This picturesque town in the province of Cadiz deserves a stop-by. Discover what to do in Conil de la Frontera thanks to the following post.
The white town of Conil de la Frontera is located on the western side of the province of Cadiz, 44 km far from the city and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the Costa de la Luz, and for this reason, it is blessed with a warm weather that will make you enjoy your stay as nowhere else.
It has been a fishermen village for centuries, since its foundation by the Phoenicians, and at present, it still preserves that wonderful atmosphere. This peculiarity has been attracting tourists from all over the world since the 60s, which makes the town’s population remarkably increase during the high season.
As a curiosity, the town was known only as “Conil” until 1285; “de la Frontera”, which means “of the border”, was added after the Reconquista to refer to the Border of Granada, a region between the Nasrid kingdom of Granada and the kingdom of Castile.
If you plan to visit the town, you should also engage in a route through the most picturesque beaches of Conil de la Frontera.
Sun, fun and crystal clear water are this town’s most noteworthy features.
Enjoy the spectacular beaches of Conil de la Frontera
The beaches of Conil de la Frontera are what you would call “heaven on earth” without being afraid of someone calling you crazy. Their 14 km-long, white-sanded seashores gently roll into the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Some of them are truly worth a visit, whose duration depends only on you. Among them, there are the magnificent beaches of Castilnovo and Los Bateles, provided with countless bars and restaurants.
Likewise, you will come across many coves and smaller beaches, as charming as the bigger ones, especially between Conil and Roche. These little bays, known as “Calas de Roche”, are characterised by pebbles and dramatic sunsets, which are worth the waiting. There is another group of coves (“Calas de Levante”), located on the west side of Conil, among which you will find the precious Cala del Aceite and many other where nudism is allowed.
Get an historical overview of the town
Just like Tarifa, Conil de la Frontera has its own Tower of Guzmán, too, around which the whole town was set up. The tower was built by the founder of the village, Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, also known as Guzmán el Bueno. Likewise, you can’t miss out on the Torre Roche and Castilnovo, the ancient viewpoints of the town, the church of Santa Catalina, located in the same square of the Tower of Guzmán, and the Monasteries of Victory and San Francesco.
Many other medieval fortifications are worth a visit in Conil de la Frontera. For example, the Puerta de la Villa is one of the four doors that used to allow the entrance and exit in the town of Conil. This one, in particular, led to Vejer de la Frontera, for which it was known as Puerta de Vejer. Nowadays, it is one of the must-sees of the town.
Taste delicious specialities
Being a fishermen’s village, Conil de la Frontera welcomes the tourists with seafood cooked in every possible way. You must try the pescaito frito and dorada a la espalda with no hesitation, alongside the delicious gazpacho.
And if you love eating seafood, you should take part in the following activity!
Engage in the Tuna Route
The Ruta del Atún will take place from May 3rd to June 3rd, 2019 in Conil de la Frontera. Just like many other towns on the Coast of Cadiz, Conil is letting tourists get to know its cuisine through the Route of Red Tuna of Almadraba, a type of tuna typical of this area, caught in a particular way, the Almadraba.
During this month, restaurants and bars will offer all kinds of dishes with the Red Tuna as the common denominator. As reported by Guía de Cádiz, there will be more than 200 ways to eat this speciality, for the joy of all the tuna lovers.
Spend an afternoon strolling through the streets
The more-than-300 bars and pubs that populate the streets of Conil de la Frontera will give you the chance to discover how locals live the nightlife. Engage in a party that lasts until dawn, or else buy that fancy dress you saw in the morning, since the majority of shops stay open until late, especially during summer.
Places to stay in Conil de la Frontera
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beaches and the town of Conil at best. One of them is that which involves a holiday home. Check out this selection of the best holiday homes and villas in Conil de la Frontera. You will find luxury villas with private pool, which overlook the Atlantic Ocean. A dreamlike holiday is waiting for you in Conil de la Frontera
You have now a few ideas about what to do in Conil de la Frontera. Go for all of them in the province of Cadiz.
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