Tarifa’s tip-of-Spain location, at a point the Mediterranean and the Atlantic converge, provides a distinct feel and outlook to whole of Andalucía. Surfers get drawn to the Stiff Atlantic winds, windsurfers and kite-surfers which in turn, gives a deceptively little settlement to this ancient city with an international feel. Tarifa is the last city in Spain before Morocco, and it’s a feel of things to expect. These are reflected in its winding whitewashed streets and tangible North African feel, the ancient town walled windswept which could easily be taken as a Chefchaouen or Essaouira. This is not concealed, however, and, most especially in August, the town is packed – this is not even close to the fun the town has to offer. Tarifa could have existed as long as Phoenician Cádiz and was a Roman settlement without a doubt. Its name is gotten fromTarif ibn Malik, who was the leader of a Muslim raid in AD 710, the year before the full Islamic invasion of the peninsula.