Response: A tour of Conil de la Frontera (Spain, Cadiz) – A very nice town with gorgeous beaches on the Atlantic.
Hello friends and guests to my page. I continue to write about resorts on the Atlantic Ocean in Spain and today my review is about the town of Conil de la Frontera.
My friend who lives in Malaga, a month rented an apartment with her husband in Conil de la Frontera and invited us to visit. And we do not need to talk long:))), got together and went. It was a month and a half ago, in February.
From Estepona to Conil de la Frontera go 150km in the direction of Cadiz. A couple of hours and we were in Conil.
We parked on the promenade, called a friend, and in five minutes we met.
Here, on the first line of the beach, they rented an apartment.
Since February is not the tourist season, they rented it very cheap, but really by acquaintance.
First they invited us home for a cup of coffee. The apartment they rented has a large terrace on top with a beautiful view of the ocean.
After having a cup of coffee, we went for a walk on the beach.
From their house to the beach there is a beautiful bridge.
And this is the view from the bridge to the town.
The beach in Conil de la Frontera is very wide and beautiful, with golden sand.
Here flows the Salt River (Rio Salado), which flows into the ocean.
Very beautiful places!
The day was warm and sunny, but then the wind blew so cold and strong that it was no longer comfortable to walk around and we decided to go back to town. But first my friend took us to the bridge that goes over the Salt River.
The views from here are beautiful.
After walking on the beach, my friend’s husband went home to cook dinner, and Irina, that was my friend’s name, acted as a guide and gave us a tour of the city.
Conil de la Frontera is a typical “pueblo blanco,” a village with white houses and narrow cobblestone streets. It is home to 22 thousand people, but during the summer months the number of inhabitants reaches 90 thousand.
In the old part of the city stands a tower “Torre de Guzman. By the way, in the XIV-XV centuries the city was called “Torre de Guzman”, in honor of the military leader, whose exploit I wrote about in my review of Tarifa.
Next to the tower on the square is the church of Saint Catalina, built in the fifteenth century. But now it is a cultural center with exhibitions of paintings.
Medieval arch “Puerta de la Villa” XV century.
Church “Nuestra Seniora de las Virtudes” XVI century.
The streets of the city are narrow, but very beautiful, it is a pleasure to walk through them.
So, after walking around the town, we returned again to the promenade, where the statue of a fisherman stands.
Tired and worked up an appetite, we went back to a friend’s house where my friend’s husband had prepared a very delicious dinner.
I wanted to stay until sunset, as my friend told me that they are very beautiful in these parts. But unfortunately we did not get to see it, as we had to return home, my husband had some other things planned for the evening.
My friend shared with me pictures of sunsets, which for the month of her vacation, she took a lot of pictures. Well, with her permission I am sharing them with you.
On the way back home, we stopped at the observation deck. From here we had a beautiful view of the Strait of Gibraltar and the shores of Morocco.
I was very satisfied with my trip to Conille de la Frontera. I recommend it 100%! Very nice little town with beautiful beaches.
Andalusia – A Tourist Guide to Spain
Andalusia is the southernmost province of Spain, the administrative center of which is the birthplace of flamenco and bullfighting Seville. In addition to Seville the major cities are Malaga, Granada, Cordoba and Cadiz. The province has access to two coasts – Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz. Most of the cities of Andalusia have a tourist or resort orientation and are of great interest to tourists and travelers.
Chiclana de la Frontera 2022: how to get there, where to stay, what to see
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How to get to Chiclana de la Frontera
Chiclana de la Frontera is a small but ancient town in the south of Spain, in the province of Andalusia. There are numerous historical monuments preserved here, but not only that attracts tourists. Chiclana de la Frontera boasts some of the best beaches on the Costa de la Luz. Golden sandy and stretching for many kilometers, the beaches of Chiclana de la Frontera are equipped with everything necessary for recreation, have a gentle entrance to the water, breakwaters, water sports equipment and much more. This town is almost unknown to the general public as a beach holiday destination, so the beaches of Chiclana de la Frontera are always spacious, comfortable and relaxed.
