Cómpeta

Cómpeta, pronounced by stressing the Com and not the Peta, is a high mountain village situated in the foothills of Sierra Almijara. The road to it is long and winding and as you drive onwards and upwards past lorries hurtling past you at breakneck speed you just know that when you get there this village will have everything you need to sustain you as you are not going to want to keep driving up and down 18 kilometres to the coast every day! Its on the route of sun and wine and has a vast population of some 3.600 people from about 35 different nationalities. A kind of United Nations of the mountains!

You can drive all the way up to the central square, la plaza Almijara, where there are plenty of bars, restaurants and shops sitting submissively below the Church of la Asuncion with its unique belfry tower, a reference point on the Cómpeta skyline. It seems to rise right up through the clouds as you stand below to admire it. Walking through the arch to the Paseo de las Tradiciones you find a much needed shady terrace with public toilets and the history of the village shown in a series of ceramic murals. You can´t park your car there but you can drop people off who don´t want to have to walk up the steep cobbled streets leading to it.

Other places of interest are the Hadriano Museum in the oldest part of town, which is just a house with a mill inside! The Chapel of San Cayetano which sits behind the museum on San Sebastián street and in turn leads to the quieter end of town, the cemetery! There is also a wine museum that sells different types of local wine, produce and handicrafts as well as searching food and drinks.

August 15th is the Noche del Vino, the annual festival where free drinks can be sampled throughout the streets which are alive with Flamenco and other dance and music. In the morning there are demonstrations showing the treading of the grapes followed by lunch of migas and sardines with salad. Traditionally the villagers leave the town on this day to go to their country houses to harvest their grapes, placing them on enormous drying beds and turning them in the harsh sunlight into raisins. Once sufficiently baked the grapes are then collected and the stalks snipped off, rendering them ready for consumption. If you listen you can hear the hills are alive with the sound of snipping in late September. The leaving party as the villagers departed for their finca´s was made an official fiesta by the local council in 1975. We have missed it for this year but its worth making a note for your diary next year as its one festival you should attend at least once to enjoy the history and tradition of this vast mountain village.

The best way to get to Cómpeta is either up from Algarrobo, past Sayalonga and continue up, or up from Torrox Pueblo and then turn left (this way is usually not as busy! )

Properties for sale in Cómpeta, Spain

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Commercial Building : Cómpeta

750,000 €

Commercial building in Competa consisting of family home 200 m2, 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, large living room and porch, also a local (gym) of 279 m2 and

  • Reference: 747129
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 770 m²
  • Plot size: 0 m²
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Finca : Cómpeta

695,000 €

Opportunity!!Ideal for Bed & Breakfast and riding school!!Property with 3 completely independent houses with license for rentals and 13 stables with

  • Reference: 784789
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Built size: 548 m²
  • Plot size: 16846 m²
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Detached Villa : Cómpeta

675,000 €

The unique Villa Chile complex is on an elevated ridge site overlooking the vibrant town of Competa and is well known locally. In the past Villa Chile

  • Reference: 755648
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Built size: 554 m²
  • Plot size: 10117 m²
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Villa : Cómpeta

595,000 €

A stunning detached villa with separate guest house built to a very high specification in a spectacular location close to the delightful village of Competa

  • Reference: 269069
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Built size: 180 m²
  • Plot size: 3000 m²
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Bungalow : Cómpeta

499,950 €

A beautiful INVESTMENT COMPLEX comprising TWO detached villas set in well established landscaped gardens. The main villa has 2 / 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms

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  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Built size: 0 m²
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Detached Villa : Cómpeta

495,000 €

A four bedroom property set in the National Park in Cómpeta commanding excellent views of the country side and sea. The house comprises of lounge with

  • Reference: 352208
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 210 m²
  • Plot size: 25000 m²
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Business : Cómpeta

450,000 €

PRIVATE VILLA / GUEST HOUSE/ B&B FOR SALE IN COMPETAThe country house is very beautifully located on the entrance of the mountain village Competa,

  • Reference: 748707
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Built size: 400 m²
  • Plot size: 3500 m²
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Business : Cómpeta

449,000 €

Located 700 meters above sea level, surrounded by mountains and countryside is a unique business opportunity in the Axarquia region on the fringes of Cómpeta

  • Reference: 724027
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Built size: 372 m²
  • Plot size: 3500 m²
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Townhouse : Cómpeta

375,000 €

Spacious village house with 3 apartments, restaurant, bar and roof terrace located only 25 meters from the cozy village square. The accommodation was restored

  • Reference: 778952
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 320 m²
  • Plot size: 155 m²
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Country Home : Cómpeta

370,000 €

3 bedrooms Country property with private garden and pool on a plot of 4400 mVilla built on 1 floor.Comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan

  • Reference: 649202
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 130 m²
  • Plot size: 4400 m²
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