White village of the Axarquía of ancestral customs, Cómpeta receives the nickname of “Cornice of the Costa del Sol” for its privileged location. Its territory extends through the Natural Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, with its extraordinary landscape heritage. It is the village in the province of Malaga where relatively live the most foreigners (46%) and Europeans (41%).

Its name derives from Compita-Orum (Latin) which means crossroads. It was a place where the Romans celebrated their festivals and offerings. It was also a place to shop and sell products. This is believed to be the origin of the town since there are no written documents to support it. It is a town of impeccably whitewashed narrow streets and streets decorated with plants and flowers. The old part of the village with its layout of irregular narrow streets reflects its Moorish origins and in common with nearby villages, there is no central square.

Points of Interest Competa

  • Viewpoint: Mirador Panorámico
  • Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares
  • Ermita de San Antón
  • Ermita de San Sebastián
  • Church of Ntra. Sra. De la Asunción
  • Various wineries


  • Trail Majadillas (3.30 hours) medium-high difficulty.
  • Trail Loma Daire (2.30 hours). Difficulty low-medium
  • Trail Acebuchal (4 hours). High difficulty.
  • Trail Lucero (6 hours). High difficulty.
  • Trail of Gaviarra (3 hours). Low difficulty.

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