Even if you can see the African coast some days, the 14km are a little far to swim. Its easy enough to jump on a short boat ride to reach the African continent. For an excursion to the other continent, it’s better to take the ferries from Tarifa which cross the Strait of Gibraltar in 35 minutes.
It’s a great experience to walk around the traditional Moroccan markets and go shopping in typical small shops and really soak up the Moroccan culture, its worlds away.
Gibraltar is easy accessible by rental car and really worth a visit. Under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, this overseas territory is only 6.5km². Upon arrival, it is very important that you have valid ID cards!
From the European Point, the southernmost point of Gibraltar, you have an overwhelming view of the African and Spanish coastline, and of the strait of Gibraltar. You will see English policemen, red phone boxes and monkeys! Its quite a combination. On the Rock of Gibraltar are the only naturally living monkeys in Europe.
Whales & Dolphins
Another real highlight is the whales and dolphins that you can see around the coast of Tarifa. On this tour, you’ll take a boat onto the water and check out the home of different dolphin species: common dolphins, striped dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and porpoises. With a little luck, you may see some swordfish, sperm whales, or finbacks swimming their way between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea through the Strait of Gibraltar. The sea life he is truly amazing here.
If kiteloops are not giving you enough air, take a paragliding flight and enjoy the fascinating view over Tarifa the cote de luz of Spain and the corner of African coast..
Tarifa is not only a kitesurfers paradise. For horse lovers the trails here are to die for. Horse trails through the spectacular dunes of Punta Paloma in the Natural Park of El Estrecho, with Africa on the horizon the views are fantastic. You will experience all the elements of nature: fauna, flora, sea, mountains and wind. Even if you have never experienced horse riding before this is a real must do activity.