: Estacion Gaucin at Colmenar
: Playa Casares
: Bar Ramos
: El Zorro
Gaucin is in the mountains of Andalucia, Spain, directly inland from Estapona. Set on a high saddle between the picturesque Moorish castle and a dramatic mountain 'El Hacho,' it has spectacular views over the Med and Africa, and enjoys much improved access with the new motorway: Gibraltar (50 mins), Malaga ( 80 mins) The Mediterranean is 25 mins drive (Sabinillas), and the Atlantic coast (Tarifa) 1 1/4 hours. Ferries to Tangiers from here or Gibraltar for a day trip to Africa. Granada, Seville and Cordoba are also within a day drive. The many golf courses on the coast are 25 - 40 mins drive away. There is river swimming close by as well as many municipal pools in nearby villages . La Casa is ideal as a centre for touring Andalucia. There are pre-historic caves 1/2 hour away, and important Roman ruins within a short drive (Bologna, Lacipo, Ronda la Vieja). It is a birdwatchers paradise, on the migratory route from Africa, 2 hours from the Donana reserve. Ideal for mountain walks.
Other Activities: painting, drawing, photography, bird-watching, historical ruins
Golf: Many courses on the coast, within 30 - 60minutes. Some famous courses -Valderrama, Sotogrande, San Roque, etc, are expensive, but there are good challenging courses with attractive reductions for 2 or more players. Clubs and buggies are easily hired.