Kite Surfing On Dos Mares Beach In Front Of Hotel Dos Mares; Tarifa, Costa De La Luz, Andalusia, SpainSurf’s up in Europe’s surf capital, Tarifa. Source: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/

When travelling in Spain last week, we stopped by in Tarifa, a small town in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, on the southernmost tip of Spain – and actually the southernmost point of the European continent…

With its endless beaches, beautiful nature, famous nightlife, the sunny, windy climate, Tarifa is known for being the European surf capital. Here you’ll find surfers flexing their bronzed six-packs as they get ready to surf the waves on one of the expansive golden beaches north of the town (e.g. Playa de los Lances and Playa Valdevaqueros, which are ideal for windsurfing and kite surfing) – not bad :)

Out and about in Tarifa
  • We had lunch at a local, very authentic tapas place called La Bodega in the old city centre. Not fancy at all but great and cheap Spanish food (lunch for 2 persons approx. EUR 17).
  • Misiana Lounge Restaurant looked like a great place for both lunch and dinner – really cool interior.
  • Windsurfing & kite surfing: Apparently, surfers don’t get out of bed before checking the conditions on www.windguru.com. A wide selection of schools can help even newcomers to the sport get up and running in relatively short order.
  • Take a trip to Morocco: If the wind dies down travelers can flee Europe via a fast catamaran that reaches Tangier, Morocco, in under an hour.
  • Mountain biking is supposed to be a popular sport on land.
  • Whale-watching: A wonderful opportunity to get close to whales, dolphins and other sea mammals, in their natural habitat.

Beach in Tarifa - Travel Habit

Tarifa - Travel Habit

Picture source – Travel Habit // July 2013