The most southerly part of Europe Tarifa is heaven on earth for all things water sports, it is also renowned for its nature and wildlife. This is where you can see the Riff Mountains of Morocco and the Mediterranean mixing with the Atlantic in the straits of Gibraltar.
Tarifa was invaded by the Moors in AD711 and ancient walls surround the town. Inside you will find cobbled streets and plazas full of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and boutique shops giving it a cosmopolitan feel.
Playa Los Lances is the main beach in Tarifa and at 10km is one of the longest in Andalusia. Here you will find some of the best conditions in the world for kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing. Behind the beach part of the Los Alcornocales Natural Park stretches into Tarifa, many adventure sports are available in the park including mountain biking and canoeing.
The bay of Bolonia offers a more relaxed atmosphere and is popular with tourists and surfers alike. You can chillout in the beach bars, take a trip to the Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia or go to the top of San Bartolo Mountain.