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It has been eight months since I was in Tarifa, but it still stands out as one of the most interesting of all the places we visited during our 3-weeks in Spain during winter 2008/09. By that stage of our trip, we were into the last few days of 2008 and had decided to simply explore the southwest Atlantic coast with nothing booked for accommodations and no idea of where we would spend each night. We were not disappointed - the wild skies trying to decide if they would rain or not combined with the stong winds and huge waves pounding ashore at Tarifa when we arrived was just the atmosphere we needed. Things calmed down a bit as we moved further north along the coastal mountain ranges in this area - with a visit to the 2000 year old Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia being one of the highlights. This is a part of Spain that I could easily spend a lot of time in and it is definitely worth a visit (my 'General' tip has a map showing how we arrived in the Tarifa area). Why not take a look and decide for yourselves?
- Pros:I like coasts, off-the-beaten-path places and no crowds - it passed with flying colours!
- Cons:Limited infrastructure, likely over-crowded during the 'popular' months
- In a nutshell:Very high marks for waves, wind, mountains, history and friendly people
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