The Alhambra Palace Granada!

The Alhambra de Granada or Alhambra Palace is one of the most special day trips we have taken.  Steeped in history, with architecture and design from many periods. In 1984 it was given the accolade as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Furthermore, it is listed as one of the Twelve Treasures of Spain. A list […]

The Lost Village of Acebuchal

The Lost Village of Acebuchal is a small hamlet in the National Park of the Sierra Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, in the Axarquia. It lies close to the border of the provinces of Granada and Malaga and is under the control of Competa despite being a little close to Frigiliana. Picturesque and unspoilt it is […]

Almuñécar – a great place to explore!

Things to do in Almuñécar Almuñécar is on the Costa Tropical, on Spain’s south coast, it is a vibrant town with a good mix of activities to suit all! It has in excess of 20 beaches, with the most well-known being Velilla, San Cristobel and Puerta del Mar. With Phoenicians, Romans, Moors and Christians all […]

Bodegas Bentomiz Vineyard – doesn’t disappoint!

A lovely way to spend the afternoon We are often asked for recommendations for things to do in Competa and we are happy to pass on the many great places to visit in the area. Many of which we visit ourselves, so they come personally recommended. One of our recommended activities is an afternoon at […]

The Padron Pepper Tapas or Russian Roulette!

Have you ever played Russian Roulette with Padron Pepper tapas?  These delicious little morsels are a classic and popular tapas dish all over Spain. The Padron Pepper Though normally mild in flavour they can throw up the odd surprise. A popular Spanish saying about them is “unos pican, otros no” translated as “some are hot […]

Three Kings Day Competa

What is Three Kings day? Three Kings Day Competa is part of a celebration all across Spain. Firstly, it always falls on January 6th (Epiphany) and secondly there is a wonderful run up to this special day. Three Kings Day or Dia de los Reyes is the day that most children in Spain receive their Christmas […]

Sierra Nevada Skiing with Competa Escapes

Love skiing? Have you ever skied just a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean? No, then you are missing out for sure! Let us tell you all about Sierra Nevada skiing with Competa Escapes! Skiing in the sunshine! Situated in Spain’s Granada province, the Sierra Nevada resort’s Southern location guarantees sunshine throughout your trip. A perfect […]

Noche del Vino, Competa

What is Noche del Vino? Noche del Vino translates to Night of the Wine and is a traditional festival of Competa. Celebrated on the 15th of August each year, it is the perfect opportunity to experience the history of Competa.  The celebrations began in 1973 and was a farewell to those who were leaving the […]

Rio Chillar Walk, Nerja

A fun day out for all the family The river walk is suitable for families, as what child (or adult) does not love splashing around in the water. It is fairly flat along most of the route. Though it is worth remembering that young children are unlikely to do the full 16km, 8km each way. […]