PARKING IN TARIFA
by Chris Chaplow and Fiona Flores Watson
As in most popular Andalucian tourist towns, parking in the centre of Tarifa is difficult.
municipal open-air car park
When entering from Malaga or Algeciras along Calle Amador de los Rios, turn left onto Calle Calzadilla de Téllez, which follows the old city wall. At the bottom on the left-hand side is a new municipal open-air car park, which costs about 1€ per hour. From here it a short walk into the old town along Calle General Copons.
If you miss the left turn from Calle Amador de los Rios, pass the Jerez Gate on the left-hand side and Calle Batalla de Rio Salada on the right, and continue along Avenida de Andalucia.
Free street Parking
There is free street parking in the north-west corner of the new town that is bordered by Avenida de Andalucia, Calle Batalla de Rio Salada and the Playa de los Lances seafront promenade.
Turning right from Avenida de Andalucia in Calle San Sebastian is a private covered garage called Parking San Sebastian open from 08.00 to 24.00.
Street blue pay zones
Avenida de Andalucia turns sharp left into Avenida de la Constitution, with the Alameda on the left and the port straight ahead. There is blue line pay-and-display street parking here. Tarifa street parking costs 1€ per hour (maximum two hours), Monday to Friday 10.00 to 14.00 and 16.00 to 20.00 (summer 17.00 to 21.00) and Saturday 10.00 to 14.00. Other times including Sunday and Holidays are free. Machines are intelligent enough to accommodate tickets for periods which include both payable and free parking.
There is a small pay-and-display car park under the castle walls and outside the port on Calle Maria Coronel, as well as limited free parking on this street.
Port car Park
Parking in the port is short-term and outlined on the Tarifa port page.