Conil de la Frontera

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Spanish beach paradise

Conil de la Frontera is a popular beach resort located on Costa del la Luz, 35 kilometers east of Cadiz. Conil’s greatest appeal lies in more than 14 kilometres of magnificent vast beaches, characterised by beautiful sheltered coves, boasting crystal clear water and delicate golden sand. Other attractions of Conil include a lovely sea promenade, beautiful cobbled streets in the idyllic white town centre and the main square with some excellent restaurants and the nearby the Guzman tower.

Sunbathing, strolling, hiking, snorkelling, swimming, surfing – the versatile coastaline of Coast of the Light near Conil is perfect for anyone. The beaches of Conil are ideal for quiet summer family holidays, for beach & fun holidays with friends as well as for surfing holidays. Conil is very popular among Spanish holidaymakers. It remains very quiet most of the time, but as summer kicks into gear the town centre is bustling with activity. If sea, sun and sand is what you are looking for, book your holidays in Spanish Conil.

Best beaches in Conil de la Frontera

La Fontanilla – very close to the centre, very long beach, very popular among families, with some good beach bars and restaurants, well equipped with beach facilities (sun loungers, toilets, showers changing rooms etc.).


Los Bateles beach – another popular beach, beautifully located where the Río Salado flows into the sea, loved by the locals, especially families with kids, abounds in bars and restaurants, lots of waterfront accommodation available.


Roche beach – very clean, about 5 kms from the centre, northern-most beach in Conil, probably least-crowded beach, plenty of parking place in different parts of the beach, large waves make it also a great surfing beach, only a few bars close to the beach.



Castilnovo beach – 2 kilometre long most southern rural beach, only a few people come here, no direct parking space so can be difficult to access, great for kitesurfers and windsurfers alike. PARKINH HINT: park the car on C/Boqueron and cross the bridge to access the beach quickly. Castilnovo beach borders with El Palmar beach which belongs to Vejer the la Frontera.


Fuente del Gallo beach – located in northern parts of Conil, because of the strong winds recommended to windsurfers and surfers, no infrastructure. At high tide the Atlantic covers almost the whole beach, which you may enjoy or you may not. Great views from the cliffs that surround the beach and greta sunsets!



Cala de Aceite – peaceful small beach near the Conil fishing port, located in a spectacular spot with cliff stairs leading down to the beach, probably the most beautiful beach in Conil, popular among nudists, no infrastructure. The northern stretch of coastline from Fuente del Gallo beach to Roche beach abounds in small naturist bays and coves. Cala de Aceite is the biggest and most spectacular of them all.


Conil de la Frontera – nearest destinations: Cadiz, Vejer de la Frontera, Barbate.

Closest airport: Jerez de la Frontera.



Tuna kingdom and nature parks

barbate_TEXT_400x630Endless white beaches, great fish restaurants, delightful peacefulness. If this sounds appealing to you read on, holidays in Barbate might be just what you are looking for.

Barbate is a fishing village on Costa de la Luz sandwiched between Zahara de los Atunes and Vejer de la Frontera.  The town boasts 25 kilometres of beautiful coastline perfect for summer holidaymakers.

In the Barbate centre you will find an impressive fishing harbour, Museum of Tuna and a line of fine fish restaurants running along the Paseo Maritimo. In the northern outskirts of Barbate, there is a nature park with distinctive pine forests, spectacular cliffs and sand dunes. You will find here some nice walking paths, for example Sendero Torre del Tajo with great panoramic views of Barbate. In the nearby Los Canos de Meca village you will find spectacular barbate_la_brena_natural_pak_630x400El Faro de Trafalgar lighthouse in front of which the famous Battle of Trafalgar took place in 1805.

Barbate is recommended for summer family holidays as well as for beach and fun holidays with a group of friends.Barbate is a popular summer destination for the Spanish, only a few international tourists come here.

Popular beaches in Barbate

barbate_el_carmen_beach_630x400El Carmen – urban beach in front of Paseo Maritimo, very wide, with some sports facilities on the beach, can be quite busy in summer, but there is always plenty of space for everyone.

Hierbabuena beach – 950-metre long, on the outskirts of Barbate, located between the fishing harbour and the nature park, quite popular among surfers and divers, only a few people come here

Playa Botero – beautiful rural beach that goesbarbate_beach_hierbabuena1_630x400 from the river mouth in the direction of Zahara for nearly 9 kilometres.

Barbate is recommended for summer family holidays as well as for beach and fun holidays with a group of friends. Barbate is a popular summer destination for the Spanish, very few international tourists come here.

Barbate – nearest destinations: Zahara de los Atunes, Conil de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera.barbate-cliffs_in_la_brena_natural_park_630x400

Nearest aiport: Jerez de la Frontera.

Zahara de los Atunes

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Idyllic tranquil and unspoilt

Zahara_TEXT_630x400Sun, sea and one of the loveliest beaches on Costa de la Luz. Zahara de los Atunes is one the best destinations for lazy, quiet family holidays on the Atlantic coastline of Andalucia. Also recommended for romantic getaway!

The tranquil village of Zahara boasts a sensational unspoilt wide beach. Soft golden sand stretches for nearly 20 kilometres providing plenty of space for all beach goers. Even in peak season, the place in never overcrowded. Unlike many beaches on Costa del Sol where the waters can get colder depending on the wind, sea bathing is pleasurable in Zahra all summer long. The waters are shallow and crystal-clear.

Zahara_local_church_630x400Zahara is renowned for its high quality seafood. The fish restaurants, both in the city and near the beach, serve the best of fresh fish on Costa de la Luz. Best Andalucia recommends trying all tuna dishes which are superb. After all, Zahara is called the “tuna capital of Spain.”

Iconic views of Costa de la Luz

If you are a keen photographer, make sure to get to the top of Pueblo Atlanterra which lies on the hillside in the southern part of Zahara. You will be rewarded with breath-taking panoramic views of Costa de la Luz from Zahara to the cliffs in Barbate.

Zahara de los Atunes – nearest destinations: Tarifa, Cadiz