Property for sale in Competa
Competa is situated in the heart of the Axarquia on the Costa del Sol approx 18 km from the coast and 50 km to the east of Malaga. A wonderful village just one hour from Malaga Airport along the coastal motorway and then inland via the well maintained mountain road.
The white village of Competa sits against a backdrop of rich landscape rising to the great height of the Tejeda and Almijara mountain ranges (peaking at La Maroma at 2,080 metres) and then stretches out to the Mediterranean over a hilly countryside covered with grapevines that yield its famous wine, and with olive, almond and citrus groves and avocado plantations.
Competa is surrounded by the beautiful Sierra Almijara Parque Natural, a wildlife reserve where you can walk or ride in peace and tranquillity with perhaps the occasional glimpse of mountain goats and eagles. Apart from the wonderful nature that surrounds Competa, you will be impressed by the village itself.
There is a lot to do in the area around Competa: there are many good bars and restaurants and regular music events throughout the year; the town hall provides free Spanish language classes, there are various evening classes including keep fit and a local gym for the more energetic amongst us; there is a newly built swimming pool and sports centre; nursery, primary and secondary schools enable foreign children of all ages to integrate with their new Spanish friends.
The region in the Competa area has an average of 320 days of sunshine a year, even in the winter it can resemble some of the best summer days that can be found in northern Europe. July and August can be hot, but being 650 meters above sea level, it is often cooled by mountain breezes. The annual rainfall here is low.