Whale watching was fun and interesting. You should go with FIRMM - Foundation
for Information and Research on Marine Mammals. They have small boats which
don't disturb the whales - a non instrusive approach, go-again garantee and
professional guidance before the boat trip. They seak 5 languages.
Adress: Firmm, Pedro Cortes 4,
Entre Cafe Central and Farmacia Central
Tlf: 956 627 008
This is one of the top windsurfing spots in the world these days. Tons of surf shops all around the new town. The best windsurfing is down the Playa de las lances several miles (closer to the sand dunes), where there are rental shops and places to stay.
The main buses to Tarifa drop you off in town rather than out by the windsurfing hotspots, but if you're coming in from that direction, you can ask the driver to stop by the side of the road for you or you can hitch a ride from town.
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A pleasant part of town to wander around and get lost in. White washed buildings, narrow streets, small cafes, funky restaurants, and a cathedral. The old town is ringed by a wall. There are two main entrances, one from the beach side and one from the main street side.
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Playa de las lances
This is the longest beach in Tarifa, stretching 10 km from town to the huge sand dune in the distance. It is a beautiful white sand beach with turquoise blue water. The only problem is the wind -- some days, you can't really lay on the beach because of the sand blowing around. But just think of it as free skin exfoliation, and enjoy! It really is beautiful to walk along for miles on end.
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Whale-watching in the Street of Gibraltar
GREENPEACE does a lot to prevent Spanish and English companies to dump their wastes in the Street of Gibraltar.
The Spanish just like the English government use this piece of no-mensland to get rid off their industrial litter.
As a loyal Greenpeacemember i can recommend you to visit this area and go and see for yourself how beautiful this area is and how wonderful the local marine wildlife is. You will encounter here dolphins and whales in all shapes like the Cachalote, the Sperm whale, the Killer whale and even the very rare Fin whale.
The one you see on the picture is an old male sperm whale.
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A bit further from the center of Tarifa you can go to a prop that symbolizes de separation of the Meditarranean sea with the Atlantic ocean. It's really cool, on one side u can see a peacefull water beach - pic - (altough really packed), and on the other a long windy, wavy beach.
Another medina tip
I really enjoy that kind of narrow streets and the small houses and the little squares with benches and orange trees. It's really peacfull. And i like to glance at the open doors when i pass by. It's probably not a very nice thing to do, but i love that kind of mediterranean/ muslim architecture with the inside patios. I always wish i had a house like that! :)
The must see of Tarifa as a village is the medina in the very center. It has the typical medina entrance to small streets and squares... really nice to hang out at the end of the day and stop in one of the splaneds and have a snack.
The Beach and Kiters
Tarifa sits on the most southern tip of Spain on the Straits of Gibraltar. The winds gusting through the strait provides the perfect setting for both wind surfers and kiters.
Beautifull sea - II
from the same place. We went a bit further on the rocky prop and had some wondefull bath on that great water a bit away from all the crowd.