Is a small town in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia, on the southernmost coast of Spain? It is primarily known as one of the world's most popular destinations for wind sports. The town is located on the Costa de la Luz ("coastof light") and across the Straits of Gibraltar facing Morocco.
At exactly 36 degrees latitude, it is the southernmost point of the European continent, situated south of both African capital cities of Tunis and Algiers
Tarifa features a Mediterranean climate with Oceanic influences, with warm summers and very mild winters. Rain is concentrated in winter, with the summers being largely dry.
Tarifa has become a popular spot for Europeans to spend their summers. The coast of Tarifa is also popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers due to the strong winds of the straits.
In Tarifa there are two strong winds:
- Levante - blowing in from the east, a very strong wind that occurs most often in the summer for several weeks.
- Poniente - blowing from the west (from Atlantic), which could bring high waves.
Tarifa is considered kitesurfing and windsurfing capital of Europe because it blows all year round. Numerous arriving in Tarifa surfers create a wonderful, almost cult atmosphere of the place, a mandatory point on the European map of swimming fans on board.
In the main street of the city are a lot of shops with equipment for surfers and kit surfers. Tarifa also enjoys no less acclaimed diving fans - along the coast you will find a wide range of diving schools. Going down into the water we can count on meeting with dolphins, octopuses, turtles and watching corals, many species of fish and other marine creatures. Tarifa has a charming old town, a maze of narrow streets and corners, which is the center of nightlife. Numerous clubs, bars and restaurants are teeming with life until dawn, acting great example of fun in surf style.