Activities
Besides visits to places of interest, Cortijo El Peso offers a variety of activities for those who don’t just want a relaxing holiday. Guided and self-guided walking, horse riding, mountain biking and yoga are all available in or around Gaucín. The village has an excellent municipal swimming pool, a tennis court and a gymnasium. For golf enthusiasts, there are at least 25 top quality golf courses within 50 minutes drive.
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Besides visits to places of interest, Cortijo El Peso offers a variety of activities for those who don’t just want a relaxing holiday.

Guided and self-guided walking, horse riding, mountain biking and yoga are all available in or around Gaucín.

The village has an excellent municipal swimming pool, a tennis court and a gymnasium.

For golf enthusiasts, there are at least 25 top quality golf courses (including Finca Cortesin, Valderrama, Sotogrande, and San Roque) within 50 minutes drive.

On the coast (both the Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz) there’s every beach pursuit imaginable, from sailing and windsurfing, diving and snorkelling to whale and dolphin watching.

Besides visits to places of interest, Cortijo El Peso offers a variety of activities for those who don’t just want a relaxing holiday.

The local area is criss-crossed with paths for country walks.  The farm is bisected by one of the long-distance sheep herding trails of Spain, the Cañada Real.

Birdlife abounds.  Eagles, buzzards and vultures soar overhead.  Migrating birds often use the farm as a stopping off point.  For serious bird watchers, the area around Tarifa, approx. one hour’s drive, is well known for bird spotting during the Spring and Autumn migrations.

Wildflowers are also abundant, especially during April and May.

Places to visit

We can recommend a wide range of places to visit at any time of year, tell you when the local fairs and fiestas are being held, and generally make sure you get the most out of your stay at Cortijo El Peso – whether you want a relaxing or an active holiday.

The coast is only half an hour’s drive away – the nearest resort is Sotogrande, famous for its marina, and its proximity to Valderrama golf course.  But if you want to visit a proper Spanish coastal town, we recommend Estepona, about 40 minutes drive, which besides being relatively undeveloped compared to the rest of the coast, has a long, sandy ‘blue flag’ beach.  And, of course, everything else you associate with a Spanish town: bars, restaurants, nightlife, markets, busy marina, and a lovely palm-lined ‘paseo’ along the seafront.

The famous, historic town of Ronda is approx. 45 minutes drive and well worth a visit. Besides being a beautiful, historic town, built overlooking a mind-boggling gorge, it’s also the home of bullfighting, with Spain’s oldest bullring, still used, and featuring a fascinating bull-fighting museum.  There are plenty of other interesting sights and museums.

The views of the Serranía de Ronda from the town’s terrace are stunning at any time of year, and a wander through the town’s old streets, dropping in at tapas bars along the way, is another good reason to visit.

Within two hours’ drive are: Sevilla, Jerez, Cádiz, Córdoba – all with wonderful things to see and do.  There are several other white villages within an easy drive of Gaucín: Casares, Jimena de la Frontera, Benalauría, Grazalema, Ubrique, and more.  Arcos de la Frontera is approx. one hour’s drive, and well worth a day trip. They all have their own character.

The Cueva de la Pileta is a big prehistoric cave within easy reach of El Peso.  Wall paintings and rock formations are a feature of this famous cave.

Do ask us for further information about where to go, where to eat  and what to see.