5 AFRICAN PARADISES

While we typically associate Africa with adventure, the continent also offers some of the wildest coasts in the world; remote places to disconnect and relax. Virgin beaches, tropical jungle and dream island sets, make some of the impressive offerings of the most unknown continent.

If you are thinking about combining safari and sand, at Tarifa and Company, we bring you some of our favorites.

Anse Source D’Argent, la Digue, Seychelles. One of the most photographed beaches in the world, and perfect beach for snorkeling under its blue water. Perfect for that special occasion.

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Diani Beach, Kenia. About 20km (12 miles) of beaches with palm trees and underwater coral reefs make this destination a true paradise.

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Ifaty, Madagascar. Sitting on the southwest of the island, a small, welcoming beach with white sandy patches.

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Belle Mare, Mauritius. Calm, shallow waters, fine, golden sand and few fellow beach goers make this beach a dream.

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Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania. There are a lot of blue-water beaches, that it is hard to pick just one. Maybe Nungwi, in the north part of the island is one of the most spectacular.

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When you visit, remember to send us pictures!

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 pescaĂ­to (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.

HACIENDA NA XAMENA, IBIZA, SPAIN

In the middle of the Mediterranean, Hacienda Na Xamena is the ideal spot to spend a dream holiday. It’s location makes it unique: on top of a cliff and surrounded by Mediterranean forest, it possesses marvelous and spectacular sea views.

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Most astounding are the hotels Suspended Cascades, an exterior spa settled over a 180 meter (600 feet) cliff with a wonderful view over the Mediterranean.

This incredible setting offers a unique Thalassotherapy treatment. Composed of eight lagoons of warm sea water, interconnected among themselves through cascades, it guarantees profound relaxation, from head to toe.

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But Hacienda Na Xamena also offers a traditional spa, La Posidonia, that includes a wide selection of body and facial treatments.

Hop into your TARIFAs and treat yourself at Na Xamena. And don’t doubt about reserving one of their rooms with private jacuzzi and pool with views over the Mediterranean.