Local Area Information
The Gibraltar shopping experience can be both varied and exciting. The most noticeable aspect is the price of duty free items, particularly tobacco and spirits.
With such easy access to Spain, price comparison is always a must but you should allow for the Customs import charges when bringing items in to Gibraltar.
Normal day to day shopping in Gibraltar is covered by Morrisons and Peraltas whilst Carrefore is just a short drive across the border. Further along the coast you will find Los Barios with such stores as Toys-R-Us, Decathlon, C&A, Aldi, PC City and Factory which is an outlet type centre.
Vehicles drive on the right side of the road in both Spain and Gibraltar.
All vehicles brought in to Gibraltar must be Gibraltar registered, MOT’d and taxed. Insurance can be arranged with many companies and will include travel in Spain. An importation bond is applied to all imported vehicles. This can be arranged upon arrival.
Many of the Gibraltar roads are very narrow and more often than not include an incline. Parking can be frustrating at times but Military pass holders can make use of the car park at Rooke. This is very close to the town centre.
There are quite strict rules about the safety equipment that should be carried within a vehicle travelling within Spain. Comprehensive information can be found by visiting http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/touring_tips/AA_Spain.pdf
TV and Radio
Both the TV and radio for the Forces are broadcast by BFBS. The normal radio service is supplied on 93.5 and 97.8 FM.
The television is supplied for free by the Gibraltar Amenities Fund (GAF) and currently consists of the following channels:
Sky Movies 1
Sky Movies 2
Sky Sports 1
Sky Sports 2
GBC (Local Channel)
Malaga airport is about 90 minutes drive along the coast and is used by many more airlines from a variety of UK airports.
Jerez airport is situated to the west and is frequented by budget airlines.