Sucina, review of the small village of Sucina, located near to the borders of the Costa Blanca & Costa Calida.
Sucina - Costa Calida - Spain
Sucina Murcia: The tiny village of Sucina, located in the Murcia region of south-eastern Spain, is still a traditional, and relatively unspoilt Spanish village. Situated just a short distance from the coastline known as the Costa Calida, Sucina is just 6 km from the airport at San Javier ( known as Murcia airport).
When I say that Sucina is tiny - I mean tiny, the centre comprises just a church (Nuestra Señora del Rosario), a bank, a restaurant and a bakery together with a few terraced houses dating from the 18th Century.
New development is just beginning in Sucina, as it has in most of the villages in this area, and hopefully these new houses, bringing new residents, will not spoil the real “Spanish” feel of this place.
Formerly known as ‘El Pozo de Sucina’ (Sucina’s Well), and also ‘Cañada de Sucina’ (Sucina’s Canyons), the history of the village goes back to the 16th and 17th Centuries, when Murcia’s countryside began to become populated. At the beginning of the 18th Century Sucina was a dependent village within the jurisdiction of Murcia. In 1744 the local parish was formed by Don Balthazar Artega y Gamba and was represented by a priest from the order of the young clergy (La Orden de Los Clérigos Menores) called Don Juan Matheo, in 1768 Sucina recorded 919 parishoners in attendance.
Between 1820 and 1823 Sucina’s first town hall (Ayuntamiento) was built, and also work began on some 50 terraced houses for the use of local workmen.
Sucina is and has been a primarily agricultural area, and some locally grown products includes lemons, olives, almonds, melons, green beans, tomatoes and artichokes.
During the 20th Century, Sucina’s population has actually decreased and this is mostly due to its inhabitants heading for more prosperous areas in search of work. In 1960 the population was recorded as 1,714, this dropped to a low of 985 in 1991, though this trend has been reversed in recent years and the population seems to be growing once again.
A short stroll around the village of Sucina gives one a sense of peace and tranquillity, you will probably spot a few elderly villagers, seated on shaded benches, simply watching the world go by, you may wish to join them, for they are friendly and welcoming people, the likes of which are hard to find in our fast-paced, hectic lives. Take a step back in time and visit Sucina some time soon, before this charming village catches up with the modern world.
Sucina holiday rentals (apartments and villas) are in plentiful supply, many of them located on the Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort but be aware that Sucina is not a beach resort and is some way from the coast of the Costa Blanca, the Costa Calida and the Mar Menor, though of course the golf resort has plentiful facilities with an amazing 19 communal swimming pools and various children's play areas.
Sucina Murcia Postcode (Codigo Postal): 30590