Baelo Claudio - Ruins of a Roman Town
Choose a day without "levante", the sharp hot wind for your visit to Bolonia (N-340, 15km before Tarifa). The excavations of the Roman town Baelo Claudio are well explained and the view of slim columns jutting out of the old Roman ruins and the marvellous, secluded beach behind are the subject of many postcards.
2000 years ago, Baelo Claudio was a connection port for North Africa and famous for its salted fish specialities, above all the legendary "Garum" juice, which were exported throughout the whole Roman Empire (Garum amphors were found in England too). The recently opened museum provides information about the workings of the Roman settlement and explains the sophisticated infrastructure of the town while giving an insight into Roman daily life.
In summer, open air concerts and ancient tragedies are played out in the antique theatre under the stary night. Entry is mostly free, ticket reservation necessary: www.tarifa.culturasur.com
Migrating Dune of Bolonia
Combine your visit with a walk up the dune and a swim in the crystal clear water. Look to the sky over the backlands, which are populated by soaring vultures.
Coast Trails Atlanterra - Bolonia - Punta Paloma
We recommend two easy and beautiful walks to Bolonia along the coast. One-way walking time 1,5 - 2,5h.
from Atlanterra (Punta Caminal) to Bolonia
Hike 2: from Tarifa (Punta
Paloma) to Bolonia