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Nestled in the foothills of the Carrascoy mountains, yet only half an hour away from the historic city of Murcia and just 20 minutes from both the Mediterranean and Mar Menor coastlines, Hacienda Riquelme occupies a privileged position offering space and relaxation amidst abundant greenery.
Built on an historical site and centred around a meticulously restored 19th Century Hacienda from which the resort takes its name, Hacienda Riquelme is unique in the region in its blending of the old with the new, maintaining original buildings and features and repurposing them to create beautiful, modern facilities.
Offering an exceptionally low build density and an abundance of native trees, including olive, pomegranate and carob, as well as five lakes and a small waterfall, the resort is well known as a haven for wildlife, with nearly 100 different species of birds, including parakeets, herons and a rare black swan, having been spotted.
Famous for its award winning 24 hour security, who are on hand to assist in all matters, large or small, Hacienda Riquelme also features 19 swimming pools, all open all year round, multiple sports facilities and abundant gardens to walk and relax in.
There is also a busy onsite supermarket with fresh bread baked daily and the highly regarded El Cason restaurant and bar which is open every day of the year including special (and very popular) Christmas and New Year’s Eve events. In the summer the restaurant’s gardens host concerts and activities for the whole family with an outside cocktail bar opening on summer nights in the historic former Riquelme family dovecote. The beautiful internal courtyard within the old Hacienda is also transformed into an outdoors restaurant in the summer.
For golfers, the 18 hole golf course is considered one of the finest in the area, a par 72, 6356 metre long undulating test of skill and stamina, hosting events sponsored by companies such as Porsche and Jaguar Land Rover. The Hacienda Riquelme Golf society meets weekly and hosts regular dinners, dances and competitions.
The nearby village of Sucina, with its iconic cross on the hill and beautiful church dating back to 1744, is within walking distance of the resort and offers a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants, some of which offer a free pick up and drop off service to the resort, with a taxi service also available.
The village hosts a popular fiesta in September whilst in the summer, the famous “I love Sucina” festival sees the streets closed to cars every Friday and Saturday evening, replaced with al fresco dining and a different concert each night in the main square. A free bus runs between the resort and the village throughout the evening or whenever a big event is held.
Sucina’s proximity allows residents of Hacienda Riquelme to benefit from the best of both worlds; enjoying the security and tranquility of the resort, whilst offering easy access to a wide variety of restaurants and amenities.
Just 10 minutes from the resort, the nearby town of San Javier, which has a huge variety of shops, including a new shopping mall, hosts a world famous Jazz festival every summer, attracting artists from all over the world, whilst the brand new Región de Murcia international airport, is an easy 20 minute drive away.
Enshrined in Trip Advisor’s Hall of Fame and holding their certificate of excellence, Hacienda Riquelme offers an ideal blend of peace and natural beauty in an immaculate setting; the resort is incredibly popular with buyers from all over Europe and beyond and is ideally placed to explore all that this wonderful region has to offer.
Step into a world where everything is taken care of, where beauty and spaciousness surround you. From immaculate fountain squares to peaceful gardens with hanging basket adorned pergolas, you’ll know from the moment you enter that you’re in a very special place. And with 24 hour security, you can rest knowing that safety is assured and medical back up provided should help ever be needed.
From cycling and exercise clubs to art classes, yoga groups, and onsite markets, there are an endless number of busy societies and interest groups to join and new friends to make. Plus, for golfers, welcome to a paradise unlike any other, with the fantastic Nicklaus trail to challenge and delight.
Take an organised day trip to a local vineyard, join a guided tour of the historic Roman city of Cartagena or the holy city of Caravaca de la Cruz, or simply immerse yourself in nature with a walk in the peaceful and beautiful foothills of the Carrascoy mountains or Sierra Espuna National park, there is a world of culture and unspoilt nature on the doorstep of all our resorts.
And if you are looking to challenge yourself why not study for a degree at the prestigious UCAM University in Murcia – in English, or Spanish.
With new friends to make in your new life under the beautiful Murcia sun, there will always be something to take your interest, but if that includes the incredibly popular Christmas and New Year’s events, make sure you book early, they are often sold out for the next year the day after!
In a region famed for its beautiful, warm climate, the opportunity to play sports is unparalleled. With numerous golf courses to choose from, offering generous discounts for owners, to onsite tennis courts, padel tennis, gymnasiums, 5 a side football pitches, crazy golf and swimming pools open all year round, the chance to live a healthy outdoor lifestyle is unmatched.
Stroll by the magical Mar Menor on the long seaside promenade, swim or sunbathe on the blue flag, white sandy beaches of the Mediterranean, indulge in the famous mud baths in Lo Pagan or relax in the outdoor natural Spa baths at Archena, there is an outdoor world waiting to be discovered, all within easy access of all of our resorts.
For anyone coming from a Northern European climate, the difference our weather will make will be a wonderful surprise. With daylight until at least 6pm even in the middle of winter and over 300 days of Sunshine a year, welcome to a sunny world of new possibilities.
From local Spanish cuisine, to dazzlingly spiced Indian and modern 5 star European cooking, all supplied and enriched by the fresh fruit and vegetables from the famed Murcian countryside, our resorts offer everything you could ever wish for, on site and open all year round.
And with friendly bars and gourmet cafes too, the only decision will be, which to choose?
Buying a home is not just buying a property, it opens up a whole new world of experiences, exploration and shared memories. And with 2 bedroom properties currently starting below €70,000 with all the incredible facilities, opportunities and security that all of our resorts offer, the journey to your new home in the sun begins just a phone call or email away.