The 5 best beaches in Cadiz

Fuente del Gallo - The 5 best beaches in Cadiz
Fuente del Gallo – The 5 best beaches in Cadiz

Beaches of the Province of Cadiz

Last May, the Association of Environmental and Consumer Education (Adeac) confirmed what we all already knew: Cádiz has the best beaches in Andalusia. And is that this body, responsible for the distribution of the famous blue flags, gave the Andalusian province for this 2018 a total of thirty distinctions, one more than the previous year.

In this way, this seal of quality corroborates the excellence of the beaches of Cadiz. A few beaches that, year after year, satisfy the lovers not only of the sun and the baths in the sea, but also of the nature, the landscape and the virgin spaces.

But, among these thirty beaches, which ones are the best? It is very difficult to choose a handful of them, however here we will bring some that due to their uniqueness, proximity and popularity deserve a visit from Villas Flamenco, the best accommodations on the coast of Cadiz.

La Fontanilla - The 5 best beaches in Cadiz
La Fontanilla – The 5 best beaches in Cadiz

La Fontanilla

With 1,200 meters long and very close to Villas Flamenco, La Fontanilla beach, located in Conil, is one of the most valued of the Costa de La Luz. Its quality is endorsed not only by the blue flag but also by other distinctions such as Q for Tourist Quality and Environmental Certification 14.001.

Its fine white sand and crystal clear waters constantly invite you to bathe. Both because of its extension and because of the shallow depth, La Fontanilla beach is ideal for a family holiday.

And for lovers of gastronomy, it is necessary to note that on this beach are some of the most emblematic beach bars of the province of Cádiz, such as La Fontanilla, El Oasis Beach Club or La Ola.

Calas de Roche - The 5 best beaches in Cadiz
Calas de Roche – The 5 best beaches in Cadiz

The coves of Roche

From Cabo Roche to the urbanization of the same name, these coves are happening that are a marvel of nature and a must stop for lovers of landscapes that are tourism in the province of Cádiz. Cala Cabo, Tío Juan de Medina Cove, Cala Medina, Cala del Pato, Cala del Frailecillo Cala Encendida, Áspera Cove are unique places, where you can get to a path surrounded by species from the area, such as maritime junipers, currently in Danger of extinction.

To enjoy a swim in its cold and moving waters, it is necessary to go down some stairs that seem embedded in these rocky and reddish cliffs. These Calas de Roches, where nudism is usually practiced, are ideal for sheltering from the well-known Levante wind that sometimes blows strongly in the area.

It is advisable to stay in these virgin beaches until sunset because their sunsets are truly unique.

La Barrosa - The 5 best beaches in Cadiz
La Barrosa – The 5 best beaches in Cadiz

La Barrosa

A few kilometers from Conil is the neighboring beach of La Barrosa. With 8 kilometers of fine white sand, this beach is one of the most popular and known in Spain and stands out for the great amount of service it offers: chiringuitos for all tastes, water areas for water sports, street markets and a Boardwalk packed with strollers at sunset.

Note that the area of La Barrosa closest to Villas Flamenco, known as Novo Sancti Petri, is highly valued by fans of golf. It has no more or less than four fields: La Estancia, Real Golf Club Novo Sancti Petri, Sancti Petri Hills Golf and Family Golf. From the customer service of Villas Flamenco we will be happy to facilitate the practice of this sport in any of these recognized and prized golf courses.

Los Alemanes - The 5 best beaches in Cadiz
Los Alemanes – The 5 best beaches in Cadiz

Zahara de los Atunes

About 30 kilometers from Conil is Zahara de los Atunes, one of the coolest places in Spain to spend the summer holidays. Not in vain, to this small town of the province of Cádiz with beaches of exceptional beauty numerous celebrities flock to take refuge from mass tourism that ravages other points of the Spanish coast.

Of course Zahara stands out for its excellent coastline with its extensive and clean beaches: the Carmen, Atlanterra or the wonderful of the Germans, but also for its cheerful, colorful and, above all lively atmosphere. Its urban center invites us to get lost among its many shops for all tastes and pockets and with that casual touch that reigns in Zahara. But also invites you to enjoy its excellent cuisine, because there is a restaurant for all palates. El Trasteo, El Zoko, La Taberna El Campero or Casa Juanito are a small sample of the great variety of restaurants with one thing in common: their excellent quality.

La Caleta - The 5 best beaches in Cadiz
La Caleta – The 5 best beaches in Cadiz

La Caleta

It is mandatory to end this tour on the part of the Costa de la Luz on the coquettish beach of La Caleta. Located in the city center of Cádiz, between the castles of San Sebastián and Santa Catalina, it has the spectacular spa of Nuestra Señora de la Palma on its sand. Its unique beauty makes it especially loved by the people of Cadiz. You have to remember that La Caleta filmed the most mythical scene of the movie Die Another Day from the popular James Bond saga.

