Conil de la Frontera
a former fishing village, which has become a popular holiday resort, (it started in the 1960s). Wide-ranging accommodation, hotels, apartments and holiday villas. Glorious sandy beaches and secluded coves. Sports activities. Good selection of bars, tapas places, restaurants with excellent seafood. Night entertainment. Old town features, some narrow streets, and attractive plazas strengthen the likable feel-good atmosphere of Conil. Over 16,000 inhabitants, many more during the high season with a pleasant mixture of Spanish and International holidaymakers.
Conil was renamed Conil de la Frontera year 1265 due to the victories of the Christian conquest of Moors held territories in Spain. The town added the name of the border as did other villages and towns like Jerez, Vejer, and Arcos as the border was separating the territories between Moors (Muslims) and Christians.
Before sunset Conil Beaches
Playa de los Bateles, is the closest to the center of Conil with a flat promenade and car parking. Less than one kilometers long and it’s a wide sandy beach. Fully serviced with sunbeds, umbrellas, and watersports.
The Fontanilla beach some says is the best beach in Conil, always crowded. Over one kilometer long but not as wide as Playa de los Bateles. Full service with sunbeds, hammocks, and umbrellas. Bars (Chringuitos) and the famous fish and seafood restaurant La Fontanilla.
Cala del Aceite beach is a popular beach in Conil area, nearly half a kilometer long and under 30 meters wide. Golden colour sand and crystal clear waters. Surrounding cliffs give shelter from the wind, accessed by steps. Parking area and showers, a bar on the beach. No easy promenade take a bus from Conil.
Roche Beach is located next to Cala Encendida, separated by a headland. This is a rather quiet beach more than 2 kilometers long and 40 meters wide. Golden colour sand and crystal clear water. No services available (2018). Take your own transport or a local bus.
Cala de Camacho beach and Calas del Quinto beach. Both include smaller and secluded coves. Calas del Quinto got three natural coves. Nudists and naturists find this beaches perfect. Take your own transport or a local bus.
There are plenty of good restaurants in Conil de la Frontera, with lots of varied and special tapas bars, seafood restaurants, pizza’s, and so on. Some fish specialties from the area like Atun Encebollada (tuna cooked with onions) and Chocos con Patatas (cuttlefish with potatoes) is worth trying. Conil de la Frontera official website with updated news and a useful map (scroll down) with bars, restaurants and so on.
Canela and Miel (Jan 2019 website under construction) Patisserie located in the old town Conil. French pastries, eclairs, macaroons, and local specialties like milhojas, galletas. Worth a visit.
La Fontanilla Perhaps the best fish-seafood restaurante in the area. Located on the Fontanilla beach
La Gloria Conil, great bar, tapas, salads, and more lovely food. Lively and fun.
Esparte Beer (Jan 2019 web site under construction) another great bar with heaps of different beers, nice tapas. The place to visit if you love beers.
La Tertulia bar Cocktails is a popular meeting place. Lovely old building with open-air Andalucia style patio, atmospheric.
Night Club La Luna, Popular night club, music, DJ, Bar, located in Conil.
Discoteca Icaro, Disco invited DJ’s and Music events. Busy. Located in Conil.