cómpeta : andalusia : spain

Although much larger than Frigiliana, and perhaps not quite as immediately pretty, Cómpeta is another of Andalusia’s white-washed towns – the famous pueblo blancos. In the Axarquía  (meaning ‘East’ in Arabic) region, with beautiful traditional architecture and ancient customs, Cómpeta is known as the Cornice of the Costa del Sol, because of its location.

Competa doesn’t have a large modern shopping centre. on its outskirts – instead, it offers wonderful boutique shops. Wander the pretty tiled streets, and you will find art galleries, shops selling hand-made soaps, rugs, pottery, honey and olive oil. There are also many multi craft shops selling traditional Spanish wares. You will also find a good range of small supermarkets, fishmongers and grocers. Saturday is the day for the Competa Market on Avenida de la Constitucion, from 10am to 2pm. Here you can buy clothing, crafts, spices, pottery, fruit and much more. It’s colourful and vibrant and extremely popular. Although our visit was very short, it was noticeable that the town has many bars and restaurants. Judging by the menus we looked at, each restaurant offers a unique variety and and a wide selection, and it was great to see that vegan, GF and vegetarian diners are all well catered for, too.

So, another one on our list of places we must return to…


Published on 12th October 2017