One of the many whitewashed villages or "pueblos blancos" that can be found dotted around the Andalucian mountains and countryside, Competa is situated just inland from the coast at Torrox Costa and is a short drive from Frigiliana and Torrox pueblo. There are numerous shops and restaurants in this ancient Moorish village and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains can be enjoyed from many viewpoints around the town.
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Local specialities include "Pataje de Vijilla" a warming stew made with chick peas, potatoes, spinach and cod; or "Lomo al ajillo" a pork loin served with garlic sauce.
Evenings in Competa are generally very relaxed and quiet with the few bars and restaurants surrounding the village square staying open into the evenings. For more vibrant nightlife, visit the nearby seaside towns of Nerja and Torrox Costa.
Visit Competa's own wine museum; here you can sample locally produced dry and sweet wines along side local delicacies such as gazpacho and roasted suckling pig.
Natural Park Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama - Rich in wildlife, Moorish villages and popular for hiking trails.
Visit the Province of Granada and the majestic Alhambra Palace. Situated over an hour in land from main tourist resort Nerja, Alhambra can be reached by car or organised coach trip. Competa is around half hour by car to Nerja where these organised trips can take place from.
As one of the pretty "Pueblos Blancos" or white villages of Andalucía, there are plenty of tiny streets to discover. Lined with traditional shops, restaurants and tapas bars to get a real Andalucian feel.
Church of La Asuncion is an easy find in Competa due to the tower of the church, built in the sixteenth century the church has been restored several due to natural disasters. The interior of the church is beautiful with some wonderful design and art work from artist Francisco Hernández. Around the church are many bars, restaurants and shops.
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