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Spain 2016

A relaxing week in southern Spain with friends.


Spain

Last week I spent a very relaxing week in Tarifa, Spain, with a couple of friends.

The week consisted of heading to the beach and BBQ-ing at our villa and a couple of day trips to Tarifa and Gibraltar.

We flew to Malaga from Weze with RyanAir and rented a couple of cars to get us around in the area.

Tarifa Gibraltar
View from our villa in Tarifa
Villa at Tarifa Tarifa views

Tarifa

Tarifa is also known as kite surfers paradise because there's usually a strong wind.

One of us brought their kites, and we also rented a wind surf board which is a lot harder than it seems.

Kites at Tarifa
Kites at Tarifa Splashing kiter at Tarifa
Kite surfer making a jump

Tarifa consists of a relatively modern part with many hotels and apartments and an old town with small alleys. From the harbor, you can take the ferry to Morocco.

Man standing on rocks near Tarifa
Boat in the harbour of Tarifa Screw
Tarifa alley
Statue in Tarifa harbor Another statue in Tarifa

Gibraltar

Close to Tarifa lies Gibraltar, a prominent limestone ridge that is part of England. You'll need a passport to enter the city.

Gibraltar panorama
Gibraltar views Gibraltar cruise ship Gibraltar cable car
Gibraltar views

The main attraction in Gibraltar is the cable cart to the top of the ridge, from where you have a great view. There's also a ton of monkeys.

Monkeys at Gibraltar
Monkeys at Gibraltar Monkeys at Gibraltar
Gibraltar homes No ball playing Gibraltar homes

After descending from the ridge, we took the car to the most northern edge of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar lighthouse
Gibraltar Gibraltar mosque
The big guns

I'm on a boat

On most of our bucket lists, one of the things was a deep-sea fishing trip, so we found a boat with a captain and spent the day on the ocean.

On a boat
Boating Boating
Fishing Sunset at Tarifa