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.
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…
The airmail service is remembered when light aircraft fly from France to Senegal and back, landing in Tarfaya en route.
Just outside the port entrance, Casa Mar's cafe-restaurant serves a good selection of seafood dishes, ranging from mixed grilled fish to calamari tajine. The cafe, a popular meeting point, is a good place to check y…
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.
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.
Swashbucklers swapped anecdotes between flights at Bar des Pilotes.
The Spanish fort now houses military barracks.