This cove is also known for the rich archaeological remains that hide its waters, since it was the place where ships anchored in ancient times. The Phoenician ships arrived here in Gadir with their cellars full of all kinds of merchandise and from here they also started with raw materials and products made in the colony.

And this walk through La Caleta deserves to be completed with a visit to one of the most appreciated restaurants in Cádiz: El Faro. Located a few meters away, this renowned restaurant is perfect for tasting the varied and excellent gastronomy of Cadiz. Their products are always fresh and of the highest quality.

Do you want to know the best beaches in Andalusia? Do you want to enjoy not only these wonderful beaches but also the prestigious cuisine of Cadiz? Yes of course and your accommodation is Villas Flamenco, where our customer service will offer you all the information you want about these places and many others.

And do not forget that we have great discounts all year round for early booking and family vacations. Consult us without obligation! Come and enjoy the best of Andalusia, come to Conil de la Frontera.

Villas Flamenco - The 5 best beaches in Cadiz
Villas Flamenco – The 5 best beaches in Cadiz

Four irresistible proposals for your holiday with children in Conil

The school year has come to an end and summer vacations for the family begin. Every year thousands of people choose the coast of the Spanish coast to spend a few days of rest and leisure with their loved ones.

Long days of beach

In this way, the everyday life of the working life for the elderly and the studies for the youngest ones is put to an end and the long days of beach, of sand castles, of baths until sunset, of games on the seashore begin . They are moments of happiness in families, memories that will last forever in our memory.

And, of course, Conil is a perfect place for a vacation with children. Its wide and extraordinary beaches represent an ideal scenario for all these activities, for this reason year after year many families choose it as a tourist destination.

In addition, to this offer, a series of varied attractions for family leisure is added, where fun for adults and children is guaranteed. Sport, adventure, mystery, speed, are the four exciting proposals that we bring to this post and that will not leave your family indifferent.

Surf School in Conil - Villas Flamenco
Surf School in Conil – Villas Flamenco

1. Surf, paddle surf and kitesurf courses

The beaches of Conil have special characteristics that make them ideal for beginning the practice of these water sports. And it is that in the municipality there are several specialist schools in creating authentic surfers. We bring you some of them.

With more than twenty years of experience, the South School of Conil O’Neall, located in the vicinity of the Salado River, offers courses for hours of Surfing and Kitesurfing and SUP paddle surfing. It has a license from the Junta de Andalucía, the City Council of Conil and the title of Active Tourism. On the other hand, the Vertigo Surf Camp offers several options, a camp the Surfcamps, where to live the experience of surfing from within, or simply enjoy their different courses. Open all year round, the Conil Surf Academy offers courses aimed at all those people who want to learn this sport quickly, safely and fun. The school has modern facilities in the same town, where the theoretical part is taught.

Zip Line in Between Branches - Villas Flamenco
Zip Line in Between Branches – Villas Flamenco

2. Entre Ramas: Adventure between trees

In the appreciated pine groves of Roche is Entre Ramas Aventura, an adventure park of 18,000 square meters for the whole family. It consists of a tour of the trees, doing various activities such as zip lines, suspension bridges, Tibetan bridges, etc. In total there are 70 games spread over 7 courses or circuits that progressively increase in level, from beginners to the more adventurous.

This park has extensive security measures, controlled by a specialized team of monitors. The participants receive a training course to learn how to use the individual protection equipment that allows them, with total security, to move independently between the trees.

Entre Ramas represents a unique opportunity to enjoy a great day of fun in the middle of nature with the whole family.

Enigma Escape Room Conil
Enigma Escape Room Conil

3. Enigma Conil

Located in the center of the municipality, this proposal is a Scape room, the game that is triumphing all over the world and that consists of trying to solve a mystery or enigma to escape from a room.

In the activity proposed by Enigma Conil, a group of 2 to 6 people enters a room and have a time of 60 minutes to get out of it. To do this, they have to solve a series of mysteries and challenges that will test the physical and mental abilities of their participants and encourage teamwork.

Its organizers emphasize that the only requirement to participate in this game is to have fun. It is a quiet and smooth activity, in which strength is not necessary and, therefore, is suitable for all audiences, they point.

KR24 Karting Conil
KR24 Karting Conil

4. KR 24 Conil

Speed lovers have a date at the KR24 Circuit. On the road from Conil to El Palmar, there are these magnificent karting facilities, which have an excellent outdoor track within walking distance of the wonderful beaches in the area.

All family members will be able to test their skill as kart pilots in different types of cars. In this way, junior karts are intended for children and are characterized by being safe and reliable, and doubles are ideal for the family. And for those who like the strongest emotions, Kart24 Conil has more powerful models.

