Gibraltar is a country with sunny and temperate climatic conditions almost all year round, so making a decision when to spend a holiday here is never really a difficult decision. Its climate is similar to its neighbouring country of Spain, although it unique location in the Mediterranean region makes it much more attractive than most Spanish cities.
It is a particular favourite with the British expat community because of its temperate weather conditions and a preferred getaway in the cold UK winter months. Apart from the balmy weather, the local population known as Gibraltarians have an amiable and friendly disposition towards the British, who have helped them to retain their independence for the centuries. The same feelings cannot be said for their neighbouring country of Spain and its inhabitants.
The residents of Gibraltar are fiercely protective of their sovereignty and independence, which is so pronounced, at times it borders on hostility towards mainland Spain. Consequentially, for one’s own safety, it is not recommended to enter the northern borders of Gibraltar either by taxi or on foot during the night hours.
When it comes to accommodation Gibraltar has plenty of fine places to stay. Being primarily a tourism driven economy there is a wide variety of hotels, which cater to all types of travellers.
Located in the idyllic Catalan Bay area is The Caleta Hotel, a four star property known for its premium facilities and exceptional customer service, which is the perfect accommodation to stay on holiday in Gibraltar. A brief overview of the seasons in the country is as follows:
Autumn: From August to September, it is the ideal time to visit the country. Autumn is perhaps the most comfortable, as it a period when most tourists have headed back home. Apart from lesser crowds, there is a considerable drop in pieces, perfect for budget conscious travellers. It offers a welcome respite from the humid summer heat.
Winter: The winter lasts from December to March, with the weather being reasonably mild. Similar in climatic conditions to certain South American countries the winter air is dry. However, the difference between winter in Gibraltar and other countries is the heavy rain.
Spring: It starts from mid-March till May. Another fine season to visit the country, like spring season! The climate is mild and perfect with very little perceptible difference between spring and autumn as the territory is small. Unlike other larger countries where the season can be identified by the foliage, Gibraltar does not have much natural flora. The only distinct difference between spring and autumn is the reduced intensity of sunlight in the afternoons.
Summer: Summer is a popular period for visitors because of the peninsula country’s location along the Mediterranean Sea. Beachgoers love the steady sunshine and warm temperatures, especially those from colder climes. Things do get pricey and there is a steady influx of tourists during summer, which lasts from July to the end of August.