The village of El Canton is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of life on the Costas and offers an insight into the real Spain. It has a small church off the village square and 2 bars which provide traditional Spanish fare all day. The area is full of olive and almond groves and produces some great quality wines from it’s vineyards which can be purchased at the local bodegas for less than 1€/litre. The area has become prosperous over the years due to some of the world’s largest marble quarries. Just a 5 minute drive takes you into the small market town of Alguena where there are more restaurants, banks, shops and a traditional Sunday market is held every week where you can purchase all the local produce and much, much more. 5 minutes in the other direction takes you to the towns of Hondon de los Frailes and 5 minutes further to Hondon de las Nieves where there are more shops, bars and restaurants available. This beautiful Spanish haven is ideal for cycling, walking, horse riding and provides the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday yet is only 40 minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches and 40 minutes from the great shopping malls and tourist attractions of either Murcia or Alicante cities.