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The idyllic former fishing village of Conil de la Frontera still maintains the serene insouciance and colourful traditions of bygone days; now, luxurious hotels line the golden sands of the shore, and offer tourists fabulous facilities for a restorative respite. A diverse natural border of dramatic cliffs and secretive coves compliments the atmospheric Old Town that lies inland; this tranquil place is punctuated by relaxed coffee shops and tempting tapas bars that give an authentic Spanish atmosphere to Conil de la Frontera.
A wander amidst the wonderful white Old Town will afford strollers some exciting cultural discoveries; the town’s focal point is undoubtedly Torre de Guzman, a fortified fortress designed to protect the town from invasion in the 14th century; this imposing structure reigns supreme over palm flanked square perfect for people watching.
The town’s finest example of ecclesiastical elegance is the Santa Catalina Church, a pure and picturesque structure that has undergone countless renovations; this iconic landmark houses an aesthetic that isn’t remotely ascetic, but a colourful and impressive amalgamation of architectural beauty and sacred serenity.
Immerse yourself in the maritime majesty of Conil de la Frontera by enjoying the golden sands and gentle waves of the Playa de El Palmar Beach; the villages magnetising attraction are its fine sandy shores and maritime heritage, so soak in the culture by watching the restful activity of the fishermen.
Enjoy the delicate flavours of fresh fish just meters away from where it was caught at restaurant Francisco; enjoy a casual and convivial dining experience right on the sand as you stare out onto the shimmering ocean to watch the sun slowly sink. Regional specialities served here include perfect paella and dorada a la sal, a whole fish covered in salt and then cooked.(Camino de la Fontanilla, 11140, COnilo de la Frontera)