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Natural Park of Strait

Between Europe and Africa

This inland, protected marine area located between Getares and Cabo del Gracia is the southernmost of the European continent and is part of the Reserva de la Biosfera Transcontinental del Mediterráneo (Transcontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean).

Its exceptional position in the Strait of Gibraltar, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and also between Europa and Africa gives it an exceptional diversity of great interest. The coast full is abrasive platforms and cliffs east of Tarifa and dunes and sandy beaches to the west.

The natural park is - mainly during autumn and spring - a stop and rest area for many species of birds which makes it an ideal place for their observation. The marine ecosystems is also extraordinarily valuable because of its geographical location, conserving species in serious danger of extinction, especially marine cetaceans such as whales, dolphins, killer whales, sperm whales and fin whales - spectacular animals that we spotted from the multitude of boats that offer this service in Tarifa.

No less valuable are the archaeological sites found within the Natural Park, both on land and underwater, which demonstrates the crucial importance of this region since prehistoric time.

Within this rich natural and cultural heritage, intensely marked by the prevailing winds in the area - especially the west and the east - we can learn and enjoy different activities such as scuba diving, horseback riding, hiking, kite surfing, windsurfing, SUP, mountain biking, climbing and ofcourse surfing, because there are many spots to surf in winter, both sandy and rocky, that offer many options for different conditions .

9 Pies recommend: 
To explore the former military area west of Tarifa
Diving among the rocks
Strait´s sunset
Morocco´s view

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