Its facilities also have a free children’s playground, a bar area and a restaurant with barbecue.

Without a doubt a place, KR 24 is a space to enjoy a perfect day with the whole family during the holidays in Conil de la Frontera.

Villas Flamenco, the perfect accommodation for the whole family

And where to stay during this family vacation to enjoy all this fun? Well, Villas Flamenco is the perfect accommodation to meet and have fun with everything that Conil and its surroundings offer.

Villas Flamenco, which has the best rental houses on the Costa de la Luz, wants you to experience all these exciting experiences with your family. Therefore, it has launched some offers that are irresistible: Villas Flamenco the first child under 12 years is free (see conditions). In addition, if you book 45 days in advance, you will get a 7 percent discount (check conditions) and if you do it two months in advance the savings goes up to 10 percent (see conditions).

Do not think it anymore! Come with all your family to Villas Flamenco, the best destination for a holiday. Book now: last accomodations availbale in Conil for July and August!

 

 

It’s time to enjoy the chiringuito in Conil

Walk under the Kanguro Beach Chiringuito - Fuente del gallo
Walk under the Kanguro Beach Chiringuito – Fuente del gallo

Origin of the chiringuito

Little or nothing is left of that first chiringuito located on the beach of Sitges. And little resemblance possess the current establishments with the definition granted by the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language: “Kiosk or outdoor drinks stand”.

Because, the chiringuito, that space so Spanish of world fame, has evolved at a dizzying speed in recent years. At dusk, at night, at dawn, at noon a, the chiringuito has been transformed into a gastronomic and leisure space of quality that marks the days of summer.

Espetos at Chiringuito Kanguro Beach - Fuente del Gallo
Espetos at Chiringuito Kanguro Beach – Fuente del Gallo

Place of pilgrimage

Who has gone on vacation to the beach and has not stepped on the beach bar? Either to cool off after hours in the powerful sun of summer, to enjoy its cuisine and cocktails on the beach, to lie in the sun in its hammocks or to enjoy a concert late at night, the chiringuito is undoubtedly the place of pilgrimage of the vacationer.

And among all the beaches in Spain, the gaditanas stand out for the quality and variety of their beach bars, and their unparalleled offer of leisure and fun.

Any time is good to put the chancla in the beach bars of Cadiz. No doubt. However, the unrivaled sunsets offered by the Cadiz coast makes the sunset, when the sun is hidden on the horizon, and paints the sky of oranges and purples, at the time required to go to these animated establishments, which results hard to say goodbye.

Chocos Fritos at Chiringuito Kanguro Beach - Fuente del Gallo
Chocos Fritos at Chiringuito Kanguro Beach – Fuente del Gallo

For this reason, you have to go without haste, let yourself go and enjoy the relaxed and cheerful atmosphere that characterizes these unique corners and the possible surprises that may arise.

Chiringuitos in Conil

Conil is an example of all this. Its wonderful and extensive beaches have a series of beach bars that are a clear example of all this.

La Fontanilla chiringuito, founded more than fifty years ago by the Pérez family and located on the beach of the same name, still enjoys the essence of those establishments where the people of the sea used to come. Today stands out for its excellent cuisine. Its menu, where the fresh fish of the area stand out, especially the almadraba tuna, its stews and the rice dishes, and its privileged situation on the beach have deservedly converted this chiringuito in one of the best restaurants in Cádiz.

And also in La Fontanilla is the Feduchy Playa. Born in the light of the well-known center Feduchy, but with nothing to envy to this one, it is a neat and informal space at the same time. It has a varied and exquisite menu composed mainly by products of the area very well treated and elaborated. It is a perfect place to enjoy the cuisine but also its magnificent cocktails while the sun goes down. In addition, they tend to liven up the summer evenings with good music or some performance. So the fun and the good atmosphere are guaranteed.

Outdoor of Chiringuito Feduchy Beach on the Fontanilla Beach
Outdoor of Chiringuito Feduchy Beach on the Fontanilla Beach

Located in the spectacular cove of Fuente del Gallo in Conil, is the Kanguro Chiringuito Beach Club, a space intended for “positive people, enthusiasts, who love to enjoy the good times, who understand that eating on the beach can be an opportunity to try new culinary sensations and meet interesting and fun people, or just drink your favorite cocktail or drink, enjoying a sunset that gives goose bumps, “they say on their website.

Cocktail at sunset at the Chiringuito Feduchy Beach at the La Fontanilla Beach
Cocktail at sunset at the Chiringuito Feduchy Beach at the La Fontanilla Beach

These three catering establishments are a small sample of the quality and variety of beach bars that are on the beaches of Conil, whose visit is enough argument to spend a vacation in this beautiful coastal town. And it is that the beach bars have become a tourist attraction of the first order that nobody should miss.

