From one day to the next, everyone’s dreams ground to a halt. That new job you were about to start, the trip you’d organised to that amazing city or country… When it happened, it felt like a bucket of cold water had been thrown over you. Everything ground to a halt, with no way of knowing if things will ever get going again.

 

And any enthusiasm for all the moments and things that the future held just melted away. Everyone with an uncertain future, with no date for things to get back to normal. No specific date set for one of the happiest days of your life.

 

If you’re reading this, you may be one of those couples who were suddenly forced to cancel your happiest day. Maybe you went to pick up that dress that you looked so gorgeous in, only to hang it up in your wardrobe without knowing when you would get to wear it. Maybe you’ve had to tell that catering company that was going to cook up a storm that the day is no longer on. And you’ve ended up telling the DJ that because of the situation there’ll be no music until further notice.

 

Everything came crashing down. And yet, there was one thing that remained, and which will always be there, no matter what, and that’s love – love for your special someone, for eternal happiness and for having a wonderful time. Nobody said this would be an easy time, but we have to give thanks every day for still having that lust for life and for getting back to all those plans that were put on hold.

 

Getting back to reorganising and to celebrating love and friendship. In our case, we can’t wait to bear witness to all those moments. To ensure you regain that excitement and see your smiles and that sparkle in your eyes.

 

Everything will pass – and when it does, we’ll all get back to living and celebrating love in the best possible way, and doing what we’re passionate about. Back to doing our thing with the same enthusiasm as ever, with the same love as ever – and that’s something that no pandemic can ever defeat.

Tarifa, in the south of Cádiz province. A town of light and charm that seduces all who visit. The most idyllic beaches in Andalusia, with fine sand, crystal-clear water and a reputation as the best in Spain. Perfect for spending a day in the sun or enjoying water sports with other devotees – surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, etc.

 

Tarifa is a town where it’s easy to make all kinds of plans to ensure you make the most of its culture, food and entertainment options. Your day might start with a good Mediterranean breakfast of toast, coffee and orange juice, so you’ll be all set for a wander round the town, which should always include a visit to the Guzmán El Bueno castle, one of the best preserved fortresses in Andalusia. It was built in 960 by the caliph, Abd-ar-Rahman III, though it bears the name of the Christian governor, Guzmán El Bueno, who defended the city during the Christian invasion of 1294.

 

You’ll then be free to take stroll around the town’s shops and bars, and enjoy an aperitif and a wonderful bite of net-caught tuna from Barbate, another charming town that’s not far from Tarifa.

 

If you’re a water sports lover, there are plenty of surf schools that can provide whatever gear you need, or get you started with individual lessons in surfing or kitesurfing, among others.

 

All of this comes before experiencing the most magical sunset on the dunes at Valdevaqueros. They’re the kind of sunsets you remember for the rest of the year and think of every chilly winter’s evening as you listen to some chill-out. Don’t forget to grab a selfie with the sunset in the background – when the winter cold starts to bite, you’ll thank us for this bit of influencer advice.

 

The day draws to a close with good times among family and friends – a culinary evening that will continue to take you on your travels, this time around the world, with the tastes and flavours of cities and cultures that the chef, Dani García, has discovered in the different parts of the world he’s been to. BiBo Beach House, better known as BiBo Tarifa, will take you to each and every one of them through its carefully curated menu, adapted to the Tarifa style, with exclusive dishes to match its particular Cádiz brasserie style, together with some truly fabulous cocktails.