Today, I want to invite you on a walk through the streets of Frigiliana and Cómpeta!
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This time I’m writing to you from the town of Frigiliana – one of the many must visit places in the province of Málaga. For the second part of today’s post, we’re going up to the mountains on the discovery of less known but just as charming town of Cómpeta. If you’d like to get lost wandering the streets in my company, keep on reading!
Welcome to Frigiliana – un pueblo blanco!
Frigiliana is located near Nerja in the province of Málaga. It is considered one of the most beautiful white villages in Andalusia. Frigiliana is divided into two parts. Most of the tourist attractions, however, are located in the upper part of this picturesque village. I really enjoyed wandering the cobbled streets and getting lost in the alleys caught in the middle of white-washed houses.
Where to eat in Frigiliana?
Wandering the streets in Frigiliana works up an appetite for sure. If you’re looking for something fancy, this place is not for you. But if you’re more into simple yet delicious food, served with a tone of love, you’re in for a treat. Everything we had was delicious and great value for money. I strongly recommend!
Welcome to Cómpeta!
On the other hand, when you get tired on the road of all the touristy places, Cómpeta is there to offer you some down time. Located around 700m above sea level in the foothills of La Maroma, Competa at first glance looks like a town I’d most likely skip. But as often happens, Competeños (local residents) are diverse in culture and nationality and in this mountain town, you will find many Scandinavians who traded their northern winters for the gentle Spanish sun.
Wine lovers will appreciate the well known local wine. The love of wine is manifested around town with the peak celebration happening on the 15th of August when La Noche del Vino (Night of the wine) takes place. Cómpeta is a place for the nature lovers. It offers various paths that can be discovered either on dirt bikes for the adventurous soulds or simply by foot. Have an hour to spend? Why not spend your time horseback riding along the beautiful trails in the surroundings? If you like peace and nature, Cómpeta awaits!
Where to eat in Cómpeta?
You can always opt to dine in hotel restaurants or do as I did and head down to the main plaza, called Almijara. This is where this town comes to life.
The town square is dominated by the 16th-century church and it seems like a meeting point between tourists and locals. In the summer evenings, it can get crowded, so make sure you’re there early to get a table at your restaurant of choice.
Where to stay in Cómpeta?
The hotel is located on the outskirt of Cómpeta, therefore it offers amazing views of surroundings. There you will find standard hotel rooms, of which some have been renovated just recently, and bungalows. I got the feeling a lot of guests have been there before. The atmosphere was friendly and very relaxed. Guests knew the staff by their name and in the evening everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves on the hotel’s terrace, where live acoustic music was making the summer evening just a bit more fun and a little more dreamy.
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Hope you’re all enjoying the lovely summer evenings in the best company you could imagine!
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