Despite being just 20 miles from the coast of the Costa del Sol, most holiday makers will never see Gaucin and most have never heard of it which is rather a shame. Gaucin is one of 16 white villages that sit in the Serrania de Ronda, a vast expansive valley of lush green vegetation that provides some of the best walks in Andalucia.
The whole area is perfect for walking. The best time to walk the region is late Autumn when the majority of the chestnut (castano) trees start turning bright red. Chestnuts are the main source of income in the area. Another major industry is basket and blind making. This is done using esparto which is found on the high peaks, although this is now a dying trade