Tarifa is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia. Located at the southernmost end of the Iberian Peninsula, it is primarily known as one of the world’s most popular destinations for windsports. Tarifa lies on the Costa de la Luz (“coast of light”) and across the Strait of Gibraltar facing Morocco.
At exactly 36 degrees latitude, the Punta de Tarifa is the southernmost point of continental Europe. (The only parts of Europe farther south are islands – including the Greek island of Gavdos, which is the southernmost point of Europe.) Across the Strait of Gibraltar, the African capitals of Tangier, Tunis and Algiers are to the south of Tarifa.