Situated deep in Malaga Province, the ‘jewel of the Axarquia’ Competa, has breath taking views of the Mediterranean from its position 700metres above sea level in the Sierra Almijara. Taking a Competa villa is ideal for getting away from it all and soaking in all that is best about Spanish culture, scenery and leisure.
Competa is known for its wine production, which is plentiful and great value in the town. The Festival of Noche del Vino is a celebration of all things wine, as well as flamenco dancing, sevillana music and general excitement. If you are lucky enough to be able to get a villa or townhouse rental in Competa around the 15th August, you will undoubtedly fall in love with the carnival and the town. The wine museum in town will tell you all you need to know.
As soon as you arrive at your Competa villa your eyes will be drawn to the imposing tower of the 16th Century church standing in the Plaza Almijara, a charming town square, adorned with flowers and pavement cafes. Around the main square ancient cobbled streets snake away, discovering hidden squares, boutiques and restaurants.
Competa accommodation whether it is a townhouse rental in the centre of Competa, or a rental villa on the outskirts, will be just 15 minutes drive from the beaches of the Torrox Coast.
The spectacular Casa de la Mira Nature Reserve is extremely close to Competa, with beautiful walking and wildlife to be explored. The walking in the Sierra Almijara and Sierra Tejeda are superb, and have been keeping the self catering properties in Competa busy for many years.
The Torrox Coast is the closest beach to a holiday rental villa in Competa, and the town of Torrox from which the coast is named is a great little town which you could very easily fall in love with. Along this coast, Torre del Mar has the best promenade in the entire Costa del Sol, which has catapulted the town into the front pages of many travel guides to the area.
If you are looking to indulge in a range of sporting activities, Vinuela is what you are looking for. Sitting on the banks of the vast Lake Vinuela, the town is surrounded by magnificent walking, two golf courses, unrivalled fishing and access to the Costa del Sol’s beaches.
Summer temperatures reach 40°C during the height of summer, averaging in the mid 30’s. Winters are also remarkably mild, staying above 10°C almost all of the time.
A holiday rental villa in Competa is under an hour from Malaga Airport (AGP), which receives a multitude of daily cheap flights from the UK.