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Welcome to Tarifa

Only 14 km to Africa. Right here, at the Strait of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean Sea meets the open Atlantic. Tarifa is one of the most magical places in Spain, with endless white sandy beaches, a charming historic town, numerous traditional bars and fish restaurants.


Due to the strong winds blowing across the Strait of Gibraltar, Tarifa is the Mecca for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Kitesurfers from all over Europe come here to enjoy the fantastic spots.


We are at the narrowest point between Europe and Africa making Tarifa a privileged area to observe bird migrations on their journey to the other continent. Here you can see wild vultures feeding in their natural habitat or spot whales, dolphins and tuna on one of the whale watching boats.


In addition to the beautiful cycling and hiking trails, there are amazing climbing areas. The main activities to do in Tarifa are horse riding, diving, windsurfing and surfing, paddle surfing, outdoor yoga … Most of the activities can be done with children. Ask our reception: we will be happy to provide you with information about local schools and the best places.


Find a beach sheltered from the wind or a windsurfing spot… have a drink in a beach bar at sunset or enjoy a wild beach? Everything is possible in Tarifa. There are many beaches for all activities. With family or friends, to practice some sport or just relax… the choice is yours!


Tarifa has a very interesting history. Explore the historic town and its monuments; the ancient wall, castles and churches. A few kilometers away, in Bolonia, discover amazingly preserved Roman ruins set in stunning natural surroundings. Near Tarifa you can’t miss the typical Andalusian white villages and cities like Cádiz, Ronda or Gibraltar…