Our guests often ask us to recommend things to do while they are staying in the house. We're always happy to give advice based on specific interests, in the meantime here are a few ideas that should keep you busy for at least a fortnight - enjoy! SWIMMING POOLS Gaucin village pool is usually open … Continue reading Vida Andaluza – Things To Do!
The thing about the “white villages” of the Andalusian mountains is that they are white. All their walls are painted white, or “whitewashed”, with slaked lime (calcium hydroxide, or CaOH2, since you ask) and chalk, and their roofs are terracotta tiles. All except one. There is a corner of Andalusia which is forever blue. It’s called … Continue reading Vida Andaluza – Júzcar
In the middle-ground of the view from our sitting room window, just to the right of the Sierra Casares (the southern end of the double-headed mountain), lies a hill called Cerro Pelliscoso. Apart from a smattering of goats, the hill is abandoned, but its long, narrow, plateaued top is strewn with large boulders, and … Continue reading Vida Andaluza – Lacipo
The village excels when putting on public events and entertainment - almost all entertainment is free, and many events such as flamenco and live music are superb quality. During Cultural Week the schedule of events is non-stop, Feria is similar. The village parties all night and if you are an early-bird, you might need to … Continue reading Vida Andaluza – Festivals!
Our nearest beaches are on the Mediterranean – it’s only a 30-minute drive to the Costa del Sol from Gaucín. But with time in hand we often drive a little bit further south to the Atlantic coast and the aptly named Costa de la Luz. The light here really does have a magical quality, rendering … Continue reading Vida Andaluza – Bolonia
A 45-minute drive from Gaucin, Ronda is a spectacular town with many attractions. It’s a great place to drive out to, explore, and have lunch or dinner. It lies on the breath-taking A369, which threads a winding path through the mountains and a series of white villages that are smaller than Gaucin, but all well … Continue reading Vida Andaluza – Ronda
A key motivation for blogging is the inspiration this provides to get out and about and see things. And so we set off early one autumn morning to visit Grazalema – a village famous as a centre for hikers seeking challenging and spectacular mountain scenery. This pretty pueblo blanco was established in Moorish times by … Continue reading Vida Andaluza – Grazalema
ZAHARA DE LA SIERRA: A visit to a 'tropical' reservoir in the heart of Analucia.
10 AUGUST 2017 - FERIA Gaucín is a Goldilocks village, in terms of size, it's 'just right'. Still very much a village - intimate, informal, unspoiled - and with a population of 2,000 the place is bigger than most of its neighbours in the Lower Genal Valley and lively enough to organise an event every … Continue reading Vida Andaluza – Gaucín Feria