The Lighthouse

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  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Designer apartment in the center overlooking the sea and terrace overlooking
the Mediterranean, port, island, Atlantic, dunes and Africa. Probably the best views of Tarifa.
It has light in every corner and has been decorated taking care of every detail in the colors that our beach dresses when the Levante blows.
The apartment has a double bedroom with balcony and two beds in the common room with large windows and sea views. Perfect for couples, families or friends

The space
La Casa de las Olas is a unique accommodation consisting of three independent and unique apartments that share a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean, the port, The Island, the Atlantic, the dunes and Africa. Probably the best views of Tarifa.
They have been decorated with attention to detail in the colors of the sea and the beach of Los Lances when the Levante blows.
It is a house that has three floors, with an apartment on each floor that is accessed through a ladder that leads to a common terrace.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed
Living room
1 single bed

What this place offers

Sea view
Bay view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free street parking
TV
Free washer – In building
Shared patio or balcony
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Tarifa, Andalucía, Spain

It is located in the center, on Calle Ramón y Cajal corner with Braille just steps from Puerta de Jerez, in a very central but quiet area to rest well.
The place is great for walking as all places of interest are accessible and a short walk away.
Right next door is the Causeway, Calle Sancho el IV and Guzmán el Bueno, where the best restaurants, tapas bars, shops and nightlife are located, allowing easy access to all the sites on foot.
It is next to the main shopping areas, bars and restaurants.
Los Lances Beach in the Atlantic Ocean, 7 kilometers long and beautiful white-sand beaches, is a five-minute walk away.
The accommodation does not have its own parking, but you can also park on the streets of the area.

We love to go out for tapas and dinner in Tarifa, and we'd like you to get to know the authentic places of Tarifa, where we go and repeat the ones we reside here.
For BREAKFAST we love Café de la Luz and Café 10 on Calle de la Luz, Café Azul on Calle Batalla del Salado, all very close to the accommodation, very nice and with a variety of breakfasts for all tastes (juices, fruits, varied toast, cereals, eggs...). If you prefer something more traditional where the locals go, we recommend Morilla in La Calzada (Calle Sancho IV el Bravo) or La Botana de Antonio, on Avenida de Andalucía. Our favorite breakfast, healthy and typical of the south is mollete or slice of male bread (traditional local bread) with tomato and oil.
To COVER, our favorite places in the Old Town are El Francés (Calle Sancho IV el Bravo), Lola (try the prawn salad) and Corridor (salmon tartar, mushroom crepe, salmorejo millefeuille...) both are on Calle Guzmán el Bueno., The Bar Rico on Calle General Moscardó, (more traditional food orders half rations of game, meatballs, choco croquettes and cooked).
Outside the Old Town but central you have La Botana de Antonio on Avenida de Andalucía (to cover on a bar or terrace or eat with stronger dishes, meat and fish of good quality and reasonable price) El Picoteo (a classic for the locals and residents will cost you to find a place...) in Calle Mariano Vinuesa or La Galería Vasca, on the same street.
To cover near the beach we recommend El Polideportivo (cane and lid 2 euros) next to the Polideportivo Next to the Civil Guard Headquarters or Las Campanas of higher quality, good fish, in Avenida de las Fuerzas Armadas 9.
To eat or eat good FISH, we recommend El Ancla (excellent quality something more expensive) or El Puerto (very good value for money, to sit or cover at the bar), both on Avenida de las Fuerzas Armadas, very close to the port, and also in the area El Varadero, Calle Alcalde Juan Núñez, order half portions of fried fish at a very reasonable price.
For good MEAT, our favorite is El Caserón, in Calle Huerta del Rey s/n, excellent local meat and good service. We also really like An Ca Curro, a classic with a solera, in winter the usual place is open, nice but small, better to cover, in Calle Moreno de la Mora, perpendicular to Calle de la Luz. In the summer the new one is also open in Avenida de Andalucía, very close to Puerta de Jerez, where you can sit on the terrace or inside more comfortably for dinner at your leisure. We recommend ordering the eggplant scramble, seasoned tomato and Iberian pork that Curro breeds in his field (sirloin, secret or prey).
If YOU like vegetarian restaurants and vegetarian food, we recommend Chilimosa, in Calle Peso 6, next to Puerta de Jerez and Ecocenter, also with organic products shop and activity rooms (yoga). At the Ecocenter there are plenty of pizzas and we love going Sunday night to enjoy dinner and concerts in your backyard.
For a drink or a beer, we love to follow the concert route:
Wednesday: Many Wednesdays live music in Moby Dick, Melo Street, 2. You can have dinner or tapas.
Thursday: every Thursday Flamenco live in Almedina, around 21.30, in Calle Almedina
Friday: every Friday Live music in Chiringuito Bienestar, at Playa de los Lances. We try not to miss it. At 22.00, good music and good atmosphere by the sea.
Saturday: This is not always fixed, but in summer there are usually concerts on Saturdays in the Convent Garden (Hotel located on Calle Batalla del Salado), and the place is worth it.
Sunday: every Sunday concert at Ecocenter (Calle San Sebastian 10). Nice place and very close concerts about 21.30h. Be patient with the service, the waiters are charming but on Sundays they are usually overwhelmed... If you want to secure the table, better book.
Other places to have a drink are: Almedina (nice place with quiet atmosphere), Venice (excellent cocktails), Takoway (always full), Surf Bar, Tea Shop, EL Cochitril and Soul Café. To finish off with bars, La Ruina and then the Mombasa discos (in the village) or Café del Mar (in the Polígono)

