Competa best things to see and do

White village nicknamed the Ledge of the Axarquia

One of the most beautiful white villages in Costa del  Sol – Axarquia

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The first writings on Competa date only from 1487, year of the reconquest of the village by the Catholic kings, putting an end to the “Al Andalus” period. But the village seems to take its name from an ancient Roman camp “Compita-Orum”, which means the crossroads. A crossroads therefore which was a place of commerce, festivals and offerings.

Competa is known for its beauty, its hikes, the tradition of ceramics since the moorish period, its location, almost 700 meters above sea level, at the foot of the Sierra de Almijara with views of the Mediterranean Sea. This has earned it the nickname of the Costa del Sol ledge.

The pics of the village are at the bottom of the article.

Competa is famous for its vineyard and its wines (DO Malaga).

A sweet wine, made from moscatel grapes, dried on the ground. An ancestral culture and unique in the world. There is also a fabulous fiesta to participate each year: the night of wine, on August 15 ! (a tip: come in the morning to see all the events around grapes, vines and wine). The evening is dedicated to flamenco and verdiales.

In the village don’t miss going for a walk or even having lunch in a hamlet that is absolutely unique for its history, its atmosphere, its beauty… El Acebuchal nicknamed the Lost Village

Discover Competa and its wines with a passionate guide

Here are a wonderful tours (from Torre del Mar, Torrox, Nerja):

  • You will discover the “Wine and Sun Tour ». This tour is dedicated to the visit of the villages of Competa, Torrox and Sayalonga with the visit of producers and wineries in villages of Axarquia.

To discover the tour in detail and price: 

Online reservation of the “Wine and Sun Tour”

  • You will discover the “Ruta de la Pasa Tour » (The Raisin and Moscatel Tour). This tour is dedicated to discover all about raisins and Moscatel produced in Axarquia. This Tour will be held in villages as Moclinejo, Almachar, El Borge.

In this link, you will find all details (only possible from mid-August to the end of October during the harvest)

The “Ruta de la Pasa” Tour

What to do in Competa ?



In this link: find the 50 activities and experiences around Competa

Where to sleep in Competa?

Holiday homes, villas, guest houses, hotels,….

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