Among other interesting landmarks in Costa de la Luz, such as Los Caños de Meca, Zahara de los Atunes or Conil de la Frontera, there is a peculiar coastal location that we liked very much and deserves special attention, mainly due to its valuable natural characteristics.

Located in front of the Morrocan city of Tánger, Bolonia beach, belonging to Tarifa, offers three kilometres of sand and the chance to swim in fresh, clean and calm waters, preferably during the week. There is a section with rocks where visitors search for a mud that is known for its benefical properties. After extracting the muds, they are applied on the skin and left to dry, for some minutes, before entering the sea and cleaning the body for a soft and pleasant result.

Another fact that makes Bolonia unique is the presence of a spectacular dune system, declared a natural monument, in 2001, and very well preserved, due to the lack of human settlements in the surrounding areas. My advice is that you walk up the mountain, in order to have an amazing view of the world below. If you have the chance, you may also want to visit the nearby ruins of the roman city of Baelo Claudia – unfortunately, we didn’t -, uncovered in the seventies and kept in a great state of conservation.

Text & Photos © Nano Calvo

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