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Conil de la Frontera

Conil de la Frontera Travel guide with pictures and reviews

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Conil de la Frontera in Andalusia is situated between Cadiz and Tarifa on the Costa de la Luz. Conil belongs to the "Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos", the route of the white villages, which are characteristic for the south of Andalusia. 

The village of Conil de la Frontera used to live in the past mainly from tuna fishing according to the old tradition of the Almadraba, where they catch the up to 3m long fish with huge nets and by hand. 

The atmosphere of the village has now become more international and distinguishes itself from other places on this coast. One reason for this might be the several language schools that have settled to Conil de la Frontera, attracting students to learn Spanish from all over the world. Accordingly, the night life in the many bars and clubs is excellent with a very international mix of people. 

Particularly beautiful are the small alleys with their white houses in the old center of Conil. All ways within Conil can be walked, leave your car parked. 

The history of Conil goes back until the Phoenicians, who first settled here. Biggest attractions are the former watch tower Torre de Guzman, refering to the former defensive character of the village, and the old center. 

Just outside Conil to the north you can find the port of Conil. Behind the port there are the Calas de Roche, the little bays of Roche, counting to the most beautiful beaches in Andalusia. You can enter these little bays via the stone stairs leading down from the cliffs.

Fun & leisure in Conil de la Frontera


Nightlife in Conil de la Frontera

Conil de la Frontera convinces with an interesting nightlife. Apart from its beaches, the nightlife is Conil's biggest attraction in the summer months.

Walking through the little streets of town you'll see numerous bars, cafes and clubs for any kind of taste and age.

In contrast to many other villages on the Costa de la Luz there is more acceptance of the community in Conil towards the nightlife. That's why most bars in summer stay open til the early morning.

     
Club La Luna
Calle del Peñón
11140 Conil de la Frontera
  Right in the center in an open court yard.
Great ambience and decoration.
From 1 at night until dawn.
Cafe La Habana
Plaza de Santa Catalina
11140  Conil de la Frontera
  Cuban cafe with great cocktails.
The meeting point with internet access.
Open all day.
Bar Palo Palo
Plaza de España
11140  Conil de la Frontera
  Right in the heart of Conil.
Sitting outside and dancing inside.
This party is burning every night.
     
 

Restaurants in Conil de la Frontera

Try the typical Andalusian recipes for fresh local fish like the tuna and sword fish, the unbeatable "Jamon" of the black Andalusian pigs or a filet of the best Spanish beef. 

We recommend to join the food with a bottle of Rioja and for dessert a glass of sherry from the nearby vineyards around Jerez de la Frontera.

     
Restaurant La Fontanilla
Playa de la Fontanilla 
11140 Conil de la Frontera 
  Best fish restaurant in Conil!
Try the grilled fish on the sunny terraze.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 441 130
Restaurant La Carboná
Carril de la Fuente, 2
11140 Conil de la Frontera
  Specialized on meat from the charcoal grill.
Great wine card.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 443 418
Restaurant El Huerto
Camino Viejo de la Fontanilla
11140 Conil de la Frontera
  Very good restaurant on the beach Fontanilla.
Specialized in fish and sea food from the area.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 443 567
Restaurant El Roqueo
Urb. Las Palmeras
11140 Conil de la Frontera
  Beautiful sea views.
Andalusian kitchen and home made desserts.
Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 24:00, Res. Tel. (+34) 956 440 205
     
 

Shopping in Conil de la Frontera 

Conil de la Frontera provides great possibilities for shopping. 

Supermarkets are well sorted and the smaleer shos offer the specialities of the region. Fashion stores, paper shops, farmacies and souvenir shops are to be found all over town. 

If this offer isn't enough yet, then you can drive in direction Cadiz to San Fernando and visit the large shopping mall with more than 100 stores. You can't miss it on the right side of the N340 national road.

Day-trips from Conil de la Frontera

Conil is a perfect base for many interesting nearby destinations reachable within little time. We recommend to rent a car for your holidays in Andalusia, so you wouldn't have to depend on public transports.

Here just a few day-trip destinations, not more than 1,5 hours away from Conil:

     
Cadiz - histor. center
Conil de la Frontera - Cadiz 40km
  Europe's oldest town - Cadiz.
Find out more about Cadiz!
Tarifa - wind capitol
Conil de la Frontera - Tarifa 60km
  Tarifa - the European mecca of the kitesurf- and windsurf scene.
Visit Tarifa and its unique flair!
Sanlucar de Barrameda 
Conil - Sanlucar 70km
  Where the Guadalquivir river meets the Atlantic ocean.
Sun bathing, dining and playing golf in Sanlucar de Barrameda.
     
 

Sports offers in Conil de la Frontera

There's plenty of sports offers in Conil de la Frontera. Windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, horseback riding, golf, mountainbiking, hiking, diving and Sailing are just a few examples. 

Conil also provides a well equipped fitness studio for all those of you, who want to work out in their in their holidays.

Thanks to the warm climate all year arround, you can practize your favourite sport in Conil at any time.

Surfing in Conil de la Frontera - Waves, spots and beaches

The area of Conil de la Frontera is the epicenter of surfing in Andalusia. The climate in the winter months is still perfect for surfing. The best waves are to be found in between October and May.

