The European capital of windsurfing is a top destination for active people. Windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, skateboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, you can do this and much more in this small coastal town. Tarifa, the southernmost point of Europe, is also the where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Poniente and Levante, two different winds in Tarifa, provide unique conditions for kite surfing and windsurfing almost all year round. However, the best wind surfing conditions are in July, August and September.
The urban beach of Tarifa city is called Playa Los Lances. It’s very wide and enjoyable and in close distance to the numerous waterfront buildings.Valderama and Punta Paloma, the virgin beaches neighbouring Tarifa to the west, are also worth a special credit. Those unspoilt beaches, boasting white sand and crystal clear water, stretch for more than 10 km. If you seek privacy and getting close to the nature, go no further. Valderama boasts some great sand dunes which can be climbed easily.
Top 5 reasons to visit Tarifa in summer
- Water sports capital of Europe
- Vivid nightlife in the centre when the sun goes down
- Fantastic summer atmosphere with lots of young people on the streets
- Trendy designer shops: sports, wear and more
- Whale watching trips