When the wind picks up in Tarifa the southernmost city in continental Europe visitors can easily understand why it is known, even to locals, as the Hawaii of Spain World renowned winds combined with kilometres of empty white sandy beaches bring some of the best wind and kite surfers from around the world, while the tropical relaxed environment beckons to those a little less adventurous who come for the beautiful beaches and hip lifestyle. Expect to see more Reefs board shorts and Quicksilver attire than you ever thought existed in Spain; in fact everything about Tarifa defies all expectations.

Location wise, it doesn’t get much better than this. Directly across the strait of Gibraltar from Tangier, Tarifa boasts incomparable views of Morocco to the south, the Atlantic to the east, and the Mediterranean to the west from numerous outlooks – from few if any other places in the world can you see two continents and two wide open seas at once.