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Relax at holiday apartments in Conil de la Frontera
A vacation in a holiday apartment in Conil de la Frontera, Spain, can include lazy days at the beach with tapas bars and restaurants close by. Go on horseback riding tours, spend your days surfing, or sample local specialities at the Andalusian fishing town's many eateries. Conil de la Frontera is on the Atlantic coast, between Cadiz and Gibraltar, and boasts an excellent mix of city amenities and nature. A stay in a Conil de la Frontera holiday apartment promises an unforgettable vacation.
Between the beach and Andalusian culture
Conil de la Frontera, a relaxed town on the coast of Andalusia in Spain, stretches along a hill before its final buildings reach a broad promenade. All of Conil's houses are painted a stark white, contrasting the vivid blue of the sea and the nearby river. The beach continues for miles and invites for long walks or a dip in the ocean, while the town itself has a variety of tapas bars, restaurants, and churros stalls. During winter and spring, the beach is almost empty, but in summer, Conil comes alive with a mix of Spanish and international visitors, live music, and cultural events.
Surf vacations at Conil de la Frontera holiday apartments
Conil's main surf season is from September until April, when Atlantic swells produce the best surf conditions. Waves average 1.5 meters and higher during stormy weeks. Apart from surfing, visitors can also try their hand at kite and windsurfing. Close to the river is a calm spot in the water where beginners practice their first steps. During summer, the waves are less consistent, but the warmer water temperatures and smaller waves attract many surf beginners to Conil. When you stay in a holiday apartment in Conil de la Frontera, consider renting equipment from the schools or booking surfing courses.
A taste of Almadraba tuna, cuttlefish, and rays
Head to Conil's fish market, Lonja de Conil, where you can watch the fish auction and pick up the daily catch of cuttlefish, dogfish, rays, or sole. A highlight of Andalusian cuisine is the red tuna of Almadraba, atún rojo. Its sweet, tender flesh is often eaten raw. Every May, fishermen in Conil set up an assortment of nets, almadraba, to catch the tuna. This major gastronomical and social event draws locals and visitors to Conil de la Frontera's restaurants, where they can sample the tuna prepared using traditional or unique methods.
Walks through Conil's historic centre
Conil de la Frontera was build by Phonecian settlers, who invented a way of fishing tuna called almadraba. Until today, this tradition has been conserved and is still practised during local festivities in May. Since Phoenician times, the Romans, the Moors, and Bonaparte's troops have left their traces in the city. Sights of Conil include the old church of Santa Catalina, the Guzman Tower, and Conil's city gate. The church of Santa Catalina invites travellers to rest alongside its beautiful square and occasionally hosts art exhibitions and cultural events, while Conil's historic centre consists of narrow streets winding past white houses and various tapas bars. After a walk through the city, snack on tapas such as fried fish, calamari of Conil, hot gazpacho, and patatas bravas.
Local festivities in Conil de la Frontera
When you stay at a holiday apartment in Conil de la Frontera, check if one of the town's many events is taking place. In May, fishermen celebrate the catching of Almadraba tuna, and for the Festival of San Juan, locals organise traditional bonfires at the beach to welcome the beginning of summer. In early June, the community of El Colorado holds its spring fair, with costumes, dancing, and typical dishes. All the festivities take place outside during the mild summer nights. On July 16th, to celebrate the Virgen del Carmen, a statue is paraded through the streets to the sea as people indulge in live music and dancing.
Popular destinations and neighbouring locations
Popular destinations around holiday homes in Conil de la Frontera include Jerez de la Frontera, Zahora, and Caños de Meca. The bustling city of Jerez de la Frontera offers a mix of flamenco, horses, and motorcycle events, including the Festival de Jerez and the Circuito de Jerez, the Spanish Grand Prix of motorcycling. In Zahora, famous for its breed of horses, trek through lush green pine forests or along the beautiful seaside on horseback. Visitors wanting to check out Andalusian surf conditions often choose Caños de Meca for its proximity to a point break and various beach and reef breaks.
How to get to holiday apartments in Conil de la Frontera
Less than an hour's drive (45 miles) from holiday homes in Conil de la Frontera is Jerez Airport (XRY). Whereas the airport itself is rather small, it has a train and bus station as well as a selection of car rental agencies. Seville's and Gibraltar's larger airports are also close by, within 1.5 hours' drive. UK visitors often find cheap flights to the British territory of Gibraltar, where they can take a direct bus to Conil or rent a car.
The best time to travel to Conil
The busiest and most vibrant times to visit Conil are July and August, when temperatures reach 30°C and the weather is pleasant. The streets come to life with visitors and locals enjoying live music and food. Beach vacations are best between May and September, as the water is warm enough for a swim in the ocean. In the other months, when surfers still flock to holiday apartments in Conil de la Frontera to tackle the waves, temperatures average between 11°C and 17°C – you may need a wetsuit at these times.
Conil de la Frontera, Andalusia (Costa de la Luz)
Holiday apartment for max. 4 adults + 1 childProperty no. 1233180
from USD 622for 1 weekApprox. 100 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 400 m, parking area, sea/lake view
Conil de la Frontera, Andalusia (Costa de la Luz)
Holiday home for max. 9 personsProperty no. 1374340
from USD 1,836for 1 weekApprox. 150 m², 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 18 m, sea approx. 80 m, sea/lake view
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