10 minutes from the Villa
is nestled 700 meters above sea level in the Sierra Almijara about 10 minutes
up-hill from the Villa, the snow capped range of mountains between Malaga &
Granada that stretch down to the warm Mediterranean.
Competa restaurants have much to offer in good cuisine, international and
Spanish food of Southern Spain. Typical dishes are Tapas which are famous in
this area. Enjoying and experimenting with Andalucian cuisine is a fundamental
part of anyones stay on the Costa del Sol.
The area is steeped in Competa history, of past civilizations, Carthaginians,
Romans and Moors, to name a few. There are many places in Competa to visit. The
village is a wonderful spectacle of winding streets and low houses, surrounded
by a wealth of pines, oaks and low mountain scrubland.
20 minutes from the Villa
is on the seashore some 50 kilometers from Málaga on the N340 coastal highway,
and marks the eastern tip of Málaga's Costa del Sol. Once a sleepy fishing
village, the town now has a population of over 12,000.
Nerja cuisine includes several specialities including De La Doncella (red
mullet) and pescaito frito (fried fish) and ranging from top international
cuisine to the ubiquitous sausage, eggs and chips.
However, Nerja's most spectacular attraction is undoubtedly its fascinating
caves, located just three kilometres from the centre of town. They include
archaeological treasures such as paintings over 20,000 years old and other
pre-historic remains. One of the enormous natural caverns has been transformed
into a concert hall, where many performances are staged during the summer.
Torre del mar. has the nearest water park and is
about 25 minutes away, Torre del mar also offers the shopping mall and
supermarket complex at the motorway Junction 272.
Calleta a short drive along the coast has the
Saturday morning market offering both local produce and wares along with some
tourist bits and bobs.
Torrox the nearst town on the coast is split
between the Pueblo old town where you will find local life, a few restaurants
and the village square. and the Torrox Costa being the beach area where you can
find a selection of supermarkets, restaurants and bars although this is high
rise it is local rather than tourists you will find the 24 hour emergency clinic
on the main road.
Torrox costa has a lovely promonard walk and a good sandy beach.
can be reached in about 90 minutes and is where you will find the Alhambra
Palace ( book tickets in advance for entry most of the year is reccomended)
Seville:- is just over 2 hours drive away and can
be taken as an excursion with one of the travel agents in Nerja.
Ronda :- a drive south of just over the hour
The whole area is covered with whitewashed pueblos hanging to the hillside, and
with the Alpunjara mountains in the distance where you can find a wide range of
walks mainly in a national park setting.