Lifestyle

Whether you chose to live in Gibraltar or commute from one of the nearby Spanish towns, relocation to this area has so much more to offer than just living in the Sun.  Gibraltar is located on the southern peninsular of Spain and is easily accessible, with flights into Gibraltar airport or Malaga airport being a short 1.5 hours drive away.  Gibraltar is located within easy driving distance of many of the top tourist destinations, making it ideal for weekends away or day trips to places such as Sierra Nevada for skiing, kite surfing in stunning Tarifa, or visiting beautiful cities such as Granada, Malaga, Seville, Cadiz and Ronda, or you can even take a day trip to Morocco!  The Costa Del Sol is home to some amazing beaches, entertainment and boasts golf courses all along the coast including, Marbella & Puerto Banus, Fuengirola and Nerja.

Dining & Nightlife

The Spanish lifestyle is relaxed and fun, with a strong emphasis on food and enjoyment.  With many fiestas, the towns are regularly celebrating with street parties and various annual events.  It is quite usual for people to eat out a lot, enjoying fresh fish at the local Chiringuitos, tapas any time of day or evening, and leisurely coffees and beers in the cafes and bars.  The weekends are about enjoying time with family and friends and the local beaches, bars and restaurants are populated with local Spanish and European residents.  During the summer months, it is not uncommon for bars and restaurants at the beach towns to be filled every night with local residents and tourists.  Some of the busier towns also have late bars, some with DJ’s, live entertainment, karaoke and nightclubs which cater to tourists and locals.  Beer and wine are very good value, starting from around €1.50 for a small beer or glass of wine.  Spirits and mixers are around €4-€5 and are very large measures.  There are also sangria and cocktails offered at most bars and restaurants at good prices.  Gibraltar has a fantastic array of restaurants and places to eat, the standard and choice is similar to that of the UK or any top European city. There are also some traditional styled English and Irish pubs, fish and chip restaurants, as well as Spanish style cafes and tapas bars/restaurants.  The ocean village area is popular for nightlife, especially on a Friday evening, with various late bars with DJ’s and casinos.

Shopping

Most Spanish towns close to Gibraltar have local shops and supermarkets, and there are more commercial areas such as Marbella and Los Barrios where people shop for clothing, home-ware and electrical items.  There are some markets such as the popular Sunday market in Sabinillas and the weekend market in Puerto Banus.  Gibraltar itself has a large Morrisons Supermarket and various food shopping options.  It has many UK branded shops on Main Street such as Marks & Spencer, Top Shop and Debenhams.  Gibraltar offers very low priced alcoholic spirits and cigarettes, as these items are not subject to taxation.

Language

The official language of Gibraltar is English, although the majority of Gibraltar residents speak both English and Spanish. Speaking Spanish is not necessary to work in Gibraltar, and many of the nearby Spanish towns are highly populated by English and other European communities, making it easy to integrate. For those wishing to learn Spanish, there are a variety of language schools and private tutors available in the area.  Many people get by living in Spain with a little basic Spanish but it depends on the area.

Relocation Video

Interested in finding out more? Watch our video to find out from other professionals who have already made the move……. In just a few minutes find out what it’s like to work in iGaming & Crypto and gain a real insight into the lifestyle of living in Gibraltar or one of the nearby Spanish towns!