Chiclana de la Frontera is located 30 km from Cadiz along road No. CA-33, which then turns into road No. A-48 through the town of San Fernando. It is from Cadiz that tourists most often visit Chiclana de la Frontera.
The nearest international airports are in Madrid and Malaga. The distance between Madrid and Chiclana de la Frontera is 660 km. The distance between Malaga and Chiclana de la Frontera is about 220 km. The nearest train station is in the town of San Fernando, which is 10 km from Chiclana de la Frontera.
How to get to Chiclán de la Frontera from Madrid
By public transport: From Madrid, you can get to Chiclana de la Frontera via the towns of San Fernando or Cadiz, where there are train stations, as there is no train service in Chiclana de la Frontera itself. The travel time will be just over 4 hours. From Cadiz and San Fernando, you can get to Chiclana de la Frontera by bus. The bus service is provided by the local bus company Comes, and the buses run all day long.
How to get to Chiclán de la Frontera from Málaga
By bus: From Málaga, the train trip to Cadiz or San Fernando will take about the same time because you have to change in Seville or Cordoba. Directly from Málaga to Chiclana de la Frontera you can take a regular bus. This route is used by bus carriers Avanzabus and Comes. The travel time is about 5 hours.
На арендованном авто: Самым удобным способом путешествовать по побережью Коста-де-ла-Луз и посещать такие городки, как Чиклана-де-ла-Фронтера, где нет железнодорожного сообщения, считается самостоятельная поездка на авто. Арендовать авто в Испании можно в любом крупном городе, причем прокатные конторы работают даже в аэропортах Мадрида и Малаги. Аренда авто в Испании считается относительно недорогой в сравнении с другими странами Европы, при этом дороги в Испании хорошего качества, поэтому автомобильные поездки могут стать хорошей альтернативой путешествиям на поездах или автобусах, поскольку не будет необходимости привязываться к расписанию общественного транспорта. Подробнее об аренде авто в Малаге—>.
Where to stay in Chiclana de la Frontera
Whereas Chiclana de la Frontera is dominated by two- and three-star hotels or bed and breakfasts without stars, in St. Petrie all hotels are five- and four-star, focused on beach holidays. Pricing policy of local resorts is quite democratic, even in high-class hotels. This is when a relatively small money to get the highest standard of recreation in a beautiful place with excellent beaches. This is due to the fact that Chiclana de la Frontera as a resort is still little known among beach tourists.
Villas La Barrosa, 2 stars, Chiclana de la Frontera
Villas La Barrosa is a 5-minute walk from the best beach in Chiclana de la Frontera, La Barrosa. It offers an outdoor pool, free parking and free wi-fi. Each lodge has its own veranda for relaxing and barbecue facilities. Stores and bars are within walking distance of the complex.
In the lodge you can find satellite TV, air conditioning, iron, hair dryer, washing machine, dining and living areas. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, stove, toaster, and coffee machine. The complex has received the best reviews for convenience, comfort and cleanliness in the rooms, as well as for the location.
Check-in is from 17.0, check-out is before 11.00. More information about availability and prices for specific dates can be found on Booking.com .
Hotel Azalea Playa, 2 stars, Chiclana de la Frontera
This hotel is within walking distance of La Barrosa Beach and offers an outdoor pool, sunbathing terrace, relaxing garden, free WiFi. Free public parking is available nearby.
The hotel has standard, superior and deluxe rooms. Each of the rooms is equipped with TV, air conditioning, hair dryer, towels, wireless internet. The hotel gets top marks for cleanliness and comfort in the rooms, as well as the location.
The hotel has luggage storage and laundry facilities. Check-in is from 14.00, check-out is before 11.00. For more information about availability and rates for specific dates, please visit Booking.com .
