Gaucín – fashionable country ‘retreat’ on Spain’s Costa del Sol

The gorgeous Andalucian mountainside village of Casares

The gorgeous Andalucian mountainside village of Gaucín

A quick guide to Gaucin

In recent years, foreign buyers have been flocking to the village of Gaucín, many of them retired, but many discerning, young professionals in search of an idyllic country property and an alternative, secluded and rural lifestyle that’s not too far off the beaten track.

Gaucín’s new found popularity as a fashionable residential country ‘retreat’ from the stresses of modern life is not only down to the fact that it’s a stunningly spectacular part of Spain – situated as it is against an impressive backdrop of the Serranía de Ronda mountains to the north with incredible views south to Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of Morocco just across the Straits of Gibraltar – but also because unlike similar rural areas in inland Andalucia like Ronda, it’s both isolated and remote and yet within half an hour’s drive of the best the Costa del Sol has to offer.

Gaucín Village

The village of Gaucín itself is utterly charming and has been the inspiration for a number of artists and writers captivated by its maze of narrow, cobbled streets that were once a haven for bandits that roamed the surrounding countryside.

Like many other white Andalucian villages, Gaucín is located high on the crest of a mountain roughly 600 metres above sea level, and due to its elevated position was once a key strategic Roman and Moorish settlement.

These days the village is only accessible from the coast via a winding 24km mountain road from which, according to the time of year, the views are breathtaking with a veritable explosion of nature at its most colourful best all around you.

Country houses for sale

There are many gorgeous country properties visible from the road too and yet more hidden deeper down winding dirt tracks in the countryside.

In addition to its natural charms, there are also a number of good restaurants both in the village and its surrounds.

There are a couple of riding stables just outside the village, with tennis courts and a large municipal swimming pool popular in the warmer months.

If you want to find out more about Gaucín and other areas in which to buy a rural property inland from the Costa del Sol, get in touch with

We have a wide selection of country properties and plots of land for sale on the in Gaucín plus the expert knowledge to be able to help you find and buy your ideal property at the best possible price.

For more information, please call me, Jesus Garcia, in English either at our offices in Spain on 34 951 30 75 67 or on my personal mobile 34 676 42 32 20

Alternatively, you can email me at

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