Tarifa Jobs 2023/2024: Find Work in Tarifa, Costa de la Luz

Do you want to work in Tarifa?

Let us help you find jobs in Tarifa which is located on the popular Costa de la Luz coast of Spain.

Tarifa is noteworthy for the ideal wind surfing conditions which attracts visitors from all over the world. The only other location in Spain which is comparable is Fuerteventura.

If you are intent on finding work in Spain in this area then could also consider Sotogrande or look further up the Costa del Sol coast which has major package holiday tourist resorts such as Marbella, Fuengirola, Mijas and Torremolinos which have plenty of bar, restaurant and hotel jobs in the summer tourist season.


Beach at Tarifa

There is a distinct charm and allure which makes tourists want to move to Tarifa and live there on a permanent basis. So are there any jobs and vacancies?

At the bottom of this page we invite employers and companies to list job vacancies and positions you trying to fill in the Tarifa area.

If you are searching for work then you can list your jobs wanted with your details so that you can be contacted directly as soon as job offers become available.

Tarifa Job Article Highlights:

  • About Tarifa
  • Living in Tarifa
  • Working in Tarifa for English Speakers
  • Where to Find Jobs in Tarifa
  • Popular Types of Work and Job Vacancies
  • Where to Find Jobs in Tarifa
  • Summer Jobs in Tarifa
  • Part-Time Work and Jobs Tarifa

Below is a video showing off Tarifa, Spain

About Tarifa

Tarifa is situated in the province of Cadiz in Andalusia. It is quite a small town but its unique location attracts many visitors each year for two main reasons.

The first is its location as the southernmost town in Spain (and continental Europe). From here you can catch a ferry to the North African coast line which is just 8 miles across the Strait of Gibraltar.

job-spain-graphic These ferries depart to Morocco and over the years Tarifa has developed a really unique mix of Spanish and Arabic influences mixed together. Indeed Tarifa is actually named after Tarif ibn Malik, the Moorish leader who captured the town back in 711.

The second reason that many people are attracted to Tarifa is the very reliable and consistent wind conditions that make this a haven for wind surfers and kite surfers who come here from all over the globe.

To the west of the town centre is the main beach, the Playa de los Lances, which stretches for over 10km towards the huge sand dunes at Punta Paloma.

Map of Tarifa Spain – How To Get To Tarifa

Airports – The nearest airports to Tarifa are Jerez and Gibraltar. Slightly further away you have major airports at Malaga and Seville.

Train – The nearest train station is 20km away in Algeciras.

Bus – you can also get to Tarifa from Malaga, Algeciras, Seville or Jerez by public transport.

Below we have a map to help you to get to Tarifa and guide you should you need to go to any job interviews.

View Larger Map

Useful Tarifa Telephone Numbers

  • Telephone code for Spain +34
  • Telephone code for Tarifa 965
  • Tarifa Postcode (Zipcode) is 11380
  • Tarifa Tourist Office 956 68 09 93 – email pmt.tarifa@terra.es
  • Town Hall: 956 627 079
  • Policia Municipal (Local Police): 956 684 186
  • Guardia Civil (National Police): 956 685 043
  • Taxi: 956 684 241
  • Medical Emergency: 956 684 896
  • Fire Brigade: 956 685 256
  • Windsurf rescue: 900 202 202
  • Dentist: 956 681 617

Finding Work in Tarifa 2023/2024

If we have any current vacancies for jobs they will be listed below in the comments box.
Otherwise you can try the usual sources such as forums, websites, recruitment agencies, employment agencies, radio stations, local newspapers, word-of-mouth and the classified job sections in local newspapers.

It is best to come to Tarifa for a few weeks so you can give out your number to as many different people as possible and give it enough time to get some phone calls back. Too many people give up too soon when searching for work and jobs.

We found a great story of a Polish couple who have done many jobs in the area and have now set up their own surf shop called Big Surf:

…. Ask any number of expat residents and they’ll tell you that they fell in love with Tarifa the moment they arrived and couldn’t bring themselves to leave.

This is most definitely true of Marcin and Paulina who came to Tarifa on holidays eight years ago after they’d finished college. Instantly hooked, they never left.

‘From the first moment Tarifa was perfect for me,’ Marcin explains. ‘I arrived here with my windsurf equipment and knew that Tarifa was a good spot for the sport. But when I saw the beach, I knew I was home.’

