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Let the easterly and westerly winds carry you to the temple of windsurfing. The destination’s magnetism will captivate you with its historical past and love for nature.

Although Tarifa is synonymous with the sea and watersports, during your holidays in Tarifa, your starting point will be a stroll through the town. Its old quarter is enclosed by medieval walls, declared a Site of Cultural Interest. Two important sections can be identified, one from the Islam era and another reflects Christian times. Of the three gates into the historical city, only Puerta de Jerez from the 13th century remains.

Our cheap holidays in Tarifa offer you the chance to wander down narrow cobbled streets and admire the interior courtyards of the typical houses. You’ll come across the Church of San Mateo, the town’s main church, as well as the Chapel of Santiago, built on the remains of a mosque. There are loads of craft shops, restaurants and bars on Calle San Francisco, the epicentre of Tarifa’s night life, or Calle Batalla del Salado, where you’ll find the majority of surf shops.

Exit towards Paseo de la Alameda, on which you’ll catch sight of the statue of Guzmán El Bueno, defender of Tarifa from the Moors in the 15th century. Continue on to the Castle of Guzmán El Bueno, a medieval fortress with privileged views of the Strait, making it seem so close you could almost touch it.

With our package holidays in Tarifa, explore miles of crystal clear water, fine sand and marine depths that attract windsurfers and kitesurfers and all others who want to enjoy dolphin and whale watching or relax on some of Spain’s prettiest beaches. They are well worth a visit: check out the beaches of Bolonia (declared a natural monument), Valdevaqueros (with its extensive active dunes still in formation), the cliffs of Punta Paloma and its mud baths, Los Lances (a kitesurfer’s paradise) and the urban Playa Chica.

Find holiday deals to Tarifa and enjoy the area’s local tuna and Moroccan influenced dishes, a trip to Andalusia’s past and connection with nature.

Top hotels in Tarifa

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Zahara Beach
Hotel Zahara Beach
4 out of 5
The price is £124 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep

Situated in Tarifa, this spa hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Cueva de las Orcas, Playa de Agua de En Medio and Zahara de los Atunes Beach. Playa del Cañuelo ...

4.3/5Excellent! (58 reviews)
Unforgettable experience

"Our stay was simply delightful!! The amenities were great!! The hotel staff was more than willing to help us at any time."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2019

Hotel Zahara Beach
Hotel THe Tarifa Lances
Hotel THe Tarifa Lances
4 out of 5
The price is £80 per night from 22 Sep to 23 Sep

Situated by the sea, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Ensenada de los Lances de Tarifa and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Playa de los Lances. St. Matthew's Church and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (147 reviews)

"Had a wonderful stay at this hotel! The hotel took great measures to maintain social distancing and cleanliness for covid-19. The hotel has indoor and outdoor parking. My room was clean and well kept the entire stay! 15 minute walking distance from several nice bars and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2020

Hotel THe Tarifa Lances
Hotel El Cortijo De Zahara THe Senses Collection
Hotel El Cortijo De Zahara THe Senses Collection
4 out of 5
Avenida Cabo de Plata, 6, Zahara de los Atunes, Tarifa, Cadiz
The price is £110 per night from 22 Sep to 23 Sep

This family-friendly Tarifa hotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Cueva de las Orcas and Playa de Agua de En Medio. Zahara de los Atunes ...

4.3/5Excellent! (48 reviews)

"Wonderful property, staff, location and value! Quick point of clarification: there is no room service at this location but they have a few dining options. Overall it was a beautiful experience"…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2019

Hotel El Cortijo De Zahara THe Senses Collection

Popular places to visit in Tarifa

Port of Tangier
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Port of Tangier

4/5(10 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Tangier with a trip to Port of Tangier. Wander the waterfront and beautiful beaches in the area.

Rock of Gibraltar
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Rock of Gibraltar

4.5/5(175 reviews)

Stand at the top of Gibraltar’s most famous landmark and enjoy panoramic views, a wealth of historic attractions and the famous macaque monkeys.

Top things to do in Tarifa

Whales and Dolphins tour
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Whales and Dolphins tour

£27
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Tarifa
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Vacation Photographer in Tarifa

£196
Per adult
From Seville: Tarifa Whale Watching Day Trip
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From Seville: Tarifa Whale Watching Day Trip

£86
Per adult

Reviews of Tarifa

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

27 Oct 2019

Very windy town so the Sun can be deceptive, nice and cheap places to eat & drink, not a lot of spoken English but enough to get by. Lots of nice places to visit in and around Tarifa

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Oct 2019

Tarifa is a nice quiet town with pleasant people. It was very windy the week I visited and ideal for kite surfers. Although Tarifa is a nice place there isn’t an awful lot to do. Whale watching possible but cancelled due to wind.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Sep 2019

I love tarifa, its just such a chill place, where i live i cant find clothes i like but Tarifa rocks for the boho style. Beaches are endless, camping, horses, nature trails, surfing etc

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Jul 2019

Great tapas and restaurants and not expensive

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Jun 2019

Thoroughly recommend

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

3 Jun 2019

Very weather dependant. We went for the boat trip to see dolphins and whales but the weather was to windy for the boats to go out. Not a lot else to do if you don't have a car.

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