About the property
Europe´s closest house to Africa. On the edge of the sea, The view quite simply amazing, a panorama of two continents, divided by two seas, The Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean , in the middle of the Natural Park of the Straits of Gibraltar on the Costa de la Luz and only 2km (8min) drive to the town of Tarifa or a (30 min) walk.
Completely Self Sufficient, this house works like any other, except that it produces its own food in the self service vegetable garden thanks to our gardener Francisco. It also produces its own electrics with a state of the art wind and sun power system, and has its own water wells. The CO2 emissions impact is ZERO, meaning that taking a holiday on this property compensates for the traveling in Car, Plane, etc. Children are amazed at this and picking up their own vegetables!!!:) This property is completely 100% Ecological.
Just 80 meters from shoreline, in front of you Africa meets Europe. Views are breathtaking, across the blue sea, sitting on the terrace sipping a glass of wine.
To the left the Mediterranean and Ceuta, to your right the Atlantic Ocean, Tangier and the Island of Tarifa with its light house shinning at night.
It is hypnotizing to watch the ships and boats passing by , If you are lucky, you will spot whales and dolphins or the biggest bird migrations in Europe as they fly from one continent to the other, right above your head....
Tarifa is 2 kilometres away 8 min drive, the last 800m to the house is a dirt track, you need a normal to high car (no sport cars). Its a really nice walk into town along the coastline (30 min). Once you arrive to the property there is nothing but peace, tranquility and the sound of silence.
Costa de la Luz Spain is a tourist location that offers great possibilities, kite surf, windsurf, scuba diving, rock climbing, fishing, horse ridding, tennis, beach volley, yoga, hiking through natural parks, golf, etc.
You can also enjoy exploring it's culture and architecture, and lots of bars and great restaurants.
It´s great outdoor life, sun, fun and beaches, incredible night life with international people from around the world meeting in this spectacular point called Tarifa, mixed with the locals and there way of life, Spanish ferias, horses, fishermen and surfers, this place is special and makes you want to come back!!
Just amazing seascapes and the stunning nature of the Natural Park all around which plunges dramatically down to the rocky, wild beaches. A perfect place to disconnect from life's usual routines.
A short stroll onto the headland (you will see Tarifa clearly from here, a mile or so further along the coast) takes you to the rocky coves of the Mediterranean. Rugged but very beautiful coves, excellent for fishing and snorkeling. You can sunbathe unmolested in any number of these little bays.
It is one of the last paradises in Spain that mass tourism hasn't destroyed. It still keeps its magic!!
About Tarifa, Costa de la Luz
Tarifa in the Costa de la Luz, Cadiz, is the most southern town of Spain in the region of Andalusia.
A little charming white Andalusian town with a lot of history behind it and one of the most sort after holiday destinations in Spain.
It is located in the Straits of Gibraltar that separate Europe and Africa, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea with Africa only 14km away, it boosts a spectacular natural beauty and bio diversity, as well as a deep history and architecture.
The area is called Costa de la Luz (Coast of light) and its not for nothing. The light in this area is of spectacular quality.
Tarifa and Costa de Luz have some of the most beautiful wild white sand beaches in Spain.
Tarifa has many cultural event like Semana Santa, The Ferrias, Horse events on the beaches, Kite surfing competitions, Bull fighting and many others.
Tarifa has avoided the mass construction and tourism that reaches most of Spain because it was mainly a military area until the recent decades, and since then proclaimed the Natural Park of the Straits of Gibraltar, protecting the whole area from the fate of most of the coasts of Spain.
Tarifa became famous in the 80-90’s as the windsurf capital of Europe and now attracts Kitesurfers and Windsurfers from around the world. There is many water sport and activities like fishing, scuba diving, snorkelling, kitesurfing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boards, surfing, whale watching, sight seeing, yoga, mountain bike, golf, horse ridding, trail walking, that you can get courses and hire gear.
Also, there is the biggest bird migrations in the world between the European and African continents.
The beach life in Tarifa is very vibrant, with many beach bars where you can have a beer and look at the sunset, then to dinner in town with an array of great restaurants and tapas bars (typical Spanish food served as a little portion so you can try a variety of different dishes), and after dinner, some great night bars, and if you are up to it, even after hour disco, all this shared in this little magical town Tarifa, which attract some pretty interesting people from around the world.
Romans lived in the area, and used to salt fish in a little town 20km from Tarifa called Bolonia (Baelo Claudia), there is a beautiful museum and interesting Roman ruins that are being uncovered slowly.
The name Tarifa comes from a Berber military commander from the north of Africa in 710, Tarif Ibn Malik. The Arabs conquered Andalusia, then called Al-Andaluz.
Many different cultures have passed through this very important strategic point.
Tarifa is very well situated for exploring the south of Andalusia. Cadiz is 1 hour drive, Sevilla, Cordoba and Malaga are within 2 hours, and Granada about 3 hours drive. There are many beautiful villages in the area like Vejer de la Frontera, Ronda, and many more little white villages, where you feel like you went into a travel machine and came out a couple of centuries ago.
That specially happens when you catch the ferry from Tarifa town to Tangier, a 35min trip that leaves you on the shores of Africa.