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Moving to Competa

Posted: Wed Jan 8, 2020 10:42pm
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Corinne

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My partner and myself are seriously thinking about moving to the outskirts of Competa or Torrox with our two dogs. We will be coming out to look at places next month. We would like to know if there are any groups we can join in Competa and what sort of activities they are into. Also how easy is it to get to a beach from Competa? Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Crochetchica

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:47am

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Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:47am

Hi Corrine,

We have a house in Cómpeta and there are many groups and the socialising side is very easy to get into.    We’re a very friendly bunch!   There are gardening, crafts, writing, yoga, walking groups and much more.    However, Torrox is nearer the beach.   It takes about 40 minutes to get to the beach from Cómpeta.  Hope that helps.

Chris

Corinne

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:16am

Corinne

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Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:16am

Hi Chris,

Thank you for your email.  We have seen many interesting properties online in Competa, Torrox and El Morche.  How does Competa compare with Torrox?  I know that Torrox is a much larger town and you have told me that it is closer to the sea.  What we are looking for is a secluded place (not isolated) close enough to the town/village to be able to integrate socially and also a drive away from the beach where we might be able to go maybe once a week or so.  We would not like to live in the village core mainly because we have two dogs and the countryside appeals more to us.  However, we are both very sociable....I am Maltese and my partner is Irish.....and we are looking forward to starting our new life in Spain.

Corinne

Crochetchica

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:03pm

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Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:03pm

Hi Corrine,

I’m biased because I love Cómpeta and we have friends who live on the outskirts of the village in the campo.  Cómpeta is a very friendly and welcoming Spanish village and it’s not too big.    I don’t know much about Torrox apart from visiting for a meal or a coffee.   Have you considered renting in the campo before buying?    Hope that helps.

Chris

Corinne

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:02pm

Corinne

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Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:02pm

Hi Chris,

I don't know what a campo is!  We will be viewing 7 properties on the outskirts of Competa and we will be renting for the time being for 6 months up to a year.  After that we will decide whether to buy a property in Spain or not.  Neither of us has ever been to this part of Spain so we are unsure of what we will find.  Thank you so much for your help and response.  You are very helpful.

Corinne

Crochetchica

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:13pm

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Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:13pm

Hi Corrine 

Sorry - the campo is the countryside outside the village!!!   We’re there on the 3rd Feb till middle of March so if you want to meet up, we’d love to buy you a beer 🍺.   You won’t regret it - life in Spain is fabulous.

Chris

billy68

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:25pm

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Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:25pm

Hi corrine

I have a house in algarrobo pueblo it is the village that you go through to get to competa it is only 5 mins by car to the coast or  a 30 min walk it is a lovely friendly village and house prices are cheaper than competa it’s worth a look 

All the best in your search and hope you find somewhere 

Bill

Corinne

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:35pm

Corinne

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Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:35pm

Can you send me more information please ? Price, pictures, etc. Thank you. 

Corinne

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:36pm

Corinne

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Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:36pm

Thank you. That would be great.

billy68

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:34pm

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Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:34pm

Hi Corinne 

thanks for your email.  I attach a link below to idealista which has all the properties for sale in Algarrobo and will give you an idea of what’s on offer and the price etc.  I also attach a link to a video which was commissioned for the tourist board (I think).  In terms of Competa, it’s lovely and there seems to be a lot going on but the thing that put us off was the road up - it’s ok in daylight but I wouldn’t like to drive up on a regular basis on an evening when it’s dark buts that’s our personal opinion.

Hope this is helpful - Billy and Majella 

https://www.idealista.com/venta-viviendas/algarrobo-malaga/

https://youtu.be/He3zHfpo38g

 

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