Whatever trip you are looking for, you will find it in Conil de Frontera, a town that is part of the province of Cadiz where its history and its fabric will catch you at every step. You can't miss this town, which is part of the La Janda region.
Conil has a special charm, as the millions of tourists who visit it every year can testify. The growth of tourism in the summer season is especially exponential due to its geographical conditions and the large number of services it has.
Its territory is bathed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, resulting in the best beaches of the Costa de la Luz, and is only 41 metres above sea level. It is also very close to the capital of the province, which is less than 45 kilometres away.
Conil de la Frontera has impressive natural spaces, as well as a heritage worth discovering and visiting, but what makes it a truly perfect holiday destination?
There are plenty of reasons to visit it, although we are going to give you some hints of what you will be able to see in this town.
Firstly, your tourist route through Conil can start by walking through its streets, after passing through the Arco de la Villa, which is one of the gates in the wall that surrounded the town. This is a historical centre where you can perceive the tradition of an authentic fishing village where its houses come with facades adorned with striking flowers and in its patios you can breathe in an Andalusian charm from which you cannot escape.
On this very side of the town you can immerse yourself in its Muslim past, present in some of its buildings, as well as visit places such as the church of Santa Catalina, the Plaza de España or the famous Puerta de Cádiz. There is also a museum that deserves a stop on the tour, which is the Museum of Conil’s Roots.
Secondly, you have to visit the most striking beaches of Conil, starting with Cala del Aceite cove, which is considered one of the most beautiful of them because it has an endless number of cliffs around it. Another beach that you should not miss is Fontanilla, perhaps the most touristy one because it has many services that will make your day of sun and sand much more comfortable, and Los Bateles.
We would like to make special mention of the Calas de Roche, which are a set of coves perfect for windy days as they are quite sheltered. They communicate with each other at low tide and are a real natural spectacle.
If you have decided to visit Conil, surely one of the reasons has been the gastronomy, and that is because what you will find here, you will not find anywhere else.
A good starting point of your gastronomic route could be to experience a live fish auction in the port or in the fish market, or to visit the Mercado de Abastos market, where you will be able to enjoy fresh and typical products of its kitchens, as it is the case of the tuna, the indisputable star and around which a museum has been created, the one of La Chanca.
Try the pescaíto frito (fried fish) and the tortillitas de camarones (deep fried shrimp pancakes), both of them delicious! And if you do it during their local festivities, even better. The most characteristic ones are the San Sebastian pilgrimage, and those of the Lady of Virtues, both patron saints of the town. Those celebrated during Easter, and the Virgen del Carmen are not to be missed either.