Whether for a romantic getaway, in couple or with the family or a long summer vacation, your accommodation to enjoy these unique places is Villas Flamenco. Because there is always a beach bar near the villas and apartments.

Cups at sunset at the Chiringuito Feduchy Beach at the Fontanilla Beach
Cups at sunset at the Chiringuito Feduchy Beach at the Fontanilla Beach

Also, if you want to enjoy these establishments and the beach relaxed, away from the bustle of the months of higher hotel occupancy, now is the time to make your reservation. In Villas Flamenco, the best accommodations in Conil, we offer interesting discounts. Book now, your best holidays at the best price.

Hacienda Roche Viejo - Outdoor
Hacienda Roche Viejo – Outdoor

 

Live the magic of the Night of San Juan in Conil!

Welcome to summer

Summer is approaching, a season desired, loved and, above all, celebrated. And the fact is that in the whole world the arrival of summer is celebrated and there are many rituals full of fun to celebrate this longed-for ephemeris.

As an example, in a Scandinavian country like Sweden this party, called Midsommar, which is the most important of the year after Christmas, takes place in the countryside and consists of games, endless lunches and flowers in the hair. Much further, in the southern hemisphere, this day is celebrated the Inti Raymi, a feast of adoration to the Inca sun god, Inti, which marks the arrival of the winter solstice.

Villa Poniente terrace at Villas Flamenco Beach in Conil
Villa Poniente terrace at Villas Flamenco Beach in Conil

Already in our country, on the night of San Juan, on June 23, the Christian is mixed with the pagan, as it is usually combined this holiday with the commemoration of the summer solstice. Here, to welcome summer, tradition demands bathing in the sea or the river or jumping a bonfire, among many other activities.

Juanes and juanas

And what happens on the Costa de la Luz? How does Conil celebrate this party? Well, they celebrate it and big. This night is one of the liveliest of the summer, for this reason it represents a perfect occasion to have a weekend getaway to this town on the coast of Cadiz, which is flooded with magic, fire, spells and bathing in the moonlight.

In the atmospheric center of this Cadiz town is celebrated the Juanes and Juanas, some dolls that will end up in a big bonfire and that represent with humor everything that happened in the municipality or in the country. This party is completed with lively parades, which fill streets, squares and the beach of people looking for a good time full of joy and fun and attracted by the enigmatic magic of fire.

Burning of Juanillos the Night of San Juan
Burning of Juanillos the Night of San Juan

San Juan. Bonfires

Also, when midnight arrives, the beaches are filled with bonfires that will scare away evil spirits and burn all bad omens. The most daring will jump over these, in order that their wishes come true. Others will simply throw into the fire a small paper where they write their wishes.

Another tradition for these dates is to bathe while observing the moon, an activity that, according to experts in witchcraft, attracts good luck. In this way, again the boldest will have a magnificent bath at midnight without caring about the temperature of the sea, while the rest will settle for approaching the shore to get their feet wet. In that sense, it is necessary to point out that the scholars in the subject proclaim that both options are valid.

Bonfires on the Beach at Night of San Juan
Bonfires on the Beach at Night of San Juan

Escape to Conil: sun and fun

Can you think of a better place to commemorate the arrival of summer than the beaches of Conil?

Surely not! And it is that Conil offers you a magnificent plan: at night, enjoy this varied and lively evening of San Juan’s Night and, during the day, enjoy the soft June sun on any of its immense white sand beaches and crystalline waters.

And the best choice to rest during this getaway is the rental of a house on the coast, such as those offered by Villas Flamenco. In any of its varied and exquisite accommodations the experience of the night of San Juan will be unforgettable. So, you can choose between the magnificent villas for rent on the beach of Villas Flamenco Beach at Fuente del Gallo or the oasis of relaxation that the charming rural accommodations of Hacienda Roche Viejo offer or maybe you prefer the holiday apartments of Villas Flamenco Rentals, just a lovely walk from the vibrant downtown.

Apartment in Villas Flamenco Beach in Conil
Apartment in Villas Flamenco Beach in Conil

Come and have fun. Enjoy the night of San Juan in the best accommodations in Conil. And, as we love that you spend the holidays with your family, in Villas Flamenco the first child under 12 is free.

Think no more. Enjoy the most magical night of the year with us. We wait for you in Villas Flamenco.

7 great reasons that make Conil a unique destination

Conil a unique destination

Of all it is known that Conil de la Frontera is one of the most coveted tourist destinations on the Spanish coast. However, have you ever wondered about the reasons that make this municipality, year after year, transformed into the idyllic dream of a vacation? In this post of Villas Flamenco we reveal 7 clues, 7 reasons that, surely, will help you clarify this issue, but above all to wish even more to spend a few days in this unique corner of southern Spain.

