The area and the surrounding villages
Cómpeta is one of the charming white washed, authentic and very cosy Andalusian villages in the Malaga province. The village is located approx. 650 meters above sea level in the mountains of the Axarquia, which is known for its beauty and unique climate, which makes Cómpeta a wonderful experience all year round. The village is situated at the hill side of one of the big Nature Parks in the Sierra Almijara mountains. The huge Nature Park has a great variety of flora and fauna, and offers a big number of short and long hiking routes as well as other adventure tours.
• Horse riding
• Beaches and water parks
• Skiing in Sierra Nevada
• City tours to Malaga, Granada, Rhonda and Nerja
Cómpeta is a very beautiful village, which has kept some of its original Moorish style with narrow and steep streets, and the most stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea and mountains. The village has a huge variety of restaurants, bars and cafés – the little square (Plaza Almijara) by the church – being the main center and meeting point of the village. In addition you will find a good selection of shops and supermarkets, banks, pharmacies and a 24-hours medical emergency service. Cómpeta is moreover famous for its sweet wine, the locally grown olives, almonds and figs which can be found all over the area. In the outskirts of the town you will find an old olive mill, La Recíproca, which produces and sells an awarded olive oil.
Every Saturday there is a local market in the village, with fruit and vegetables, local crafts, organic products and much more. All year round a big number of holidays, festivals, exhibitions and events are arranged/celebrated – such as: Easter and ”Walk of art”, ”Feria” the town festival at the end of July and ”Noche del Vino” the night of wine in the middle of August – being some of the highlights.
The nearest villages are Canillas de Albaida, Canillas de Aceituno, Salares and Archez and can be reached by car or bike, or if you are a trained hiker – by foot. These small cosy Andalusian mountain villages are very authentic and have each their own charm.
Nerja is one of the most popular tourist cities at Costa del Sol, only 30 minutes drive from Cómpeta. Nerja offers beautiful beaches with crystal clear water and big rocks – making it a perfect place for diving and snorkeling. The city has a huge number of restaurants and bars around the famous Balcón de Europa and city center. Highly recommended is also a visit to the caves, Cuevas de Nerja, or the picturesque mountain village Frigiliana, only 10 minutes drive from Nerja.
The beautiful beaches in Torrox Costa, Algarrobo Costa and Torre del Mar can be reached by car in 25 minutes and offer a huge number of activities, nice restaurants and bars.
The Alhambra Palace in Granada is a must for most visitors and much recommended – only 90 minutes drive from Cómpeta.
In Sierra Neavada at the foothills of Granada you can go skiing from December to April – Europe’s most southerly ski resort with more than 40 lifts and a fantastic view to Africa.