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Invite your kids or your girl friend, we will go together for a very safe mode to introduce kitesurfing from the first moment on board with our teacher.

 

Information from Tarifa

Cosas que ver:

Isla "Las Palomas"

Tambien es conocida como Punta Marroquí. Aquí se conocen el océano Atlántico y el mar Mediterráneo además de ser el extremo sur de España y Europa. Al final de la isla, tu encontrarás un faro de 43m de altura. Otra de las actividades que puedes realizar es tomar una caminata. Para los surfistas, la playa Balneario es una de las mejores presentando unas olas perfectas para su práctica. Tarifa es el único lugar donde tu puedes tomar un baño en el mar o el océano.

  Castillo de Guzmán el Bueno

El Castillo de Tarifa fue construido por Caliph Adberramán II y fue usado como un punto de estrategia para el Estrecho de Gibraltar. El rey Guzmán el Bueno se conoce por su lucha en contra de los musulmanes in 1294. La historia cuenta que su hijo fue capturado por los enemigos y fue ofrecido como cambio por la ciudad. Tras esto, el rey se inclinó por el deber a su ciudad y su hijo finalmente, fue ejecutado.A las afueras del castillo podemos encontrar la estatua de Sancho IV  mirando hacia la costa marroquí.

El horario de apertura del castillo es:

Lunes: cerrado

Martes- Sábado: 11.00h-14.00h y 18.00h-20.00h

Domingo:Sun 11.00h-14.00h

 

Iglesia de San Mateo.

Es la principal iglesia de Tarifa. Se localiza en la parte historica, cerca del castillo y esta rodeada de encantadores restaurantes a desgustar. Fue construida en el siglo 16 y contiene características góticas con apariencias neoclásicas. Su potencial se centra en sus famosas vidrieras y sus esculturas. Tarifa se convirtió en un lugar peligroso debido a las migraciones moriscas que los reyes españoles llevaban a cabo hacia África. Para animar a la gente a vivir en Tarifa, la iglesia ofrecía perdó y honor. 

 Mini-Castillo de Santa Catalina

En frente del puerto de Tarif, tu puedes ver el castillo desde la playa Balneario. Santa Catalina fue construido en 1929 como un embarcadero. Cambió durante la Guerra Civil Española en 1936. El general  Francisco Franco lo transformó con objetivos defensivos. 

Bolonia's sand Dune

Es una duna de arena que preenta mas de 30m de altura. Se encuentra en la parte noroeste de la playa y su formacion se debe a los vientos de levante que dominan la zona. El final de la ensenada tiene un pequeño sustrato de roca que ofrece unas vistas extraordinarias. La causa de la duna es la vegetación de pino y sotobosque que frena la aren. 

La Almadraba

La Almadraba es un estilo de pesca utilizado por los fenicios a lo largo de las costas de Cádiz y luego por los romanos. Consiste en establecer un laberinto de redes a lo largo de las rutas del atún, de marzo a junio. Las almadrabas se concentran en Conil, Barbate, Zahara de los Atunes y Tarifa.
La semana del atún comienza en junio, y 30 establecimientos ofrecen menús especiales dedicados al atún. La Tarifeña: es una tienda que ofrece todo tipo de pescado envasado o curado. Puedes encontrar atún y caballa de Tarifa; productos con D.O. Designación, denominación de origen específica Andaluza

Ruinas Romanas de Baleo Claudia

En Bolonia, justo a 15 km desde Tarifa, dirección Cádiz, tu puedes encontrar las Ruinas Romanas de Baelo Claudia. Fue un pueblo construido hace 2000 años, una relíquia arquitectónica romana. Baelo Claudia proporcionaba la delicadeza romana. El emperador Claudio fue el nombrador del pueblo. Sus principales atracciones incluyen el teatro, el templo de Isis, la Basilica, las Termas, acueductos y la fábrica de sal. 

HORARIOS

Lunes cerrado.
Martes- Sábado

Jun - Sept: 9.00-19.00

Nov - Feb: 9.00- 18.00

Domingos: 9.00-14.00

 

Otras Actividades.

Ballenas y Delfines.
Si prefieres ver animales en su hábitat natural, animate a hacer una excursión para ver ballenas y delfines en el estrecho de Gibraltar. Podrás ver orcas, todo tipo de delfines y ballenas. Una experiencia inolvidable! Desde mayo hasta junio se pueden divisar delfines y calderones. Desde junio a septiembre orcas.  

