The Tejeda and Almijara mountains, declared a National Reserve of Major Hunting by the Junta of Andalusia, extend over an area of approximately 20,543 hectares. It includes the municipalities of Alcaucín, Canillas de Aceituno, Sedella, Salares, Canillas de Albaida, Cómpeta, Frigiliana and Nerja.
Cómpeta has a population of approximately 4,000 residents, very diverse in both culture and nationality, with many residents originating from other countries across Europe such as the UK and other Northern European countries including Germany, Denmark, Netherlands and Norway.
Festivals and Traditions
Cómpeta's patron saint is San Sebastian and during the last weekend in July, Cómpeta celebrates its patron saint by holding a feria (fair)
On the 15th August of every year (Assumption Day), Cómpeta celebrates the 'Noche del Vino' ('night of the wine'), which is a festival declared of tourist interest by official government decree.
It takes approximately one hour to reach the village from Málaga Airport, along the coastal motorway and then inland via the well maintained mountain road.