things to know
We are local to this area and on arrival you will have access to a folder with all the information that you should need, including local amenities, places to go and things to see. Furthermore we are at the end of a phone 24/7 for any advice that you might need, emergencies or simply to recommend a good tapas bar!
If you need to do a shop before getting to the houses there is a brand new, and very good supermarket outside Tarifa town in the industrial estate called Mercadona. In the summer we would not recommend that you shop in the town, as it is extremely busy and the queues long. There is a food market in the old town that is wonderful for fish, meat and vegetables. Organic produce is easy to come by and there are several shops dedicated exclusively to local produce; Santivieri by the market in the old town, and Eco Center has organic staples and baby food.
When to come
May and June are the best time to come in terms of good weather and empty beaches; wild flowers adorn the property and the surrounding countryside. April is culturally interesting as the Easter processions are a big event in all Andalucian villages – Seville is the highlight. From Easter until September there are fairs that last a week throughout the province; Tarifa has its fair in September (also one of the best months to be in Tarifa) with its 500 strong horseback parade, rides, raffles and surfing competitions, yet this is nothing compared with the feria of the horse in Jerez.
The summer months of July and August are when Spain takes its holidays, and Tarifa is one of the number one destinations in Spain which means that it can get overly busy and you need to book restaurants and any courses you might like to take in advance. Nightlife really hots up and there is a fun party scene both in town and along the main road, and all of the chiringuitos open on the beach.
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