Zahara de los Atunes is a village on the Costa de la Luz of Spain in the province of Cádiz and the autonomous region of Andalusia. It is noted for its excellent beaches, an outdoor cinema, and la Iglesia Del Carmen church where, curiously, tuna (caught in Almadraba traps) were butchered and salted. Also in the town are excellent facilities including a variety of restaurants, cafes and hotels.

The village is also widely regarded in Spanish music circles thanks to a tradition of live music being played throughout the summer in its ‘chiringuitos’, or beach bars. Live music has been an important characteristic of Zahara de los Atunes, and the summer months still see a wide variety of popular Spanish artists performing in its beach bars amongst the sand-dunes.

It is located 73 kilometers south of the provincial capital, Cadiz or 177 miles of Seville and 40 miles west of Gibraltar. The village is bordered to the south by the municipality of Tarifa and to the north by Barbate.

Zahara de los Atunes – A Blue Paradise

Welcome to Zahara de los Atunes, a beautiful littoral village on the Costa de la Luz, Andalucía. This beautiful town is renowned for its 8 km of golden beaches, excellent facilities and variety of restaurants. Zahara de los Atunes is a real escapade for nature lovers. This area is magical and allows you to have a sensational feeling of peace and freedom of mind.


The beach of Zahara is one of the best ranked beaches in Spain and in Europe. This beach offers a crystal-clear water, a tranquil and safe sea, ideal for water sports and aquatic explorations. The beach of Zahara is a blue flag beach, which means that the water and the sand remain clean all year round.

Playa de los Alemanes is a beautiful cove sheltered from the strongest winds in the area. Although this beach belongs to the municipality of Tarifa, it is located just a few minutes from Zahara de los Atunes. The special feature of this beach is the Faro de Camarinal on one side and an old military bunker on the other one.

Zahara de los Atunes offers a real sailor town experience with its white buildings with Mediterranean touches. The little streets of the village offer several attractions and guarantee an authentic experience with their direct access to the beach, unique gastronomy and historical landmarks.

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