On the isthmus leading out to Isla de las Palomas, tiny Playa Chica lives up to its name. Spectacular Playa de los Lances is a...
Al-Andalus Spanish School
Kitesurfing & Windsurfing
Most of the action occurs along the coast between Tarifa and Punta Paloma, 11km northwest. The best spots depend on the day's winds and...
Café del Mar
Top of the late and cool list, though oddly located, this Ibiza-inspired place includes a couple of bars and a nikkei...
Restaurante La Olla
Set portside, La Olla is the place to come for paella and seafood (you can breathe it in through the door). Try the arroz negro (black...
Lonely Planet review
From March to May and August to October, if the levante (easterly wind) is blowing or there's little wind, the Tarifa area, including the spectacular Mirador del Estrecho lookout point, is great for watching bird migrations across the Strait of Gibraltar. The volunteer-staffed Estación Ornitológica de Tarifa , 5km northwest of town, provides lots of information on the area's birds. Andalucian Guides leads recommended birdwatching day trips in the area from €135 for one to three people.