Overlooking the sea, in the southernmost point of Europe and closest to Africa, Tarifa is one of the coastal cities with the greatest tourist projection, becoming the kingdom of windsurfing.
It has been an important strategic point as border area, stronghold against pirate incursions and military enclave in front of the English possessions of Gibraltar.
Of the walls of the ss.
X-XVI are two different sections: the first Islamic period that surrounded a smaller enclosure and the second that covers the entire old town.
In him they are the Greater Church of San Mateo, San Francisco and the one of Santa Maria.
Its idyllic and extensive beaches lashed by the east wind make Tarifa a place of worship for fans of water sports such as windsurfing, kite surfing, flysurfing, the Blokar or scuba diving, among others.
After Playa Chica, Los Lances and Valdevaqueros, there is the Playa de Bolonia, a wild beach where you can practice nudism.
El Cañuelo is a beach with an environment in its natural state, with lush vegetation, fine sand, crystal clear waters and which is reached from the Camarinal Lighthouse. The Germans extend from Cabo de la Plata to Cabo de Gracia.
Finally, Atlanterra is the continuation of Zahara de los Atunes.
The municipality participates in four protected natural areas: the Natural Park of the Alcornocales, the Natural Park of the Strait, the Natural Place Playa de Los Lances – area of concentration and return of birds in the crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar – and the Duna Natural Monument of Bologna, with more than 30 meters of height and located in the isthmus of Punta Camarinal, in the suratlántica coast of Cádiz.