Buceo


You don't need to take a PADI dive course to enjoy the amazing underwater scenery of Tarifa. There are amazing snorkel spots and beaches with clear turquoise waters, easily accessible for everyone. Be ready for the adventure ! Snorkelling is a favourite activity for the whole family. Nice spots are by Tarifa´s island but there are also a lots of secret spots in the military zone. If you prefer to go on a guided tour with our staff, just ask in our kitesurf shop.

 

Rock climbing

Tarifa is perfect location for climbing. You can climb here the whole year around. The hills around Bolonia, in San Bartolo area are wind protected and offer over 250 routes of levels between 3 and 8a. There are routes from 10 to 90 meters, (most are around 20 meters). The rock consists of compact sand- and limestone. Another climbing adventure is Gibraltar, all types and grades on its two hundred million year old Jurassic limestone. Try St. Michaels cave, with its own underground lake.

 

Horse riding

Discover Tarifa´s beaches, pine forest, eucalyptus alley or natural park Los Acornocales from horseback. Have a ride along white sand beaches, blue Atlantic Ocean with stunning views of Africa. Andalusian horses are famous around the world and they are easy to mount. For small children they are ponies. It will be your experience of a life time. Tarifa offers an excellent climate for horse riding the whole year. The weather in summer is not too hot and in winter not too cold. There are several stables in Tarifa. The first Sunday of September there is Fair of horses in Tarifa.

 

Play Golf in Andalusia

Costa de la Luz y del Sol are only places in Spain where you can play golf all year long. In Andalusia there are over 100 golf courses and 300 sunny days a year. The nearest are Golf Montenmedio (30min direction Cadiz), La Duquesa Golf Club, 18 holes (30min. direct. Marbella) and Alcadeisa, which has 2 golf courses - Heathland and Link golf course (only links course in southern Europe), both 18 holes (40min direct. Marbella). They also have a Driving range and Golf academy. The prices change a lot from place to place and most offer a happy hour :-)
 


Yoga

Mix of Hatha yoga, Iyengar yoga, Anusara yoga and Therapeutic yoga with Inga Maria. Very healthy yoga for everybody: adults, kids, for people with back problems etc. Classes are in small groups, but you can also have a private lesson. Tel. +34 660832269. She speaks Es, De, En, Fr. It is possible to do lessons in Facinas in her house, which is a small village 20 min from Tarifa direction Cadiz. House of Inga is perfect for doing yoga, in very special natural environment. If you prefer lessons in Tarifa, the classes are in Hotel Hurricane (around 5 km from direct. Cadiz).

 

Scuba diving

It is estimated that in the Spanish waters there are about 1,500 shipwrecks, which in many cases hides different treasures of great historical value. Huelva and Golf of Cadiz are the areas of Spain with a biggest number of sunken ships. Mostly of them belonged to Indian´s trader or were boats from Battle of Trafalgar. 9 of the 15 French and Spanish ships that sank in the Battle of Trafalgar (1805) against the British navy remain underwater close to the coast of Huelva and Cadiz.

Fishing in Tarifa

In the mood for fresh fish ? You can catch your own! Sport fishing has become very popular and along the Tarifa´s coast and you will find lots of good spots. You can choose between bottom fishing and deep fishing. Depending on the period of the year, you can fish different species. Bottom fishing for - snapper, sea bass, toothy, breams, gilded, brotolas etc. In deep sea fishing, sword fish, white marlin, imperial needle, shortfin mako shark, bluefin tuna etc.

 

Mountain biking

As Tarifa is located between 2 natural parks, Los Alcornocales (Oak forest) and Gibraltar Strait, there is not just beautiful nature and stunning scenery but also plenty of great trails for mountain biking. Discover their beauty and enjoy your green holiday. The hidden off roads will make your trip a unique mountain-biking experience. There are other shops in Tarifa, that offer bike rental and guided bike trips for different levels. Thanks to Tarifa´s climate, biking can be done all year long.

 

Bird watching

There are almost 400 species of birds passing over the Straits of Gibraltar and through Tarifa. Every autumn and every spring, migratory birds rest in south of Spain on their way to Africa for the winter, and come back heading to Northern Europe for the summer. This makes Tarifa a prime destination for twitchers. Ornithologists established in Tarifa offer guided tours to discover all kind of birds including Eagles, peregrine Falcons, Ospreys, Barn Owls, Stork, giant Lammergeier, Vulture, Lesser Kestrel, European Bee-eater, Serin, Little Swift, Eurasian Spoonbill, Black Kite etc.

