The Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Tarifa, Spain

Souvenir shops in Tarifa, Spain
Souvenir shops in Tarifa, Spain | © tortuga767 / Flickr
Photo of Mark Nayler
1 October 2018

Read on for our selection of the best souvenir shops in Tarifa, southern Spain – a trendy town that’s established itself as Europe’s kitesurfing capital.

Selling everything from original photography to handmade jewellery, here are the best places to buy souvenirs in the Andalusian town of Tarifa.

Babachic Beads

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Pick up a funky beach bag at Babachi Beads | © Carolynsara / Pixabay
Located just over the road from the old town’s San Mateo church, Babachic Beads lures you in with a pretty, flower-strewn entrance. Inside, you’ll find a colourful array of beaded and hand-painted jewellery and braids and ribbons inspired by styles from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Thailand. Also available are super-cool beach bags bearing Babachic’s unique designs.


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Arena sells high-quality, handmade silver jewellery | © nile / Pixabay
Don’t be put off by this shop’s slightly unloved exterior, because awaiting you inside is a selection of high-quality summer wear and accessories. Located on the surf-shop mecca that is Calle Batalla del Saldo, Arena specialises in funky hemp shirts and handmade silver jewellery, as well as offering a small selection of household items. Perfect for a classy reminder of your trip to Tarifa.

Atlas Beach

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Head to Atlas Beach for original photography of Tarifa's beautiful coastline | © rey perezoso / Flickr
Run by an advertising executive-turned-photographer, Atlas Beach specialises in original photography of Tarifa and the surrounding area. Presented in a contemporary space are beautiful images of the town’s signature sights, from its beaches at sunset to the outline of Morocco’s coast, just 15 km (9.3 miles) from Tarifa over the Strait of Gibraltar.

Big Surf

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Big Surf specialises in surfing gear and super-cool summer wear | © Free-Photos / Pixabay
Surfing-chic characterises Tarifa’s style, so head to Big Surf for an authentic souvenir to take home. Located on the main surfing drag of Calle Batalla del Saldo, this trendy store not only sells specialist equipment such as boards and wetsuits, but also vibrant summer wear for both men and women. Beachside holiday apartments can also be rented through Big Surf.

Made in Tarifa

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Tarifa's old town is the place to head for the best souvenir shops | © Andrew Nash / Flickr
As its name suggests, Made in Tarifa is where to come for a big selection of Tarifa-themed goodies, from hoodies and mugs to jewellery and beachwear. Easily found on the main shopping street, this cheerful store is also sought out for its friendly owners and decent prices, meaning you can stock up on take-home souvenirs without bankrupting yourself.


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Remember - what happens in Tarifa stays in Tarifa | © Aleksandr Zykov / Flickr
DeTarifa is a characterful souvenir shop located on the town’s western edge, near the bullring. Available instore or from its website is a range of cool trinkets to take home as reminders of your time here, from badges and mugs to porcelain surfers and stickers for your car. You can also buy t-shirts bearing slogans such as “What happens in Tarifa stays in Tarifa” (as the saying goes).

ZAS Tarifa

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Head to ZAS Tarifa for funky alternative-style cothing | © evitaochel / Pixabay
Tarifa is famed for its bohemian vibe and its locals for their shabby-chic sartorial style. An unbeatable place to come for a souvenir of your visit here, then, is ZAS Tarifa – a place that prides itself on being the best alternative women’s clothing and accessories store in the town. In its psychedelic interior you’ll find everything from dresses and sandals to jewellery and sunglasses.

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