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Competa Axarquia a beautiful whitewashed Andalusian village amidst the majestic mountainscape of the Sierra Almijara.
The village Competa Axarquiahas has Moorish roots, evident in the style of the village, with its winding, narrow streets and peaceful squares.
Competa is located 20 kilometres north of the coastline of Algarrobo Costa, a car journey of half an hour. It is also 53 kilometres form the centre of Malaga, about an hour’s drive away. Above all with the coast close by, there is plenty of opportunity to experience the more contemporary side of Andalusia.
Therefore if you are looking for natural beauty then Competa Axarquia region are perfect for you.
For example the village is surrounded by olive groves and almond trees, which blossom in the spring. Most importantly Competa Axarquia is situated beside a 4,000 hectare wildlife reserve. This reserve incorporates the Sierra Almijara, rising majestically to 2,000 metres above sea level.
There are many vineyards in the area. Also Olive and lemon groves, growing tropical fruits such as kiwi and mangos fill the landscape. Above all the views are so beautiful, you will never want to leave. Subsequently the area is particularly popular with wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers. These enthusiasts flock to the competa Axarquia region to marvel at the eagles that roam the skies.
Furthermore the beaches along the coastline, 20 kilometres to the south, are some of the most beautiful beaches that the province of Malaga has to offer.
Typical cuisine of the area consists of rice, seafood and meats, combined with delicious fresh, local vegetables. Competa has a number of cafés, restaurants and tapas bars to choose from. Whether you fancy a formal or informal meal. In some of the more traditional taps bars you can order a caña (small beer) or glass of Rioja and enjoy a free tapas.
Competa Axarquia enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate of hot summers and warm winters with an average of 300 days of sun a year. The proximity to the sea affords cooling breezes in the summertime. Because of their height the mountains are often snow-topped in the winter. This provides a view that we do not normally get in the south of Spain.