The season 2020 has ended

The summer holidays are over and Tarifa's streets have been empty since the beginning of September. We have therefore also closed down for this year.

Despite the short season we had many special sightings. We hope that the situation will become normal by the next season and can't wait to take you out to see the whales again from the 26th of March 2021 on.

See you soon in Tarifa, Katharina Heyer and the firmm team


Cádiz is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe and, according to legend and the city's coat of arms, was even founded by Hercules.

Altstadt Cádiz

The capital of the same name as the province of Cádiz is located about 100 km northwest of Tarifa and is one of the smallest provincial capitals of Spain. Until the 17th century Cádiz was an island, today it is connected to the mainland by several access roads.

According to ancient chronicles, the city was founded 80 years after the Trojan War, thus in 1104 BC. Cádiz itself boasts in the city’s coat of arms that it was founded by the Greek demigod Heracles (= Hercules): „Hercules Fundator Gadium Dominatorque” (Heracles, founder and ruler of Cádiz).

Cádiz is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe.

In fact, it is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe, which was already an important trading post among Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans. With the fall of the Roman Empire, Cádiz initially lost its importance, but after the discovery of America and the resulting trade between the old and new worlds, it regained its influence.

Verfassungsdenkmal, Cádiz

Discover some of the many monuments on a tour of the old town, such as the Roman Theatre, the Cathedral, the Town Hall, the City Gate, the Constitutional Monument or the fortress Castillo de Santa Catalina. Small information signs in English and Spanish will provide you with the most important information about each building.

Many Spaniards spend their summer holidays in Cádiz.

If you've ever been inland in summer and wondered where all the locals are - many Spaniards spend their summer holidays here in Cádiz. From the main train station there are train connections to Jerez, Seville, Córdoba, Madrid and so on. The bus connections from Cádiz are also good; there is also a bus service to Tarifa several times a day.