Continuing our tour visiting beach bars around the world, we continue at Tarifa and today we introduce you to Tangana, a perfect place to relax and enjoy a sunny day in this side of the world.


Historically known simply as “el chiringuito” (the beach bar), this bar is right off the sand in Valdevaqueros Beach, and is quite possibly the oldest in Tarifa, with a 20-year history. However since 2001, you will find Inés, a madrilian born in Malaga and Christophe, a frenchman from the Alps, there.

All around its garden, as among its hammocks and beds, the place has a family-oriented and sporty vibe inviting its visitors de relax and enjoy and calm moment after a long day of sun and water sports.

In its menu you will find light and fresh food, not overly complex, to continue enjoying your day at the beach. The most original is it salad bar, where you will be able to make your own salad, choosing among dozens of fresh products, toppings and seasonings.

Mid-afternoon, you will be able to enjoy live music and as sunset, refresh with their wide selection of natural, freshly-squeezed juices or cocktails.


Right next to the beach bar, you will find Conchinchina, a small store filled with french brands that is housed in a former wagon train.

Beyond the bar and the store, Tangana also hosts a small development with 11 bungalows just a few steps from the beach, ideal for windsurf and kitesurf lovers.


Location: Valdevaqueros, Tarifa, Spain. Road N340 – Km 74,5
Schedule: From Easter through November, from 10:00am to 9:00pm
Telephone: +34 639 342 797
Web page: Facebook


A great beach bar is the perfect complement to any good beach. In this blog we will compile a few of our favorites, and thus we start with those that are closer to us, here in Tarifa. On Los Lances beach, one can find the Waves Beach Bar, a small and charming place.


Run by the Reyes Brothers, Jose Antonio and Ulises, who define themselves as “genetic chiringuiteros” (beach bar owners), the Waves Bar is the perfect place to enjoy, as they describe “an unforgettable burger in a incomparable setting”. In addition each Thursday evening they also set up BBQs with live DJs to watch the sun set.

Beyond burgers, fresh fish and paella are some of their other claims for beach goers. Don’t miss on their Sunday’s “paella show cooking” for learn live how to make a paella.

If you look to freshen up after a long day in the beach, at Waves, you will be able to enjoy their long list of shakes, cocktails and fresh fruit juices from their impressive deck, on the top floor of the bar, with panoramic views over Los Lances.


Visit and enjoy this beach bar full of personality and good vibes!

Waves Beach Bar
Location: Los Lances north, Tarifa, Spain. Road N340 – Km 81
Open: From february through december, from 10:00am on
Phone: +34 656 694 342
Web page: Facebook