Tarfaya attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Tarfaya

Casa Mar

Numerous dilapidated buildings recall the days when Saint-Exupéry touched down here. The Casa Mar is abandoned but still standing and can be easily reached at low tide.
Museum in Tarfaya

Musée Saint-Exupéry

Tarfaya will forever be associated with the French pilot and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In 1926 he began flying in the airmail service between France and Senegal, and Cap Juby was one of the stops. This museum…
Historic Site in Tarfaya


The wrecked Armas ferry, Assalama, 2km south of town, put paid to the short-lived connection between Tarfaya and Fuerteventura when it went down in 2008.
Monument in Tarfaya


At the north end of the beach, a monument honours Saint-Exupéry’s memory: a dinky green Bréguet 14 biplane, the sort he used to fly.
Historic Site in Tarfaya

Bar des Pilotes

Swashbucklers swapped anecdotes between flights at Bar des Pilotes.
Historic Building in Tarfaya

Spanish Fort

The Spanish fort now houses military barracks