Horseriding in Tarifa

Horseriding on the beach at sunset. © Michelle Chaplow
Horseriding on the beach at sunset.


Many people dream of riding a horse along the beach, with their hair flying in the wind and the waves crashing around them, feeling a great sense of freedom.

Tarifa´s extensive chain of white sandy beaches provides an ideal spot for realizing this dream. Most beaches are several kilometers long, and those which are not immediately connected can be accessed easily via coastal paths, meaning that riders can cover a huge proportion of the coast unrestricted.

The Estrecho and Alcornocales Natural Parks provide mountainous and wooded inland opportunities for riding. Tarifa is amazingly undeveloped compared to areas further east, on the Costa del Sol, and its authentic rural real makes its various landscapes easy to jump between; in spots such as Bolonia, west of Tarifa, the sand dunes transition beautifully into a grove of umbrella pines, making for an easy exploratory ride.

The Hipica Centre at the Hurricane Hotel has many well-trained horses, and offers rides for beginners (1-2 hours), and experienced riders (3-5 hours), as well as providing all necessary equipment. Tel: 956 68 90 92.

Aventura Escuestre, further west, offer week-long training programs, starting at 2 hours/day for 5 days. This is an ideal option for anyone staying in the area for longer. Tel: 956 23 66 32.

For those interested, horse races take place annually in August on the beach at Sanlucar de Barrameda.
For more information about horseriding in Andalucia, see our horseriding section.

Riding along the beaches of Tarifa. © Michelle Chaplow
Riding along the beaches of Tarifa.

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