We spent three pleasant and enjoyable nights at Casa Amarilla.
Getting there, follow the signs to the harbour, then left into the old town, which is largely a one way system. When San Mateo church (which you can’t miss) looms in front of you, stop. La Casa Amarilla is on your right, the entrance is ten metres down a quiet alley. Parking is limited during working hours; we were fortunate to find an overnight space. Otherwise, follow the road round, and at the T-junction turn right. This takes you about the castillo to a hill, overlooking the harbour, where there is ample free parking.
Our stay was bookmarked by two serious rainstorms, but we had delightful weather in between. We had chosen a reasonably priced one bedroom apartment. Barbara, our host, sorted out minor electrical problems with northern Swiss efficiency and was informative, helpful and ironic throughout. I understand that some of the rooms are in mudejar style, but ours was minimalist, with pink walls and creaky, incompetent floorboarding. But SPACIOUS. And quiet. And comfortable. Did I say spacious?
There were cooking facilities with all usual pots, pans and utensils, except of course for a kettle - bring your own. A big yellow bathroom. An enormous bedroom. A living area where the sofa showed previous mistreatment by various surfer boys (and girls). But we threw a rug over it and could have been at home.
We spent little time in Tarifa during the day, using Casa Amarilla as a base to visit Gibraltar (has to be seen to be believed), and the lovely Vejer, Conil, Roman Baelo Claudia and the spectacular, deserted, local beaches. Besides, we were there out of season, and Tarifa was more or less closed.
Nonetheless, I could barely drag my partner away from Casa Amarilla. Had we not been heading to Granada next, she might still be there.
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