 

Trekking

Discover Andalusian nature surrounded by spectacular views of Africa, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. You will be surprised by Tarifa´s magic countryside, mountains, pine and eucalyptus forests and olive trees. During your trip you can see different birds, horses, donkeys, sheep, black pigs, goats and cows. Nice routes are f.e. trip to Guadalmesi River (8km), Colada del Estrecho (5km), Honey river (5 km), Risco blanco (6km), Hozgarganta River - Las Asomadillas (8km). The Natural Park Los Alcorconales is the biggest Oak forest in Europe.

 

Quad biking

If you like adrenaline, adventure and off-road riding, a quad biking tour is the perfect outdoor activity for you. Alone or with group, discover Andalusia´s hidden trails, undiscovered routes, mountains and amazing scenery on quad. It does not matter if you are beginner or experienced quad rider, the tour is for all levels. You just need a driving license. This guided excursion will be an exciting and unforgettable adventure on your holiday in Spain. Available all year around.

 

Beaches

Los Lances

Tarifa's best beach for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Stunning white sandy beach with clear water, Andalucia mountains in background and amazing sunset. Official kite spot from 15.6. - 15.9. It has the best wind conditions for sailing with the west wind.  Apart from Beach bars Agua and Waves there are no buildings on the beach, no hotels, just cows and horses along the beachside, relaxing to the max! If there is Levante, east wind, you can contract a rescue boat service in our kite school.

 

Playa chica

The last gold sand beach of the Mediterranean Sea. A tiny beach in front of the Isla de las Palomas - the southernmost point of the European continent. Families like to go there, if there is a west wind and waves in the sea. Here the water is calm without waves and the bay protects you from the wind. The favourite beach for the local people in summer. A nice place for paddle surfing, diving and snorkelling.

 

Las dunas

A wonderland beach with sand dunes in Natural Park called Gibraltar Strait. If you climb to the top of the dune, you get a wonderful view back along the coast to Tarifa and to Tanger. If you walk along the dune, you will find hidden beaches, amazing surf spot and the tip of Punta Paloma. There is a path all the way along the beach to Bolonia.
A good place to kitesurf with the east wind. Zones for kitesurf, windsurf and swimmers in summer. Respect them!

 

Bolonia

Small coastal village, located on Atlantic shore, its just 18 km from Tarifa towards Cadiz. Known for its sandy beach, bay, sand dune and also the Roman town ruins of Baelo Claudio. You'll find there great oceanside restaurants and beach bars. Prepare yourself for a magical trip to splendid place. If you are a cheese fan, visit the goat cheese farm behind Bolonia village. 
If the wind for kitesurfing and windsurfing is too strong in Tarifa, often Bolonia is little bit softer.

 

Restaurants and nightlife

ECO center, a vegetarian restaurant

This vegetarian restaurant in centre of Tarifa, offers food from ecologic ingredients and vegetarian pizza. In the holistic centre you can practice yoga, pilates, meditation, salsa dance or take  shiatsu massage etc. In the eco shop you find ecological products, food, drinks, healthy cosmetics, eco cleanings products, books, fresh bread, eggs, vegetable, spices and more ! They also organise live concerts every Sunday. Who does not know the famous music band from Tarifa, Los Miserables...miss something!!! 

Street/ San Sebastian 6, Tarifa 11380, Phone: +34 956627220. Open 1-4pm and 7pm-12am.

 

Pizzeria La Tribu, Surf bar

Night life in Tarifa start mostly with visiting the Surf bar and Pizzeria La Tribu. Located in the old city, passing through the Jerez gate turn left and down. They offer a variety of pizzas, great prices and it´s fast . Try Spanish beer, Coronita or some tasty cocktails, Piña Colada, Mojito, Sex on the beach....Happy hours are mostly from 23-00h. They show nice windsurf and surf movies. 

Street/ De la Luz 7, Tarifa, Spain, 11380, Opening hours: 19:00 to 02:00.

 

Coffee shop "Café Azul", breakfast bar

Nice Coffee bar with breakfast and brunch in centre of Tarifa. Small but cozy place with different decoration. You can choose between great smoothies and fresh juice, yoghurt with fresh fruits, nice italian coffee, sweet and salty crepes, cold or warm sandwiches, eggs and more. You find it near Puerto de Jerez, on the street with all the banks, near traffic lights (there is just one in Tarifa :-). They speak English.

Street/ Batalla del Salado 8, 11380 Tarifa. Open from 9am - 2:30pm, every day.

