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7 Days Wellbeing and Kitesurfing Camp in Tarifa, Spain

Wellbeing Camp in Tarifa

All difficulty levels
Instruction in French
Maximum 4 participants

Freeride Tarifa invites you to explore Tarifa in Andalusia, Spain and enjoy your holiday with a combination of kitesurfing lessons with a morning wellbeing activity. Let them guide you through stretching, yoga, or pilates to get your body and mind in harmony and discover the freedom of kitesurfing. Nature lovers will get the perfect match with plenty of natural areas, sun, sports, and relaxation for your next fit holiday!

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  • IKO/FAV certified instructors
  • 4 morning wellbeing activities
  • 3 hours per day of kite sessions (15 hours during your stay)
  • Semi-private class planned (two persons per instructor with two kites)
  • All the equipment Naish 2018 included
  • 6 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction in French
Spoken languages: English, Spanish, French
The maximum participants in the group is 4
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  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry

Freeride Tarifa proposes different types of accommodation to suit any budget.

Wake Up In Tarifa (hostel)

This beautiful charm hostel is located in the historical city center of Tarifa, just 150 meters from the Puerta de Jerez city gate. Wake Up In Tarifa Hostel offers air-conditioned dormitories and a shared kitchen in a typical Andalusian house. Each modern accommodation includes bunk beds, lockers, and access to a shared bathroom.

In addition, the communal kitchen is equipped with a microwave, a toaster, a kettle, a coffee machine, and cooking utensils. Free Wi-Fi can be accessed in public areas and luggage storage is also available. Bike rental is available on site as well. The Tarifa beach "Balneario" is 600 meters away from the hostel, you will find also a wide range of shops, bars, and restaurants around the property.


Wifi - Air conditioning - Fully equipped kitchen - Laundry/Washing machine - Living room with TV - Terrace - 24h reception - Lockers - Bed linen included - Towels rent

Studio (suitable for couple or 1 person)

Located in a quiet corner of the old town of Tarifa and a few minutes from the Puerta de Jerez, and about 500 meters from the beach, this 20-square meter small studio is very well optimized. Equipped for 2 people with a double sofa bed and a TV, its mosaic tiled floor give it a special and cozy charm. Its kitchen opens to the living room and fully equipped. It's also very close to shops, bars, restaurants, and food market.


Bed sheets - TV - Wifi - Kitchen fully equipped - Central heating - Shower - Hair dryer - Towels

Apartment 1 (one bedroom, suitable for 2 / 3 persons)

Set in a quiet Andalusian patio in the heart of Tarifa, at 300 meters from the beach, this 30-square meter little residence combines warm ambiance and tranquility to spend holidays where a couple, family, and friends can enjoy themselves. The apartment is composed of a bedroom with 2 single beds and a balcony, a bathroom with shower, and a kitchen open to the living room with a single sofa bed.


Washing machine - Bed linen provided - TV - WiFi - Kitchen fully equipped - Balcony - Central heating - Shower - Towels provided

Apartment 2 (two bedrooms, suitable for 2 / 4 / 6 persons)

This 80-square meter apartment is well situated in the center, near the beach (300 meters) and the old town. This apartment is a perfect combination for family and groups of friends. This triplex fitted on 3 levels is composed by a kitchen open to the living room with 2 single sofa beds on the ground floor, a bathroom with shower and a bedroom with 2 single beds and a balcony with sea view on the first floor, and a bedroom with a double bed with a terrace with Strait view on the second floor.


Washing machine - Bed linen provided - TV -WiFi - Kitchen fully equipped - Balcony - Patio/deck/Terrace - Central heating - Shower - Towels provided - Beach view - Ocean and Mountain view


In this programme, you will begin the day with a morning wellbeing session to prepare your body before the physical effort you will do during your kitesurfing session and also to recover better afterwards. It will also help you connect with yourself and the nature. Your daily itinerary includes one wellbeing session on the morning, a lunch break to unwind and a kite session of 3 hours during the afternoon.

Please note that only kitesurfing hours made will be billed. Included in the price is also radio headset, rescue boat in off shore wind, and responsibility insurance.

Wellbeing sessions schedule:

  • 10:00 am - 1h Pilates session (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
  • 11:45 am - 1h30mins Stretching session (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • 11:15 am - 1h30mins Yoga session (Saturday, and Sunday)
  • 10:00 am - 1h30mins Yoga session (Thursday)

Kitesurfing lesson plan:

This package also includes instruction for beginners or intermediate riders and supervision for advanced kite surfer. During your holidays, you will get a total of 15 hours of kite lessons with an instructor.

You’ll want to be flying with your kite, rather than see it go underwater. That’s why 90 percent of kitesurfing is about kite control. To make sure you’re fit for the winds, the lesson plan are described below.

