Near the Columbares Mountains, serene Sucina is only 12 km from the fine Costa Blanca beaches, giving the best of everything from sweet scented citrus groves to the bright lights of the Mediterranean resorts.
The slow pace of life in Sucina means you have to take things easy; the town even has its own health spa to help you wind down and at any time of year you can swim in the warm therapeutic waters of Europe's largest saltwater lagoon, the luscious Mar Menor.
More reasons to like Sucina
Reason One: It's so quick and easy to reach – it's a quick two and a half hour flight from the UK to Murcia's San Javier Airport and from there it's less than a 15 minute drive to the town.
Reason Two: Some of the finest Blue Flag beaches are within a 30-minute radius. The coves to the west of Cartagena are delightfully secluded, only reachable by foot or by boat.
Reason Three: It's so warm and sunny here for most of the year, even in winter temperatures of 16°C are like warm spring days in the UK.
Reason Four: Mar Menor is close by - 170 sq km of stunning lagoon with crystal clear water, less than 7m deep, it stays beautifully warm for swimming all year round. It's also perfect for all manner of water sports.
Reason Five: MASA has some great properties in this area, a selection of which can be handpicked to suit your needs and your pocket.