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Conil de la Frontera

Conil de la Frontera offers holidaymakers a traditional Andalusian flavour, with cobbled streets, the whirl of flamenco dancing, authentic tapas bars and of course, glorious beaches. Popular with Spanish tourists, the resort comes alive in summer and bustles with activity. Francisco La Fontanilla is the place to party in Conil de la Frontera. There are also Moorish ruins to explore (though these are tucked away in the side streets and can be hard to find), chic shops to browse in and plenty of excellent seafood restaurants to try.

A number of activities are also on offer in Conil de la Frontera for holidaymakers to enjoy, including diving, surfing, tennis, golf and of course, sun tanning and swimming. The town also has a lively nightlife, with a good selection of bars and cafés, and there are numerous fiestas throughout the year to enjoy. Conil de la Frontera is a perfect resort for those seeking an authentic Spanish experience, and remains largely undiscovered by the package tourist, for now.

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).
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