You can’t sleep much closer to Africa than at La Residencia Tarifa.
On the edge of the Spanish coastline, a stone’s throw from the southernmost point of Europe and Tarifa’s port with ferries bound to Africa, the upscale vacation apartments of La Residencia sit in an impressive, white manorial building facing the sea.
La Residencia Tarifa
It’s to-die-for location means uninterrupted views of the ocean, Africa, and on the clearest of days, the rock of Gibaltrar. Views are most impressive from the building’s rooftop, which comes complete with a terrace, sauna and infinity pool.
How beautiful and majestic are the lights of Africa as viewed from a dip in the waters of the infinity pool on a windy Tarifa night!
My parents and I stayed at this luxurious accommodation while trekking through the south of Spain on a whirlwind road trip.
We stayed in the Plaza del Viento apartment. With one bedroom and a living room with a pullout couch, it was a luxury to be able to spread out. The apartment also has a kitchen and dining room table, so we were able to prepare some of our own meals, cutting down on costs.
This apartment is on the ground floor and has a patio with a table to enjoy the sun and sea views.
Apartments here are decorated with sophisticated Moroccan décor, further highlighting the excitement of being so close to this beautiful and unique country.
We’d had quite a long day roadtripping through Andalucia before arriving in Tarifa, and the complimentary bottle of wine we found in our room upon arrival was gladly consumed from the building’s rooftop.
Known by locals as the wind capital of Spain, Tarifa swells in the summer with surfers and kite surfers as well as families in seek of an escape from the scorching summer sun of Central Spain.
The apartments are right around the corner from the Castle of Guzmán el Bueno, dating back to the 1200’s, and a two-minute walk from the Old Town of Tarifa, which is home to many cozy restaurants, shops and a beautiful cathedral.
It can be a little difficult to locate La Residencia, but ask any local and they should be able to help you. The people are friendly here. And once you finally find it, it will be worth it.
My parents and I quickly favorited Zumo de Tarifa as our breakfast spot.
Ok, so my egg and avocado bagel wasn’t the most authentic Spanish dish, but boy was it delicious, and the staff was extremely friendly.
I also highly recommend a visit to El Alimentacion de Pepe El Bueno, a small grocery store. My parent’s ventured out one night into the dark streets of Tarifa to get some groceries, and, despite limited Spanish skills, came back raving about their new friend Pepe who sold them, bread, cheese, and for my dad, Diet Coke. I met this kind man the next day and he touched my heart as well. Definitely pay him a visit to experience the best of Spanish hospitality.
Thank you La Residencia Tarifa, for a cozy and beautiful stay in this quaint Spanish town.
Note: I received a media rate at La Residencia Tarifa. All thoughts and opinions are my own.