We love to go out for tapas and dinner in Tarifa, and we'd like you to get to know the authentic places of Tarifa, where we go and repeat the ones we reside here.
For BREAKFAST we love Café de la Luz and Café 10 on Calle de la Luz, Café Azul on Calle Batalla del Salado, all very close to the accommodation, very nice and with a variety of breakfasts for all tastes (juices, fruits, varied toast, cereals, eggs...). If you prefer something more traditional where the locals go, we recommend Morilla in La Calzada (Calle Sancho IV el Bravo) or La Botana de Antonio, on Avenida de Andalucía. Our favorite breakfast, healthy and typical of the south is mollete or slice of male bread (traditional local bread) with tomato and oil.
To COVER, our favorite places in the Old Town are El Francés (Calle Sancho IV el Bravo), Lola (try the prawn salad) and Corridor (salmon tartar, mushroom crepe, salmorejo millefeuille...) both are on Calle Guzmán el Bueno., The Bar Rico on Calle General Moscardó, (more traditional food orders half rations of game, meatballs, choco croquettes and cooked).
Outside the Old Town but central you have La Botana de Antonio on Avenida de Andalucía (to cover on a bar or terrace or eat with stronger dishes, meat and fish of good quality and reasonable price) El Picoteo (a classic for the locals and residents will cost you to find a place...) in Calle Mariano Vinuesa or La Galería Vasca, on the same street.
To cover near the beach we recommend El Polideportivo (cane and lid 2 euros) next to the Polideportivo Next to the Civil Guard Headquarters or Las Campanas of higher quality, good fish, in Avenida de las Fuerzas Armadas 9.
To eat or eat good FISH, we recommend El Ancla (excellent quality something more expensive) or El Puerto (very good value for money, to sit or cover at the bar), both on Avenida de las Fuerzas Armadas, very close to the port, and also in the area El Varadero, Calle Alcalde Juan Núñez, order half portions of fried fish at a very reasonable price.
For good MEAT, our favorite is El Caserón, in Calle Huerta del Rey s/n, excellent local meat and good service. We also really like An Ca Curro, a classic with a solera, in winter the usual place is open, nice but small, better to cover, in Calle Moreno de la Mora, perpendicular to Calle de la Luz. In the summer the new one is also open in Avenida de Andalucía, very close to Puerta de Jerez, where you can sit on the terrace or inside more comfortably for dinner at your leisure. We recommend ordering the eggplant scramble, seasoned tomato and Iberian pork that Curro breeds in his field (sirloin, secret or prey).
If YOU like vegetarian restaurants and vegetarian food, we recommend Chilimosa, in Calle Peso 6, next to Puerta de Jerez and Ecocenter, also with organic products shop and activity rooms (yoga). At the Ecocenter there are plenty of pizzas and we love going Sunday night to enjoy dinner and concerts in your backyard.
For a drink or a beer, we love to follow the concert route:
Wednesday: Many Wednesdays live music in Moby Dick, Melo Street, 2. You can have dinner or tapas.
Thursday: every Thursday Flamenco live in Almedina, around 21.30, in Calle Almedina
Friday: every Friday Live music in Chiringuito Bienestar, at Playa de los Lances. We try not to miss it. At 22.00, good music and good atmosphere by the sea.
Saturday: This is not always fixed, but in summer there are usually concerts on Saturdays in the Convent Garden (Hotel located on Calle Batalla del Salado), and the place is worth it.
Sunday: every Sunday concert at Ecocenter (Calle San Sebastian 10). Nice place and very close concerts about 21.30h. Be patient with the service, the waiters are charming but on Sundays they are usually overwhelmed... If you want to secure the table, better book.
Other places to have a drink are: Almedina (nice place with quiet atmosphere), Venice (excellent cocktails), Takoway (always full), Surf Bar, Tea Shop, EL Cochitril and Soul Café. To finish off with bars, La Ruina and then the Mombasa discos (in the village) or Café del Mar (in the Polígono)

