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La Linea, or to give it its full title, La Linea de la Concepcion, is located approximately half an hour from the town of Sotogrande and 70 kilometres from Marbella. It is known as the “Gateway” to Gibraltar as it is essentially on the boundary of Spain and the British territory of Gibraltar. It has a strong history and has seen many battles and disputes which are raw to this day.

Major Tourist Attractions

As well as being in close proximity for day trips to Gibraltar, La Linea is known for its excellent sandy beaches. You can choose to relax in the warm sun or try out an array of water sports. Some of the activities you can do include water skiing, parasailing and jet skiing. Competitive fishing is also a popular pastime here. Daily boat trips are available to see the mass of marine wildlife including dolphins that stay in the local area. There are several excellent golf courses nearby, including the Sotogrande course. You can also try your hand at horse riding and polo. The ruins of Santa Barbara Castle offer great views over the sea and of the rock of Gibraltar. La Linea is also home to one of the oldest bullrings in Spain and has several interesting museums. There are also many art exhibitions to enjoy.

Shopping Opportunities

La Linea has many shops that will cater for everyday needs and those gifts you want to take home from your trip. Most people head over to the rock of Gibraltar for some tax-free purchases. The bazaars on the rock are all colourful and brightly lit. You can spend hours browsing the stalls; you can buy items such as clothing, leather goods, sunglasses, souvenirs and arts & crafts. For serious shoppers you can have a go at sharpening your bartering skills with the canny stall holders.

Eating Out and Nightlife

There are many restaurants, cafés and bars to savour in La Linea. Much of the menu is based on seafood dishes as the town is located so near to the sea. There are atypical Spanish dishes to choose from and plenty of Tapas. Wine and beer is widely available and includes some lovely local specialities.

There are many bars with live music and plenty of nightclubs to enjoy in La Linea. It is very popular with the local residents and ex-pats and so many of the discos and clubs stay open until the early hours.

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