Finca Avedin has the feel of a remote retreat surrounded by its own 15 acres of cork forest, woodlands, olive and almond groves but unlike many holiday homes in the area, it’s very easy to walk to Gaucín from Finca Avedin – it takes around 15 minutes (uphill on the way there, downhill on the way back!) on the typically rustic track.
Gaucín is a charming Andalusian pueblo blanco (white village) 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 across to the mountains of Morocco. The village has several excellent restaurants serving international cuisine as well as local dishes and tapas. There is also a choice of lively bars and bodegas.
Surrounded by olive and almond groves, the countryside around the village is ideal for walkers, birdwatchers and nature lovers. Gaucín is on the major migratory route from Europe to Africa so many rare species can be seen including eagles, vultures, falcons, buzzards, finches and bee-eaters. Guided walks are available for those who prefer to explore on foot and there are riding stables near the village.
Gibraltar is the closest airport (approx. 50 minute drive). Málaga is about a one and a half hour drive but has the most connections. Sevilla and Jérez airports are other alternatives and are both about a two hour drive.
Gaucin is a 35 minute drive from the Costa del Sol (A7/N340) and about a 25 minute drive from the AP7 toll motorway which connects to both Málaga and Gibraltar airports.