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We've stayed five times around Competa because we like the freshness of the mountains. We like being away from the crowds but enjoy watching the world go by in a cafe a in the square. The local shops sell everything you may need for your stay and the addition in the village of an Italian Gelataria is brilliant. All the villas seem to be of a high standard and this year was no exception.

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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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We've stayed five times around Competa because we like the freshness of the mountains. We like being away from the crowds but enjoy watching the world go by in a cafe a in the square. The local shops sell everything you may need for your stay and the addition in the village of an Italian Gelataria is brilliant. All the villas seem to be of a high standard and this year was no exception.


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Nerja is 40 mins away from the house but well worth the journey. We went three times.
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Great and lively " white village". Beautiful square and some good bars and restaurants. Next to the "Parc Natural". Next to relaxation, many outdoor activities possible (cycling, walking, horseback riding, mountain biking).


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little, nice mountain village - where you get everything that you need....


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no, disappointing ..... we just went once...
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STUNNING


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I have been to Competa with my family 3 times and find the atmosphere, the people and the location fantastic.


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Mycket mysig liten stad med små goda restauranger.


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Härlig strand dom erbjuder allt man vill ha.
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Lovely


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Nice wild coast
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It is an amazing Village in Andalusian Style. We were impressed about the cleanness and the people are always friendly.


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If you are looking for a lot of entertaining, South of Malaga is fine. We prefer the north of Malaga with Torre del Mar, Torrox and Nerja
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It was a lovely white washed town, very quiet but still plenty to see and do. Plenty of restaurants to choose from. There were a couple of supermarkets, which had a good selection of goods and were not overpriced. There was a lovely little market which takes place in the small car park once a week, well worth a visit. There are lots of different walks off into the mountains and into the next villages, we even saw ostriches on our walk !!!


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The Costa del Sol is beautiful, very lively, plenty to see and do. The beaches are lovely and the sea is so blue and clean !! They normally have some kind of fiesta on, each month, these are great to watch and join in if you wish. There are some lovely walks around the town, mountains and beaches.
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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.


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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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