How to reach Competa, the most charming village in the Axarquia

Entorno natural de Competa, en Málaga. Autor de la foto: Olivewood Studios. Todos los derechos reservados.

If you are looking to do something different on your Hollidays and long to find a place full of charm in the South of Spain, you are reading the right article.  The Malagueño town of Competa is a pleasant and calm corner of the world, far from all the troubles that come with busy cities.  The ideal place for thouse looking to travel back to a simpler time, where the you had time to enjoy the simple things in life.

Around 50 Kilometers from Malaga and about 18 Kilometers inland from Algarrobo Costa, in the Region of Axarquia, you will find Competa, our village, in the mountains of Almijara.  A precious place where even the trip to the village is enjoyable due to the views and landscape.

Would you like to know how to get there? The easiest thing is to go with your own car.  However, you can also arrive by public transport if you have landed at Malaga airport. First you take a train to the capital and then the journey continues by bus with the company Loymerbus. In the case of having reached Torre del Mar, a town near Malaga, the stop is located in the Loymer travel office, located on Dr. Fleming Street, about 10 minutes east of the Alsa bus station. If you are in Nerja, the connection is through Algarroba Costa, whose bus stop is next to the Lidl supermarket.

These bus routes a also go through Algarrobo and Sayalonga, if you are interested in checking these villages out too.

You can check the bus timetables here:  Grupo Loymer.


What to see during your journey to Competa


Autor de la fotografía: Brama Ledgard. Algunos derechos reservados. CC BY 2.0.

No matter your choice of transport you will notice the roads to be from another age.  No dual Carriege ways or motorways.  Here you will waken your inner adventurer traveling this beautiful road and its landscape.  On one side you will see trees of varying species and on the other side beautiful deep ravines, curtosey of the wonderful ortografy the mountains have shaped for us.  It seems incredible to see how the vegetation clings to each span of land and how fruit trees are found in the fields and lands of the region.

You will see how the road climbs without any complexity until you reach Cómpeta. Surrounded by almond and olive trees, the village stands next to the 4,000-hectares natural reserves, which incorporates the Sierra Almijara, which rises to 2,000 meters above sea level. This environment provides us with a good network of trails that will allow you to combine long or short routes in its hills. See this link with more information: What to visit in Competa: Sierra de Almijara.

Competa is without a doubt a hidden surprise for thouse who visit, with its small streets of white houses and old churches, where you will also enjoy exceptional panoramic views of even the Mediterranian Sea.  Sea and Mountains locked together with you traveling them on an unforgetable journey.