Taking great photos on your Competa holiday?

Cómpeta Let us show you how to take great photos on a Cómpeta holiday! Everyone loves tips on taking the best travel photographs with your camera or iPhone. The header photo was actually taken from the balcony of No 9 Competa, which offers great views day or night. Competa has numerous bars and restaurants. It […]

A Day in Malaga – where to visit!

Málaga City Come with us on a day trip to Málaga, a port city in Southern Spain.  This beautiful city is, in our mind completely underrated and we absolutely recommend you spend a day here whilst on your Competa Escapes holiday. It absolutely has something for everyone and is an outstanding place to visit. About […]

Popular drinks in Spain

With its al fresco lifestyle, Spain is the perfect place to try some of their favourite drinks! Spain is the home of outdoor living.  In normal times, families meet together outside on the terraces of bars and restaurants – no one is left at home! Yes, it’s noisy and lively but it is a fantastic […]

What to do on your holiday in Competa…

A pretty whitewashed village in Andalucia Competa sits on the mountainside in the stunning Sierra Almijara mountain range. It’s just 55km from Malaga, so in no time at all you can land and then find yourself relaxing in one of its charming squares.  Much of life centres around the main Plaza, the Almijara, which sits […]

A day in Frigiliana

About Frigiliana A day in Frigiliana, the perfect place to while away the day. Frigiliana is a beautiful white mountainside pueblo in the Costa del Sol region of Andalucia. The streets are steep and narrow and largely cobbled, which only adds to the beauty and authenticity of the village.  However, it does mean that good […]

Things to do in Nerja, Spain

About Nerja Nerja is a busy tourist resort in Andalucia – known as the Jewel of the Costa. This former fishing village now has over 21,000 inhabitants, so has plenty to offer everyone and is certainly worth a visit. It’s around 45 minutes from Malaga and is found on the eastern edge of the Costa […]

Lake Vinuela and the white villages

Lake Vinuela You will enjoy a great day out at Lake Vinuela and the white villages.  The ‘pueblos blancos’ around the lake typify Spanish life and all make for a great day trip from the houses. Lake Viñuela is a man-made reservoir which provides fresh water to many homes in the eastern Costa del Sol […]

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 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. […]

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 […]