Tarfaya, former Villa Bens, is a village located at the Atlantic Coast in the south of Morocco in the proximity of the border to the Western Sahara.
The village has approximately 4,500 inhabitants.
In the Colonial age the village was called Villa Bens, which at the same time was the administrative seat of Spanish South Morocco.
Tarfaya became a supraregional meaning in 1975, when 350,000 participants of the Green March were camping in its proximity.
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The Dash is a spectacular and challenging new endurance event racing from Europe (Lanzarote, Canary Islands) to Africa (Tarfaya, Sahara Morocco), 72 nautical miles.
The original format of the event makes it possible for different categories of crafts to participate. The Dash provides an innovative and exciting opportunity to race to Tarfaya, Sahara Morocco by crossing the ocean from the Canary Islands in a safe and fun way with like-minded people. The Dash finishes in Tarfaya a village 100 km north of Laayoune. Tarfaya is a typical Saharan village, and all the competitors will be welcomed at the finish with open Saharan hospitality. Traditional bedouin tents will be set up for the overnight stay, in the evening local food and entertainment for all competitors will be provided. The following day everyone will return to Lanzarote.
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