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In the province of Andalucia sits the modest town of Tarifa. It is not only the southernmost town in Spain, but also on the continent of Europe. Due to its location across from the Strait of Gibraltar as well as the influence of Atlantic winds, Tarifa is one of the world's top stops for surfers and water sport enthusiasts. Old Arabic architecture, stunning views and an international surfing community all create an eclectic and charming energy in Tarifa. This unique atmosphere will appeal most to sports and outdoor lovers as well as beach goers looking for a relaxing vacation. Tarifa hotels can offer guests a stay that is in the center of things or a quiet retreat along the beach. Hotels.com gives guests the freedom of finding the best hotel at the best location and best price with our real-guest feedback and confident partnerships with local hotels.
What's Tarifa Like?
The easygoing surfer mentality tends to permeate life along the beaches in Tarifa. The most popular spot to take in some surfing is Los Lances beach. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are also big here as are low-key activities like whale, dolphin and bird watching. The old town sits walled in and is full of narrow lanes and white buildings. Part of the remaining wall includes the Jerez Gate, the only original gate still left. There is also the Castle of Guzman the Bueno to take in. Some of the best views of the vast seascape can be seen from Mirado El Estretcho and El camino de la isla de las Palomas. Tarifa's small size and international sporty crowd lends a mellowness to the town. Tarifa hotels add to the relaxed vibe, making it an ideal place to feel less like a tourist and more like a vacationer.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Tarifa
Tarifa's worldwide reputation means that there's an international lively mix of people speaking both English and Spanish. Spots along the beaches cater to this crowd offering a fun range of shops, cafes, bars and clubs where one can find beach gear, vegan options and excellent drink specials. Get the most out of Tarifa by simply relaxing and enjoying the water. For authentic and less expensive cuisine, stick to local spots around places like the old town. Local favorites include blue-fin tuna, swordfish, tortillas de camarón, sea nettles (ortigas), and tapas. Depending on where one stays, visitors can get around on foot or use a car since the bus that covers the full area only operates in high summer. Uncover more about staying in Tarifa hotels at Hotels.com. We give accurate real-guest reviews, targeted details and saving incentives to make a stay in Tarifa as easy-going as its reputation.