Conil de la Frontera Travel Guide

Conil de la Frontera offers holidaymakers 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 is relatively quiet most of the year but comes alive in summer when it bustles with activity. There are 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 on offer, 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. Conil de la Frontera is the perfect resort for those seeking an authentic Spanish experience, and remains largely undiscovered by the package tourist, for now.


There are a number of popular shops in Conil de la Frontera, including some chic fashion boutiques, souvenir shops and supermarkets. If visitors don't find what they want in the village, the San Fernando mall is a short drive away in the direction of Cadiz.


There are many good tapas bars in town, along with pizzerias and seafood restaurants. Tuna is a local speciality, as it's caught nearby.


Conil de la Frontera has a bustling nightlife compared to some other Spanish resort towns, as there are many bars, clubs and cafes in the centre of town that stay open late.

Holiday activities

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 scuba diving are popular as well, but those more comfortable with land-based activities will find good golf courses, Roman ruins to explore, and a number of activities including horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking.

Any negatives?

Strong winds can occasionally disrupt beach activities.