Visit Cómpeta

Saturday, 26 August 2017 10:54

 Competa is a town and municipality in the administrative region of Axarquía, in the Province of Malaga. The municipality is situated approximately 18 kilometres from the coast and 52 kilometres from Málaga, the provincial capital. It is situated at 638 metres above sea level in the foothills of La Maroma (the highest peak of the Sierra Tejeda). The population is spread over the southern slopes of the Sierra de Almijara.

 

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.

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