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Facts

Inhabitants 3600
Level above sea 636 meters
Nearest airport Malaga
Distance to airport 50 km
Distance to beach 18 km
Max. temperature 35 C
Min. temperature 5 C


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
 
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Based on 84 reviews.

   
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09 November, 2014

City review

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.

Coast review

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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08 October, 2014

City review

Nice white village

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ok
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26 August, 2014

City review

Small and charming

Coast review

Didn't go for a stay at the beach but was in Torrox by the water. Fantastic.
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11 August, 2014

City review

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.

Coast review

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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11 August, 2014

City review

Competa was clean friendly, and very reasonably priced to eat out. There were a number of very nice restaurants and bars to relax in.

Coast review

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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06 July, 2014

City review

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.

Coast review

We didn't visit the coast
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03 July, 2014

City review

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

Coast review

Go to Nerja beach 30 minutes down the mountain.
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24 June, 2014

City review

charming village and you don't have to be affraid for the kids.

Coast review

To much People, and the beaches are a magnet for kids but Dangerous since the rip is though
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11 January, 2014

City review

The ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life without being bereft of essential services (shopping, entertainment, etc.

Coast review

Enjoyable to visit, but nice to get back to Competa
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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02 October, 2013

City review

Very nice little town, with sufficient opportunities for shopping, dining and just sit on a terras.

Coast review

Nerja, nice beach but a little too touristic.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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20 August, 2013

City review

A nice typical Spanish village with many white houses. Fun and different restaurants!

Coast review

Costa del SOL: Where the sun always shines !
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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12 August, 2013

City review

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.

Coast review

If you want peace and quiet stay in Competa, if you're looking for nightlife and packed beaches head to the coast!!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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25 July, 2013

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1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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17 July, 2013

City review

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.

Coast review

The cost to the east of Malaga still retains it's Spanish feel whereas the west side is completely over-run by tourism.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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23 June, 2013

City review

Competa is quiet and quaint. A perfect location if you are seeking a quiet and peaceful rural holiday

Coast review

Very beautiful and surprisingly uncrowded. How long will this secret last before others begin to flood down here from other more expensive locales?
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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18 June, 2013

City review

Ex pats haven.

Coast review

Lovely beaches and plenty to see and do.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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15 May, 2013

City review

Very nice people!

Coast review

Good
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
10 April, 2013

City review

Very nice

Coast review

Just as we wanted
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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08 April, 2013

City review

Its traditional Spanish white washed village. So pretty and very clean.

Coast review

We went to Torrox Costa beach and really like the promenade on an evening.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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07 April, 2013

City review

Very pleasant and active city. Even with young children we find it fascinating to explore all the twists and turns of the meandering streets and footpaths. There are traditional bars and restaurants serving local produce well into the night and we always get the feeling that Spanish culture revolves around the family unit.

Coast review

Many beaches and coastal fish bars. The weather is hot and constant and sun loungers are in abundance. Reasonably priced facilities makes us come back time after time.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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07 April, 2013

City review

Picturesque "white" mountain village, well worth wandering the perimeter road to get the "feel" of the village. And sitting in the square for a mid-morning coffee -- most enjoyable. Make sure you look around the village church too.

Coast review

Some great walks along the "prom" at Torrox Costa, Nerja and further down towards Velez. And lunch at Burriana (far side of Nerja) should be experienced on a "sitting outside" day.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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23 March, 2013

City review

a very nice and quiet village but enough activity to not get bored.Nice local people, nice restaurants and nice surroundings.

Coast review

NIce coast, good beaches and enough activities.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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02 October, 2012

City review

A beautiful town, all the shops and services you could possibly need, beautiful church right in the middle on the square and great cafes in the square and nearby streets - you need to explore. Nothing like the coast and all the better for that. Live middle-of-the-road music in the square at weekends, but nothing clubby or all-night, so generally peaceful.

Coast review

The roads to the west of Malaga are a bit manic, so best to go east and find the smaller beaches and seaside towns. The beaches we used were very clean, well-equipped and the sea was great to swim in. Excellent weather - HOT.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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25 September, 2012

City review

We only went to the village Competa to do some grocery shopping 3 times during our stay, but it is a beautiful village in the mountains.

Coast review

We did'nt go to the coast but once - it was extremely hot - much cooler in the mountains.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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29 August, 2012

City review

Competa is a lively village set up in the hills of Southern Spain. A long winding road leads you up into the village and on arrival you are greeted by a vast array of typically white spanish houses set in the mountain. There is surprising lots going on in the town, especially in the evenings. Restaurants and bars galore give you a wide variety of choice and live music can often be heard spilling out from hidden bars. The square is the main focal point housing the local church and here you can sit, watch the world go by and dance to the music if you feel the need. A main hotel in the village gives you access to a pool and a bar and the local shops provide for all your daily needs. Two must do's - visit Sugar and Spice which is run by an English couple and has some great gifts and home ware worth seeing and El Pilon restaurant is a real find, excellent food and toffee crisp ice cream to die for.

Coast review

Plenty to do for everyone in Costa del Sol - beaches, waterparks, shopping centres, cafes, bars, etc etc. Don't miss a visit to Ronda up in the mountains. A long drive up but the most stunning village you will see as it's built on a gorge, really incredible plus a beautiful bull ring worth a visit. Gibraltor isn't too far away and worth going for the rock apes. Some towns are worth a miss, i.e. Torremolinos, as very British and touristy. Try the Safari bar in Torre del Mar, fabulous food presented in the most unique way. For a real novelty you need to hire a four poster bed on the beach, you've got to see it to believe it!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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27 August, 2012

City review

We loved Competa; a very charming white town.

Coast review

Torro was a bit overcrowded for us, but we enjoyed Nerja
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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25 August, 2012

City review

LOVELY HILLSIDE WHITE WASHED TOWN

Coast review

NICE BEACHES
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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22 August, 2012

City review

dejlig fredelig by

Coast review

fed kyst dejlig strand men ikke nok parkeringspladser
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Submitted by:
05 August, 2012

City review

Nice little town with some nice restaurants and shops.

Coast review

Nice place, been here several times and have family here as well
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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24 June, 2012

City review

Very nice well kept town with lots of character. Many good restaurants and bars to choose from.

Coast review

Lots of interesting towns to visit as well as the tourist beach resorts.
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25 February, 2012

City review

typical spainish white washed hillside village = small town pretty plaza with bars and restaurants , winding litte streets and shops , great views down to the coast

Coast review

nerja is worth a trip very nice seaside town
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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01 February, 2012

City review

Competa is a stunning white andalucian village. The locals couldn't be any more welcoming and friendly. A beautiful part of Spain where you can live the traditional spanish lifestyle yet be close enough to the busy coast to visit for the day.

Coast review

Nerja is a lovely coastal town. Nice beaches. Not built up. The caves are definitely worth visiting.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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08 August, 2011

City review

Beautiful and friendly place to visit. Nice bars and restaurants.

Coast review

A little commercialised, but still very pleasant with clean beaches.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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04 July, 2011

City review

Fantastic traditional spanish mountain town. Very friendly with a great range of bars and restaurants.

Coast review

Great part of Spain. If you find yourself in this area I would suggest you ignore nearby Torrox costa beach in favour of the town and beaches of Nerja which is 10 minutes drive north of Torrox.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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