Popular Accommodations in Tarifa
Highlights in Tarifa
- Holiday resort with quiet atmosphere
- Paradise for water sports enthusiasts
- Historic old town
- Proximity to Gibraltar
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Vacation rentals in Tarifa
In Tarifa there are comfortable holiday accommodations available in the quiet centre of the city. An apartment in Tarifa offers holiday guests wonderful views over the city, the harbour and the sea thanks to its balcony or wind-protected terrace. If you want to spend a relaxing beach holiday, you can book a holiday apartment in Tarifa, which is located directly on the long sandy beach or offers access to a community pool.Quietly situated vacation rental in Tarifa
Holidaymakers who want to enjoy the picturesque landscape of the region can book a vacation rental in Tarifa, which is located in the hilly hinterland of the city. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the sea and mountains from their own gardens. An Andalusian style villa offers many relaxing hours in the accommodation thanks to its own pool and covered terrace.
The discovery of a Neanderthal skull in a cave not far from Tarifa proves that the region was inhabited 60,000 years ago.
Holidays in Tarifa
Location and orientation
Tarifa is the southernmost city in continental Europe and is located in the province of Cádiz in Andalusia, directly on the Strait of Gibraltar and at its narrowest point. The coastal town, fourteen kilometres from Morocco, has a population of around 18,000. Due to its geographical location at the southern tip of Europe and the windy weather associated with it, it is regarded as one of the world's most important attractions for surfers.Proximity to major cities in southern Spain
If you book a holiday apartment in Tarifa, you will not only enjoy a relaxed Andalusian atmosphere away from mass tourism, but also the proximity to cities worth seeing in southern Spain. British Gibraltar is only thirty kilometres away and awaits visitors with a unique cultural identity. Many tourists interested in history use Tarifa as a starting point for excursions to Granada, Seville, Málaga or Cordoba.
Travelers and Activities
Tarifa is the ideal holiday resort for people who want to be active in an untouched landscape. The ten-kilometre-long, unspoilt sandy beach offers relaxing bathing days as well as a variety of water sports activities. It is bordered on the western side by the dunes of Valdevaqueros, which invite you to explore a bizarre desert landscape. In the hinterland, the Parque Natural Del Estrecho offers meadows populated by herds of cattle that attract many passionate hikers and cyclists.Tarifa for those interested in culture
Tarifa can look back on a varied history that has left its mark on the Moorish old town, now part of Spain's national heritage. In addition to romantic alleys and bright white houses with beautiful courtyards, the medieval city gate, several baroque churches and the castle Castillo de Guzmán built by the Moors are also worth seeing.
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Those who want to enjoy excellent tapas and spicy southern Spanish meat dishes in a typical Andalusian ambience will not be disappointed in the Bar El Frances. Located in the middle of the old town, the small restaurant is one of the most popular culinary meeting places in Tarifa.Wonderful views across the Strait
Mirador del Estrecho offers impressive panoramic views of the Straits of Gibraltar and nearby Morocco. From this vantage point above the castle, visitors can even clearly see Tangier on a clear day.Impressive sacred building with several architectural styles
The Iglesia de San Mateo was built in 1506 on the remains of an early medieval Norman church. Over the centuries, the sacred building has been architecturally altered countless times. The Gothic vault and the Baroque façade completed in 1774 are particularly worth seeing.