Conil de la Frontera is a simply beautiful region of the Costa de la Luz in Andalucia. There is one factor that cannot fail to impress, endear and please visitor; the lack of high rise development and huge concrete hotels. The typically Andalucian whitewashed village stands proudly on a long, wide golden beach, surrounded by trees. This truly is a magical, natural destination.
The main beach, the Playa de los Bateles stretches miles into the distance, providing a stunning contrast with the azure blue waters of the Atlantic. The beach is popular, but never crowded, meaning you can really relax in peace with the sun on your face, returning to your Conil de la Frontera villa refreshed and ready to enjoy your evenings entertainment.
There are a range of absolutely fantastic restaurants in Conil de la Frontera, many of which are located on the sand itself, meaning you can eat fish fresh from the adjacent sea, with the sand between your toes and the sea breeze in your hair. What could be more relaxing? June sees the arrival of ‘Tuna Week’, which celebrates the local delicacy with huge plates being served in almost every restaurant. The village is not a raucous party town, but you can have a hugely enjoyable night out in one of the many little bars and small clubs.
Just along the coast are the fascinating Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia near Bolonia. Throughout the area are a number of Carthaginian, Byzantine, Moorish and Roman sites, all well worth a quick visit from self catering Conil de la Frontera villa if you get the chance.
Chiclana de la Frontera is one of the larger towns in the region, and also has an absolutely undeniable Andalucian flavour. The narrow streets and shaded courtyards for which Andalucian villages are famous for are found here in droves, hiding little market stalls, charming boutiques and top quality restaurants. The natural surroundings are beautiful too, with plenty of scope for walking, cycling and riding holidays, and plenty for nature lovers to get excited about.
The climate in Conil de la Frontera is excellent. There are an average of over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, with average summer temperatures of 25˚C. Daily peaks reach over 30˚C during the vast majority of days in the summer, drawing people to the beaches like a magnet. During the winter months, a Conil de la Frontera villa or apartment is a great base for sightseeing and walking, as temperatures rarely dip below 15˚C.
Jerez Airport (XRY) is just 6km from Jerez de la Frontera, from which you can reach a Conil de la Frontera villa or holiday rental in 40 minutes. Ryanair provide a service form Stansted (STN). Alternatively, Faro International Airport (FAO), which receives a vast number of direct flights form the UK is just over an hour away.