Tarifa is a holiday destination in the south of Spain. The town is next to the southernmost point of mainland Europe and Africa is just 14 km away across the Strait of Gibraltar.


The charming walled Old Town has maintained a distinctive atmosphere and the surrounding area has avoided the worst ravages of the tourist developments which have blighted much of the Spanish coastline. Much of the surrounding coastline is still protected by law and a few kilometres to the west of the town are two of Spain's most beautiful beaches.

Get in

By plane

The nearest airports are Malaga a 1.5 hour drive, Gibraltar, 35 minutes, Jerez de la Frontera a 1 hour drive and the airport of Tangier, Morocco). Tangier is a 1 hour ferry journey from Tarifa.

By bus

Bus station Algeciras, from where you can take the bus to Tarifa direction Cadiz or a taxi. Direct buses run to La Linea (the town directly across the border from Gibraltar), putting this station on the Gibraltar - Tangier route.

By boat

From the port a fast ferry by FRS leaves every other hour to the port of Tangier, Morocco. Cruise time is 1 hour. One-way, €36. Round-trip, €65.

On the official Port of Tarifa website, you can book ferry tickets and find further information.






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