Viva la Vida - this motto is the reason northern Europeans escape to the Iberian Peninsula once a year in order to enjoy the vibrant Spanish life. Whilst most guests visit the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, not so many favour the mainland. Regions such as Andalusia lure with cities such as Seville, Cordoba, Granada and many more cultural highlights, or Catalonia with the famous city of Barcelona. Even the wind and kite surfers have every reason to target the mainland. Tarifa, at the southernmost tip of Europe has grown since the nineties to a mecca for surfers. However the Bay of Roses, located not far from the French border at Costa Brava, was already a popular spot for windsurfers in the eighties.
The huge and fine sandy bay of Roses has two faces. First, the very touristic north, with the towns of Empuriabrava or Roses, and by comparison the natural south between the towns of San Per Pescador and L'Escala. Not at least for this reason, ION CLUB settled in the southern part. Other reasons included the constant south westerly thermals in this part of the bay, as well as the excellent Ballena Alegre campsite, and their successful cooperation with ION CLUB for years . Families with children will experience an unforgettable holiday here, as will others.
The countryside and the proximity to the Pyrenees lures with day trips, rafting and canyoning. Also, riders and mountain bikers will find lots of interesting paths only 10 minutes away from ION CLUB Golf de Roses. Like almost everywhere in Spain, friends of good cuisine and excellent wines will also be more than satisfied.
Welcome to Andalusia. Only 90 minutes drive from Malaga airport, Tarifa is the "Capital of Wind". Until the mid-nineties it was a number one attraction in Europe for windsurfers, and then for several years it was forgotten. The kitesurf boom was the beginning of the new millennium, and Tarifa experienced its Renaissance.
The beach at Valdevaqueros, where the main ION CLUB center is located, is now rated as one of the top addresses in southern Spain. Despite everything Tarifa has retained much of its original character. The "white villages", “flamenco Sevillana” dance, and the sherry bodegas and tapas bars allow visitors to experience a typical Andalusian atmosphere. Anyone who knows Spains a little, knows that the night is not only for sleeping - Tarifa is famous for nightlife! Definitely the perfect place to let off steam on the water and on land.