Take a Spanish course in Tarifa, the laid-back town on the southernmost tip of Spain, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic.
With stiff winds arriving off the Atlantic, Tarifa is a mecca for surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers. For this reason, during the summer the town is busy with visitors enjoying the fantastic conditions on beaches like Playa de Los Lances, Valdevaqueros and Punta Paloma. You can escape from the heat and the beach activities by relaxing in one of the town´s various tapas joints or chilled-out bars.
Africa is only 14 kilometers away from Tarifa and you can easily visit Morocco by boat from here. However, you can already feel the North African vibe in the town, with its white-washed buildings, Moorish architecture and winding streets. The town received its name from a military commander, Tarif ibn Malik, who arrived here in 711 as part of the first Moorish invasion of the peninsula.
Tarifa may be a small town but it is full of great historical sites, including Guzman castle built in the 10th century, the Puerta de Jerez, various ancient churches and, nearby, the ruins of the Roman city Baelo Claudia.