out on the beach in Tarifa, Spain
just across the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco, Tarifa offers amazing
views of the Moroccan coast and is a world-famous destination for its wind-surfing
and beaches, and also as one of the best chill-out locations on the Costa
de la Luz.
small coastal town is located in the Cádiz province of Andalucia.
Situated on the Costa de la Luz (coast of light), Tarifa is the southernmost
town in the country.
chill-out, bohemian atmosphere prevails in the town, with several vegetarian
restaurants available and is well supported by the wind-surfing community,
due to the almost constant winds that blow there.
the rather browner Costa del Sol sand, beaches in Tarifa are an endless
white sandy vista.
town is surrounded by five smaller villages - Tahivilla, Facinas,
Bolonia and Zahara de los Atunes. Really worth visiting are the dunes
of Bolonia, where you will often share the beach with friendly cows.
natural park, the dunes of Bolonia and the Punta Camarinal (Camarinal point)
is a stunningly beautiful area. Combining forests and beaches, this is
a wonderful place to hike or stroll. Strolling along the beach front
is a pleasure, with wooden pathways built for comfortable and easy walking.
landmarks of the city of Tarifa include the well-preserved Guzman castle,
near the port, built by order of caliph Abd-ar-Rahman III (960).
are the Guzmán el Bueno Tower (13th century) and the church of St.
Mary, on the site of a former mosque.
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to be seen in the city are the remains of the medieval walls. Of three
gates once existing, today only the Puerta de Jerez (13th century) has
is a photo tour of the old town of Tarifa from the Puerta de Jerez down
to the beach.
Claudia - 2nd century Roman town on the Costa de la Luz
the outskirts of Tarifa, close to the village
of Bolonia on the Costa de la Luz, lies a fascinating Roman city dating
back to the 2nd century BC called Baelo Claudia.
ancient Roman town is located 22 kilometers (14 miles) outside of the city
of Tarifa, right on the dunes of the village of Bolonia. On the shores
of the Straits of Gibraltar, the town was originally a fishing village
and also a North African trade link, settled around 2,000 years ago.
the time of Emperor Claudius the town was thought to be very prosperous,
as it was a major port for Tangier in Mauretania Tingitana (now Morocco)
and also supplied salted tuna fish, garum and other products to various
other Roman cities close by.... read
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Fun Hotel, Tarifa
property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. This hotel is set just metres
from Tarifa's most beautiful beach, Valdevaqueros, the best sailing and
kitesurfing location in the city, and boasts an outdoor pool. This hotel
has a bar, gardens and a restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout.
Rooms have a minibar, a satellite TV and a private bathroom. Some rooms
have views of the interior courtyard. You can take kite surfing lessons
for a surcharge. The 100% Fun also has free parking.
property is 6 minutes walk from the beach. Hostal Tarifa offers a privileged
location, only 5 minutes’ walk from both the beach and Tarifa’s old town.
It features air-conditioned rooms, free WiFi and on-site private parking
for an extra cost. Rooms offer plenty of natural light and come with flat-screen
TV and a private bathroom with toiletries. There is a 24-hour reception
and a bar. Other facilities include a luggage storage and a vending machine
with snacks and drinks. Hostal Tarifa is 5 minutes’ walk from the harbour.
Here you can take a ferry to Tanger.
Punta Sur, Tarifa
beachfront Tryp la Caleta is located in Cadiz, Spain, 2.5 kilometres from
the city centre. The historic city walls are two kilometres away, the 18th-century
Cathedral is 2.5 kilometres away, and San Sebastian Castle is 3.5 kilometres
from the hotel. The nearest train station is situated 2.5 kilometres away.
The Tryp la Caleta is housed in a modern nine-storey property and is directly
on the beach along the Victoria Promenade. Guests can surf the web via
wireless internet access, and make use of the laundry facilities and room
service. Those arriving by car will find parking available onsite for a