Valdevaqueros Kitesurf Schools

Valdevaqueros Kitesurf Schools

Valdevaqueros Kitesurf Schools Located 7 km from TarifaOfficial Kitesurf AreaWide sandy beach duneSafe to learn kitesurfingChiringuitosAwesome viewsCool ambienceEasy parking Kitesurf schools at the beach of ValdevaquerosIONAdrenalin Kite Area Chiringuitos on the kite spot of Valdevaqueros TumbaoTanganaBiBo For Non KitesurfersAdrenalin Kite Area offers kayak, fliteboard, sup and one wheel rentals Kitesurf schools in Los Lances ©tarifatravel ...
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Tarifa And Surroundings

Tarifa And Surroundings

Tarifa was first mentioned (under another name) in the writings of Plinius. Excavations and cavedrawings in the immediate surroundings of the town are witnesses of long past cultures, where as the more recent history is to some extent reflected in the architecture of buildings that still exist today. Here, the past and the future merge to form the present. And this is how the visitor should try to experience Tarifa. If you walk through the old town centre without prejudices or definite expectations, you will discover much hidden beauty. Beautiful corners to take pictures, flamenco music, flower-laden windows, peacefulness. And then, only a few streets further on, just the opposite: Crowded lively cafes, restaurants, tapas bars with happy people, expressing their joy of life. In the surroundings of the town you will find a generous and at the same time somehow unapproachable type of nature. The Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea offer ideal conditions for whale watching, scuba diving, kitesurfing, the...
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The People Of Tarifa

The People Of Tarifa

There´s a certain madness, a touch of wildness, that links the diverse bunch of foreigners who have chosen to make Tarifa their home. On the one hand there´s the wind and kite surfing crowd, young, fit and enterprising, whose shops and associated businesses now fill the streets. They are the pioneers; the ones who came, saw, but never quite conquered the soul of the local people who still cling on to their centuries-old traditions with fierce pride. It is, after all that the first windsurf shop was opened by a foreigner in 1985. Until then, Tarifa was an undiscovered, inward-looking backwater with a reduced fishing industry. Now the knock-on effect of that first breath of new life has spread throughout the town giving it an identity and diversity hitherto unimagined. Then there are the artist, the escapists, the nature lovers, the hippies and the spiritual navigators who are drawn here by some indefinable magnetic force. With them have come healing centers, yoga...
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History

History

In Tarifa is written part of the history of Spain The town of Tarifa is located in the most southerly region of the iberian Peninsula and the European continent. Only 16.3 km from the African coast and at the meeting point of the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean. This is a fascinating place, filled with fantasy and fables, about wich people of the old world created myths and legends, where Titans, nymphs and gods dwelled. Here it is believed that Hercules erected two great columns that held up a celestial dome shortly after the disappearance of Atlantis under the waves. This region was home to a wide variety of communities and cultures all leaving their mark by way of a significantly diverse historical heritage that can be described as one of Spain´s most interesting. The history of Tarifa runs parallel to that of Spain itself. No culture or community has existed in our country without having left its mark in some...
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Tarif Their Chief

Tarif Their Chief

Tarifa, located in the province of Cadiz in Andalusia, is a small town on the southernmost tip of the Spanish mainland and European continent. The Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea bathe its coasts and united the Strait of Gibraltar, create a natural border with the African continent. Its geographical strategic situation favored the arrival of numerous settlers since prehistoric times, although it has been the Roman culture that influenced more in Tarifa. The Romans created three settlements in this area: Lulia Traducta, known as Tarifa, Mellaria, known as Casas de Porros and Baelo Claudia, known as Bolonia. The city of Baelo Claudia, founded in the late second century BC was an important Roman industrial complex of canning cured meats and sauces. Like the Garum sauce, which obtained its raw material from trap fisheries, and traded their products throughout the Mediterranean. Today, this roman city is preserved as priceless archaeological site of historical, artistic and tourist value. Fishing in Tarifa remains an important activity...
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Almadraba | Tuna Fishing

Almadraba | Tuna Fishing

The Almadraba is a traditional method of fishing for tuna during their migration towards the Mediterranean and in their return towards the Atlantic Ocean dating back to the time of the Phoenicians. In the province of Cadiz there are six almadrabas: four to catch the tuna on their way to the Mediterranean (almadrabas de derecho), Conil (Punta Atalaya), Barbate (Ensenada), Zahara de los Atunes (Cabo Plata) and Tarifa (Plava de los Lances) and two for their return trip to the Atlantic (almadrabas de retorno), La Linea (Playa de la Atunara) and Barbate (Ensenada). Many years ago there were also almadrabas in Rota and in Cadiz.The fishing season for the almadrabas "de derecho" starts in the sprinq and ends at the beginning of the summer and for those "de retorno it starts at the end of the summer and finishes in the autumn. The almadraba is made up of fixed nets that take longer than a month and a half to set...
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