Finca El Chaconero or “The Lands of the January Ponds”. The first documents that refer to the cultivation on our state date from the 16th century.
They say that it rained so much between the months of September and October that our lands remained flooded until January, hence its name “Las Tierras del Charco de Enero”.
The Finca El Chaconero is located in the district of Las Virtudes, next to the Virgen de las Virtudes Sanctuary, west of Villena; called by the oldest of the place “Las Quebradas” due to its edaphology, the subsoil strata are not horizontal but oblique, with what the result is a large number of small plots with totally different soils. In the same farm we can find gravel, sandy-silty and totally sandy soils.
The Finca El Chaconero is considered a ZEPA (Special Protection Area for Birds – SPAB) due to its environmental importance, it is a protected area included in the Natura 2000 Network of the European Union.
At 2 km we find the Lagunas de Villena, a Protected Natural Area that allows the observation of different species throughout the year such as the Chortilejos chicos, Cigüeñuelas, Buitrones, Alcaudones Reales, Terreñas marismeñas, Collalbas rubias or Abejarucos.
“My life has not changed since I met Finca El Chaconero, but I think my attitude has”