Your perfect holiday destination for culture and tradition in Conil de la Frontera
In the autonomous community of Andalusia, we find Conil de la Frontera. Located within the province of Cádiz, with its shores bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, it is one of the most beautiful towns on the Costa de la Luz. It has a warm climate that attracts many visitors at all times of year. The Cortijo Fontanilla is located in this beautiful place. Surrounded by beaches and coves where you can enjoy the sun and heat. It is the perfect place to relax during your vacations. So that you know a little more about Cortijo de Fontanilla's nearby attractions, we offer you a brief guide of the places that you cannot miss during your visit.
Located in the historic centre of Conil, you will find the unique and surprisingly large Church of Santa Catalina. It is located in the same square as the town hall, the tribunal and a spectacular viewpoint.
Due to its size, apart from the area dedicated to worship, it also houses the Conil Cultural Centre. In it, throughout the year, you can find different exhibitions, conferences and cultural activities.
The Parish of Conil is located in the old Church of Our Lady of Virtues, in the Plaza de la Constitución. Built on an old Mudejar temple, the site has suffered several attacks, and has been rebuilt on several occasions.
Today its decoration displays certain freedoms that are illustrative of the principles of modernism.
Playa de la Fontanilla is considered one of the best beaches in Conil. It has crystal clear waters, golden sand and a multitude of services to make your day at the beach perfect. It is also the closest beach to our Cortijo, just 300 metres away.
Fontanilla is a beach that has barely any currents or waves in its waters. It offers all kinds of services such as: Lifeguards, public toilets and showers.
Cala del Aceite is a large cove, shielded by imposing cliffs all around it which naturally protect the cove from any wind. These cliffs form a beautiful picture.
This cove has very fine sand and totally transparent waters, making it ideal for diving and snorkeling. Cala del Aceite is ideal for spending a quiet day at the beach, while enjoying the sun and good weather.
The Torre de Guzmán is one of the best known historical monuments in Conil. Built from sandstone, this wonderful tower was a tribute to Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, better known as Guzmán el Bueno, during the 14th century.
It is located in the Plaza de Santa Catalina, the place where all the important events took place until the middle of the 19th century. The Torre de Guzmán fulfilled two different functions: the surveillance of the coasts and the sighting of tuna for the fishermen to carry out the "Alambrada".
Next to the beautiful virgin beach of Castilnovo, we find the Torre de Castilnovo. This monument of cultural interest is a tower with free access and from which you can enjoy magnificent views of the sea.
Its history dates back to 1295 when King Sancho IV wanted to reward Guzmán el Bueno for his heroic behavior in Conil. Its function was not only that of surveillance and protection, but also to be able to spot tuna.
La Chanca is an architectural monument built in the 16th century to store and protect fishing utensils, Conil's main source of income. Over time it was also used to store and protect salted fish.
It was later abandoned, until in 2002 it was recognised as a Historical Heritage of Andalusia. Today it is regularly frequented by local people and tourists.