The 5 Best Beach Bars in Tarifa

Just what you needed after your kitesurfing lesson in Tarifa!

The season everyone was dreaming of is finally here! No more heavy jumpers, coats, nor shoes! We can just walk barefoot on the sand from one bar to another… That’s life!

If you’re new in Tarifa, or in Spain, there are high chances you never heard of the word: “chiringuito”. Look no further, Tarifa Max Kitesurfing School got you covered.

What’s a Chiringuito?

A “chiringuito” is a small establishment, normally on the beach or in its proximities, whose purpose is generally to the sale of food and beverages. Thankfully, with its wide beaches and stunning landscapes, Tarifa is full of them, from town to Punta Paloma!

We have put together a list of the 5 best beach bars in Tarifa, let us know what you think!

1. Tumbao

Located in Valdevaqueros, Tumbao is with no doubt one of the most famous chiringuitos between kitesurfers and non. This beach bar is a hot spot where people enjoy their drinks, well, “tumbao”(Andalusian slang for lying down). Party vibes for your after kitesurfing session while you enjoy the kite pros showing spectacular tricks and jumps. It could be hard to find parking during summer, so bear it in mind!

Thank us later for your new Instagram picture 😉

2. Chiringuito Agua Tarifa

If one thing is sure, is that you’ll be hungry after your kitesurf course. This chiringuito is located in Playa de Los Lances Norte, right in between the Kitesurf school and the free kite area. Just head over after your kite lesson for a cold drink and a delicious sandwich, you won’t be disappointed.

Even better at sunset: every day they’ll play the famous song Opus from Eric Prydz, and you’ll see people dancing to the countdown. You’ll never forget this feeling of freedom!

3. Waves Beach Bar

Neighbor to the before mentioned, Waves Beach Bar is located in Playa de Los Lances Norte, in front of the free kite area. This Chiringuito will surprise you with delicious meals and excellent DJ sets. All over the week party vibes with some DJs like Joss De Pfyffer and Patrick McCreanor, kite pros during the day, and DJ for the night.

4. Waikiki Tarifa – Beach Club Bar

Closer to the city center, Waikiki is an excellent choice for pre-dinner drinks, or to dance your soul away at sunset. Beautiful location with a privileged view of Morocco, here music plays a fundamental role. Every month they update their channels with new playlists; so you can bring a bit of Tarifa always with you! Head over the end of the wooden path for the famous picture sitting on the big bench overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

5. Carbones 13

Last but not the least, one of Tarifa Max Kitesurf School’s absolute favorites. Located in Playa de Los Lances, you can enjoy excellent food and music while enjoying the beautiful location and highly curated interior design. We love to go with our skateboards in the Paseo Maritimo all the way down to Carbones 13!

You’ll often find us eating our lunch in Agua in between courses, come to say hello! We’re the ones with the orange T-Shirt 🙂

Tarifa Max team

We hope you enjoyed our recommendations! If you’d like to know more, head over our guide to Tarifa Best Restaurants.

As always, we wish you good wind and good fun in Tarifa!