Information & Facts
Conil de la Frontera is the heart of the surfing community in
Andalusia. The best surfing beach is El Palmar, and Playa Los
Bateles is also well-regarded. Kitesurfing and diving are popular
as well, but those more comfortable with land-based activities will
find good golf courses, Roman ruins, and a number of activities
including horseback riding, mountainbiking, and hiking.
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely
understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and
Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.
Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided
into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and
major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards
and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels,
restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the
cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.
Strong winds can occasionally disrupt beach activities.
Conil de la Frontera has a bustling nightlife compared to many
Spanish resort towns. There are many bars, clubs and cafes in the
centre of town that stay open late, including popular venues like
Club La Luna, Cafe La Habana and Bar Palo Palo. Other clubs
offering pumping beats that offer a decent night out or that will
keep you on the dancefloor until the early hours include Pub
Levante, Disco Carpa Keops, Pubs Makoki and Disco Pub La Villa.
Traditional Spanish house turned bar, La Mulata, is great for those
looking for something different and La Tertulia is also a hip and
happening spot as is the outdoor orientated La Cochera.
There are many good tapas bars in town, along with pizzerias and
fish restaurants. Tuna is a local specialty, as it is caught
nearby. Holidaymakers should visit the best restaurants in Conil de
la Frontera, which include Casa Francisco, Restaurant El Olivo, La
Fontanilla and the fantastic pizzeria La Gaviota.
There are a number of popular boutiques in Conil de la Frontera,
including chic fashion boutiques, souvenir shops, and supermarkets.
If you don't find what you want there, the San Fernando mall is a
short drive away in the direction of Cadiz.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary
Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).