Although some things have changed since we started travelling as a family, one of the things that has remained the same is our love of finding quirky places to stay. So as soon as I came across Yurts Tarifa in Spain I knew it would be right up our street.
Since having our little adventurer where we stay on a trip has become even more important, as we inevitably spend a lot more time in our accommodation. So once we had decided to do our Spanish roadtrip through the White Towns I instantly started researching unusual places to stay on the route.
I’ve always loved staying in quirky places, as the accommodation we choose often helps to make a trip for me. Whether it’s a wigwam on Route 66 in America, a shepherd’s hut in Hampshire or a horsebox in Herefordshire, there’s something so memorable about spending the night somewhere that feels unique.
So as soon as I came across Yurts Tarifa, I knew we had to check it out.
The yurts are part of a sustainable site, located 3km from Tarifa. Each of the three yurts at Yurts Tarifa was designed and made by the owners, with the Andalusian climate in mind. So they have cool tiled floors and roll-up windows, which allows the air to circulate during the day and keeps it cosy and warm at night.
Our yurt was actually much bigger inside than I was expecting and felt surprisingly roomy, even with a travel cot in it for our little adventurer.
The wooden furniture in the yurt was covered with colourful throws and blankets and everything felt very snug. Our bed was huge and was covered in a beautiful bedspread. It was also ridiculously comfy; there’s something so lovely about being weighed down by heavy blankets as you sleep.
The yurts share two communal bathrooms, which have hot water showers. There’s also WiFi available across the site and a children’s play area.
If you don’t want to do your own cooking, the owners can also provide breakfast for 15 euros for two. We went for this option on our first morning (having arrived in Spain on a Sunday, when no shops are open). It was lovely to wake up and have breakfast all prepared for us.
Yurts Tarifa is just a ten minute drive from Tarifa itself, which is a laidback, relaxed town. It has some gorgeous beaches and is popular with surfers.
The lovely thing about the location is that it is so relaxing. There’s a communal kitchen and seating area, so you can chat with other guests if you wish. But there’s also individual seating areas outside each yurt if you’d like a little privacy. This meant that we were able to enjoy dinner outside each evening, with just the birds, cow bells and Pedro the donkey to keep us company.
The garden has also been carefully planted and nurtured over the years with fruit trees, plants and succulents. I loved exploring each morning with my little adventurer, who had to stop and examine every ant and bee she saw.
We spent three nights at Yurts Tarifa, but it actually felt like much longer. It was a perfectly relaxing start to our Spanish roadtrip. On its website, Yurts Tarifa states that its aim is to “remind us of the important things in life and getting us back into contact with nature”. I can definitely confirm that it does just that.
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What’s the most unusual accommodation you’ve ever stayed in? Would you like to stay in a yurt?
If you enjoyed this post, why not check out some of our other travels in Spain? This is a cool tour we did around San Sebastian and here’s a funny experience I had at La Perla Spa in San Sebastian.