1. Its beaches

Conil de la Frontera has more than 14 kilometers of fine white sand beaches. Castilnovo, Los Bateles, La Fontanilla, Fuente del Gallo … All the beaches of Conil are of great quality and invite to long walks, sunbathing and the practice of water sports. Its exceptional coves with crystal clear waters stand out, whose beauty has motivated that recently it has become a set of an applauded series of television and, of course, a perfect place to take refuge from the dreaded Levante wind.

Resting on the beach - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Resting on the beach – Holiday Rentals in Conil

2. Its gastronomic offer

This white corner of the coast of Cadiz stands out for its very diverse and appreciated gastronomy. Its exquisite vegetable garden and the products of the sea are its hallmark. Bars and restaurants of the municipality put special interest in offering their customers the best and tastiest stews of traditional and innovative cuisine. Do not forget that currently, thanks to its XXII Ruta del Atún de Almadraba, which runs until June 4, you can taste up to 300 dishes related to the also known as red gold. This year, as a novelty, the first edition of the Entre Almadrabas Festival is held, a cultural proposal dedicated on this occasion to Japan.

Gastronomy - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Gastronomy – Holiday Rentals in Conil

3. Its vibrant urban center

Being a top tourist destination does not have to mean being boring. Conil has an urban center full of life and color from where, early in the morning and until midnight, it is overflowing in an extraordinary environment. Tourists from all over the world and locals accustomed to this cheerful bustle are intermingled with great naturalness, filling streets, squares, ice cream parlors, bars and restaurants, as a celebration of this constant summer that lives in Conil.

Square in the Urban Center - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Square in the Urban Center – Holiday Rentals in Conil

4. Its unparalleled sunsets

Going through Conil and not enjoying your sunsets is an unforgivable mistake. And it is that this town of Cadiz disposes, not only of a privileged situation to contemplate the fall of the sun, but also of numerous corners from where to do it. From the tranquility of the same sand of one of its beaches or coves previously named, to its excellent chiringuitos, that enliven it with good music, passing through the cliffs of Roche, any option is feasible, because all of them will offer an impressive view of the sunset.

Sunset - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Sunset – Holiday Rentals in Conil

 5. Its varied leisure offer

In Conil there is no room for boredom. And it is that this municipality presumes, and with good reason, to possess one of the most complete leisure and sport offers of the Spanish coast. Learn and practice water sports of all kinds, whale watching, visits to wineries, flamenco shows, live music, golf courses, adventure park among trees or kart circuits are a tiny sample of the proposals of Conil to make the most of our free time

Nautical Activities - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Nautical Activities – Holiday Rentals in Conil

6. Your one-day getaway plans

Conil is in a strategic place from where to organize getaway plans to meet other destinations of great tourist interest. Thus, one-day visits can be projected to the millenary Cádiz, to the capital of wine: Jerez de la Frontera or the lively Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Also from here you can depart to make the well-known and appreciated route of the white villages. Another very interesting proposal is a day trip to Tangier (Morocco), departing by boat from the bustling Tarifa, a few kilometers from Conil.

Excursion to Tangier - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Excursion to Tangier – Holiday Rentals in Conil

7. Its accommodations

Conil is also distinguished by its extensive accommodation offer. However, among all of them, Villas Flamenco stands out for its variety, quality and price. This property offers different types of holiday villa rentals. Thus, Villas Flamenco Beach, on the beachfront; Villas Flamenco rentals, in the heart of the village or, Hacienda Roche Viejo, rural tourism in the middle of nature and very close to the beach, will satisfy, without doubt, the most demanding client.

Hacienda Roche Viejo - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Hacienda Roche Viejo – Holiday Rentals in Conil

Decide for our luxury villas in Conil and know all these proposals and many more to share with your partner, family or friends, with the promise of Villas Flamenco to exceed all your expectations.

And do not forget our incredible discount offers of up to 10% for early sales and for families, with the first child under 12 years free.

The Almadraba Wild Red Tuna: protagonist of May

Red tuna from almadraba – The red gold of the sea

Finally came one of the most anticipated moments for lovers of good food, for the great fans of gastronomy with capital letters: the start of the almadraba red tuna season , also known as red gold of the sea. A product desired by haute cuisine and the most coveted and desired by the Japanese market.

Tuna Bank - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Tuna Bank – Holiday Rentals in Conil

Currently, around it, an authentic tourism industry has been created, attracting thousands of visitors every year. In addition, both large restaurants and the most renowned chefs in the world turn their eyes to the coast of Cádiz these days.

But what is Almadraba Wild Red Tuna? What is this fishing gear? and Why do we have to come to Conil during these days?

