Former fishing village, today Conil de la Frontera is a lively tourist resort along the Costa de la Luz, in the south-eastern part of Andalusia, suitable for both families with small children and young people looking for fun.
Its fortune is mainly due to the vast beaches in the area, some framed by high cliffs of reddish rocks that are colored with spectacular colors at sunset.
The town is small but nice and very clean, it can also boast a lively nightlife, made up of a myriad of tapas bars, disco-pubs and traditional taverns so that more and more often it is chosen as a destination for stag or hen parties. by the future spouses of Northern Europe.
A good time to visit Conil de la Frontera is May / June because the temperatures are ideal (neither too hot nor too cold) and because in these months the Ruta del Atun de Almadraba takes place, with restaurants offering special menus based on tuna fish. In addition to tourism, fishing is still the main activity here in the area!
Thing vedere to Conil de la Frontera
Conil de la Frontera is not the most charming town in Andalusia, but it is pleasant to stroll through the narrow streets of the Casco Antiguo, the historic center. Do not miss the typical white buildings of Andalusian architecture, the squares full of palm trees and the pedestrian promenade.
The only famous monument in Conil de la Frontera is the Guzman Tower, a square tower built in the XNUMXth century as part of a defensive system built by Guzmán El Bueno, considered the official founder of the city.
Also take a look at the Church of Santa Catalina, the Convent of San Francesco de Paula, the Convent of Victory and the Baroque-style Church of Mercy.
Less than 20 km from Conil is Vejer de la Frontera, considered one of the most beautiful pueblos blancos in Andalusia: it is small and it takes half a day to visit it, it is absolutely worth a visit.
Beaches of Conil de la Frontera
The main attraction of Conil de la Frontera, the only one that manages to attract crowds of tourists here, are its beautiful beaches.
The city beach of Conil de la Frontera is Fontanilla Beach, a 2 km long beach of golden sand with all the comforts and services. Due to its proximity to the center it is always one of the most popular, as well as the most loved by families with small children.
The continuation of Playa Fontanilla is Los Bateles Beach, another very popular equipped beach reachable on foot along the pretty Paseo Maritimo. Less sheltered from the winds than Fontanilla, it is the favorite of windsurfers who do not want to get too far from the city.
Wilder is there Castilnovo Beach, often beaten by winds that make it uncomfortable or even impossible to lie down to sunbathe. It is an ideal beach for windsurfing and kitesurfing, or at most a stroll. The beach takes its name from the ancient watchtower that stands on the coast.
The youth beach is El Chorrillo Beach: access is not very easy (you have to go down some stairs) and this discourages families with children and somewhat lazy tourists. Too bad because it is a lovely mixed beach of sand and rocks that combines essential services and beauty of the landscape.
With the name of Calas de Roche or Calas de Poniente we mean a series of coves and inlets famous for the extraordinary colors of the rocks that surround them, at a distance of 10 km or less from the city center. Sheltered by the cliffs, these beaches (Cala de El Faro, Cala Tio Juan de Medina, Cala del Pato, Cala del Frailecillo, Cala Aspero and Cala Encendida) are less windswept.
Closest to Conil de la Frontera is Puntalejo Cove, also called Cala Camacho. It is a non-equipped sandy beach, with rocky bottoms, very popular with naturists.
More beaches not to be missed around Conil de la Frontera I'm just Cala del Aceite, Playa de la Fuente del Gallo (stupendous at high altitude!), Playa de El Roqueo, Playa de El Palmar, Cala Melchor and Cala Pitones.
I will sleep in Conil de la Frontera
Most of the hotel and case vacanza in Conil de la Frontera it focuses on the waterfront, but if you are looking for something inexpensive like a family run guesthouse or a hostel move inward. To the north of the city there are also some campgrounds.
How to reach Conil de la Frontera
Conil de la Frontera can be reached in auto along the N-340 from Cadiz to Algeciras or the A-48 from Cadiz. L'nearest international airport is that of Malaga, reachable by car in about two and a half hours.
Conil de la Frontera is connected by bus direct to all major regional locations, including Cadiz, Vejer de la Frontera, El Palmar, Malaga, Seville, Jerez, Algeciras, Tarifa and Torremolinos. However, there is no train station: the closest are those of Cadiz, San Fernando and Algeciras.