Holidays in Tarifa: leisure guide and things to do in Tarifa this summer

Holidays in Tarifa: leisure guide and things to do in Tarifa this summer | Fuente: By Celia Pérez del Cubo. Photos: Destino Cádiz

If you wish to spend a few relaxing days on paradisiacal beaches, surrounded by the most bohemian and casual atmosphere, you do not need go too far: Tarifa is exactly what you are looking for. On this short leisure guide, you will find all the all things you can do this summer in Tarifa.


Tarifa is an authentic natural paradise. Wild beaches in an incomparable natural setting, with golden sands and crystalline waters. Miles and miles of incredible coastline where to spend an incredible day while practising your favourite water sports.

Los Lances is an urban beach in Tarifa and one of the best places in the world to practice windsurfing or kite surfing, Playa Chica, an isolated small beach where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets; Playa de Bolonia and its incredible sand dunes; Playa de Valdevaqueros, mecca for lovers of water sports; Atlanterra, an extensive beach that combines the best of nature and urbanization or the beach of Punta Paloma, a virgin beach where to do nudism or enjoy its natural pools, are some of the beaches in Tarifa that we would like to recommend you.

Kite Surf in Tarifa

No doubt kite surf  shas become one of the most popular sports for tourists and sportsmen. Tarifa is the ideal place to start practicing or improving your skills at this sport because of its combination of sea and wind. In Tarifa you will find innumerable shops and kite schools where you can do both individual and group classes and buy or rent all the necessary equipment. An extreme sport , perfect to release stress and discharge adrenaline.


In addition to kite surfing, in Tarifa you have the opportunity to practice any water sport that you can think of; surf, windsurf, paddle surf, buceo, snorkel, kayak, piragüismocanoeing and a host of possibilities. Tarifa, which has some of the best wind spots and kite spots in the world, is the ideal destination for water sports lovers.


Tarifa has an amazing culture and history. Worthy proof of this is its historic quarter; narrow streets, white -walled houses , old walls and arches, like Puerta de Jerez, Guzmán el Bueno castle and some other churches like San Mateo, San Francisco de Asis or the Virgen de Luz Sanctuary.

Wander through Tarifa´s narrow streets and get lost, revive the local history and you will be amazed by the beauty of its landscape. Outside the village, you can not miss the Ruins of Baelo Claudia, the remains of an ancient Roman city that will transport you to this glorious time and where you will enjoy an incomparable landscape.


In Tarifa there are plenty of beaches where you can enjoy many sports that suit your lifestyle. Specially during the summer you will be able to enjoy bars, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs throughout the town, crowded with people until late in the morning. The beaches, full of bars and campsites, also bring life and good atmosphere almost 24 hours a day.


Fish and seafood are without doubt Tarifa´s main culinary highlights. These raw materials are used in almost all the recipes at local bars and restaurants, from the most traditional to the most innovative and avant-garde ones. Fried fish, calamares a la romana, octopus pipirrana, cod croquettes, mackerel salad, piriñaca or Almadraba bluefin tuna are some of the delicious seafood dishes that you can taste.

Eating out in Tarifa is also is a wonderful experience that will allow you to taste local food with a touch of its african neighbours cuisine . Sausages,payoyo cheese, retinto meats, local vegetables like tagarninas, preserves, sausages and all kinds of products from pork. Honey, olive oil or delicious Jerez wine , are only some examples of the province exquisite gastronomic culture, which has also been have combined with different aromas and more oriental techniques.


Finally, for the perfect holiday at this european wind mecca you need to look for the right accommodation that suits your needs. In Tarifa you will find hotels, hostels y apartments both in town and near the beaches. All of them with that oriental and “bohemian” town that characterizes the town.

In addition, you have dozens of accommodations such as campsites, bungalows or surf schools that combine kite or windsurf lessons plus accommodation. Spectacular places with stunning sea views and mostly at quite affordable prices.

Book only a one- way ticket… because we know you will not want to return home return. Enjoy Tarifa!