Daily Wanderlust: Tarifa, Spain

Written by on March 26, 2012 in Destinations - 6 Comments

Tarifa, Spain. The sign at the edge of the beach says: “the southest town in Europe.”

The way the wind whips my hair and pushes the crashing surf, it definitely seems like a dramatic point on the continent.

This little beach town is the place where the Atlantic Ocean crashes into the Mediterranean, and where the narrow Strait of Gibraltar carries people from Europe to Africa.

My favorite part about Tarifa, other than the quiet beaches? Being able to see Africa across the water. Shortly after this photo was taken, I boarded the ferry to Tangier, which would lead me to the land of one-thousand welcomes and the marvelous colors of Chefchaouen.

About the Author

Diana Edelman is an avid traveler who recently spent four years living as an expat. Most notably, Diana spent nearly three years in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked with Save Elephant Foundation to raise awareness about the realities of elephant tourism. Currently based in Las Vegas, Diana works in many industries as a publicist, social media expert, content creator and journalist. The founder of Vegans, Baby, you can normally find her hanging out at vegan restaurants around town, exploring the beauty of the desert southwest or camped out at a coffee shop banging on a keyboard. The co-founder of the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, Diana has spoken at conferences about travel blogging and responsible tourism.

6 Comments on " Daily Wanderlust: Tarifa, Spain "

  1. Christine March 27, 2012 at 3:35 am · Reply

    When were you here? That’s right where I live!

    • Diana March 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm · Reply

      Awwww! I was there in June 2010. Seems like an entire lifetime ago!

  2. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures March 27, 2012 at 7:46 am · Reply

    How cool to see another continent from across the ocean!

    • Diana March 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm · Reply

      It was soooo cool! There is something so magical about standing in Spain and seeing Africa a few miles away!

  3. Jen June 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm · Reply

    Hi I love your post on Tarifa,I found it on Lonely Planet. I have recently moved to that area from London and I had a surfing weekend there recently, I’ll be visiting lots I’m sure. I also went backpacking for a few months, it was the best year ever :)

    • Diana June 12, 2012 at 11:22 am · Reply

      Thank you for stopping by! Tarifa is gorgeous, isn’t it? Enjoy your travels!

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