Tarifa is one of the most popular European kitesurfing meccas. There are tons of kitesurfing schools, rentals, and hotels. Tarifa is all about wind and watersports, filled with all these special vibes around it. Tarifa is well known for its insane winds, formed by the narrow Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa, which connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. There is an Eastern wind, Levante and Western Poniente. With these two winds, there are up to 340 windy days in a year. It’s a deep water spot with chop during Poniente and waves during Levante, there are lots of traffic, but kitesurfing schools still actively operate here.

  Wind season: January – October

  Strongest winds: February – April

Waves: chop, 1-3m (3-10ft) waves

Air temperature: 15-25°C (59-77°F)

  Water temperature: 15-24°C (59-75°F)

Tarifa is a small town located on the southernmost tip of mainland Spain. It lies in the province of Cádiz, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. The town is renowned for its stunning beaches, stunning views, and strong winds, which make it a paradise for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Tarifa is located on the narrowest point of the Straits of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. It is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, particularly during the summer months. The town has a long history, as it was first settled by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BCE. The town is a great spot for outdoor activities. It boasts some of the best beaches in Europe, and the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea make swimming and other watersports popular activities. It is also a great place for windsurfing and kitesurfing, thanks to the strong winds that blow through the Straits of Gibraltar. Additionally, Tarifa is a hub for whale-watching, with opportunities to spot various species of whales and dolphins.

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The Best Kite Hotels in Tarifa, Spain, Europe:

There is a bunch of great options not far from the kitesurfing beach, which you should consider to book:

1. BOMBAYARTE APARTHOTEL TARIFA is a 10-minute walk from Los Lances Beach. It provides air-conditioned accommodations with free WiFi, as well as access to an outdoor pool. The condo hotel comes with a terrace, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen with a fridge, an oven, a dishwasher, a microwave, a stovetop, a coffee machine, and an electric tea pot. Private bathrooms have showers and hairdryers.

Kitesurfing in Tarifa

2. Tarifa Watersports Residence is a cool villa with private rooms with private bathrooms and hostel option in the basement room. It’s a beautiful location with a nice terrace with barbeque, common cozy living room and shared kitchen. There is also a safe locked garage for gear storage available for the guests and parking on the street.

Kitesurfing in Tarifa

3. Hurricane Beach Hotel provides a magnificent view of the Straits of Gibraltar from its Moorish-style building. It features two swimming pools, restaurant, gym and sauna. All rooms have air conditioning, minibar and safe. Some of them offer a seaview. The restaurant serves farm-fresh products from its own garden. The hotel also offers surfing and yoga classes, as well as massage therapy.

Kitesurfing in Tarifa

The Best Kitesurfing schools and rentals in Tarifa, Spain, Europe:

  1. Explora Watersports Tarifa
  2. Kitesurf School Freeride Tarifa
  3. Tarifa Max Kitesurfing School since 98

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