Huge Development Planned for Tarifa

One of the biggest developers in Spain has revealed plans for a huge project in Tarifa.

Metrovacesa, owned by a consortium of banks including BBVA and Banco Popular, and controlled by Santander bank, will invest €70 million in a mixed-use development including hotels, commercial space, and up to 250 “upmarket” homes, walking distance from the beach and Tarifa town centre.

Tarifa map


The development, called Surf City (Ciudad del Surf), will be “A model of sustainable development” says the company. “The future Tarifa Surf City will become the main driver of a needed economic revitalisation for the region” it claims . “A singular development focused on increasing wind related tourism, the main attraction of the area, in order to increase its international awareness.”

The company claims the project, which is expected to create up to 500 new jobs in the area, will feature green architecture and has set its sights firmly on the second home and international markets.

Tarifa’s Partido Popular run Town Hall has frequently tried to attract what it views as more upmarket tourism before. Previous plans for a 5-star hotel, hundreds of luxury villas and even a golf course were scrapped due to public opposition.

Plus the fact that due to the wind, a slice drive off the first tee had a good chance of ending up in Africa…

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