Gateway to the Mediterranean - Alcaidesa Marina 07-08-2012
Alcaidesa Marina was opened in 2010 and is located in the natural Bay of Gibraltar. With the famous Rock of Gibraltar overlooking the marina, this area has a rich history and is a popular tourist destination. The marina is easily and conveniently accessible by land, sea and air. Gibraltar's International airport is within ten minutes walk away from the marina making it an ideal location as either a home port or for owners who are preparing to continue their voyage to the east or west.

The marina offers 325 deep water berths for vessels up to 80 meters LOA. Its modern facilities, which include a 75 tonne boat hoist, comprehensive boatyard services, fuel sales and sympathetic security, makes Alcaidesa Marina a destination of choice for all types of users.

With its excellent location, ambience, facilities and service these are just some of the reasons why Alcaidesa Marina is Spain's first marina to be awarded TYHA's prestigious 5 Gold Anchors.

Arial view of Alcaidesa Marina with Gibraltar rock in background

Mieke Vleugels who assessed the marina says: “This marina is an efficiently and well run, full service marina and is extremely customer focussed. Alcaidesa Marina is preparing for its future and ready to offer a further 300 berths, with further enhancements to be carried out in the near future. This marinas location is truly worthy of their statement of being at "The Gateway to the Mediterranean".

Tony Valbuena, the Marina Manager says of this award: "We take great pride in being awarded with the 5 Gold Anchors as we believe it’s a reflection of our staff’s commitment to deliver the highest level of customer service, security and privacy along with our continuing investment programme.

The opening of the boatyard at the beginning of the year demonstrates our commitment to enhancing the services. We have an exciting programme of events over the summer and we look forward to welcoming new and old customers during the summer months and we will be pleased to show them our new 5 Gold Anchor award! There are a number of other well know and popular marinas along this beautiful and popular coastline yet we are the first to be recognised in this way for which we are very pleased."

For further information on Alcaidesa Marina, visit their website

The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) provides support for marinas and related business throughout the UK and internationally. The Gold Anchor Award Scheme is a voluntary assessment programme which is focussed on customer service and providing quality moorings for the boat owner. The ratings range from one to five Gold Anchors and provide assurance of the credibility and quality of the marina when assessed against the technical criteria based on the Code of Practice for the Construction and Operation of Marinas and Yacht Harbours.

For further information about the Gold Anchor Scheme visit