Finca Avedin has the feel of a remote and peaceful oasis but it’s only a short walk to Gaucín where you can get a taste of local life – it takes around 15 minutes (uphill on the way there, downhill on the way back!) on the typically rustic track.
Gaucín itself is a charming Andalusian pueblo blanco (white village) of around 2000 people perched on the crest of the Sierra del Hacho. At 626 metres above sea level, it boasts sensational views towards the Mediterranean Sea, the Rock of Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of North Africa. Derived from the Arab word, guazan (strong rock), the village has a fascinating history due to its valuable strategic location.
From tapas to fine dining, Gaucín has a number of restaurants and cafe’s serving traditional Andalucian fare and international cuisine. The area is famous for its local produce and the restaurant and cafe scene are underpinned by a range of delicatessens, an organic food shop and every Saturday (very tasty!) rotisserie chickens are available at the market. Gaucín is also in easy reach of a number of wineries as well as some of the coast’s finest seafood restaurants.
The local tourist office can keep you abreast of the many fiestas and events that take place throughout the year and you can find all the information you need to help you plan your visit at www.visitgaucin.com.