the Arabs from North Africa and is the only wild primate that exists in Europe. Although they are free to move throughout the country, they usually are agglomerated in the area of the protected area of the Rock. A superstition holds that if the monkeys leave the Rock, so will the British, so they are maintained by the local government.
Bolonia Beach is considered one of the five most beautiful beaches in Spain, its main attraction is its dune. With dunes over 30 meters high and 200 meters wide, the Bolonia Beach area stands out within the huge system of dunes to which it belongs. Located in the Bolonia Inlet, within the Estrecho Nature Park, this is one of the most unspoiled areas of the Cadiz coast, a vital natural habitat with stunning scenery. The area is called "barjanal" on account of its half- moon-shaped dunes set perpendicular to the wind, with uneven slopes. It is one of the few transgressive systems in Andalusia, i.e., which are still advancing inland. Under the force of the easterly wind, it moves towards the ecologically important replanted groves of stone pine and scrub.
From the Bolonia-Faro Camarinal Trail you can see the broad beach of fine, golden sand. It is unspoiled and popular with surfers. You can also see the lighthouse with its giants' kettles and the Baelo Claudia archaeological site. This Roman town-factory is in surprisingly good condition and has the National Historic Monument designation. The ancient Roman city of Baelo Claudia is located in the Ensenada de Bolonia, about 22 km northwest of the town of Tarifa, in the province of Cádiz in the current Natural Park of the Estrecho. The study of the architectural remains showing its Roman origin in the late 2nd century BC, as observed since that time a great richness that makes it a major economic center in the Mediterranean area.