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  • Beach in Tarifa. Cadiz.

This city, open to both the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, is considered a paradise for windsurfing lovers. However, Tarifa is also home to culture, rich cuisine and a wide variety of beaches.Read more...

What to see The old town is located inside the city walls and houses narrow winding streets. The churches of San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa María are situated here. One of the most important buildings is the Castle of Guzmán El Bueno, located next to the sea and overlooking the entire city. Make sure you visit the large archaeological site, the Roman city of Baelo Claudia. It can be visited at the end of the beach and still houses much of its original architecture such as the forum, the baths, the temples and the theatre. Beaches and Windsurfing The beaches of Tarifa are the realm of windsurfing, thanks to the large open sands where the strong east wind blows. There are 38 kilometres of shallow fine sandy beaches such as Playa Chica, Los Lances, Valdevaqueros and El Cañuelo. Nature Tarifa is home to four protected natural areas: Los Alcornocales Nature Reserve, El Estrecho Nature Reserve, Playa de Los Lances Nature Area and the Duna de Bolonia Natural Monument. Gastronomy There are plenty of fresh fish dishes to try such as sea bream in cognac or Tarifa-style, as well as other typical dishes such as sea nettles or pork scratchings. Do not leave without having a drink at one of the beach bars.

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