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Tarifa

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Introduction

Tarifa - Ruins on the Med

Tarifa - Ruins on the Med

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Tarifa is a town in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, on the southernmost coast of Spain. The town is located on the Costa de la Luz facing Morocco. It has about 18,000 inhabitants.

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Weather

Although located in the southern tip of Spain, Tarifa has a Mediterranean climate with Oceanic influences, meaning cooler summers and milder winters compared to much of the region. Average highs in summer (June - September) are in the 21-24 °C range, with nights still around 19-22 °C. Winters from December to February have highs around 15 °C and nights around 12 °C. Average annual precipitation is around 600mm, with October to April seeing most of the rain.

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Getting There

By Boat

  • FRS has boats travelling between Tarifa and Tanger, Morocco.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Correos GuesthouseCoronel Moscardo, 8guesthouse85
Edus ApartmentsOtumba 2-6Apartment-
Hostal FacundoBatalla del Salado, 47Guesthouse83
Hostal Las MargaritasAntonio Maura, 13Guesthouse82
Hotel Dulce NombreCamino Cadiz-Malaga Km 76Hotel-
Hotel La PeñaCtra.Nacional 340 Km 78,4Hotel82
Hotel La TorreCarretera Nacional 340 Km 77.2Hotel85
The Melting Pot Hostel TarifaCalle Turriano Gracil, 5Hostel89
Beach Apartment TarifaTarifa Mar jonico 50Apartment-
Hostal Tarikc/san Sebastian n 34 TarifaGUESTHOUSE76
Hotel Meson de SanchoCarretera de Cadiz - Malaga KM 94HOTEL-
Casa BetisBetis 3bGUESTHOUSE-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet is widely available within Spain. Most airports have wifi-zones and in most towns there are internet cafés or shops where you can use internet for a fixed price. Wi-Fi points in bars and cafeterias are available after ordering, and most hotels offer Wi-Fi connection in common areas for their guests.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The international access code for Spain is +34. The emergency number for police, ambulance and the fire brigade is 112.

In cities you can find plenty of public phones, and 'locutorios'. The latter are small shops where you can use the phone and use internet. Most of them also sell prepaid cards for mobile telephones. These shops are used a lot by foreigners to call to their mother country.

The main mobile network operators in Spain are Yoigo, Vodafone, Movistar and Orange, as in most of Europe voice and data coverage is generally good in urban areas however it can be patchy in rural locations. Cheap mobile phones (less than €50) with some pre-paid minutes are sold at FNAC or any phone operator's shop (Vodafone, Movistar, Orange). Topping-up is then done by buying scratch cards from the small stores, supermarkets, vending points (often found in tobacco shops) or kiosks.

Post

If you want to post a card, you can head to the post office (Correos). The Spanish post is not yet as efficient as colleagues in other countries so receiving a card can take a bit longer than the number of days that it should take. On the website of Correos, you can find the locations of nearby post offices.
Post offices are generally open from 8:30am to 2:00pm, although times will vary according to the size of the city/town and the main post offices might be open until the early evening. Most will also open again on Saturday mornings, but in the smaller towns will close as early as 12 noon. When posting a letter, look for a yellow box and, if possible, post at the post office itself where there will also be divisions for local, national and international mail. Be prepared for long queues at the post office. This is why tobacco shops sell stamps and many will also have the facility to weigh packages. Standard letters/postcards of up to 20 grams sent within Spain are €0.34. However, non-standard letters/postcards of up to 20g are €0.39. Letters/postcards of 20 to 50 grams are €0.45. In the case of international shipping, the price is €0.64 to most countries within Europe for standard envelopes (letters/postcards) up to 20g, for a few European countries and outside Europe it is €0.78. If you want to send a package you are probably better off with a private courier company like TNT, DHL or UPS, as they offer quick and reliable services against competitive prices.

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