Places to Visit

Whether you crave peace and quiet, want to dip your toe into traditional village life or fancy being part of the fun on the Costa del Sol, it is all in easy reach.

Heading away from the coast, the drive to Ronda with its deep gorge, impressive bridge and museums takes guests past numerous white villages, such as Algatocín.

The historic centres of Malaga and Seville are within a two-hour drive. Gibraltar and its attractions are close by, as are the ferries for intrepid guests who fancy a daytrip to Tangiers.

For beaches, guests can head straight to Estepona with its promenade stretching eastwards towards Marbella’s famous hot spots. To the west are the wilder beaches of the Atlantic coast and the famous pristine white dunes of Tarifa.

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Castillo Del Aguila


The Coast & Beaches

Other Pueblos Blancos

Surrounded by olive and almond groves, the countryside around Gaucin is ideal for walkers, birdwatchers and nature lovers.

Things to Do

The National Park of Los Alcornocales borders Gaucín and is one of the largest and oldest forests in Europe. This makes the area a paradise for walkers, runners, cyclists, nature lovers and birdwatchers. Rich with olive and almond groves, ancient cork stands, lupins, fig and sweet chestnut trees there’s also plenty of wildlife including deer, fox, mongoose, Spanish ibex and wild boar.

The summit of El Hacho is a favourite local walk and provides 360° views to the oceans and mountains in the distance. To cool off, El Cañón de las Buitreras in nearby El Colmenar offers stunning gorge swimming.

The area is a mecca for mountain bikers, cyclists and horse riders, but for those who prefer to explore on foot there are plenty of guided and self-guided walks, many starting at Finca Avedin’s gates. In the village there are football pitches, tennis courts and a 25m outdoor pool and for the adventurous, there’s Gaucin’s own ‘Via Ferrata’.

Walking & Exploring

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits


Via Ferrata

If you’re a keen golfer, you’re only a short drive away from some of the best golf courses in Europe, including the world-famous tournament course at Valderrama.