Tarifa, Spain

Tarifa is a small town in the province of Cadiz on the southernmost coast of Spain. Only 14kms away from Africa there is an ever changing view across the Strait of Gibraltar to the city lights of Tangier.

Unspoilt countryside and ten kilometres of white sandy beaches offer some of the best wind and kite surfing conditions in Europe.

Tarifa old town retains many of its original features and after strolling through the charming cobbled streets, make the most of the many tapas bars the old town has to offer. The original castellated city walls of this ancient town are tightly woven into the fabric of the whitewashed houses; however, much of what we see today was constructed in the 18th century.

Things to see and do
* Jerez Gate
* Church of San Mateo
* Castle of Guzman the Bueno
* The Municipal Museum
* La Alameda
* Windsurfing
* Kitesurfing
* Stand up paddle board
* Tapas in the old town

General Information

Cruise Season Feb to Dec
Currency Euro (€)
Language Spanish
Land area 419 km²
Population 17,962
Electricity 220 V, 50 Mhz. The Continental style plug (two pins) is used
Time GMT + 1 h
International phone code +34

Port location – Tarifa is the southernmost port of Europe, and 16.4kms from Africa

Transport links - Tarifa is 151.3km from Malaga Airport (approx 1 hour 40 minutes’ drive), 43km from Gibraltar International Airport (approx. 45 minutes’ drive) and three hours from Tangier Morocco Airport (including ferry journey)

Buses and taxis are readily available.
The nearest train station is Algeciras, 20 km away.
Regular ferry service from Tarifa to Tangiers (35 minutes)

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