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
for hotels in Tarifa
FEATURED HOTELS & HOSTELS, COSTA DE LA LUZ, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN
Tarifa Hotel is well-positioned, with easy access to all that Tarifa has
to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal
just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Whale Watch
España, Aventura Marina and Firmm, as well as those endless, sandy
beaches. Brief Tarifa's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. The hotel serves buffet
breakfasts each morning (surcharges apply). Additional property amenities
include a coffee shop/café and tour/ticket assistance. Brief Tarifa
Hotel offers a selection of top-class facilities such as restaurant, tours,
car park, bar/pub, Wi-Fi in public areas can be enjoyed at the hotel.
Hospederia AlMundo is a 1 star hostel located in Tarifa which has combined
elegance, comfort and relaxation with attractive decoration. There is a
cafeteria where a breakfast buffet is included in the price. Guests
have free WiFi Internet access in public areas and rooms. Hospedería
AlMundo is close to Castle de Guzman El Bueno, Punta Tarifa, and Playa
de los Lances. Regional points of interest also include Playa Valdevaqueros
and Bolonia. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool. The Hospederia
AlMundo offers its guests the Pachamama Beach Club, where you can enjoy
a tasty restaurant with a wide selection of meat and fish at the barbecue,
pasta, salads, desserts, enjoy cocktails, drinks, listen concerts, swimming
pool, play volleyball, official kite surf school, tours of paddlesurf.
Convento Tarifa is located 100 meters from the Puerta de Jerez, the gateway
to the medieval Moorish old town of Tarifa. This attractive hotel
offers classic guest rooms with wireless internet access and TV.
The hotel is a converted convent with a garden surrounded by medieval walls,
where the restaurant serves traditional Andalusian dishes. The rooms
of the Hotel Convento Tarifa have tiled floors and elegant decor in white.
All have flat screen TV and private bathroom. The reception staff can provide
information 24 hours about what to see and do in Tarifa. The town is a
popular destination for kitesurfing, and the beach is 5 minutes away.
Cortijo de Zahara, Zahara de los Atunes / Tarifa
Cortijo de Zahara is a beautiful boutique hotel in a building dating back
to the 19th century.
hotel has been recently renovated and is located in Zahara de los Atunes,
Cadiz coast, close to Zahara de los Atunes Beach and Bolonia Beach.
The hotel maintains the charm of old times with antiques and furnishings
of colonial style. Guests can dine at Restaurant La Bodega, serving delicious
Mediterranean cuisine and a selected wine list. Facilities at Hotel Cortijo
de Zahara include: swimming pools, gardens, Spa. There are 42 spacious
rooms available at El Cortijo de Zahara including double and Junior Suite.
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in the heart of old town Tarifa lies a 21st century Hotel with charm that
peeks out at two different seas across beaches bathed in sunlight. A special
lodging that is surrounded by hundreds of interesting corners that are
just waiting to be discovered. Let the aromas of Southern Spain envelope
you in Hotel Misiana. Enjoy you stay at the newly refurbished Hotel Misiana.
The new directors decided to convert the outdated legacy left by Ana Torroja,
lead singer of the popular Spanish group “Mecano”, into a charming, modern
and comfortable hotel. On the first floor guests will discover the new
restaurant that substitutes the bar that used to occupy the same space.
They can enjoy bountiful breakfasts and dishes cooked with the produce
of the land.
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