The whitewashes village of Cómpeta
B&B La Madrugada is situated 3.5 km outside the characteristic whitewashed village of Cómpeta in southern Spain (Andalusia/Axarquia). It belongs to the province of Malaga and lies 47 km east of the capital. Moreover, it is only 30 minutes by car from the coast.
On the northern side of the village the mountain range Sierra de Tejeda rises. This mountain range is the second highest range in southern Spain with its highest peak La Maroma (2065m). Only the Sierra Nevada is higher.
Andalucian mountain village
Cómpeta is a typical Andalucian mountain village with almost 4000 inhabitants and many facilities. Banks, bars and restaurants, some supermarkets, a weekly market – you can find it all in the village. The village lies at about 650 meters altitude and various rivers flows through it.
Cómpeta is the starting point for many walking and cycling routes and is a must for nature lovers.
The Noche del Vino on August 15, attracts many visitors to the village. Local winemakers produce a good quality dessert wine from the Moscatel grape.
The Axarquia region is the old name for the area east of Malaga and is a lesser known part of Andalusia, but therefore it is a quiet area. The name “Axarquia” is not Spanish, but Arabic and means ‘ Land in the East ‘. The Axarquia is characterized by a huge amount of small, white villages, which usually are beautifully situated in the wine hills. The community spirit is great and often social events are organized. Every village, no matter how small, has its own social associations. Also, every village has its own feast/fiesta, which often is celebrated grandly.
Rough and dry
The landscape of the Axarquia can be compared a bit with that of Tuscany, also a wine region- but then rougher and drier. The climate of the Axarquia is the mildest in Europe. The high mountains of the Sierra Nevada in the North, keep away the cold northern wind. They also ensure that the warm Southern wind from Africa cannot escape. Therefore it can still be around 15 degrees in the winter.
… and green
The Sierra de Tejeda y Almijara is part of an elongated/prolonged mountain range parallel to the Mediterranean Sea. The mountains of the province of Málaga have a Mediterranean climate. The landscape varies from dry, desert like slopes to exuberant greenery along the rivers. The summers are hot and dry, winters have more rain. In the area there are a number of beautiful walking routes. Spring and autumn are best for walking holidays. Also the winter is suitable, although cooler. July and August are the warmest months.