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The walks will be guided by experienced guides. Each day you will have a choice between an easy walk of 2,5 to 4 hours or a moderate walk of 4,5 to 6,5 hours.

Cómpeta is part of the new 'GR 249 Gran Senda de Malaga' long distance walking route.
To celebrate this project we have included 2 stages of this walk in this years Festival. Only the walks on the 2nd and 3rd day will go, for a smaller part, through the area affected by the forest fire of last 29 June.


A huge thank you! Your generosity and support is unwaivering as we raised an amazing 2824€ to be shared equally between cudeca and axarquia animal rescue.

In its second year and back by popular demand, 'Cómpeta Rocks On' and the Drums of Africa welcomed 179 audience members and performers on a steamy August 8th night with a colourful and vibrant performance setting the bench mark for those who were to follow and we were not disappointed. 14 year old ELLA wowed with her very mature, delightfully melodic and entertaining performance, please come back and visit us again soon ELLA!


´m a bad driver in August, I admit, so perhaps I´m lucky to still be here in September. The problem with August is that we go away on holiday then; one eye is on the road and one is roaming through everyone's gardens. After all, it´s new turf and you have to see what´s growing there. This year we went to the beautiful Cantabrian coastline where the weather can be – and was – very changeable, often with strong salt-laden winds. Plantings were fairly predictable and there were four absolute stalwarts of coastal gardens – Pittosporum, Hortensia, Tamariscus and Artemisia. The first three fairly shout at you but Artemisia is a little more sneaky; not always instantly seen but almost always there.


In years gone by, selling privately meant a hand-made for sale sign in the front garden or a lineage advert in the classified section of a local newspaper. How times have changed!

Today, private sellers are able to find their buyers in exactly the same way as the estate agents – via the internet. Estate agents in Spain rarely have the luxury of a high street office with foreign buyers passing the door on a daily basis, so they rely on property portals (websites they pay to advertise on) to attract buyers from around the globe.

At last, private sellers in Spain now have access to these websites with the help of Creative Property Marketing. It is still not possible for private individuals to advertise directly on most of the property sales websites (particularly the very best ones) however, with the help of David & Sarah, who run Creative Property Marketing, it is now possible to get the best exposure for your property at a fraction of the cost of using an agent.

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