The almadraba, a millenary fishing craft

Every spring, wild tuna cross from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea through the Strait of Gibraltar in search of warmer waters. And it is there, in the sea, off the coast of Conil, Barbate, Zahara de los Atunes and Tarifa, where the almadrabas (word of Arab origin that means place where you fight) are placed, a spectacular fishing gear, which has its origin in the Conil of the Phoenician era. Formed by labyrinths, the tuna is cornered and the fishers execute the call “levantá”, which consists in removing the tuna from the trap.

Tuna fishing - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Tuna fishing – Holiday Rentals in Conil

Once the first lift is made, these municipalities are transformed into a true gastronomic epicentre of first level, where the most prestigious names of the restoration meet in search of the best captures and, of course, to savour the exquisite dishes that are cooked with This product of the highest quality.

Gastronomic routes with tuna as protagonist: Conil

And the party begins. We must celebrate the arrival of this highly anticipated guest. In each of these almadraberos villages gastronomic events are organized, where you can taste a flood of the most diverse tapas, as a cult to this select product. And it begins, neither more nor less, than in Conil, in whose municipality is Villas Flamenco and where, since May 4, takes place the XXI Tuna Route of Almadraba, which runs until June 4. Here a total of 36 bars and restaurants offer the most exquisite dishes of both traditional and innovative cuisine. Tuna with onions, tuna in mango and avocado ceviche, tuna in tartar with crunchy seaweed, raw tuna, tuna with mushrooms sautéed and oyster sauce, red curry from red tuna mormo, tuna belly with prawns from Sanlúcar, tuna in lard or red tuna sausage, are some of the three hundred ways to taste this delicious delicacy.

Wild Red Tuna from Almadraba - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Wild Red Tuna from Almadraba – Holiday Rentals in Conil

Of course, enlivened with good music, exhibitions, dramatized routes, sports, and conferences. And all of this, absolutely everything, revolves around tuna and the sustainable and ancient fishing art of the almadraba.

A note: it is essential not to miss a ronqueo: the traditional way of cutting the tuna and whose name derives from the noise made by the knife when it touches the backbone of the piece.

Barbate, Zahara de los Atunes and Tarifa

For those tireless tuna, a few kilometres from Villas Flamenco and Conil is located Barbate, where from 9 to 13 of this same month of May, is celebrated in its “Lonja Vieja”, the 11th gastronomic week of almadraba tuna, an event with a very complete programming and with more than popular prices. For just 3.5 euros, you can enjoy a drink and a tapa, the latter, as it could not be otherwise, is based on tuna. Do not forget that in this neighbouring municipality of Conil, the El Campero restaurant is located, known by connoisseurs as the almadraba red tuna temple.

Restaurante El Campero - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Restaurante El Campero – Holiday Rentals in Conil

And we go on! A few days later, on the 16th of May the X Tuna Route of Zahara de los Atunes starts, ending on the 20th. A unique occasion also to know and enjoy the atmosphere of this well-known tourist destination. And finally, from the 25th of May to the 3rd of June the VI Tuna Route of Tarifa is celebrated.

Impossible to miss it. Impossible to stop living this experience and not enjoy these delicious dishes. In Villas Flamenco we offer different possibilities to combine these moments of culinary leisure with rest. So, you can choose between the exclusive Villas on the beachfront of Villas Flamenco Beach at Fuente del Gallo or the relaxing oasis of rural accommodation with the charm of Hacienda Roche Viejo or maybe you prefer the holiday apartments of Villas Flamenco Rentals, just a short walk from the vibrant centre of the city.

Do not think twice, Conil is your destination in May and Villas Flamenco your accommodation in Conil for a few days or a weekend getaway. We are waiting for you!

Conil seen from the beach of Los Bateles - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Conil seen from the beach of Los Bateles – Holiday Rentals in Conil

Fairs, Horses and Motorbikes. May, guaranteed party.

Views of the Villas Flamenco Beach Apartments from the Fuente del Gallo Beach in Conil
Views of the Villas Flamenco Beach Apartments from the Fuente del Gallo Beach in Conil

Fairs, Horses and Motorbikes. The month of May arrives in Andalusia and with it, the good weather and the guaranteed party. And it is that May, especially in the Cádiz province, is a month full of celebrations. All of them reflect a rich tradition and culture, but also a different way of understanding life. In many of its towns there is a typical popular party, with plans for all tastes and flavours, where every corner is full of life and, as it can´t be otherwise in Andalusia, where everyone is well received.

