Tarifa: A great holiday spot and potential new home - Gotarifa

Ricardo86

donderdag 30 juli 2015 om 08:15:25

Tarifa is in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia and is the southernmost town in Spain. It is located on the Costa de la Luz, which is coast of light in English. It has a wonderful view of Morocco, which is just across the Straits of Gibraltar. It is windy and has a sunny summers and mild winters. Even the rain is just enough. It is a prime location for tourists who are into water sports too. The population is below 20,000 and is just over 400 kilometres squared in area.
Origin of name
The name of this small town is credited with being origins of the English word tariff. This is said because it was the first port in history to charge merchants for the use of its docks. This is not confirmed though as some believe the word has Arabic origins.
Historical sites
Tarifa has some interesting historical sites in and around its locale. There is the Guzman castle which still looks almost as good as the day it was built. It is near the port and was built in 960 AD. The Gothic styled Church of St. Matthew, which was built in the 16th century over the remains of a former mosque. Near this coastal town is the remains of a city built by the Romans named Baelo Claudia. It is a region steeped in history and in some places seems forgotten by time.
Tarifa has a number of hotels, possibly over 150 hotels. The hotels have various styles. One could get a reservation at one of the more modern looking hotels located on the town or the smaller, historical looking hostels. There are even tarifa holiday villas. Some of these holiday villas are located a little away from the town and give the hosts the feel of being in a quiet rural setting close to the ocean.
If one is looking to move there though things get interesting. You can find beach apartment Tarifa even has houses in the town for sale however, considering the types of house on sale you may have to spend quite a bit. The properties are historic and built in a setting of an old town that has survived the medieval times. As such demand will be higher than supply. This is why beach apartments Tarifa and other properties can cost you quite a bit. In fact one developer has properties on the beach of one bed rooms costing close to a quarter million pounds. Even with these relatively high prices the lots are almost sold out, which just shows how much demand there is for properties in a location like Tarifa.
If one is trying to get property inside the old section of the town, which is inside the city walls, then you will find that you will have to pay more than for beach apartment Tarifa. With limited supply this is understandable. Also considering their style and influence of a mixture of medieval Europe and Moors it only increases the asking price. One could be looking at prices in excess of 300,000 pounds. One needs to consider that several of these kinds of properties are very old, though many are refurbished, and unlikely to have any developers building new properties with the same style. Even if they did it would lack the authenticity of the buildings in the old town.
Still you can enjoy the wonderful surroundings of Tarife holiday villas. The villas are also for sale and for rent. You may have some issues with the local planning and development board but, it is still a wonderful place to be. It may not be as lovely as the old town but is still a marvellous place to live or vacate to.
 

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