Tarifa beach is famous among surfing and windsurfing communities throughout Europe. Located on the southern most tip of Europe, with fantastic views across the Straights of Gibraltar to Africa, Tarifa on the Costa del Sol is a beach lover’s paradise. The town of Tarifa itself is a delightful little fishing village of Moorish origin, rich in picturesque villas and luxurious apartments, but if you are looking for budget accommodation in Tarifa, there is a huge amount on offer too, leaving you more of your holiday budget for indulging in the finer things in life, from the excellent seafood to an extra couple of lessons in Tarifa’s surfing schools.
Tarifa town is an absolute delight to visit. The fishing port is still a hive of activity, with local fishermen still using traditional methods that have changed little since the 13th century. The town itself is dominated by the imposing Arab style walls of the Castle of Guzman the Bueno, which cannot be missed from and cheap accommodation in Tarifa. The narrow, cobbled streets of Tafira are filled with attractions, including the La Alameda Gardens, beautifully restored Jerez Gate and the Church of San Mateo. If you are wondering what to see in Tarifa, information is available from the Tarifa tourist information offices.
However, it is the beach which draws flocks of people to budget accommodation in Tarifa. Tarifa Beach enjoys some of the best conditions in the whole of Europe for windsurfing and surfing, with huge Atlantic rollers being channelled into the mouth of the Mediterranean, and winds whistling through the 11km wide Straights of Gibraltar. Europe’s capital of windsurfing, Tafira, is also becoming a kite-surfing centre of the highest quality, and if you are hoping to skills whilst kite-surfing, surfing or windsurfing in Tafira, there are some excellent windsurfing and surfing schools in Tafira, all with highly qualified, English speaking instructors. You may even be lucky enough to spot whales and dolphins whilst windsurfing in Tafira.
The area surrounding Tarifa Beach is fantastically rural and unspoilt. Horse riding, walking and rock climbing holidays absolutely thrive from the self catering budget accommodation in Tarifa, and bird watchers will be particularly pleased by the enormous wealth of bird life in the area. There are two main riding stables in Tarifa offering guided rides up into the mountains and along the coast.
By taking budget accommodation in Tafira, you place yourself in a fantastic spot for taking a day trip over the Straights of Gibraltar to Morocco. There are daily ferries from Tafira to Tangiers on the Moroccan Mediterranean coast, making an absolutely wonderful day trip from your self catering Tafira holiday rental property.
Tafira windsurfing and kite-surfing holidays can be taken all year round. During the summer months, (between May and September), temperatures during the day regularly reach into the mid-30’s (˚C). Water temperatures remain remarkably warm right through until November, and you would be unlucky to experience daily temperatures of less than 15˚C during your stay in Tafira accommodation at any time of year.
Gibraltar Airport (GIB) is just half an hour from Tarifa. There are plenty of flights arriving into Gibraltar from the UK on a daily basis, so reaching your accommodation in Tarifa is both cheap and easy.