Fairs, Horses and Motorikes in Jerez

May is inaugurated in a big way: with the refined and colourful Jerez Horse Fair, which takes place from the 5th to the 12th of this month. Your visit is essential for all those who are spending a vacation in the area. And it is that the Jerez Fair is quite a show, where horses, flamenco and wine are combined. In this festival of extraordinary beauty, it is recommended to sit in one of its nearly 200 booths and contemplate the elegance of horses and carriages, magnificently prepared for the occasion, while being carried away by the appreciated cuisine of Cadiz and the famous wines from Jerez.

Horse Car at the Sanlúcar Fair
Horse Car at the Sanlúcar Fair

Everything is part of a magnificent show that will remain in the memory of anyone who visits it. And this year is special for fans of the equestrian world, because Jerez has been named European City of the Horse, with this motive an interesting program has been organized, highlighting the 1st National Elite Auction of Purebred Spanish Horses, the 13th may. Undoubtedly, a unique opportunity to meet these magnificent and prestigious specimens. In this sense, it is necessary to remember that a visit to this city requires passing through its Royal School of Equestrian Art and attending its show “How the Andalusian horses dance”.

Moto GP Championship in Jerez Circuit

And we continue with the party: The Feria de Jerez coincides with one of the events that attracts the most tourists to the province of Cádiz: The Moto GP World Championship, which takes place from 4 to 6 of May. Each year, motor fans from the most diverse and different parts of the world come to this event, which stands out for its good atmosphere and the many parties that are organized around this event.

Moto GP World Championship at the Circuito de Jerez
Moto GP World Championship at the Circuito de Jerez

Finally, it’s time to rest from so much activity and Villas Flamenco is the perfect place. After these long days of fun and enjoyment to the fullest, you want the peace and tranquillity suggested by an apartment by the sea, where you can relax with the serene and calm sound of the waves. And this, neither more nor less, is what this accommodation offers direct rentals located in Conil de la Frontera.

Fairs in the surrounding area

But there is more. As in May there are fairs and parties for all tastes: those who prefer to stay in Conil, Flamenco Villas recommends the Fair of El Colorado. Just three kilometres away and among green pine forests, this fair stands out for its excellent cuisine, its family atmosphere and its equestrian exhibitions. If May starts with the elegant Jerez Horse Fair, the final highlight to this explosion of fun is this and others from nearby locations, whose dates range from 29th May to 4th June. These are the spectacular Manzanilla fair in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, the joyful Puerto Real or the flirtatious fair of Medina Sidonia, among others.

Flamenco in a stand at the Feria
Flamenco in a stand at the Feria

Tuna Route in Conil

Finally, do not forget that May starts with great force gastronomically speaking. Day 4 begins the XXI Conil Tuna Route, a date that extends until  4th June and that, along with other activities, place the precious red tuna of Almadraba as the undisputed protagonist of this month. However, we leave you with honey on your lips and we invite you to read our next post, where we will update you on everything that is cooked in the area around this coveted product of the sea.

Red Tuna - Villas Flamenco (Conil)
Red Tuna – Villas Flamenco (Conil)

Without a doubt, May is the month for party lovers, horses, speed and gastronomy. And Villas Flamenco is your accommodation in Andalusia to rest from so much rejoicing.

Families, couples or group of friends! We have all kinds of apartments and houses in surprising and exclusive environments and that stand out for the excellence of our customer service, the quality of our services and their comfort and relaxation.

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Conil, the essence of Andalusia

Conil, the jewel of the so-called Costa de la Luz

Playa de Los Bateles - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Playa de Los Bateles – Holiday Rentals in Conil

The Villas Flamenco luxury apartments are in the coastal town of Conil de la Frontera, a destination of the first magnitude, very appreciated by all those who love quality tourism. But what makes Conil the jewel of the so-called Costa de la Luz? Why does this town of just over 20,000 habitants, year after year, represent the dream of an authentic holiday in Spain?

Conil is the essence of Andalusia. Conil offers everything you can look for when you want to enjoy a real vacation. And it is that this privileged enclave gathers history, culture, good climate, extraordinary situation and excellent gastronomy. But, above all, 14 kilometres of immense beaches with clean and crystal clear waters and fine sand, where you can sunbathe for much of the year.

Founded by the Phoenicians in 1200 BC, this white and sailor town later gave shelter to Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and Christians, who incorporated from the border to their name.

Puerto Pesquero de Conil - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Puerto Pesquero de Conil – Holiday Rentals in Conil

Numerous vestiges remain of this rich history. We recommend a walk through its urban area to visit the Tower of Guzmán el Bueno, fortress of the XIV and XV centuries and built to avoid possible invaders, the Parish Church of Santa Catalina and the Hospital from the Misericordia, among many others.

Once you enter through this historical center, your Andalusian past is irreparably revived. And it is that Conil is a town of shining white houses and narrow streets superbly decorated with the typical geraniums and carminations.

