Competa – Malaga

A white village of Axarquia is Competa. With beautiful traditional architecture and ancient customs, Competa is nicknamed ‘Cornice of the Costa del Sol’ for its privileged location. Hills covered with vines and beautiful mountain landscapes welcome the people arriving in Competa, famous for its acclaimed wine.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Competa
Calle Rampa, 29754 Competa (Malaga)
Telephone: 952-51-60-06

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
Golf nearby Malaga 56km Granada 118km Seville 256km Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport



Main information

Competa is situated 49 kilometres from Malaga and 18 kilometres from the coast at Torrox Costa, at an altitude of 636 metres. It lies within the area of Axarquia, east of Malaga, in the foothills of the Sierra Almijara. Over the last 15 years people from all over Europe have settled here. They, along with enterprising locals, have set up a range of high quality and interesting restaurants, guest houses and activity centers.

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The Mirador panoramico (look-out point) is a Gaudi-esque balcony, marking the entrance to the village, and a place to marvel at the sight of the white village tumbling down the hillside overshadowed by the majestic backdrop of Monte Maroma.

Competa’s star product is wine: the muscatel, semisweet and dry varieties enjoy a deserved prestige. This town is also one of the key stops on the Wine Tour of Axarquia, which passes six other municipalities in the region known for their wines. 


  • On August 15th – la Noche del Vino (“Night of Wine”) which coincides with the day of Our Lady of the Assumption, patron saint of the village.
  • January –  Feria del Barrio in honor of St Sebastian
  • July – the Summer Fair and Lumbres (September), with its traditional bonfires in honor of the Virgin of Candelaria.

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