Conil de la Frontera is a beautiful town south of the province of Cadiz in Cabo de Roche. This small village of the Andalusian Atlantic coast has maintained its authentic and nautical character despite the significant turn toward tourism in the area in recent decades.
This township embodies the typical Andalusian charm with its cobbled narrow streets and countless houses painted in pure White, decorated with beautiful geraniums.
You’ll be amazed by the open and hospitable nature of the conileños, who are always proud to belong to this beautiful town. These warm people open their doors wide to welcome visitors and tourists with open arms.
A must stop in Conil, if you want to get to know its history and character, is the old town, declared Conjunto Histórico Artístico, which hides countless surprises for the visitor. It features the quintessential white village, a beautiful typical Andalusian urban layout with narrow whitewashed streets, endless white houses, and many terraces.
Plaza de España is the very heart of Conil and something you must visit; it is a meeting place for the Conileños. In the middle of the square is the monument dedicated to the great writer and playwright José Saramago, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature 1998. Continue walking and you’ll find Puerta de la Vila, the only one of the 4 gates of the old wall that protected the city that remains until our days. Through Calle Virgen, you will reach Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Virtudes.
You cannot forget to visit the Plaza de Santa Catalina, the old center of the township, where you will find Iglesia de Santa Catalina, and Torre de Guzman nearby, the oldest and most emblematic building of Conil, to which you can access and climb to the top for enjoying breathtaking views.
Conil has 14 km of coastline, featuring 10 sandbanks between coves and beaches, which are, undoubtedly, the main attraction of the municipality. The variety of beaches is impressive. The southern beaches are characterized by large and infinite sandbanks, such as el Palmar, los Bateles, or Castilnovo, while the northern ones are protected by the Levante. The prominent features here are the towering cliffs and coves of great beauty, which could be straight out of a postcard, such as las Calas de Roche, Calas del Quinto, and Calas de Poniente.