Today we focus on Sucina, located in the region of Murcia, Spain and featured many times on the popular TV programme “A Place in the Sun”, a small town located between the centre of Murcia and the Beaches of the Mar Menor. So what is it that makes Sucina so popular with expats?
Sucina is ideal for traveling around the region of Murcia, having good road links to all the historic cities and places of Interest including the Roman walled city of Cartagena and the regions capital city Murcia both just 20-25 mins drive by car.
This traditional small Spanish town of Sucina is built around the impressive church on the main square, flanked by the narrow streets hosting shops, chemist, bakeries, restaurants, bars, supermarkets, take-aways, Internet cafe, hairdressers, petrol station, post office, banks, community centre, dentist and doctors surgery.
The town has a friendly, safe feel and is away from the crime issues sometimes associated with the Costa’s.
Unlike the tourist hot spots and golf complexes charging inflated international prices you will find that Sucina is still a cheap place to shop, drink and dine out. For a three course meal a family of four can expect to pay about 40-50 Euros including drinks.
You will find the lively local Spanish bars showing both Spanish & UK Sports including Sky sports – a visit to Franc Louise bar is definitely recommended.
The busy restaurants and wine bars have a good choice of menus (menus in both English and Spanish) including paella and a mouthwatering range of freshly made tapas. There is a small Indian restaurant/take away which also provides Italian pizzas and pasta dishes and a Mexican themed restaurant.
If golf is your thing then the 5 star golf resort of Hacienda Riquelme is only a five minute drive from Sucina. (More on that in another blog!)
Overall, Sucina is a thriving little town and a great place for a holiday or as a permanent residence.
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