Known as the pearl of Axarquia and the cornice of the Costa del Sol, Competa is a typical whitewashed Andalucian village, popular for its sweet wine and peaceful mountain views. Nestled 700m above sea level and surrounded by Sierras de Tejeda, Alijara Alhama Natural Park, this region is perfect for nature lovers and keen walkers looking for unspoiled natural beauty in the idyllic countryside. But if the coast is calling, then the golden sands of Nerja, Caleta de Velez, El Morche and Torrox Costa are a 30-50 minute drive away. If you're visiting in August then you won't want to miss the Noche del Vino, or 'Night of the Wine' festival on the 15th, where the streets come to life with colour, flamenco dancing and music; and of course, you'll soon know why Competa's wine is so popular with tourists, with a choice of sweet or dry.
Cultural and historical points of interest include the Museum of Arts and Traditional Costumes, housed in the old Cultural Centre, Molins de Adriano Museum and the village wine press where you can learn more about Axarquia region's wine making history. In the evening, take a stroll down Passeo de las Tradiciones with its colourful wall mosaics until you reach Plaza Almijara with its 19th century facades, authentic Spanish restaurants and central water fountain; the perfect place to watch the world go by. The Moorish cobbled streets have an old town charm and there is still a sense of a traditional Andalucian way of life here, peaceful and a little slower-paced than the rest of the Costa Blanca. Explore our villas with private pools and holiday homes overlooking the mountains and vineyards, with a Clickstay home from home.