LOCAL AREA INFORMATION
The proximity of the sea is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the Mediterranean scenery and culture. The eastern part of Malaga, known as Axarquia, is attracting a different kind of Spanish property buyer to the Costa del Sol. Generally those people looking this side of Malaga want to live in a less developed and more 'Spanish' environment, but still with lovely coastal towns and the white mountain villages, with all the benefits of being close to the coast and the Malaga Airport. Our property portfolio covers the area east of Malaga - offering villas, country houses, chalets, townhouses, apartments and plots of land, for sale and rent in the beautiful white washed villages of Competa, Canillas de Albaida, Archez, Sayalonga, Arenas, Torrox and along the coastline (Costa del Sol) from Nerja & Torrox-Costa towards Malaga. If you are considering relocating or investing to this area, we will offer you extensive insight into these villages and towns, the surrounding area and the properties available for sale and rent.
The land surrounding the local villages, and down to the coast is filled with vineyards, olive, almond and lemon groves, tropical fruits such as avocado, mango, oranges and lemons. The Village of Competa is situated 50 km east of Malaga and approximately 16 km from the coast (Costa del Sol) with a population of about 3.400 inhabitants, situated on the route of the sun and wine. The municipalities included in this route are: Competa, Algarrobo, Sayalonga, Canillas de Albaida, Torrox, Frigiliana and Nerja. The main agricultural product is the muscatel grape. The Muscatel Wine of Competa is one of the finest in the whole province. All villages around Competa have retained their original Moorish structure with the white fronted houses. An interesting contrast is the brick tower of the Parish Church of La Asuncion, and the winding streets and traditional houses still reflect the influence of the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Moors.
There is also the nature reserve (Parque Natural), a perfect example of the beauty of this region. This village is surrounded by delightful olive groves and almond blossoms, and a 4.000 hectare wide wildlife reserve. Competa itself boasts a host of entertainment: there are is a modern covered and heated swimming pool, many local bodegas, riding stables, several craft boutiques and more than 30 bars and restaurants where you can taste the famous Vino de Competa, Sangria and a great variety of tapas.
This tranquil village provides the ideal place for those who are seeking a less stressful lifestyle in one of the best climates in Europe. The visitor will find the sights, sounds, colours and scents of its Arabic ancestry, integrated into the everyday life of its inhabitants. The people and their customs will enclose you in a magical world of beauty, only to be found in this region of the Axarquia region. There are two excellent 18 golf courses nearby, Baviera Golf (25 mins) and Anoreta Golf (35 mins), the Caves at Nerja, the Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, the National Park, the Picasso Museum in Malaga.
At only 16 km from Competa away, you can enjoy the splendid beaches, promenades, yacht harbours and anchoring places for small fishing cutters of the Costa del Sol. Due to the mild climate, minor rainfall and the sea breeze, subtropical vegetation is growing, such as palms trees, cypresses, oleander and hibiscus. Beside the beaches of the Costa del Sol, which have made this region to one of the top international tourist destinations, one of the main attractions of this shoreline, which combines the whole charm of the Mediterranean landscape and culture, is that you will find very different landscapes. The mild climate is making the Costa del Sol an ideal destination for tourists throughout the summer and winter. The gastronomy is Mediterranean with fresh fish, vegetables, legumes, fruits, olive oil and excellent wines.
If you are looking to buy or rent a property in this beautiful area of the Costa del Sol, we look forward welcoming you. When choosing us, you are choosing a dedicated and professional Real Estate Agent with more than 20 years of experience in selling and renting Spanish property and with great knowledge of the area and people, as we live and work here. We will support you in the purchase of your new Home every step of the way.