: Gaucin Estación
Gaucin is ideal as a base to make excursions to western Andalusia. The Coast (including golf courses at Sotogrande) is 25 min. drive, Ronda is 35 min., Gibraltar & Algeciras are 1 hr. away, and Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Cádiz are within 2 hours. Or you can just chill out, in the tranquillity and authenticity of a working Spanish pueblo. The area is a paradise for hikers with many marked trails, and for birdwatchers, it is in the migratory path to Africa. The area boasts many fine restaurants, an award-winning local winery, and a goat cheese factory. At the house, there is binder with suggestions of places to visit, including a map of Gaucin, restaurant recommendations, a hiking guide, and brochures from many of the nearby attractions.
Festivals during the year: Jan. – 3 Kings Parade, Feb. – Carnaval and Día de Andalusia; Mar -- procession for San Juan de Diós; Apr – Easter is celebrated on the streets, May - Gaucin artists Open Studios 2 weekends; June - bonfire of St John Baptist; July - annual Flamenco festival last weekend; Aug - annual Fair 1st weekend; Sept - 9 day celebration of the Santo Niño w/parties, etc., Nov - All Saints´ Day; Dec - Christmas parties.
Golf: 5 Championship golf courses located within 30 minutes, including the famous Valderrama Golf Club.