Gaucin, a beautiful white village, perfect for country lovers

From its setting tucked into the folds of a mountain surrounded by green Andalusian countryside, romantic Gaucin is a charming white mountain village surveying valleys and mountains all the way to the Costa del Sol’s famous shoreline.

Gaucin, a charming village

Gaucin is every bit as pretty and scenic as the nearby mountain village of Casares, an internationally recognised UNESCO World Heritage beauty spot, and its setting is every bit as spectacular. Indeed, the views from here take in eagles soaring over green valleys and scenic mountain ranges that give way to the coastal plain and expansive blue Mediterranean Sea. From Gaucin, you can see all the way to Gibraltar and across the Straits to Morocco.

Because of its spot perched on a mountain ridge, Gaucin was once a remote lair for bandits and smugglers with the only access through a dangerously narrow steep path. While today the road is gentle, easygoing and newly resurfaced, this tradition still adds a sense of romanticism to a pretty white-plastered town that huddles in the sun under the gaze of an ancient and rather panoramic castle.

The panoramas to be enjoyed from its ramparts, 600 metres above sea level, earn the castle and indeed the town the name of ‘Balcon de la Serrania de Ronda’ – or balcony of the Serranía de Ronda mountain range. On clear days you will actually be able to spot the Rif Mountains of North Africa from this village, whose Moorish architecture reveals roots that run back via the Muslim period to the Romans and further back.

This tight-knit community of 2,000 people also includes foreign residents who have long since lost their hearts to the village and its beautiful surroundings. Some have contributed with Spanish artists to making Gaucin a hub of art and creativity that extends from painting, sculpture and craftsmanship to also encompass interior decoration and some excellent restaurants and tapas bars. The culinary arts are therefore well represented in this village which still cherishes its Andalusian heritage and traditions.

Moreover, Gaucin is only a stone’s throw away from the bigger towns of Marbella, Puerto Banus, Estepona and Ronda, with the beaches of Estepona and Manilva around 15 minutes by car. You can be surrounded by cork forests and open countryside one moment, and within no time at all find yourself enjoying a fish meal on a sunny beach or a round of golf at the nearby championship course of the gorgeous Finca Cortesin Golf & Spa Resort.

If you are after a traditional Spanish white village that also allows you to access the delights of the Costa del Sol easily, then get in touch for a great selection of Gaucin properties for sale.

Originally published November 2012, updated by Adam Neale November 2018


Adam Neale | November, 2018

Magnificent country villa with breathtaking taking views for sale in Gaucin, Málaga

Ref. TMXV1208

  • 5 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 450 m² built
  • 140.000 m² plot

Beautifully positioned looking out over the rolling hills of GaucÍn this estate is set on an enormous plot of 140.000 m². Surrounded by a variety of fruit and olive trees, the property is positively ideal...

1,250,000 € - Reduced from 1,750,000 €

Fabulous Cortijo style residence with vineyard for sale in Gaucin, Málaga

Ref. TMXV1207

  • 4 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 428 m² built
  • 26.000 m² plot

This one-of-a-kind estate sits on a substantial plot of 26.000 m² near the Genal river and the whitewashed village of Gaucin. Of recent build and using only the finest materials this luxury country home...

1,250,000 € - Reduced from 2,600,000 €

Charming 4 bedroom Andalusian Finca for sale near the mountain village of Gaucin,

Ref. TMXV1204

  • 4 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 210 m² built
  • 30.031 m² plot
  • 70 m² terrace

This charming traditional home is situated near the picturesque mountain village of Gaucín, only a twenty-five minute drive from the Mediterranean coast, it´s a warm homely feeling country house, set in the...

1,250,000 €

4 bedroom Modern Andalusian country house for sale in Gaucin, with infinity pool and breathtaking mountain views

Ref. TMXV1232

  • 4 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 427 m² built
  • 4.482 m² plot

This fabulous country villa, located 1km from the village of Gaucin, has been built to a contemporary style integrating traditional Andalusian features and up to date technologies. It is surrounded by pine...

850,000 €

Luxurious, secluded Finca for sale in Gaucin

Ref. TMRV1226

  • 5 beds
  • 5 baths
  • 825 m² built
  • 96.000 m² plot
  • 315 m² terrace

This luxurious Finca is situated in a hidden valley close to the beautiful mountain village of Gaucin, overlooking the Genal valley and the strait of Gibraltar. A secluded, extremely private property for...


Unique Opportunity to purchase a charming villa set within 3 acres of private mature gardens in Gaucin, Andalucia

Ref. TMRV1519

  • 4 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 330 m² built
  • 13.500 m² plot
  • 146 m² terrace

A delightful villa located near the charming town of Gaucin, nestling within a beautiful 3-acre private plot dotted with mature fruit trees and sub-tropical palms, overlooking the River Genal and enjoying...

850,000 €