Located seven hundred metres above sea level with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, countryside and Mediterranean, Competa is best known to many for its locally produced wine.
One of the most popular annual fiestas here is the Noche del Vino (Night of the Wine) on the 15th August which features a programme of flamenco and sevilliana music and dance.
The national park, the Sierras Almijara mountain range and Tejeda rise directly behind the village of Competa and offer a wide variety of walks.
These days Competa is self sufficient and thriving, providing its three thousand inhabitants with a municipal market, for example, with a fresh daily supply of meat, fish and vegetables. It is a charming flower bedecked old town with its main centre, the Plaza Almijara, dominated by a magnificent sixteenth century church. This bustling square is one of the best places to enjoy a break with a choice of several bars and restaurants.
Competa is fascinating to explore with its labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets that date back to Moorish times and spectacular views of the surrounding area.