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

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


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