5 REASONS TO LOVE TARIFA

In the most Southern point of the Iberian Peninsula we find a unique spot where the Atlantic and Mediterranean meet. We are talking about Tarifa, a favorite coast destination that is worth a visit any time of the year.

In Tarifa we can find much more that extended beaches: large natural parks, biology diversity, the possibility to enjoy multiple water sports, archaeological remains and incomparable views of the African coast.

If all of this still doesn’t convince you, here are five reasons to visit Tarifa:

Dream beaches. Golden sand, blue water and great conditions for water sports. In Tarifa you will find some of the best virgin beaches of Spain, where you will be able to not only spend a day in the sun, but take a swim or go on a horse ride.

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Surf and turf sports. Considered the wind’s Mecca, Tarifa is the ideal place to wind or kitesurf, or any other water sport. But it also offers great trekking routes or cycling courses in it natural parks.

Location and climate. Included within the El Estrecho Natural Park, its sunsets with views of the African continent are indescribable.

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History. From Guzman el Bueno’s Castle to the Guadalmesi Tower, Tarifa’s old town is full of monument and historical buildings you should not miss.

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Gastronomy. For pesca├şto (fried fish) lovers, Tarifa is a foodies paradise. Tuna, redbanded seabream, or snapper are also local specialties. Don’t forget to stop by the near Conil or Barbate to taste these delicacies in any of their picturesque restaurants or bars.

MONDARIZ, LUXURY SPA IN SPAIN

Continuing our trip down relaxing waters and unforgettable experiences, today in TARIFA and COMPANY, we make a stop in the Mondariz Spa. Sitting in the heart of Galicia, in northern Spain, by the river Tea, this spa is a a perfect place to escape from daily routine and indulge for a few relaxing days.

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Opened in 1873, today it houses a 4-star hotel complex divided into three magnificent historical buildings; the hotel, the Palacio del Agua (Water Palace) Spa with minero-medicinal waters and a great 18-hole golf course.

Selected best Spa in Spain in 2012, the Palacio del Agua is a 3.000m2 (10.000 square feet) oasis dedicated to relaxation and fun in the water. A place designed to enjoy alone or escape as a couple.

The thermal area at Mondariz, with more than a century of history, is today a center that enjoys the latest and most modern techniques for minero-medicinal waters use.

A special mention to the Celtic Spa is in order; a unique thermal circuit inspired by the ancestral celtic thermal traditions.

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High-net worth individuals, members of various royal houses and celebrities from around the world visit to enjoy the medical waters of Mondariz since the XIX century. Its three springs can be accessed from the Palacio del Agua to enjoy baths and inhalants on demand.

Alone or as a couple, get your TARIFAs ready and relax in its waters!

3 DIVING DESTINATIONS

Water sports don’t always require perfect beaches, strong winds or chiseled bodies. Beyond these attributes, nature lovers enjoy diving into hidden treasures in the ocean depths.

From TARIFA and COMPANY we leave you here with a short list of very attractive places to dive into the water.

Coral Reef in Eilat, Israel. Located in the north point of the Red Sea, it enjoys reefs of great beauty and an incredible underwater world, with hundreds of fish species and other types of aquatic life.

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Water conditions are great year round, with temperatures between 21┬║ and 25┬║ degrees celsius (70-77 F┬║) and clear blue water than allow 20 to 30 meters (65-100 feet) of visibility.

Diving can be done from the shore or from a boat, in a range of settings that go from shallow coral gardens to deep-water dives. You can also swim among sunk boats, while night diving is also an experience you should not miss.

Great Blue Hole, Belize. In the center of the Lighthouse Reef we find this incredible limestone hole with depths that reach 400 meters (1.300 feet). Considered by Jacques Cousteau one of the best diving spots in the world, the Great Hole is a magnet for the most adventurous divers.

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Among its stalactites, stalagmites and columns, you will be able to enjoy an astounding marine life full of sponges, barracudas, corals and a great number of sharks, that patrol the limits of the hole.

Great Coral Reef, Australia. This wonder, found in the coast of Queensland, with 1.200 miles, is considered the largest living organism in the world.

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Its waters house a sea life treasure of more than 4.000 fish species and the greatest variety of algae in the world. You will enjoy diving within its coral canyons filled with turtles, starfish and corals of every color in the rainbow.

Any time of the year, put on your swimsuit and enjoy a good diving spot!