Compéta Competa is located in the privileged area of Tejeda and Almijara which has been declared a National Reserve. It extends over an area of approximately 20,543 hectares, comprising the municipalities of Alcaucín, Canillas de Aceituno, Sedella, Salares, Canillas de Albaida, Compéta, Frigiliana and Nerja. It has borders with the Province of Granada, Sayalonga, Canillas de Albaida and several kilometres away you will find the village of Frigiliana.
History The Municipality of Competa has Roman origins. Apparently they do not have written records, it was a place located in an area where several roads crossed. It is where the Romans celebrated their feasts and offerings, and to shop and sell their wares, hence the name derives from Competa-Orum (Latin) meaning crossroads.
Industry Predominantly growing grapes, olives and figs. In Cómpeta you see more tropical crops such as avocados, cherimoyas (custard apples), mangoes and kiwis, which favour the sub-tropical climate of the area.
The tourism industry is the largest income of the municipality.
Sights Cómpeta is a typical village with whitewashed houses, Andalusian typology and ancient streets that are characterised by narrow streets. In the background there are green mountains which, in winter, are covered with snow.
The parish church, dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. Other retreats that can be visited in the town are the San Anton or San Sebastian.
Parish Church Competa
Festivals and Traditions
Wine Night This takes place on August 15th and is dedicated to the town’s patron saint, Our Lady of the Assumption. The celebration usually starts in the morning, when the neighbors of Compéta tread on the grapes dressed up in traditional dresses. After they tread the grapes they finish with a treader of honor in the form of tribute while offering a tasting of Muscat wine produced in the area.
Summer Fair In the month of July they celebrate the honor of the patron of the town, San Sebastian The day of Santiago usually has 4 days of holidays.
Bars & Restaurants
Taberna Hierbabuena "Mint Leaves Tavern" Competa You can enjoy the wide range of home made and arabic dishes, wines, tapas, cakes, tea, infusions…always accompanied by a selection of music for all tastes. Visit Taberna Hierbabuena, Competa
Restaurant Perico, Competa. Situated in the main town square known as Plaza Almijara near the church. Enjoy typical dishes such as "callos", "potaje de hinojos" (which are typical spanish stews), "chivo en salsa de almendras" (kid in almond sauce), "pollo al vino de Cómpeta" (chicken in Cómpeta wine sauce), oven baked leg of lamb. Try our homemade desserts and a wide range of tapas. Visit Restaurant Perico, Competa