Spain·April 14 2024 - March 14 2026

Tarifa, climbing and chilling

Tarifa: Where climbing meets the most stunning beaches in Spain

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Overview

Tarifa isn't just a place—it's a vibe! Picture this: world-famous kite surfing and windsurfing, a buzzing cosmopolitan scene, and stretches of golden sand beaches as far as the eye can see. But here's the kicker: it's also a climbing paradise! Imagine climbing routes with epic views of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Moroccan coast just a stone's throw away. And get this—the landscape stays lush and green all year round, thanks to Tarifa's unique microclimate. Now, let's talk rock. These cliffs aren't just any cliffs—they're made of tough sandstone, offering a grip for every kind of climber. With over 250 routes ranging from beginner friendly to advanced level, there's something for everyone here. And after a morning or afternoon of climbing, what better way to end the day than enjoying the Tarifa's stunning beaches? Bolonia Beach, with its golden sand dunes, is just waiting to be explored. So, if you're craving adventure, culture, and unbeatable views, Tarifa is where it's at. Come experience the feeling of climbing against a backdrop that's nothing short of breathtaking. Trust us—you won't want to miss this! This trip runs all year round, so select your preferred starting date during checkout! Note: better avoid June, July and August. Its too hot then...

Hosts

David Munilla

David Munilla

David is a renowned climbing photographer on a global scale, with his work featured in major magazines worldwide. He's also an accomplished author, writing books and topo guides on climbing. As a climber and alpinist, he started on trad routes in the South of Spain, emerging as a pioneer in Andalusia's sport climbing scene in the mid-80s. He's opened numerous routes and helped to the sport's growth in the region. With a lifetime spent climbing here, he knows every crag like the back of his hand. David is certified as a rock climbing guide, instructor, and mountain rescue teams instructor. He's opened over 1000 bolted routes in various climbing destinations worldwide, climbing everything from the sun-soaked walls of Yosemite to the snow-covered peaks of the Alps.

Schedule

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Day 1 - Meet your guide and get to know Tarifa

On the initial day, you'll meet your guide David and settle into your accommodation. Depending on availability and the season, lodging options include tourist apartments or local hotels. The afternoon is yours to explore Tarifa and savour its sunset over the Atlantic. Make sure not to overlook the chance to experience the local bars, cuisine, and nightlife. If you're fond of seafood, you're in the right spot. Moreover, Tarifa is renowned as one of the world's kite surfing hubs, radiating excellent vibes.

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Accommodation

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Meals

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Day 2 - Climbing

On the initial day, David will lead you in climbing one of the numerous crags within the region. Given the flexibility to select the area that aligns with your preferences, considering factors like weather and wind, you'll have the opportunity to explore three distinct areas, each with its own unique features and qualities. After a full day of climbing, you'll return to Tarifa.

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Climbing guide

Accommodation

Transport

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Meals

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Day 3 - Climbing

Another splendid day of climbing in one of the region's numerous areas.

Full day of climbing followed by return to Tarifa.

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Climbing guide

Accommodation

Transport to climbing crag

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Meals

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Day 4 - Climbing

Today marks the final day of the program, and we'll be climbing at another nearby crag. After three days, you've gained a glimpse of what this area has to offer, perhaps sparking your interest in exploring other regions of Andalusia such as Grazalema or El Chorro. You might even consider venturing to Morocco, which is clearly visible from Tarifa and just a short distance away.


Following a full day of climbing, we'll return to Tarifa to bid farewell!

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Climbing guide

Transport to climbing crag

Accommodation

Not Included

Meals

What's Included

What's Included

Certified rock climbing guide

Accommodation at local hotel or apartment

Transport from accommodation to climbing crags

Public liability insurance

4 days / 4 nights

Climbing in 3 different areas around Tarifa

Climbing technical equipment

Transport to Tarifa

Food

Personal travel and climbing insurance

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The Package

Tarifa Climb and  Chill

Tarifa Climb and Chill

Get ready for the best vibes in the Spanish coast: world class climbs, towns with amazing vibes, super local food, Europe's kite surf hotspot, climb with epic views of Africa... Select your preferred starting date during checkout!

FROM$983.15/pp

Tarifa Climbing Paradise

The best sunsets in Spain

From stunning beaches to a charming old town brimming with cosy cafés, Tarifa offers a wealth of attractions. Situated in the south of Spain, Tarifa boasts the distinction of being the Spanish city closest to the African continent. Indeed, weather permitting, boats depart daily to Tangier (Morocco), offering easy access to another continent.


Climbing here presents a unique experience compared to other Spanish areas like Siurana, Oliana, Margalef, or the Costa Blanca. Time seems to slow down, and crowded crags are a rarity. Moreover, with the majority of climbers being locals, you'll encounter a warm and welcoming atmosphere where socialising at the crag is the norm. It's a haven for unwinding both body and mind, in its purest form.

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Trip Tips

Ideal equipment for the trip

Ideal equipment for the trip

As the guide will provide ropes and quickdraws for the group, we suggest that you bring your own climbing shoes, harness, belay devices, and helmet if you use one. If you prefer to use your own rope and quickdraws, that's even better, since you're used to them. For colder months (October to February), it's advisable to bring along some warm clothing, particularly for the afternoons and evenings. Additionally, pack shorts and several t-shirts, as it can get hot during midday when exposed to the sun. Given the area's high number of sunny days, it's wise to bring sunscreen, as the sun can be intense at times.

Things to do in Tarifa apart from climbing

Things to do in Tarifa apart from climbing

Here are our top 10 activities that you shouldn't miss before or after our program: 1. Take the ferry from Tarifa to Tangier. 2. Go on a Tarifa whale watching excursion. 3. Climb the towers of Castillo Guzman el Bueno. 4. Explore Tarifa’s old town. 5. See a truly local market. 6. Explore the local bars and taverns. 7. Visit some of the nearby beaches. We recommend you Bolonia with its sand dunes and chiringuito for a cocktail or beer during sunset. 8. Try kite surfing for at least one day. 9. Enjoy a day at the beach. 10. Try the delicious local and fresh seafood.

FAQs

Participants can cancel their booked services, subject to the following charges:

- 10% of the total amount if canceled up to 3 months before the activity's start for management and reservation costs, in addition to the advance payment for shelter or other services.

- 50% of the total amount if canceled between 3 months and 30 days before the activity's start.

- 100% of the total amount if canceled within 30 days before the activity's start or during it.

- Non-appearance of the participant at the agreed time and location for the activity results in the total loss of the paid amount.

- The activity commences upon the guide's arrival at the designated meeting point.

- In case the guide cancels the activity due to safety or weather concerns, an alternative activity will be arranged if feasible. If not, a refund will be issued (excluding shelter reservation costs), or a date change agreement will be reached.

- It's highly advisable to obtain a cancellation insurance to cover expenses if the participant needs to cancel the activity.

We aim to simplify things! That's why we've set the minimum number of participants for the program at just two people. Can it get any easier than that?

Tarifa and the Cádiz region enjoy a mild climate year-round, though it's advisable to steer clear of the peak summer season from June to late August. The remainder of the year offers ideal conditions, with fewer tourists, ensuring a more enjoyable experience.

Absolutely not! Our program is specifically tailored for beginner and intermediate climbers. Additionally, David will be on hand to set up top ropes whenever needed, guide you through routes, and instruct you on how to equip yourself and start climbing safely if you're completely new to the sport.

Tarifa, climbing and chilling

Spain· April 14 2024 - March 14 2026· 699 nights

FROM$983/pp

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