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is set some 600 metres above sea level in the Sierra Almijara, the snow
capped range of mountains between Malaga & Granada, that stretch
down to the warm Mediterranean. The village is nestled in the mountains
and surrounded by olive groves and almond blossoms.
Competa is surrounded by a 4,000 hectares wide wildlife reserve, the
Sierra Almijara, with peaks as high as 2,068 metres. A stunningly beautiful
natural park where you can take leisurely walks to encounter mountain
goats, eagles and rich vegetation. The sandy beaches and coastal villages
of Axarquia are also very near – approximately a 25 minute drive.
area of Competa has one of the best climates in Europe, and the land
surrounding the village and down to the coast is filled with vineyards,
olive and lemon groves, tropical fruits such as avocado, mango and kiwi,
all ideally suited to this sub tropical climate. The locally produced
Moscatel wine is famous throughout the region. You can visit one of
the bodegas and taste it yourself!
Competa has a wide variety of bars and restaurants offering excellent
tapas and meals at very reasonable prices. Other amenities include a
hotel, bed & breakfasts, shops, library, banks, pharmacies, two
schools and internet café.
Nearest airport - Malaga (approx one hour drive)
Coast - 25 minute drive.