Calle con Flores - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Calle con Flores – Holiday Rentals in Conil

The Beaches

Conil de la Frontera combines the spectacular and coquettish beauty of this urban center and its charming fishing village with its varied and rich coastline. And is that its beaches are the main argument to go to Conil on vacation.

The urban beach of Los Bateles, the wildest and most extensive of Castilnovo, the cosy Fontanilla, the turquoise waters of Fuente del Gallo and the elegant beach of Roche are with unrivalled quality.

And what about its famous coves? Those small, almost virgin, cliffs that dot the west of Conil: Camacho Cove, Pitones, Cala del Aceite and the Calas de Roche. Very close to the latter are the Fishing Port and the Lighthouse of Roche (S. XVI), from where you can see a magnificent view of the entire coast.

Pinares en Conil - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Pinares en Conil – Holiday Rentals in Conil

Conil is also nature: the great coastal pine forest of Roche, an area of special conservation and lung of the Bay of Cadiz, noted for its rich fauna and flora, with a good number of protected species and on route to extinction. And in this unique natural space rises a surprise that, surely, will be transformed into fun guaranteed for the little ones: An adventure park in the trees!

Gastronomy and Wineries

To this interesting offer of holidays in Conil could not miss an excellent gastronomy based on the products of the sea, especially the tuna of almadraba, an art of fishing very valued now and that sinks its roots in the own municipality; in its retinto meats and wonderful products from the garden. All these products and many more will be able to taste them in the 6th edition of the Ruta de la Tapa de Conil, which takes place from 6 to 15 April and where 74 catering establishments show the best of their cuisine at a great price.

Atún Rojo de Almadraba - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Atún Rojo de Almadraba – Holiday Rentals in Conil

Villas Flamenco offers an interesting tour through some wineries, because Conil and its surroundings is also a land of wines, good wines. Thus, the winery and almazara Sancha Pérez, located on the road to El Palmar, produces high quality organic oil and wines. Its owners propose a visit where they can learn the secrets of the artisan and ecological production of wine and oil.

In another direction, between Conil and Vejer de la Frontera, is the Etu-vinos winery, which produces some unique wines, with character and controlled ecological certificate. The heart and soul of this project is the German Ute Mergner, a lover of Andalusia and southern wines. His winery organizes visits and wine tastings.

Vinos y Bodegas en Vejer - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Vinos y Bodegas en Vejer – Holiday Rentals in Conil

And at the foot of Vejer de la Frontera, just 20 kilometres from Conil, stands Bodegas Gallardo, run by the fifth generation of a family that for more than a century has been producing fine, sweet and fragrant wines.

Vejer

Since we are very close to Vejer, we could not leave without visiting this typical Andalusian town, because as The New York Times proclaims: “Only a traveller with a heart of stone could resist taking the side road that goes up to Vejer ” Included in the route of the white villages and considered one of the most beautiful in Spain, “Vejer remembers once again how ingeniously and generously Spain has mixed the Arab culture of its enemies of the past with its own and formidable heritage”, describes beautifully of new The New York Times.

Vejer - Holiday Rentals in Conil
Vejer – Holiday Rentals in Conil

And a unique opportunity to visit this beautiful southern town is precisely during this month of April, because between 11 and 15 Vejer dresses up to celebrate its Spring Fair, having the immense honour of inaugurating the period of fairs in the province of Cadiz.

Villas Flamenco is the perfect accommodation to know and taste the authentic Andalusia, to visit Conil and its surroundings. Villas Flamenco, which has the best holiday homes on the Costa de la Luz, wants you to live this experience. For this reason, he has launched some irresistible offers.

In this way, if you book 45 days in advance, you will get a 7 percent discount (check conditions) and if you do it two months in advance the savings goes up to 10 percent (see conditions). And for those who travel as a family, at Villas Flamenco we make it easy for you: the first child under 12 is free (check conditions).

Don´t you think it anymore! Come and enjoy the south of Spain. Villas Flamenco, the best destination for your holidays.

EXHIBITION OF BIRDS IN SANCTI PETRI CASTLE

Every Saturday from September to June at 11.30 am in Sancti Petri Castle, there will be an exhibition of birds of prey and a show of falconry. The price includes boat trip, free guided tour, bird show and falconry show.

For reservations and more information you can call 667502369 or send an email to info@elcastillosanctipetri.com

Our apartments are very close to the Castle so we invite you to visit us and to know this castle so emblematic.

La Caleta Beach

This beach is in the historic center of Cadiz. It is located between the Castles of Santa Catalina and San Sebastián. It is the best known beach in Cadiz.

Here, we can enjoy a beautiful sunset any day of the year.

Its characteristic beauty makes the authors of Carnival inspired by it for their lyrics.

We leave you a video of this wonderful beach.