Camino La Felicidad, no stars, Chiclana de la Frontera
This bed and breakfast is within walking distance of La Barrosa Beach. Guests have access to an outdoor pool, a shared lounge area and free WiFi. BBQ facilities are available in the hotel’s garden. Free public parking is available on site.
The hotel has standard double rooms and studios with kitchenettes. The rooms are equipped with everything you need. A continental breakfast is also included in the room rate. The hotel received the highest ratings for the work of the staff and the quality of breakfasts.
Working luggage storage and tour desk. Check-in is from 12.00, check-out is before 12.00. For more information about availability and rates for specific dates, please visit Booking.com.
Iberostar Andalucia Playa, 5 stars, St Petri
The hotel is located in the Novo-Sanct-Petri area within walking distance of the beach. The hotel has a typical Andalusian style and has its own pool, garden, spa area, bar and restaurant. Private parking is available on site for an additional fee.
The hotel has different types of rooms. All are equipped with balcony, telephone, cable TV, safe, air conditioning, minibar, free wi-fi. Depending on the room type, the price may include breakfast, half board or full board (specify when booking). The hotel has received the best reviews for the location, the work of the staff and the cleanliness of the rooms.
The hotel has luggage storage, a tour desk, and a currency exchange office. The front desk accepts guests around the clock. Check-in is from 14.00, check-out is before 12.00. For more information about availability and prices for specific dates, please go to Booking.com.
Hipotels Barrosa Palace & Spa, 5 stars, St. Petri
The hotel is located on the beach and offers a spa area, indoor and outdoor pools, a garden, a restaurant, and a bar. Wi-fi is available free of charge. There is a paid private parking.
The hotel has rooms in different categories, equipped with telephone, satellite TV, air conditioning, hair dryer, minibar, wireless internet. The price can include breakfast or half board. The hotel received the highest ratings for cleanliness in the rooms, staff and location.
The hotel has luggage storage and a tour desk. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. Check-in is from 14.00, check-out is before 12.00. For more information about availability and rates for specific dates, visit Booking.com .
What to see in Chiclana de la Frontera
The old part of Chiclana de la Frontera has several architectural monuments that testify to the city’s long history of development and formation. It’s a small town, so you can get around in a day. What’s more, most tourists come to Chiclana de la Frontera to appreciate the local sandy beaches and swim in the ocean. The resort is great for a beach vacation. For sightseeing, tourists usually go to the neighboring towns on the coast – Cadiz, San Fernando, Conil. A little further away are Tarifa and Jerez de la Frontera, which are also worth seeing.
Gabriel Rodríguez/ La Barrosa Beaches
Chiclana de la Frontera is the southern tip of Andalusia with picturesque beaches and mesmerizing ocean views. In the historic center of the city, architectural monuments such as the Church of St. John, the Clock Tower, the Monastery of Jesus Nazareno are recommended for viewing, in the neighboring area of St. Petrie, it is worth a visit to the castle of the same name, which offers amazing views of the coast.
The best beaches of Chiclana de la Frontera are La Barrosa, located within the town, and St. Petrie, located on the outskirts of the town (formerly St. Petrie was considered a separate settlement, a fishing village). The coastline of Chiclana de la Frontera is dotted with various fish restaurants and cafes, there are also bars and parking lots. The beaches themselves are equipped with everything you need, including equipment for water sports. The south coast of Chiclana de la Frontera is recognized as a nature reserve, with sand dunes and pine forests.
From Chiclán de la Frontera you can make small radial trips to neighboring cities. For example, in Cadiz you can find many historical sites – the Cathedral, the fortress, the ruins of the Roman theater, it is also recommended to take a walk in the wonderful landscape area – the Genoese Park. In Tarifa you can see the place where the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. In addition, there are ancient gates, an Arab castle, a Christian church, and you can walk in the Miramar Gardens or Park Alameda. It is also worth visiting the birthplace of the Spanish drink sherry – Jerez de la Frontera. In the city the Cathedral and the Alcázar, the Church of St. Michael and the Atalaya museum complex are must-see places.
lucia.lence/sunset in St. Petri
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