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

Intermediate

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

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Competitive but generally mellower vibes.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Popular spot when good.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Fun spot with walling rights and lefts breaking over rocks.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Easy when small, can be rippy when bigger.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

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

Additional Information

Hazards

Rocks on inside, crowds.

Access

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

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, sup, fish, longboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Rocky reef

Best Season

Best October - March

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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