The city beach of Conil, the Playa Los Bateles, is not perfectly facing the Atlantic swell. Still, 1,5m waves are nothing rare here. No stones in the water make surfing here really harmless.

About 5km south of Conil the best surfing beach of the area is called El Palmar. Since the bay here experiences a deflection, El Palmar is the top beach with perfect alignment towards the incoming swell and most wave days over the year. At weekends you can count up to 300 surfers in the water. Several surf schools offer courses for all skill levels and surfboard rental.

Oceano Surf School El Palmar

     
Adress   Directly on the beach of El Palmar, infront of Hostal Alferez.
Offer   Surf lessons, surfboard rental and sale, neopren rental and sale, surf trips.
Contact   Oceano Surf School
     
 

Kitesurfing in Conil de la Frontera - beaches, winds, kitesurf school

You can kitesurf in Conil de la Frontera all year long, except in the high season months of July and August when the beach is reserved for swimmers. Then there is still plenty of other spots where kitesurfing is allowed at any time. 

You'll never see as many kitesurfers in the water here as you would in Tarifa. So if you want to have the entire beach for yourself and enjoy smoother water and more moderate winds, then Conil is the perfect spot for you.
Between October and May kitesurfing in the winter waves is the best. 

In Conil there is a kitesurf station, where you can rent material or take lessons for all levels.

Golf in Conil de la Frontera - golf courses, golf school, greenfee

One of the nicest golf resorts in Europe is the Sancti Petri Golf Club. The club is only few minutes away from Conil by car. Enjoy your round along the coast and relax after the game on the beautiful beach. 

Besides this one there are many more superb golf clubs around Conil. Combine the best of these clubs to the Andalusian golf vacation of your life time!

Thanks to the climate, the golf season never ends in Andalusia and even in January you can play in thin clothing.

Here some more recommendations for golf clubs in Andalusia:
 

  1. Costa Ballena Golf
  2. Sancti Petri Golf
  3. Benalup Golf
  4. Dehesa Montenmedio Golf

Beaches of Conil de la Frontera

The beaches of Conil de la Frontera are amongst the nicest in all Andalusia. The fine, white sand will satisfy even the most demanding visitors. 

We recommend to use enough sun screen at any time of the day, because the Andalusian sun can cause sunburns quicker than you think.

To cool down from the heat there is nothing more refreshing than cristal-blue water of the Atlantic ocean. It wan't be any warmer than 20°C in the summer, but neither any colder than 16°C in the winter. It is recommendable to wear a neopren suit for water sports.

The water here is very clean and there's no strong currents to be aware of. Jelly fish and other unpleasant marine animals are not to be found. 

Playa Los Bateles

The Playa Los Bateles is the city beach of Conil de la Frontera and extends along the beach promenade til the river Rio Salado marking the southern end of Conil. 

Windsurfers and kitesurfers prefer this beach for its flat water conditions and moderate current.

Naturally, this is the busiest beach of Conil, as most tourists walk staight from their accommodation to this closest beach. The Playa Los Bateles has the perfect infrastructure with beach bars, restaurants, showers and toilets. Bay watch towers are installed to protect the swimmers. 

Playa La Fontanilla

The northern extension of Playa Los Bateles is named Playa Fontanilla. This beach is one the cleanest and nicest of the entire Costa de la Luz.

Guarded parkings, some great fish restaurants, showers and toilets and even a camping site are being offered here.

Without a visible separation, the Playa Fontanilla is followed by the Playa Fuente de Gallo. We're talking about more than 2km og the finest sand beach here.
 

Climate & Weather in Chiclana

While temperatures in the summer at the Andalusian coast are comfortably warm, it may be unbearably hot just 20km further in the country. Seville, for example, is used to have above 40°C every day while on the coast you only feel 25°C.

In winter time it hardly gets any colder than 16°C, except for the nights which could end up being around 10°C. The temperatures also depend on the wind direction: Levante brings warmer air from the land, Poniente brings cool air form the sea.

The average humidity in summer is around 30%, in the winter it is above 50%.

The probability of rain is very low apart from January til April. Statistically the Costa de la Luz provides more than 300 days of sunshine per year. In fact, rain is always welcome to assure the water supply in summer.
 

Arrival to Conil de la Frontera

     
Airports   Airport Jerez, ca. 55 km away, Tel. (+34) 956 15 00 00
Airport Seville, ca. 140 km away, Tel. (+34) 954 44 90 00
Airport Malaga, ca. 200 km away, Tel. (+34) 952 048 844
Bus connections   Find updated information here on bus connections.
The busstation of Conil informs. Tel. (+34) 956 442 916
Train connections   Find updated information here on train connections. Tel. (+34) 934 901 122
The next train stations from Conil de la Frontera are San Fernando and Cadiz.
Car / rental car   From all directions onto N340 national road, Exit Conil de la Frontera.
     
 

Useful information about Conil de la Frontera

     
Police   Plaza de Santa Catalina, 11140 Conil de la Frontera, Tel. (+34) 956 440 125
Taxi   c/ Edison, 14, 11140 Conil de la Frontera, Tel. (+34) 646 452 321
Farmacy   c/ Cybion, 15, 11140 Conil de la Frontera, Tel. (+34) 956 442 944
Hospital   Pl. San José, 11100 San Fernando, Tel. (+ 34) 956 882 214
     
 

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