About El Conquistador

To the south of Spanish Left, out in front of the Conquistador Hotel, is a rocky bay where you'll find a mellow set of waves, popular with all standards and wavecraft when small, with fun peeling lefts and rights breaking over flat but jagged rock. Can get very good when a medium sized swell hits the reef, producing fast walls best left to the more experienced.

Source: El Conquistador Surf Guide

Ability Level


Beg Int Adv

Good for those with a bit of experience when small, not quite for beginners due to rocks. When size picks up so does power and intensity - best for intermediate surfers then.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Competitive but generally mellower vibes.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Popular spot when good.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Fun spot with walling rights and lefts breaking over rocks.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Easy when small, can be rippy when bigger.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Generally OK; there are reports of sewage discharges here through aging infrastructure.

Additional Information


Rocks on inside, crowds.


Beach side parking on Calle Arenas Blancas. Watch feet on sharp rocks.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, sup, fish, longboard, bodyboard


Rocky reef

Best Season

Best October - March

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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