 

Surla, Breakfast bar and sushi

In this surf bar you can have a breakfast, with the real italian cappuccino; lunch, with daily menu and from 7pm sushi with fresh fish from Tarifa. Take away service. Don´t forget to taste the home-made cakes :-) The restaurant is located close to the sea at the Los Lances beach. You can connect to wifi internet. After eating here enjoy a walk along the beach, with its breath-taking sunsets and views of Morocco.

Street/ Pintor P. Villalta, 11380 Tarifa, Phone: +34 956685175, Open from 9am till 00h.

 

Surf bar Tomatito

Tomatito, the sport bar, is the next stop in the regular nightlife route through Tarifa :-) You have to try their fresh strawberry mojito, you will not want to stop drinking it !!! Good for parties, birthday celebration, or just have a drink on the way. For small hunger you can have a hamburger, hot dog or veggie sandwich. Amazing and funny service, done with love :-)) You can watch important spanish football games there. Located in old town, in the square where the best parties are in Tarifa. 

Street/ Cervantes 4, 11380 Tarifa. Open from 7pm till 2am.

 

Vegetarian Restaurant Chilimosa

Experienced this fantastic fresh, bio and healthy dishes. It is very small place, but you can take the food away. Very good vibe in the restaurant, staff are friendly and English speaking. All food is from biological and home made ingredients. Try the fabulous hummus with falafel, coconut curry with rice and as dessert delicious brownie or carrot cake :-) Behind the gate to old city (Puerta de Jerez) turn right and you will find it on your right hand side.

Street/ Peso 6, Tarifa, Phone: +34 956 68 50 92. Open: 12:30-3:30pm and 7-11pm.

Steak house Vaca Loca

Delicious high quality steaks on barbecue, served on a wooden plate. Portions are huge, full of meat, salad and homemade fries. Good house red wine. A great meal after a kitesurfing session ! This place fills up quickly. They don´t take any reservations. Enjoy sitting outside on a summers evening, in the special atmosphere. Located in the old town, in the square, where all the bars are.

Street/ Cervantes 6, 11380 Tarifa. Open 6pm - 2am.

 

El Tesoro Restaurant

This hidden restaurant you find in Betijuelo. Once there, you will not regret this trip through the countryside. You end up in the mountains over Punta Paloma in place called Betijuelo, in a secret place in middle of Tarifa´s virgin environment, overlooking the bay of Valdevaqueros. The restaurant offers fabulous local food, while you enjoy the beautiful view of Morocco. Very busy in summer, so better to book in advance.

Street/ Paraje Betijuelo 6, 11380 Tarifa, Phone: +34 956 23 63 68. Open from 12pm-12:30am.

 

Bar Almedina

Lovely cafe with special architecture and an incredible atmosphere, located in the old town. During the day you can have there a good breakfast, pasta, salads, desserts, tea (don´t forget to try their Moorish té) and at night, it´s famous for its live music, soul, jazz and jazz-funk. There is flamenco concerts every Thursday. Also try their Mojito :-) Sometimes there is also expositions of local artists.
Street/ De Almedina 1, 11380 Tarifa, Telephone: +34 956 680 474. Open, mornings 11am-4pm. Afternoons from 9pm-2am.

 

 
Around Tarifa

Gibraltar

The Rock of Gibraltar. Just 40 km from Tarifa away and you will be in a small part of England. It is an Overseas Territory of the UK and to go there, you need a passport. The currency is Pounds Sterling. Most of its area is covered by a nature reserve, which is home to around 250 Barbary Macaques, the only wild monkeys in Europe. Walk around the Rock and enjoy the incredible views. Visit also Great Siege tunnels and St. Michaels Cave, set 300 metres above sea level. An amazing example of what time and water can do to limestone. Electronic goods, cigarettes and alcohol are cheaper than in Spain due to tax free status of the colony.

Cadiz

106 km from Tarifa, the capital of the province of Cadiz, and oldest city in the Occident - 3000 years old! Known for its Carnival in february, flamenco, wineries, monuments, beaches and 300 days of sunshine a year. Sights in Cadiz: baroque-neoclassical Cathedral; the tower Torre de Poniente with marvellous views over the old city; Case del Obispo - museum of glass walkways over 1500 sq metres of excavated ruins takes you through every period of Cádiz' history; playa de la Caleta - city beach guarded by two forts and Moorish bath house. The beach is also famous for the James Bond film- Die Another Day where Halle Berry come out of the sea in an orange bikini.