Source: Eye on Spain Tarifa People

If you are an employer who is searching for staff, please contact us with any job vacancies you wish to fill in Tarifa and we will list them for free.

Most Popular Places in Spain To Find Work:

Most Popular Work:

Helpful Pages if Moving to Spain:

How to Move to Spain

Find Long-Term Lets & Rentals

Guide to Property in Spain

I Hate Spain – Disadvantages

We also have our main Help Finding a Job in Spain Section.


  1. Pauline Barclay says

    I have many years in short term rental management and Real Estate sales, having worked around the world, hoping to find a position that would benefit from my experience. I would also consider live in villa management.
    Have been coming to Tarifa for over 20 years and now want to live there.
    I enjoy the lifestyle, love yoga and am adaptable to any position and value added to any hospitality property, passionate about people and life in general.

    Hope someone reads this and gets back to me soon. happy to send over my CV. or you can view it on Linkedin

    Warm regards,

  2. Hi,
    my name is Kathi and i‘m from Austria… i finishes university and want to work during summer in Tarifa. I studied Business Law and worked a lot as a ski instructor so i‘m used to work with people! i‘m 25 years old and i speak german, english and a bit french. i‘m looking for a job at an office or i also would like to work in a restaurant or bar! i’m a team player and open minded!
    i‘m looking forward hearing from you!

  3. Frank Werner says

    My name is Frank. I am a 34 yers old argentinian guy who wants to stay and work in Tarifa in this season.
    I have experience about working in hotels and in the hospitality business in general. I also have experience as waiter, due to I worked in a couple of bars in Brasil last year.
    I am a friendly and enthusiastic person, who loves to be in contact with tourist.
    I speak spanish, english, german and portuguese.

    Thanks in advance for your consideration.
    Best Regards.

  4. Donna Cox says

    I’m a 46 year old female Australian looking for a Hotel Management position or something similar in Tarifa, Spain.
    I have years of experience in the Hospitality industry and have travelled extensively so I understand what to expect from accommodation whether it be a hostel or 5 star Resort.
    Thank you very much

  5. Hallo all tigertet,

    I Love to Wirkung with People.I am a Yoga teacher for adults and children and I speak German,English and Spanish.I also give Sport classes.I have studied Business Administration.
    I can give courses or organize Tours.
    I could also work at the bar or in the Service.

    My E-Mail address is:Carina_hoffmann@gmx.de

    I am locking fortward to hearing from you.
    Best Regatta,
    Carina from Germany

  6. Carina Hoffmann says

    Fest Ladies and Gentlemen,
    I am searching Dir a Job in Tarifa.I have Studien Business Administration and I am a Yoga teacher and teacher Dir Workouts and a Yoga teacher Dir Kids.I speak English,German and Spanish.

    I am Lockung fortwarf to Hearings from you.

    Best Erhardts,
    Carina Hoffmann

  7. Holly Lomax says

    My name is Holly and I am an enthusiastic and optimistic 23 year old student. I have recently graduated from the University of Edinburgh and I will be starting a masters degree at Cambridge University in October.

    I am looking for employment opportunities in catering/ hospitality/ retail between July and October 2016. I am a versatile and confident employee and I always try my hardest to contribute positively to whatever organisation I am a part of! I pride myself on my people-skills and my ability to work well in a team or individually, as well as my efficient time-management and organisational skills that I have gained from many years experience working at various bars, restaurants and cafes.

    Please get in contact if you have any suitable employment, I will be very glad to hear from you.
    Holly Lomax

    email: holly.lomax@icloud.com

  8. Looking for a job in Tarifa for an English native friend – he has lots of hospitality experience so hotel, cafe, restaurant or bar would be perfect. Anything in the tourist industry would really suit him too. Please let us know of any vacancies!

    Many thanks

  9. Edward Mayo-Jennings says

    Hi, My name is Edward, im a young aspiring kitesurfer with a drive to progress! in an attempt to do this i intend to move to Tarifa this summer! im an experienced English speaking bar tender and have also gained a great deal of experience working in catering , im a hugely enthusiastic and well motivated person looking to gain more skills, i would be very greatful for any opportunities and advice concerning my summer in Tarifa!
    Thanks !!!

  10. Melusine Gardair says

    My name is Melusine Gardair, I am a French young enthusiastic woman of 22 years old currently living in Manchester, UK.

