Tarifa

Tarifa

Tarifa is a small town on the southernmost coast of Spain. It is part of the province of Cadiz, which, in turn, is part of the Andalusia region. The town is located on the Costa de la Luz ("coast of light") and across the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco, from which the lights of Tarifa are visible at night. The municipality includes Punta de Tarifa, the southernmost point in continental Europe.

Near the port of Tarifa there is a well-preserved castle, the Castillo de Guzman.

The coast near Tarifa is also a great place to practise windsurfing, kite surfing and many other watersports.

Tarifa is an excellent place to watch migrating birds, in particular the storks which cross the Straits of Gibraltar in spring and autumn.

Also whale and dolphin watching can be done on the 14 kilometre wide Strait of Gibraltar. Like its own name suggests, "Costa de la Luz" (Coast of the Light) enjoys many hours of sunshine each year.