Enjoy the best beachfront hotels in Tarifa Spain located on the southern tip of Spain where the Mediterranean and Atlantic meet. This bohemian town is popular with surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers because of the strong Atlantic winds. The town is an excellent destination for lovers of water sports, and it’s a party town, yet with a distinctly chilled out atmosphere. Tarifa’s wild coastline attracts surfers and nature-lovers. Bird watching is just as popular as surfing, and there are endless opportunities to explore the rolling countryside. Enjoy horseback riding, hang gliding, kite surfing, rock climbing, diving, and some of the best surfing in Europe. Visit all of the Best Spain Beaches here.
Tarifa Weather – When to Visit
The best time to visit Tarifa Spain is typically in the spring (March to May) or during the fall (September to November). At these times, you'll likely find fewer crowds, cheaper accommodations, and the best weather (even for hitting the beach!). Temperatures in Spain typically don't dip too low, even in winter when the lows hover in the 40°F to 50 °F range country-wide. But summers can get really hot, with highs creeping into the low 90's.
Best Tarifa Spain Beaches
La Caleta Beach
La Caleta beach lies on the eastern side of Tarifa’s port and only about a 5-minute walk from the old town. The beach is a small, rocky cove protected from the eastern and western winds. It's known for its shiny crystal-clear waters made for wonderful bathing.
Los Lances Beach
The beach divided into two parts: first, is North Los Lances, a wide beach stretching 4km. also is one of the 2 best kitesurfing spots in Tarifa. Second, is South Los Lances, very close to the town of Tarifa and reserved for bathers. In addition, the beach has all facilities like public toilets, showers, changing rooms, first aid points, lifeguards, flags to signal the state of the sea, and several restaurants.
Punta Paloma Beach
This beach has the most spectacular stretching of sun dunes. Rising to heights of over 100 m, burying all the vegetation and even the trees. At the top, you get picturesque views of the beaches all the way down to Tarifa town, across the straits to Morocco.
Valdevaqueros beach is popular among the professional kite surfers. It stretches over 1,5 km long and is narrower than Los Lances. Besides, it is often very windy there, busy with many kites, and windsurf on the spot during high season.
This small bay protected from Tarifa’s strong winds. Also, it is famous among families and bathers and quickly fills up during the high season. This beach offers views out to the north coast of Africa. As well as showers, toilets and a beachfront restaurant serving superb fish dishes.
Best Tarifa Spain Tours & Activities
Horseback Riding in Tarifa, Spain
Tarifa is the southernmost point on the European mainland, as well as marking the boundary between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Our stables are located directly on the beach at the bay’s center and offer a view of the African coast. From our location, you have direct access to the most beautiful beaches of the Costa de la Luz, as well as to the inland nature reserves offering many, breathtaking destinations. Book your Horseback Riding in Tarifa Spain here.
From Seville: Whale Watch Beach Tarifa Day Trip
Live this memorable experience to the Strait of Gibraltar and witness first hand the seven different species of dolphins and whales that live in this area. Leave the city of Tarifa, on the coast of Spain. Then we will enjoy a 2-hour boat ride through the Strait, respectfully observing the many species of dolphins and whales. Book your Whale Watch Beach Tarife Day Trip Here.
Semiprivate Kitesurfing lessons
A kite surfing lesson with Explora Watersports will change your life. You will learn in a short period of time how to handle a kite, get pulled through the water and play with the elements wind & water. Book Your Semiprivate Kitesurfing Lesson here.
Horseback Riding in Tarifa with picnic, Spain
Tarifa is the southernmost point on the European mainland, as well as marking the boundary between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Our stables are located directly on the beach at the bay’s center and offer a view of the African coast. From our location, you have direct access to the most beautiful beaches of the Costa de la Luz, as well as to the inland nature reserves offering many, breathtaking destinations. Book your Horseback Riding with Picnic Here.
Private Kitesurfing lessons (adapted to every level)
A kite surf lesson with Explora Watersports will change your life. You will learn in a short period of time how to handle a kite, get pulled through the water and play with the elements wind & water. Book Your Private Kitesurfing Lessons Here.
Best Tarifa Spain Restaurants
N°6 $11 – 30
All stone walls, tall tables and cheery staff, this zestful newcomer prides itself on its cocina sencilla (simple cooking). But their food is imaginative Spanish-international creations in a modern-rustic setting. Telephone: 34 671 23 79 41 Web: Nº. 6 Cocina | Facebook
Mandrágora $11 – 30
This intimate palm-dotted spot serves Andalucian–Moroccan–Middle Eastern food and does so so well. Enjoy tempting choices to include falafel and hummus, lamb with plums and almonds, Moroccan vegetable couscous and chicken or monkfish tagine. Telephone: Web: Mandragora, Tarifa – Tripadvisor
A cozy, casual vegetarian restaurant at the top of the old town, with just a handful of tables. The unpretentious home-cooked Middle Eastern menu is fired by ingredients from the owners' garden. Menu Telephone: 34 956 68 50 92 Web: Chilimosa, Vegetarian Vegan Restaurant, Tarifa
El Lola $11 – 30
El Lola is known for its delectable, lightly creative tapas and raciones of Atlantic bluefin almadraba tuna, from smooth tataki to a full degustation. Other Cádiz-flavored temptations include just-cooked tortilla, grilled king prawns and croquettes stuffed with ibérico ham or spinach. Telephone: 34 956 62 73 07 Web: El LOLA | Facebook
Posada La Sacristía $11 – 30
This summer-only hotel restaurant serves Asian and Mediterranean flavors with a short but select menu of creative fusion dishes like stir-fried yakisoba noodles with prawns, beef sirloin in red-wine sauce or ginger-seared red tuna. Telephone: 34 956 68 17 59 Web: Restaurante La Sacristia – Tripadvisor
Best Tarifa Spain Beach Bars
Easygoing beachfront restaurant & bar serving seafood, grills & burgers, plus cocktails & smoothies. Telephone: 34 956 79 90 15 Web: Waikiki Beach Club – Tripadvisor
Afrikana Beach Bar
Beautiful place to relax with great music. Telephone: 34 640 10 45 15 Web: AFRIKANA Beach Club
Restaurante Mandala Beach
Chic restaurant offering Mediterranean dishes, tropical cocktails & a pool, plus beach views. Telephone: 34 669 02 97 83 Web: Mandala Tarifa | Beach Club
Café del Mar Beach Tarifa
Good Music, Good Vibes, Comfy Sofas Outside, fast WiFi Telephone: 34 956 68 11 22 Web: Cafe del mar Cafe DEL Mar Beach, – Tripadvisor