Tarifa is a small town with a population of 17,199. It is situated on the southernmost coast of the Iberian Peninsula in the province of Cádiz as part of the Andalusia region. The town is located on the "Costa de la Luz" and across the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco. The municipality includes Punta de Tarifa, the southernmost point in continental Europe. The five smaller villages Tahivilla, Facinas, Bolonia and Zahara de los Atunes as wll depend economically on Tarifa.
Tarifa is the paradise for wind and kite surfers, as Tarifa is the windsurfing capital of Europe and one of the most famous windsurfing cities in the world, after Hawaii and Fuerteventura. It overlooks North Africa. From here you can step back in time with a 35-minute ferry hop over to Morocco where a visit to the Kasbah and Mosque is a must. North Africa is only 14km away. Scuba diving, sailing, whale and dolphin watching are among the many other attractions on offer along this little known coastline.