TARIFA
Tarifa is a unique place in the world for several reasons. The first of them is that it is the one I have chosen to live, after knowing a large number of destinations around the world. It is not a destination for all audiences, access is not easy, it is in the southernmost part of Europe and the winds blowing from the East or West, greatly condition life in the place.
But it is a place that has a special light and where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea come together. In addition, it is only 14 kilometres from Africa and its coasts are clearly cut into the landscape.
Its territory is located within a Natural Park, which has preserved its natural landscape and beaches and kept it safe from urban abuse. There is tourism but of independent type, which is accommodated in small hotels and apartments and which arrives by its own means. Forget about organized trips!
It is a paradise for lovers of wind sports such as kitesurfing or windsurfing, but also for those who love to walk and run along magnificent, light-sand beaches, where the wind and tides draw a unique and unrepeatable landscape every day.
You can say it's an undisturbed territory, and I love
that. The town of Tarifa is another of its attractions, where the inhabitants from the village live together, who love and live with intensity Andalusian traditions (carnival, fair, Easter) and residents from outside, inside and outside Spain, who arrived one day and came back again and again until we no longer left.
There are wooden surfing spots where you can have a cane and a hamburger in front of the sea or get lost in the streets of the old town and enjoy a good lid with a cane in the sun.
There are plenty of shops where you can find clothes and accessories in Tarfeño style, which is difficult to explain but you will understand perfectly if you spend a few days here.
In Tarifa there is no rush and time has another conception. Full life.
What to do in the area?
The first thing to do is enjoy the beach and the sea, stroll along the Atlantic coast of light-sand beaches or the Mediterranean coast that draws rock lines at sea. You can stroll along the coast in both directions and enjoy every detail of the landscape.
If you like kitesurfing or windsurfing or are planning to take a course, Rate is the right place. There are plenty of schools that will suit your level and needs.
The area has a unique landscape and fauna, if you like to see birds here you will find unique species.
Dolphins, whales and unique marine fauna abound in the Strait Sea. There are many options for sea trips by boat for cetacean sightings.
If you're into active sports, there are plenty of great biking, climbing, or hiking spots in the area.
We love gastronomy. The star dish is tuna, caught by the ancient art of the trap, respectful of the environment. Most restaurants and bars in the area offer dishes based on Tarifa tuna, and if you come in June you may be lucky enough to coincide with the tuna fair, where locals compete with their tuna creations for the top spot in public recognition.
Another possibility at your fingertips is a visit to Morocco, just 14 kilometres away, and you have boats every hour that take 45 minutes to take you to that other continent that is so close and yet so far in culture and customs.
Shopping is another great incentive for Tarifa, both for clothing and accessories in Tarfeño and surfer style. In the streets of La Luz, Battle of Salt, or getting lost in the streets of the center, it is difficult to resist the variety and attractiveness of the products offered. You can also buy high quality canned tuna and La Tarifeña derivatives made from products caught in the area.
From a cultural point of view, in the Tarifa district you can visit the wall, the Castle of Guzman the Good or just a few kilometres away, the Roman ruins of Baelo Claudio in Bologna.
Outside Tarifa but a few kilometers away, you can visit villages of great beauty and with all the charm of Andalusia such as Vejer or Medina Sidonia located in the direction of Cadiz, or Castelar de la Frontera past Algeciras.
If you like the nightlife, you can enjoy a large number of bars and clubs to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Tarifa, with a mix of people you can't find anywhere else. From a mojito at sunset, to the music of the best DJs, you can have fun without a break.

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I am from Burgos, from the north, and have lived in Madrid for many years studying and working. I am a PhD in Business Sciences and I have taught marketing classes at the university for twelve years. I've also been socially responsive. But that was in "another life" that's pretty far away. For the past 10 years I have lived in Tarifa, I have a son and I enjoy every day of him, the sea and the unique light that shines in this place.
My greatest values are freedom, creativity, and passion.
A friend of mine says that in Tarifa we live the "dissidents" and I agree with him.

I love running on the empty beach, swimming in the sea, Iberian ham, red wine, good cinema, music, and dance.
In Tarifa we do not have a cinema, but with Filmin and Spotify I have at my disposal a huge world of possibilities.
I am also a biodance teacher and have a group in Tarifa that we meet weekly.

I have several apartments in Tarifa with my brothers and I manage it. Each with its own personality and in which we have worked to make them a special place, taking care of the details and finding the most suitable combination of materials and colors.
We try to get guests to enjoy the rate we are passionate about and I recommend my favorite places to make your experience not that of one more tourist.
I am from Burgos, from the north, and have lived in Madrid for many years studying and working. I am a PhD in Business Sciences and I have taught marketing classes at the universi…

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