In the region known as La Axarquía, in the province of Málaga, at a height of 630 metres, you'll find Cómpeta. Sparkling evenings, peaceful nights, strolls, good cuisine and regional products make Cómpeta an option of which you must not fail to take advantage. It is certain that you will have no regrets and will want to return. Once you delight in the colour of the countryside and see the sea in the distance, you will understand that it is not necessary to dream – here, reality is the best dream of all.
Cómpeta is the ideal destination for visitors who like the atmosphere of a typical Andalusian village. Situated 15 minutes from the coast and in the foothills of the Nature Park of the Sierras Tejeda and Almijara mountain ranges, the village offers a variety of relaxing and exciting possibilities.
Nestling at the foot of the Sierras Tejeda and Almijara mountain ranges and situated some 50 km from the city of Málaga, the white village of Cómpeta appears with the unmistakeable fragrance of the muscatel grape, its old houses with traces of Moorish, Roman and Christian times and its new houses which are home to those who come in search of the sun.
The village has a stable population of 3.800 inhabitants of which approximately 1.700 come from different parts of the world. It is no coincidence that the name Cómpeta means 'crossroads' or 'meeting point'. It is very much a place of rest among the earthly paradise that springs forth from the countryside. It is a coming together of races and tongues, customs and travellers which has not lost its Andalusian essence.
In Cómpeta you can enjoy nature, gastronomy and culture. A stroll through the village, dance at the local parties, visit a wine farm or do a tracking at the Parque Natural de la Sierra Tejeda y Almijara. The active tourist can also enjoy nature, apart from walking, on a horse, in a jeep, on a mountain bike or from the air with a paraglider.
Like all villages in La Axarquía, Cómpeta has its' own local dishes. But the village is really famous for its' muscatel wine, produced here since centuries.
In and around the village you'll find several bars and restaurants that offer local, national and international dishes. In the events calendar you can see when there is live music in the bars.