Step 1, kite control (about 5 hours)

  • Wind theory
  • Kite set-up
  • Safety procedures
  • Piloting

Step 2, body drag (about 2 hours)

  • Relaunch from the water
  • Self-rescue procedures
  • Driving the kite in the water
  • Controlling the power
  • Upwind body drag

Step 3, waterstart (about 5 hours)

  • Kite position
  • Board position
  • Body position
  • Propulsion on the board
  • Direction and balance

Step 4, Progression

  • Ride downwind
  • Control your speed
  • Control your direction
  • How to go upwind
  • Ride upwind
  • How to turn
  • Riding with one hand

Special notes:


  • Only hours of kite made will be counted. In case of bad wind conditions and no possibility of practicing kitesurf lessons Freeride Tarifa will not charge the hours of the package that could not be done, the price will be re-adjusted in function.
  • If the person does not attend the scheduled course, the hours will still be billed.
  • The balance of kitesurfing lessons will be paid at the end of the training in cash.


Olivier Negrel
IKO Level 2 (Kiteboard Instructor)
Olivier Negrel is the founder of Freeride Tarifa. After years of traveling the globe and kitesurfing along all the best coasts, he has decided to set up a school, Freeride Tarifa, in the most famous European kite spot, Tarifa. Olivier is a professional kitesurfing teacher ​for​ more than 10 years with IKO certifications (first and second level) since 2008/2009 and a Spanish kitesurf instructor certified since 2007.


The camp will take place in the heart of Tarifa village. Tarifa is a fortified village in the south of Spain. It’s located within the province of Cadiz in Andalusia.

Tarifa is situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Its unique location means it enjoys a beautiful blend of Spanish and Arabic cultures (At only 14km from the tip of Morocco, it’s also at the most southerly tip of continental Europe). It’s one of the most scenic villages in Andalusia and is well regarded as a kitesurfer’s paradise.

Tarifa is surrounded by four protected natural areas make: Los Alcornocales Natural Park, El Estrecho Natural Park, Playa de Los Lances and Duna de Bolonia. Expect to see cows chilling, flocks of storks flying and plenty of other interesting fauna and flora on land. With endless stretches of sandy beaches and plenty of nature areas, Tarifa is a hub for all sorts of watersports and the perfect place for Nature Lovers.

There are four main spots to choose depending the wind conditions: Los Lances Norte, Los Lances Sur, Valdevaqueros and Los Caños de Meca. When the wind condition is really powerful the main spot is Palmones beach in Algeciras.

Nearby airports to reach Tarifa

  • Gibraltar - 40 minutes
  • Jerez de la Frontera - 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Malaga - 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Morocco, 14 kilometers
  • Séville - 2 hours 30 minutes



  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Pilates
  • Rock climbing
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Whale watching


  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio


  • Car rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access


Meals are not included in the price. However, you will find a lot of chiringuito nearby the spots where you will have your lessons to refuel yourself with a sandwich or main meal. In the center of Tarifa, you could also find supermarkets and if you prefer, you can prepare yourself your own lunch.

Things to do (optional)

At an additional cost, you can have a massage.

What's included

  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Afternoon: 3 hours per day of kitesurfing lessons. 15 hours during your stay.
  • Morning: 5 wellbeing activities - Yoga, pilates and stretching
  • Brand new Naish kitesurfing equipment
  • Supervision for advanced level riders
  • Yoga mat

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfers
  • Daytime activities not included in the retreat
  • Massages
  • Private training or private yoga
  • Sportswear
  • Transfer from Tarifa to the kite spots

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Malaga or Gibraltar

  • From Malaga or Gibraltar, highway until Algéciras (15 minutes from Tarifa), then follow the direction Tarifa-Cadiz.

Driving directions from Seville or Jerez de la Frontera

  • From Seville or Jerez de la Frontera, take the highway in the direction of Cadiz.
  • Before arriving in Cadiz, follow the highway (A48) in the direction of Algéciras.
  • The highway ends in Vejer De la Frontera (25 minutes from Tarifa), then follow the direction Algéciras-Tarifa.

Arrival by airplane

Many airlines fly to the airports of Malaga, Seville, Jerez de la Frontera, or Gibraltar and most flights are direct. The main airlines are Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch and British Airways.The distance from Málaga Airport (AGP) to Tarifa is 1 hour and 45 minutes, 2 hours and 30 minutes from Séville Airport (SVQ), 1 hour and 15 minutes from Jerez de la Frontera / Jerez Airport (XRY), and 40 minutes from Gibraltar International Airport (GIB).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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This vacation is available from March to November, please select an arrival date below.


Low season
  • March 1 - March 30
  • November 1 - 30 


Mid season
  • April 1 - May 31
  • First mid-June
  • Second mid-September
  • October 1 - 31


High season
  • Second mid-June
  • July
  • August
  • First mid-September

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