 

Jerez de la Frontera

118 km from Tarifa, Jerez is famous for its Sherry, wineries, flamenco, Andalusian horses and moto race. The biggest events: International Horse Fair in May and Motorcycle Grand Prix in April! Sights: Jerez's Moorish fortress Alcazar; Cathedral San Salvador; Domecq - Jerez's oldest bodega (1730) famous for the world's best-selling brandy Fundador; Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art - every Thursday the Cartujana horses (a cross between the Andalusian and the Arabian) show dressage techniques and jumping in a spectacular show. Try also Tío Pepe sherry in bodega Gonzalez Byass!

 

Seville

210 km from Tarifa. Capital of Andalusia, birth place of flamenco and famous for its architecture (in the picture is Real Alcázar), bullfighting, and the fair, which is on a site the size of 54 football fields, with 3000 people riding horses, and 500 thousand visitors! A great party :-) Don´t miss to visit Real Alcázar - Unesco World Heritage Site in 1987; Cathedral Giralda - officially the biggest in the world; Basilica de la Macarena - La Macarena is the patron of bullfighters; 15-century monastery La Cartuja de Cazalla; Parque de María Luisa and Plaza de España, both relaxation spots.

 

Granada

280 km from Tarifa. Visit The Alhambra Palace and its gardens, world heritage by UNESCO. It is the best-preserved and oldest Moorish palace in the world. It has around 8 thousand visitors a day, so book the ticket in advance. You should also see Science Park, the most visited in Andalusia, with a planetarium and interactive demonstrations of scientific experiments; The Palace Nazaries, the most brilliant Islamic building in Europe; The Palace de los Leones; The Albazyín, is an open-air museum in which you can lose yourself for a whole morning and the abbey Abadía de Sacromonte.

 

Ronda

136 km from Tarifa. The city is cut in two by the El Tajo bridge that spans the rio Guadalevín. It has the oldest bullring in Spain. Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles lived in Ronda for many years. Visit also Alameda del Tajo - lovely gardens, where at the end you find a balcony protruding from the face of the cliff, offering a vertigo-inducing view of the valley below; Pileta cave with its prehistoric wall paintings of bison, deer, and horses (some of theme old 15000 years) and Palace of Mondragón.

 

Ceuta

29 km from Tarifa. Is a Spanish city on an African continent. You need to take a boat to go to Ceuta. It takes around 1 hour with the fast ferry (company Balearia or Trasmediterranea). The statues of Hercules symbolise the unity of Europe and Africa. These two bronze figures are the biggest in the world, and feature in the classical mythology. See also Castle del Desnarigado, located just under Ceuta's lighthouse; Plaza de Africa - the heart of the old city; St. Philip's Moat, built in 1530 by Portuguese and open air swimming pool in the centre of the town with cozy Moroccan restaurants :-)

 

Tangier, Morocco

14 km from Tarifa. In 40 minutes with fast ferry you will discover another world, the African continent. Ferry company FRS and Trasmediterranea. From Rif Mountain you can see Tarifa´s beaches. Sights: St. Andrew's Church; Kasbah museum with its Andalucían-style Sultan's Gardens; Caves of Hercules, the mythical hero and the symbol of Tangier (16km outside of the city); Grand Mosque; Grand Socco with Mendoubia Gardens and Cinema Rif, which displays photographs and old movie posters highlighting Tangier's glamorous past.

 

Weather and wind in Tarifa

Wind Poniente

A side onshore wind, very steady, coming west from the Atlantic sea and Portugal. In summer it is often a thermal wind. It brings choppy waves that are a Tarifa feature. In winter, this wind is more onshore and with more waves. Perfect wind for wave riding, kite surfing and paddle boarding. Average poniente wind is around 10-20 knots, in winter often stronger. The best spot for riding is Tarifa town, by the football stadium and Los Lances beach (by beach bar Agua). In summer it is forbidden to kite in Tarifa town (15th Jun-15th Sep).

 

Wind Levante

Funneled through the Straits of Gibraltar, Levante is an offshore wind from east. It is hot and gusty in summer and cold in winter. Wind forces are generally between 20-40 knots and mostly in summer. When it blows more than 35 knots, its better to take your windsurf equipment :-) The best kite spot for Levante wind is Los Lances, with flat water, but you should check the rescue boat service (just in summer). If not, go to Punta Paloma beach or Valdevaqueros where the wind is more cross shore.

 

Air temperature

From June till September temperatures in Tarifa are usually above 30°C. In the evenings you may need a hoody because of the wind. From May to October temperatures average 25ºC. In winter it´s around 15-20°C. In January and February there is some rain. The Atlantic Ocean gets warmer in summer, requiring only boardies, shortie or 3/2mm wetsuit. Colder in winter, you will need a 4/3 or 5/4 full wetsuit.

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