Zahara de los Atunes


Zahara de los Atunes is a hamlet in the municipality of Barbate near Tarifa.

One of the main charms of Zahara de los Atunes is its beach, which is not surprising, since you can enjoy the most beautiful sunset and see clearly the African continent.

Zahara de los Atunes has some fantastic beaches; windswept and rugged, with crystal clear waters and fine white sands. Located at the foot of the bull route, the surrounding landscape is stunning; it remains completely unspoilt.

During the winter months, it can be quite and peaceful, whereas during the summer, it transforms into a trendy, lively and very popular spot.

The village of Zahara has its own special charm. It has strong associations with the Atlantic Ocean. You can still see the remains of monuments dating back to the 15th Century. The Castle de las Almadrabas (Castle of the Tunny Nets) was built by the Dukes of Medina Sidonia to protect against invasion from pirates. It was later used by the tuna fishermen for storing equipment. Unfortunately, it is in ruin today.