Amador De Los Rios, 22, Tarifa, 11380, Spain
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FRS ferry from Tarifa to Tangier city.
A view from the seating area
Me and a friendly cat beside the fish factory
Leaving the parking lot to enter the building
Hi there, My Mum and Dad are planning visit to Costa de la Luz in September. They used to be keen campers, but as they are getting on a bit now they are looking for somewhere to stay in the Tarifa area. Not an apartment as they don't want to be in amongst it all, and I think the Tarifa area campsites will be a bit lively for them. Anyone got any ideas please - the plan is that as I don´t live too far away I can do a quick reccie for them.
Re: Elderly Campers
After the first week of September things do get quieter generally as Spanish schools reopen. I guess the wind surfers and kite boarders continue in any season. I just looked at one of those camping places along the main beach at Tarifa that also has bungalow type accommodation and the place looks organised. I wonder if you have seen it ?
Re: Elderly Campers
I live on a fantastic site about 15 mins along the coast from Tarifa, everyone on the site is of retirement age and we all get along famously. I moved onto the site about 6 months ago and can honestly say that I have never looked back. The area of the Costa de la Luz has so much to see and do and most weekend me and my husband go out in the car and explore a new village or town.
The park itself is still being developed which means you can still get a good plot, if your parents look at www.atlanticparks.com they can have a look at some photos and get a good idea of what it is like.
If you want to know anything else message me back.
Travel Tips for Tarifa (Cadiz)
Tarifa is wellknown by its wind, thats why it was one of the first places in Spain to use Eolic energy and provide it.
Every time i pass by I see more wind mills in the area, and the last time the only thing I regret is the new ones that look like a power tower .... (I love wind turbines, since my final project at Uni, that is like a sacrilege lol)
A goat herder by the pine forest
On the way out of Tarifa after our first night there, the first diversion we made was onto a small paved side road leading through a pine forest on the coastline. It so happened that one of the 'walking' sand dunes in this part of Spain had worked its way up the slope from the Atlantic Ocean and was threatening to take over both the road and the forest.
When we spotted this local goat herder with his flock, we just had to stop for a closer look at both the dunes and this man. Sue approached him and gestured that she would like to take his photograph - he nodded but indicated that he would like a cigarette in return. Unfortunately for him, neither of us smoke so he took her gestures at face value and allowed himself to be photographed. While Sue was speaking with him, she noticed that he had very piercing blue eyes (and I thought I had that department covered!), as well as a very calm demeaner. By the time their brief meeting was over, his goat herd with their tinkling bells had drifted off into the forest as they followed a stream. It took Sue quite some time to catch up to them as she listened to the sound of the bells (3rd photo) but she eventually re-appeared and we then continued our way up the coast toward Bolonia.
Surfing Schools and equipment
To learn how to surf or to hire equipment contact one of the following. Remember to dial 0034 if calling from outside Spain.
DRAGONKITESCHOOL ( KITE )
TEL: 660 882 710 FAX: 956 62 74 67
SURF CENTER DOS MARES ( KITE&WIND )
TEL: 687 518 018
STAR PRO – CENTER ( KITE&WIND )
CLUB MISTRAL ( KITE&WIND )
MAX KITE SCHOOL CENTER ( KITE )
TEL: 956 68 52 77- MÓVIL: 696 558 227
SPIN OUT SURFBASE ( KITE&WIND )
TEL: 956 23 63 52 FAX: 956 68 08 44
TARIFA SMILE ( WIND&KITE&SURF )
TEL: 619 980 303
www.tarifasmile.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
ART OF KITING
TEL: 956 68 52 04 - Mobile: 605 031 880
Fax: 956 68 05 85
www.artofsurfing.com / www.artofkiting.com
BULL SAIL& KITE FACTORY
TEL: 956 68 04 59
FUNWORKS KITESURF SCHOOL
TEL: 956 68 43 60- MÓVIL: 615 497 701
FAX : 956 68 53 07
HOT STICK KITE SURFING
TEL: 956 68 04 19 - MÓVIL: 629 733 389/ 647 155 516
KITE LOCAL SCHOOL
TEL: 637 115 083
KITE OBSESSION ( Nacho Yuste)
TEL: 956 68 09 40 - MÓVIL: 656 678 815
KITE SCHOOL MAMOLA
TEL: 617 986 872
TEL: 956 68 07 51 – MÓVIL: 639 833 730
KTS. KITE TARIFA SCHOOL
TEL: 956 68 41 47 - MÓVIL: 630 636 919
KITESURFING PROCENTER TARIFA
TEL: 956 68 16 68 - MÓVIL: 629 490 143
SHARKITE. KITE SCHOOL TARIFA PILOTS
TEL: 956 62 70 05
STOKED. KITE SCHOOL. SURF SHOP
TEL: 956 68 46 93-MÓVIL: 656 359 916
TEL: 956 68 18 14
Another of the coasts incredible beaches. Miles of clean white sand and sand dunes, rarely becoming crowded even in the summer months. Bolonia also has another attraction. Just behind the beach is the ruined Roman city Baelo Claudia.
The beach has large parking areas and some good small seafood restaurants.
Castillo de Santa Catalina
The Castillo de Santa Catalina is situated at 24m above sea level, it was constructed in 1929. During the Second World War a bunker was added just below the Castle, which at the time of my visit was under refurbishment. Until recently it used to be a weather monitoring station.
Popular Hotels in Tarifa (Cadiz)
Bahia de la Plata s/n, Zahara de los Atunes, Costa de la Luz, 11380, Spain