Tarifa is a small fishing town in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, on the southernmost coast of Spain and the southernmost point of the European continent, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. The town is located on the Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light) and across the Straits of Gibraltar facing Morocco and the Atlas Mountains.

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Tarifa’s wild coastline offers endless opportunities to explore the countryside. Horse-riding, kite-surfing, wind-surfing, whale-watching, rock-climbing and scuba diving are just a few things you can do besides the usual sunbathing, swimming, beach football/volleyball and mojitos.

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As I mentioned in my previous post, one of our destinations for the summer vacation was the Spanish Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun). We didn’t manage to see it all, but we did get a bit of a taste of the life and local cuisine and the delicious mojitos.

Costa del Sol is a region in the South of Spain, in the Province of Málaga, Andalusia. Formerly it was made up by a series of small fishing settlements and villages, but today the region is one of the a most renown summer tourist destinations.

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In the 60’s and 70’s Costa del Sol experienced an explosive demographic and economic expansion becoming a popular destination for foreign tourists not only for its beaches, but also for its local culture. It was a place with fashionable events, parties and a lush lifestyle. Since then, many things have changed and now the area is much more peaceful and quiet , being preferred more by elderly people.

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I’m at the office, outside it’s been raining since this morning (now it’s after-noon already), it’s April and I am dreaming of warm sunny days, somewhere relaxing and quiet. Somewhere that will remind me of the beautiful Tamarit beach where we went last summer and almost started crying when we had to go back home.

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Ok. I admit it. I’m beginning to like this blogging thing, if for nothing else than for the exercise. And, since I caught the blogging bug, after talking about it with Biencutza, I decided to write another post on Barcelona. It’s true, it has been a while since my Spanish vacation, but I’ll try not to let that stand in the way of a (hopefully) good and useful article. Continue reading