Why Tarifa

The Costa de la Luz has deservedly got many fans; with the long white, fine sandy beaches it is hardly surprising. The 300 days of sunshine per year, plus the constant breeze make it every sunbathers dream. However it is the watersports that the young, fit and beautiful flock to on this very special coast line, with windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing and now paddle boarding on offer. Yet if the beach and watersports aren’t your thing, there is plenty more to do – mountain biking, rock climbing, golf, bird watching, hiking, plus culture is close on hand.

May, June and September are the best time to come in terms of good weather and empty beaches. Wild flowers adorn the properties and surrounding countryside in Spring. April is interesting culturally; the Easter processions are a big event in all Andalucian villages – Seville the highlight. The typical Andalucian feria (a week long party) should not be missed, and are worth hunting down, from Easter until October there is one on somewhere in Andalucia, and if you are intrigued to see a bullfight this is your big opportunity.

Tarifa has its feria in September (this is also one of the best months to be in Tarifa) with its 500 strong horseback parade, rides, raffles, bullfights and surfing competitions. For more information on what is going on in the area, please see the Annual Events section of the website.

The summer months of July and August are when the Spanish take their holidays, and Tarifa is one of the number one destinations. It gets very busy and we recommend booking restaurants and any courses you would like to take well in advance, we would be delighted to help you with this. Nightlife also really hots up and there is a fun party scene both in town and along the main road in all of the chiringuitos on Tarifa beach.

As locals to this area we are well informed on what is going on, when renting a Tarifa Beach House you will be sent an information pack with all you should need for your stay; including local amenities, places to go and things to see. Furthermore we are close by or at the end of a phone 24/7 for any advice that you might need, emergencies or simply to recommend a good tapas bar.

You will need to do a food shop if you are arriving at your house on Saturday as supermarkets are closed on Sundays. There are plenty of hyper markets nearby, or on the way coming from Gibraltar / Malaga direction. Algeciras also has an excellent fresh foods market in the bay, the best fish caught in Tarifa comes here. For organic produce a fantastic supplier has opened up in the industrial estate behind Mercadona in Tarifa, Santivieri and Eco Center in Tarifa old town also have lots of choice (including organic baby food), there is also an organic stall in the Algeciras market or an eco box can be pre-ordered for your arrival.

What can I do when staying in my original holiday home in Tarifa? Anything you want to, in complete relaxation and comfort. Booking Tarifa Accommodation with us opens up a world of opportunities beyond holidaying in style. If the local sports activities aren’t to your liking, the area is well known for eco-tourism, history of the old city, it has a bustling ferry port with boat trips available as well as a rich marine biology study area. Not to mention the fish port & fresh fish market as well as being a noted Whale & dolphin watching area.