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Highlights in Cómpeta
- A unique architectural ensemble
- Active tourism in the Tejeda and Almijara mountain ranges
- Ideal for big game enthusiasts
- The Museum of Arts and Customs
- Wine Night
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Types of holiday rentals in Competa
How long has it been since you've had a good holiday? On Holidu we know how exhausted you are and how much stress you have accumulated and, therefore, we offer you the possibility of spending a few days in one of the most beautiful natural spots in Malaga. We have a great variety of cheap rentals in Competa that are ideal both for a getaway for couples and to enjoy a holiday with friends or family. All of them surrounded by beautiful landscapes and equipped with everything you need to make your stay perfect. In addition, many of our holiday rentals in Competa also have a terrace, garden and swimming pool. Can you think of a better place to relax?Rural houses and luxurious villas with garden and private pool
Would you like to spend your holidays in a spacious rural house or in an exclusive villa in the middle of nature? On Holidu you will also find a multitude of holiday rentals in Competa of this type. Located both in the town itself and on the outskirts. Ideal to disconnect and spend a few days enjoying nature. In addition, most of them have a private garden and swimming pool, which will allow you to enjoy a fantastic holiday with family or friends. What more could you ask for?
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The area and how to find your way around
Located in the southeast of the province of Malaga, in the region of La Axarquia, Competa is a beautiful rural town of approximately 3,700 inhabitants, which extends over the southern slope of the Sierra de Almijara. A few kilometres from the towns of Velez-Malaga, Sayalonga and Malaga capital. It has a fairly rugged terrain, especially in the northwest, bordering on the province of Granada. With elevations as important as La Maroma, Cerro Lucero, Cisne, Verde and Tajo de las Grajas. An ideal setting for lovers of active tourism activities. If this is your case, do not hesitate to reserve a rural house in Competa for your next holidays.Architecture of rural character of great singularity
If you decide to book a holiday rental in Competa, you should not miss the opportunity to walk around its old town. An architectural complex with a lot of charm, where we find houses that still preserve the semi-basement in which formerly were stored the harnesses of the field. Homes that flank the narrow steep alleys, often with impossible unevennesses that have been resolved with the construction of stairs. All this gives the town a great personality and turns any walk into a unique experience, discovering at each step new corners of great uniqueness.
Types of travellers and activities
The presence of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park in the area makes this town a true paradise for the most adventurous travellers. One of the main active tourism activities that can be done is hiking, cycling and horseback riding. But also, less than 10 km from the town there are many companies that offer the possibility of hiring other activities in the surrounding area such as canyoning, rafting, canoeing, hang gliding, paragliding, 4x4 routes, bungee jumping, climbing, etc..Competa for big game enthusiasts
The Sierras de Tejeda and Almijara are declared a National Reserve of Big Game. A protected area that occupies an area of approximately 20,500 hectares and also includes the municipalities of Canillas del Aceituno, Sedella, Salares, Alcaucin, Canillas de la Albaida, frigiliana, and Nerja. At present, more than 1,500 animals can be found only in the Malagan slope of the massif, among which the mountain goat and the wild cat stand out.
Did you know that the name Competa derives from the Latin term Compita-Orum? It means a crossroads or place where the Romans celebrated their festivities in honour of the roads and where they carried out commercial transactions.
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The most representative building of the locality is the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion, erected in the 16th century. Inside it houses an impressive mural by the artist Francisco Hernandez Veleño. But don't miss the hermitages of San Anton and San Sebastian, both built in the 18th century. A faithful reflection of the type of popular religious construction of the time.2. Immerse yourself in the traditions of your neighbours at the Museum of Arts and Customs
The Museum of Arts and Customs of Competa is a true homage to the rural and peasant family, as well as to the customs and traditions of the town. It is located in a 19th century building of singular style and inside it houses an important collection of old farming utensils and other economic activities, typical costumes and a multitude of cultural, artistic and customary manifestations.3. Taste the delicious wines of the area in the Wine Night
Every 15th of August Competa celebrates the Wine Night, one of the most famous events that best characterize the town. The festival begins in the morning, with the treading of grapes, where the locals dressed in traditional suits of grape harvesters step on the grapes and offer a tasting of muscatel wine from the area After the festival is enlivened with folk music and serve the exquisite migas with cod, salad and grapes. The party continues until dawn with concerts and performances by artists of the moment.4. Try the exquisite migas, the fennel stew and the fried pumpkin
The cuisine of Competa is made up of very forceful dishes that have been forged over the centuries due to the geographical location of the locality and the resources of its inhabitants. Typical dishes include migas (breadcrumbs), potaje de hinojos (fennel stew) and calabaza frita (fried pumpkin). But you must also not stop tasting the loin with garlic, the asadura a lo pastoril and the choto.