This list of the best activities you can’t miss in Conil will help you make the most of this charming town in Cádiz, one of the most visited places in Andalusia.
1. Getting lost in its streets
Through its narrow streets surrounded by white houses adorned with geraniums and carnations, you will discover a historic center steeped in maritime tradition. Wandering through Conil’s streets will immerse you in its Muslim past and the rest of its history. Don’t miss cultural highlights such as the Guzmán Tower, the Church of Santa Catalina, or the Cádiz Gate.
2. Discover the beaches and coves of Conil
The more than 13 km of extensive golden sand, crystal-clear waters, and unspoiled coves make Conil one of the best places to enjoy the sea. These beautiful natural landscapes can be enjoyed thanks to the absence of buildings and a topography that has allowed their preservation in a nearly pristine state. Enjoy watching the sunset in the Calas de Roche, take a stroll along La Fontanilla beach, and take a dip in Los Bateles after swimming in Cala del Aceite.
3. Taste the stars of its seafood gastronomy
Conil enjoys a privileged seafood gastronomy that makes the most of its products to create the best dishes, highlighting the red almadraba tuna and the fried fish from La Freiduría Las Flores in Cádiz
In the gastronomic route of the town’s tuna, you can taste the red tuna, the star of all the local dishes, which is artisanally caught. You can try it in its multiple recipes! We recommend restaurants like Francisco La Fontanilla beach bar or the Beach Club at Fuerte Conil.
You also can’t leave this fishing town without trying the famous “cartuchito de pescaito” from Freiduría Zapola, where you will receive friendly service and enjoy fresh fish. They even give you a beer while you wait for your turn!
4. The night in Conil
Especially during the summer, Conil offers lively and vibrant nights for those who enjoy the nightlife. Calle Cádiz is one of the most visited streets, and the Peñón street is filled with bars and pubs where you can have a great time. We recommend popular places like La Tertulia or La Jacaranda, which is famous for making the best local mojitos.
5. Horseback riding route
Horseback riding routes offer the opportunity to enjoy the surroundings and appreciate natural spectacles such as sunset on the beach from the back of a beautiful horse. It is an excellent activity to connect with nature and enjoy its beauty in a different way.
6. Playing a round of golf in Conil
The golf courses of Costa de la Luz are highly appreciated by golf enthusiasts. You can choose from a variety of courses bathed in sunlight while enjoying a mix of nature, fun, and sports.
7. Water sports
From diving to discover the underwater charms of the sea, to catching waves at Los Bateles while practicing surfing, Conil is the perfect setting for a wide range of water activities throughout the year. Additionally, for those who don’t feel like wearing a wetsuit but enjoy a good show, important sports events related to the sea are held, such as sailing regattas, surfing championships, and sport fishing, among others.
8. Discover landscapes through hiking
Hiking in Conil de la Frontera is one of the best ways to enjoy its landscapes while staying active. Discover the dozens of hiking trails you can explore in the area. We recommend the C.3 route, one of the most popular, which goes from Conil to the Tómbolo de Trafalgar, reaching Caños de Meca and passing through the famous and spectacular El Palmar beach.
9. The Route of the White Villages
Combine sea and mountains on your vacation by taking the Route of the White Villages of Cádiz. You will be able to appreciate the Roman and Arab legacies, as well as the Reconquista and the French invasion. Come and discover this wonderful environment full of history!
10. Visit the Sancha Pérez Organic Winery and Olive Oil Mill
Sancha Pérez is located in the countryside between Conil and Vejer, where you can stroll among vineyards, olive groves, fruit trees, and native vegetation while learning about and participating in the process of making wine and extra virgin olive oil, as well as tasting the products. It’s an activity you can’t miss if you visit Conil, and it’s ideal to do it with children.