The name of Conil appears in writing for the first time in 1618 when the Teguise notary described it as “a place of 30 bushels prepared for planting”. It was one of the places affected by the eruptions of Timanfaya in 1730 when the volcano exploded, sand and stone chips covered the tiny Conil of that time, which only had 17 neighbors.
To the northwest, in Morro de Conil, many of the sets that were used in the film ‘Mararía’ (Antonio José Betancort, 1998), based on the homonymous novel by Rafael Arozarena, were built. The sets simulated the town of Femés, also from Lanzarote, where the story takes place. Among the Conil landscape, there are still old colonial-style mansions still standing, such as Casa Pereyra, a famous winery mansion.
Location: Central position with respect to the rest of the island and in the north of the municipality.
Population: 359 inhabitants.
- Conil is a viewpoint, enjoy the impressive views with Fuerteventura in the background.
- Taste the authentic Km. 0 gastronomy in the two restaurants in town.