Sport & outdoor pursuits
With the Sierra Cristellina, Rio Genal, Cañón de las Buitreras and other areas of natural beauty nearby, there are wonderful opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, canyoning, horse riding, fishing and wild swimming. If you’re a keen golfer, you’re only a short drive away from some of the best golf courses in Spain. Or why not take part in one of our fitness and wellbeing retreats
Nature & wildlife
The area is a paradise for nature lovers, birdwatchers and stargazers. Wander past lupins, fig trees and sweet chestnut, keep an eye out for deer, dragonflies and wild boar and enjoy the clearest of night skies. Because Gaucín is on a major migratory route to Africa, birds are in abundance – you might spot kestrels, kites, eagles, buzzards, golden orioles, bee-eaters and many other species during your stay.
History, art & culture
There are several historical and religious sites to explore in Gaucín, such as Castillo del Águila and Iglesia de San Sebastian, as well as festivals throughout the year. The Mediterranean light and landscapes of Spain’s pueblos blancos have inspired many artists and Gaucín has a strong community of painters, sculptors and photographers. Each Spring, local artists open their studios to the public.
From tapas to fine dining, Gaucín has a number of cafés and restaurants serving traditional Andalucian and international cuisine. Enjoy local specialties such as gazpacho (chilled soup) and suspiro (meringue) or, if you prefer a picnic or cooking for yourself, head to the farmers’ market that takes place on the first Saturday of each month (March to October).
The beaches of the Costa del Sol are less than 45 minutes drive away with San Luis de Sabinillas, Manilva and Estepona being the closest. You can also visit prehistoric caves, wineries and fascinating cities such as Ronda (45 minutes), Marbella (1 hour), Gibraltar (1.15 hours), Tarifa (1.5 hours), Jerez (2 hours), Cádiz (2.25 hours), Seville (2.5 hours) and Granada (3 hours) from Finca Avedin.