    I am planning on travelling to Spain and stay there for an indefinite time starting from the begining of April with another French friend of mine . I am fluent in French and English, speak a conversational Spanish and I have learned Arabic which has left me with a beginner level.

    I would describe myself as a friendly, smiley, hard worker and motivated person and I am looking for any type of jobs in Tarifa. I have done different jobs before, from administration to hospitality and I am currently the assistant manager of a shop in Manchester.
    You can also find my profile on Linkedin by searching my name.

  11. Ronja Claassen says

    Hello 🙂
    I would love to work with horses and to help preparing the tours etc.!
    Does someone know any good adress in Tarifa (or near by)??

    Thank you sooo much for ANY information 🙂

    best regards

  12. Hi, I am 25 year old Slovenian…I am coming to Tarifa in March for longer period. I am very flexible person and I enjoy working in bar, restaurant, tourism or any similar work position.
    I am speaking english and spanish fluently and I understand a bit of german and italian. I am communicative and I enjoy very much in international environment. I have 8 years work experiance as a waitress (serving food and drinks), I am fast, precise, hard working and have no problems with work in a team and/or individually. I have experience in room cleaning and room service as well. I was working in kitchen as well as a second hand (helping).
    I would like to offer myself for any kinf of work in bar, hotel, hostel,… (room cleaning, help in kitchen, waitress, reception desk,….) I am full of energy and very flexible.
    Please contact me,

    thanks, Nina

  13. Scott Lonsdale says

    Hi, I am wanting to move to the costa del sol area of Spain, I am a qualified chef with 10 years experience, I am very loyal to the company which I work with at that moment in time and would be looking to work with that company on a Long term period, I am looking for full time work but would accept part time work.
    Scott Lonsdale

  14. Hello,

    My name is Sophie and I am a friendly, motivated and open person in search of a summer job in Tarifa or nearby. I am English, but I have lived in France for the last year working as a barmaid, waitress, and chamber-maid amongst other things!! I also speak spanish, having studied both french and spanish at university, so I feel that I have a lot to offer to anyone in need of staff with good language skills! I’m very adaptable as well as being an enthusiastic and quick learner, so don’t hesitate to contact me if you require someone with these qualities! I’m available immediately to work either full time or part time.

    Kindest regards,


  15. Soy un hombre de 22 años que ha trabajado para un poco mas de 4 años en varios sitios de Inglaterra soy de Londres y tenia trabajo allí hasta que yo quería cambiarme la vida y buscar algo distinto en España hace 3/4 meses y porque sabia hablar español desde pequeño. Si alguien les gustaría hablar conmigo darme un mensaje o E-mail

    Muchas gracias!!!

  16. Cécile Mestrini says

    My boyfriend and I want to move to Tarifa or surroundings. We are now 24 and 26 years old. My boyfriend had started his own taxi company a few years ago (succesfully) and I have many expercience in the hotel and hospitality business. We want to start our own business, but we would love to get an additional job for example in a bar or restaurant. We are a young energetic, enthusiastic couple. Maybe you would like a few days of during the week? Than we can take over! We are flexible, have a lot of responsibility and are a couple that you can trust. Please contact us!

    Kind regards,
    Cécile and Tim

    • I am looking for bar and waiting on work in Tarifa, I have many years experience in bar and restaurant work and am a very friendly person with great customer service and management skills. Very hardworking and versatile. I am flexible on start dates asap as I do not require to give notice in my current job. I am currently learning Spanish and can speak basic German but I am a quick and eagar learner.
      Please let me know of any vacancies.

      Kind Regards

  17. I would love to work in Tarifa. I’ve been there before and I absolutely love it.
    I can work in a bar or restaurant, because I have experience in that kind of work.

    Please contact me, when you have a job 🙂 I speak English, Dutch and Spanish.

    Kind regards.


  18. I was wondering if there are any jobs available in Tarifa (or surroundings) in the small hotel business. My husband and I are in our late 40’s, speak 5 languages between us (English, Spanish, Italian, French and German), have been in the hospitality business for 11 years and have travelled extensively. We are looking to manage a small guesthouse or bed and breakfast in Andalucia.
    Kindly let me know what our options might be.
    Thanks in advance and looking forward to some feedback, I remain,
    p.s. we do not have any children, so we are very flexible

Help Add To This Page - Send Us a Tip or Comment - Add a Photo - Suggest a Correction...