Cómpeta is the largest of the white villages in the Axarquia, the area east of Malaga. It's situated at an altitude of approx. 600 meters (2,000 ft), 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the beach.
The village has a long Moorish tradition and is famous for the production of Malaga wine. In July, the yearly local festival takes place; the wine festival is in August.
Over the years, the village has grown considerable, offering many facilities such as tens of restaurants, banks with ATM's, two supermarkets, and lots of smaller shops. There's a market every Saturday. Plaza Almijara is the heart of the village. Here, you'll find the church and a number of restaurants.
Cómpeta's charm is that is hasn't updated itself in every respect. Despite those facilities you will often encounter the goat shepherd with his flock on the way from the house to the village. And while enjoying the night on the square you'll see local farmers arriving on horseback for a beer. It's eay to get lost wandering the small streets of Cómpeta, and to find yourself back in earlier times.
Cómpeta is a great starting point for many activities.
Cómpeta was featured in an episode of the TV show "Este es mi pueblo" ("This is my town") on RTVA/Canal Sur Andalucía: