Tarifa (Cadiz) Travel Guide
Sports & Outdoors
Road into Punta Paloma
Punta Paloma Dunes
I like coasts, off-the-beaten-path places and no crowds - it passed with flying colours!
Apparently the winds, although wonderful and still when we visited
Where the Mediterranean Meets the Ocean
By the waters edge in old town Tarifa, there is a walkway that leads out to a point in Tarifa. On the north side of the walkway lays the rough and windy Atlantic Ocean. Waves are crashing on to the beach. Less than 50 feet away on the south side lies the peaceful and much...
Take A Walk on the Boardwalk
A great walk along the Atlantic Ocean can be had by walking north from the old city out of Tarifa. The boardwalk which is well maintained shifts from wood, to dirt. and concrete. You can either walk it or bike along it. North of town the boardwalk offers great views of the...
Misiana Boutique Hotel
1 Review and 26 Opinions Located in the heart of tarifa, right in the main street good atmosphere in the bar colorful...
Beach Hotel Dos Mares
1 Review and 54 Opinions This hotel has a main section and then also has bunglows looking onto the beach. Great for people...
Punto Pizza: Another enjoyable experience in Tarifa
We were back in town two nights later as we neared the end of our time in this part of Spain. After further exploration of Tarifa on foot we spotted Punto Pizza, a small 'hole-in-the-wall' type restaurant that looked interesting. The only other customers were a couple at a...
Café Central: We really enjoyed this little restaurant
It was just before 5 PM by the time we had settled into our accommodations at Pension Correo and then walked the short distance to Café Central, a very happening-looking spot in downtown Tarifa. We treated ourselves to a drink after our long day of driving and then finding...
Ferry to Africa
From the small town of Tarifa it is easy to take a daytrip to Tangier in Morocco. The trip only takes about 35-45 minutes and from the port on the African side you will only have to walk for about 5 minutes to get into the medina.There are a large number of wessels going...
Total freedom - at a price!
When we travel, we like to be independent to do our own thing and it usually involves getting off the beaten path. As a result, we almost always hire a car if it makes any sense at all given the circumstances of where we are visiting. In this case, because Sue's sister was...
Mercado and Lidl: Save Money By Using The Two Supermarkets
Eating out everyday even in Spain can be expensive. While the town of Tarifa is not particularly big the town's two largest supermarkets are located close together at the entrance to the town right off the main highway.Mercado, the large Spanish chain, is less than 1/2 km...
Tangiers: Shopping In Morocco
Wherever you go in Tarifa you will see all kinds of trips to Morocco. I had been there before and really only wanted to go for shopping and so I decided to go with FRS which is based in Tarifa bacause as a girl i did not want to have to wonder around Tangier on my own !!...
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...
This was the first time that we experienced Christmas/New Year in a Spanish-speaking country and we noticed that the level of festivities seemed to be prolonged much further than the December 25th Christmas Day customs in english-speaking countries (Canada, England, Zambia...
Church of San Mateo
Before going to bed in Pension Correo, we thought the picturesque Church of San Mateo was a great relic to have nearby. It has a long history, dating from the 1500-1600s when it was originally constructed but the present version stems from reconstruction work in the...
Baeolo Claudia: Current Excavations
While at Baeolo Claudia we noticed at least two rather large excavations going on. Many young and older folks were busy working at sites just to the south and west of the Forum and Basilica. We were unable to determine that some were from universities in Spain and England....
Baelo Clauida: The Fish Factories
Baelo Claudia was settled by the Romans for its ability to produce one specific product. The product is garum which is a fish paste that was consumed both raw and used as a cooking sauce. At the shore of Baelo Claudia you will see the remains of large fish salting vats that...
Baeolo Claudia: The Theater
The theater of Baeolo Claudia sits higher on the beach than the forum or the fish salting factories. Walking the theater area I could almost imagine some time of play taking place over 2,000 years ago. The theater was definitely made out to be an intimate experience. It is...
Baeolo Claudia: Forum and Basilica
The forum was the site where all the town functions took place. These included all the administrative, governmental, commercial and religious functions. In Baeolo Claudia the forum is located right off the intersection of the two main roads, the decumanus and the cardo...
Baeolo Claudia: The Aqueduct System
My wife being a civil and hazardous waste engineer is always fascinated by great civil work achievements. The Baeolo Claudia aqueduct system was among them.The Romans recognized that they needed a reliable source of water for the fish salting basins, domestic water, and...
Baeolo Claudio: The Museum
Approximately 15 kilometers north of Tarifa lies the ruins of Baeolo Claudia. My discussion of the ruins is broken down into separate reviews for the museum and several reviews of key parts of the ruins. The site is well worth seeing for anyone who is on the Costa de La Luz...
Kite Surfing School
Kite surfing is something that nearly everyone we talked to has done in Tarifa. So it doesn't matter if you are too old or too young you have to try kite surfing. There are quite a few kite surfing schools in Tarifa. Most of them have either a quick meeting at their office...
A surfer's paradise?
After spending most of our holiday in Spain either in the inland mountainous regions or blocked off from the Mediterranean coast by high-rise resorts, it was quite thrilling to see the wild activity taking place in Tarifa as the winter waves of the Atlantic Ocean rolled in...
A map of Tarifa's location
By this stage of our 3-week Christmas/New Year get-away to Spain, we were past the two week mark and had already covered almost all of our 'orange' route shown on this map. We then awoke to rain for the first time, in Nerja on the Mediterranean Sea coast, with weather...
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