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Jacek from Poland

Charming small town with wonderful narrow streets. Good example of so called "ciudades blancas" ("white towns"). Located in a slopy area. There are a lot of restaurants with delicious food in the city centre.

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Competa

Competa is situated in the Axarquia region, a beautiful whitewashed Andalusian village amidst the majestic mountainscape of the Sierra Almijara.

The village has Moorish roots, evident in the style of the village, with its winding, narrow streets and peaceful squares.

Competa is located 20 kilometres north of the coastline of Algarrobo Costa, a car journey of half an hour and 53 kilometres form the centre of Malaga, about an hour’s drive away. With the coast close by, there is plenty of opportunity to experience the more contemporary side of Andalusia.

Natural surroundings
If you are looking for natural beauty then Competa and the Axarquia region are perfect for you.

The village is surrounded by olive groves and almond trees, which blossom in the spring. Competa is situated beside a 4,000 hectare wildlife reserve, which incorporates the Sierra Almijara, rising majestically to 2,000 metres above sea level.

The landscape leading down to the coast is filled with vineyards, olive and lemon groves, tropical fruits such as kiwi and mango, and views so sublime you will never want to leave. The area is particularly popular with wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers, who come to marvel at the eagles that roam the skies.

Beaches
The beaches along the coastline 20 kilometres to the south are some of the most beautiful that the province of Malaga has to offer.

Cuisine & Dining
Typical cuisine of the area consists of rice, seafood and meats, combined with delicious fresh, local vegetables. Competa has a number of cafés, restaurants and tapas bars to choose from, whether you fancy a formal or informal meal. In some of the more traditional taps bars you can order a caña (small beer) or glass of Rioja and enjoy a free tapas.

Climate
Competa enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate of hot summers and warm winters with an average of 300 days of sun a year. The proximity to the sea affords cooling breezes in the summertime; the height of the mountains in the region are often snow-topped in the winter, a beautiful sight to behold in the far south of Europe.

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Reviews for Cómpeta

Average overall ratings - Based on 90 reviews.
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Facilities were suitable for any of our requirements, a nice feel about the centre with some nice places to eat.


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Good choice of various activities depending on your mood and how far you wish to go for a day trip.
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Charming small town with wonderful narrow streets. Good example of so called "ciudades blancas" ("white towns"). Located in a slopy area. There are a lot of restaurants with delicious food in the city centre.


Costa del Sol reviews

Torrox Costa - the nearest town located on the sea bank - is quite nice, but the distance from Competa to the sea is about 20 km.
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Nice white village


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Small and charming


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Didn't go for a stay at the beach but was in Torrox by the water. Fantastic.
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Wonderful town - plenty to offer, friendly, good value food, lots of shops - would have been handier to have a bigger supermarket available closer but it was hardly an issue.


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Didn't really do much on the coast as we don't really go for beaches and sunbathing, but it was fine.
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Competa was clean friendly, and very reasonably priced to eat out. There were a number of very nice restaurants and bars to relax in.


Costa del Sol reviews

We visited Nerja which was very nice, clean and very cosmopolitan with a number of very nice cafes and communal areas. Probabaly the nicest of the costa del sol resorts.
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It is a very cosy city, but there is a lot of Scandinavians, and a lot of older people. The restaurants close quite early, so if you are looking for a little bit of nightlife, this is not the place. I will recommend the restaurant called Oscar. Anyway, if you are just there to relax it is a nice little city.


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We didn't visit the coast
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We love Competa, have been back 6+ times can't recommend highly enough! still searching for the perfect house to rent though


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Go to Nerja beach 30 minutes down the mountain.
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Jun 24, 2014
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charming village and you don't have to be affraid for the kids.


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To much People, and the beaches are a magnet for kids but Dangerous since the rip is though
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The ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life without being bereft of essential services (shopping, entertainment, etc.


Costa del Sol reviews

Enjoyable to visit, but nice to get back to Competa
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Very nice little town, with sufficient opportunities for shopping, dining and just sit on a terras.


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Nerja, nice beach but a little too touristic.
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Aug 20, 2013
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A nice typical Spanish village with many white houses. Fun and different restaurants!


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Costa del SOL: Where the sun always shines !
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White-washed pretty town with main Plaza and Church with restaurants and shops. You have to climb a steep hill to get to it as the car parking is at the bottom of the hill. However taxis do seem to go up to the square. There are lots of narrow, winding, cobbled streets to explore.


Costa del Sol reviews

If you want peace and quiet stay in Competa, if you're looking for nightlife and packed beaches head to the coast!!
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Competa is not the place to be if you are looking for vibrant nightlife or if you have any difficulties in walking as there are some quite step roads/pavements. However, if you are looking for a place which still has a Spanish feel to it & has typical Spanish cuisine then this is the place foryou.


Costa del Sol reviews

The cost to the east of Malaga still retains it's Spanish feel whereas the west side is completely over-run by tourism.
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Competa is quiet and quaint. A perfect location if you are seeking a quiet and peaceful rural holiday


Costa del Sol reviews

Very beautiful and surprisingly uncrowded. How long will this secret last before others begin to flood down here from other more expensive locales?
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Ex pats haven.


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Lovely beaches and plenty to see and do.
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Very nice people!


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Apr 10, 2013
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Very nice


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Just as we wanted
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Its traditional Spanish white washed village. So pretty and very clean.


Costa del Sol reviews

We went to Torrox Costa beach and really like the promenade on an evening.
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