Guests often describe El Aguilon as a children's paradise...
Surrounded by the Natural Park, there's so much to explore: trees to climb, a treehouse, lots of animals and even a pony.
The swimming pool is fully fenced for toddlers and we have cots, highchairs, playpen and plenty of toys!
For older children there's an astro-turf tennis court and an all-weather ping pong table under a huge eucalyptus tree.
We've put together a list of the best activities in Tarifa for children and teenagers - if the kids are happy, the parents can relax!
We have a wonderful team of babysitters, if you need a night to yourselves!
TRIP TO THE RESCUE ZOO
Not so much a zoo as an animal refuge that got really big, really fast due to the high number of contraband animals captured at Algeciras port! This zoo is a hands-on place. You can cuddle tiger kittens, hold birds of prey, play with monkeys and listen to staff who have immense knowledge and respect for their charges. This is not a typical zoo. An amazing experience for all ages.
YOGA FOR KIDS
We can organise introductory classes for kids at El Aguilon. Just give us a call and we will arrange it.
Group classes for kids
If you'd like to book a class, Call Us
Yoga for Kids
JUMPING ON THE SAND DUNES
Take your children to the spectacular sand dune in Punta Paloma and spend the afternoon jumping or body surfing down the steep sand banks.
Kids love it, and it's a great way to have fun and exercise at the same time!
ART WITH MICHELLE
Michele has been running art classes from her terrace in La Peña for years; they run all year round and are extremely popular with visitors and the locals alike.
Children can spend a blissful couple of hours painting and make sea pictures using their beach finds. All languages welcome.
SURF & SKATE CAMP: 5 - 13 YRS.
The summer program includes a surf / skate camp 10:30 - 14:00 at La Flow Surf School in Tarifa.
Includes mid-morning snack, insurance and all equipment (skateboard, surfboard, helmet, protection & wetsuit). Wind conditions depend on whether kids will spend more time skating or in the water surfing.
Groups according to age and capability.
Surf & Skate Camp
for 5 mornings
AQUA PARK DAY
Great option if it's windy in Tarifa!
There is a wonderful aqua park in Algeciras that is great fun for kids.
Bring a picnic, and spend the afternoon on the slides and splashing in the pools!
Buy tickets in advance to skip the queue.
KITESURF & WINDSURF FOR KIDS
Introductory lessons, and flying the kite on the beach
There is a great little surf center in Bolonia run by a charming Frenchman (Fabrice).
You will find him and his team in the surf cabin behind 'Serenade' beach bar from 10 in the morning until the wind dies down or it gets dark.
Kite & Windsurf lessons
An afternoon with Quads Aventura is a great family activity. After a short introduction to your vehicle you will be off on your way – up hill, down hill and through the many paths in the surrounding areas. Nothing beats the outdoor air and the fun you can have tackling this rural terrain.
from €40 pp.
Looking for a fun activity for the whole family? An afternoon kayaking is the perfect choice for you! It's a great work out, and a beautiful way to experience views of Tarifa from the sea.
You can choose between a variety of routes, and all levels are welcome.
English, Spanish, French
As we are personally involved in whale research (Rodrigo is an oceanographer), we can recommend Marina Blue as the best of the local whale watching companies. With just 10 guests on-board, Marina Blue offers a much more personal experience than the bigger boats. You are almost guaranteed to see pilot whales and dolphins and during the summer months there is a good chance that you will see killer whales.
ANDALUSIAN DANCING HORSES
Not one to miss!
Watch the YouTube video here.
The Spanish Riding School in Jerez is very impressive. The horses perform in an auditorium for 5,000; it is a spectacular display of horsemanship reminiscent of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, and well worth a visit. Buy your tickets in advance.
There are shows every Thursday at 12.00 midday, so leave El Aguilon by 9.30am to allow plenty of time to park etc. The horse carriages parked outside are a great way to see the beautiful centre of Jerez and stop for tapas. Either take a taxi back to your car or ask the horse carriage to return to collect you.
Horse display, Jerez
from €17 (kids)
to €100 (VIP)
A DAY AT THE FARM
A great day out for anyone with young children
During the summer months the farm opens its doors to 4-11 years, and teaches Spanish and English in a laid-back environment whilst playing with the animals. There are ponies, cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys, ducks, geese, guinea pigs, rabbits and much more. It is a breathtakingly beautiful organic cork and cattle farm, run by Ben Agnew (fluent in English and Spanish),
A day at the farm
BRUNCH IN TARIFA
Take the kids out for a tasty brunch in Tarifa. Two of our favourite spots are:
Power House: just outside Tarifa, with a big lawn
Café Azul: a cute little café in Tarifa town
Both offer great smoothies, healthy breakfasts, and great coffee for the parents.
Brunch in Tarifa
You'll find buckets and spades in the shops in Bolonia. An afternoon making sandcastles on the beach is a timeless activity!
We have a lovely team of babysitters, who speak a variety of languages.
They all live locally and are reliable, caring, and a pleasure to have around.
English, Spanish, German, French
€15 - 20 / h