Conil de la Frontera is a town on the Atlantic coast in the southern part of Spain. Boasting of six beaches, namely Playa La Fontanilla, Playa El Roqueo (with a 1936 Civil War bunker), Playa Fuente del Gallo, Playa Punta Lejos, Playa Cala del Aceite and Playa los Bateles, the town is one of the most popular vacation towns in the country.
Conil de la Frontera has many official fiestas: the romeria de San Sebastian, on the Sunday nearest to 20 January; the spring feria, El Colorado, in the first week of June; traditional seaside festivals of Noche de San Juan and Virgen del Carmen; the town’s patron saint, Nuestra Señora de las Virtudes, is celebrated around 8 September; Los Pajaritos on 31 October. If you’re visiting at the right time, you get to check them out.
Conil de la Frontera is accessible by air, and road. You can take regular trains or busses from Seville or Malaga airports, which head to the town daily on a schedule. If you’re visiting the town and like to sightsee or explore things, these 10 things to do should be included in your itinerary in Conil De La Frontera:
1. Museo Raíces Conileñas
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Museo Raíces Conileñas is a handicraft museum. Here, you can explore the three exhibition rooms which are dedicated to reproducing the room characteristics of a traditional house, kitchen, dining room, living room and bedroom. Another room features a collection of diverse objects that showcase the local culture and traditions.
Museo Raíces Conileñas
Address: Plaza de Sta. Catalina, 9, 11140 Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
Website: Museo Raíces Conileñas
2. Sancha Pérez Bodega Almazara
Sancha Pérez Bodega Almazara is a popular traditional winery. You get to learn how wine is being processed, from picking the best grapes, crushing the grapes and extracting the juice, to converting the juice into ethanol and carbon dioxide. Apart from that, you’ll also get to do some wine tasting and buy ready-made wines at the winery’s shop.
Sancha Pérez Bodega Almazara
Address: Camino de los Moledores, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
3. El Taller Del Arte
El Taller Del Arte is a local museum dedicated to local arts. Explore the exhibitions and learn more about the history or story behind particular arts and objects.
El Taller Del Arte
Address: Calle Sauceda, 2, 11140 Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
Website: El Taller Del Arte (in Spanish)
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4. Cabo Roche
Cabo Roche boasts of a sandy beach with a spectacular cliff and views. There’s a long boardwalk where you can walk, jog or to simply stoll in nature. The water can get super cold during colder climates, but come summer, the place is full of beachgoers.
Address: Cabo Roche, Spain
5. Playa de la Barrosa
Another long beach worth checking out especially if you’re a beach lover, there is plenty to do around here, including trekking, swimming, diving, and snorkeling. Many amazing hotels and other accommodations are to be found here too.
Playa de la Barrosa
Address: Playa de la Barrosa, Conil de la Frontera, Spain
Website: Playa de la Barrosa (in Spanish)
6. Arco de La Villa
Arco de La Villa is a historical landmark with parts of the building turned into a hotel, with a dramatic setting and sea views. Besides sightseeing, you can also do some shopping and alfresco dining here.
Arco de La Villa
Address: Camino Nazari, O S N, 11688 Zahara, Cádiz, Spain
7. Torre de Guzman
The historical observation deck/tower oversees a breathtaking sea view and is a 5-minute walk from Los Bateles Beach. Part of it has been turned into a hotel in a building dating from 1733. The hotel is also a minute’s walk from both Museo Raíces Conileñas and a lively street filled with restaurants.
Torre de Guzman
Address: Calle Hospital, 5, 11140 Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
Website: Torre de Guzman
8. Playa de La Fontanilla
Another must-visit beach for beach lovers, the urban beach of Playa de la Fontanilla provides a very special insight into the world of high society. You’ll get a real “Marbella feel” here - it’s all about seeing and being seen. There are two promenades to stroll along. One is at beach level, which is covered and has restaurants and beach bars. The second is a little higher and is a long palm-lined promenade where more restaurants await, as well as places to shop.
Playa de La Fontanilla
Address: Playa de la Fontanilla, 11149, Spain
9. Oceano Surf
Oceano Surf Camps are a family run Surf Camp in Spain. Their 7 day surf camp strikes a perfect balance between surf – yoga – relaxing – partying. The surfing lessons take place in and around the beaches of Conil de la Frontera, which has a variety of surfing beaches that are ideal for learning to surf.
Address: Calle Mercurio 5, Apt 1b, 11140 Conil de la Frontera, Spain
Website: Oceano Surf
10. Entre Ramas Aventura
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Entre Ramas Aventura is an adventure park in the trees located in the pine forests of Roche. You get to enjoy an unforgettable adventure in a sprawling pine forest with 70 games for the whole family. Tirolinas, bridges, tarzan lianas, flying car, and spider web are some of the adventures you get to try.
Entre Ramas Aventura
Address: Av. Bélgica, s/n, 11140 Conil de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain
Website: Entre Ramas Aventura
Have fun under the sun or explore the past histories of Conil de la Frontera
Conil de la Frontera has pretty much everything in one place, despite being a small town with a population of no more than 30,000. Have fun under the sun or explore the past histories of Conil de la Frontera; there’s always something for everyone here.
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