Tarifa features a Mediterranean climate with Oceanic influences, with warm summers and very mild winters.There is a taxi rank on the Avenida Andalucia.In Literature edit The city of Tarifa is depicted in the 1986 worldwide bestseller fiction novel, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coehlo.

In 1514 it became the seat of a marquisate, including also Bornos, Espera and Alcalá de los Gazules.Roman ruins still exist near the village today.

It is also one of the southernmost points of geographic Europe with only Malta, Cyprus and the southernmost Greek islands of Crete and.Winters are warmer than inland Spain - and summers are cooler than most of the country - the average daily high in the hottest month, August, is only 24 C, more than 10 C cooler than the temperatures experienced further inland in the Guadalquivir valley, and also.Also whale and dolphin watching can be done as there are several species living on the 14 kilometer wide Straits, for instance the Pilot Whale.