During the five centuries that the Muslim occupation remained in Coín, the main economic activity was agriculture, far from the castle walls, as well as the use of water, which is abundant in the area, through the mills, many of which They have remained in the town to this day -although they have introduced electricity-, and they have given their name to one of the streets, Los Molinos. The importance of water and the fertility of the fields of the municipality constitute two essential elements of modern Coin, and a tourist attraction of the first magnitude.
Specifically, the mottos of the town are Paraíso ameno and Manantial de luz. The perennial presence of the liquid element also translates into the importance that the residents of Coín give to the Nacimiento, which is the place where the water supplied to the town and the main rural districts emanates. During times of drought, the greatest concern of the citizens is that the stone from which the water is born does not dry up, there is even a legend that if this stone were moved, no more water would come out of this spring.
This emblematic place is currently undergoing a major reform for its conversion into a recreational park. Thus, an artificial lake is being built and it has been planned to condition it as a natural river bank. The trade in citrus grown in the locality is very important, since the oranges, lemons and coina mandarins are of excellent quality. Loquats, plums, apples and a wide variety of vegetables and legumes also come from these orchards.
Some products to which is added the popularity of bread made in Coín ovens, in many cases kneaded by hand and cooked with firewood. This bread is sold daily in many towns on the Costa del Sol, as is the case with artisan pastries, in which the donuts, filled with fig bread, stand out. Cattle breeding also acquires some importance and, above all, pigs, which puts into operation a chain of production and sale of pork derivatives.
An elaboration that follows the oldest tradition and that is carried out after that rite in which the slaughter of the pig becomes. They are the main activities to which the population is dedicated and in which artisan work becomes more important. In Coín you can buy green ceramic pieces, typical of the place and that come out of the pottery lathes of a lifetime. Craft production is mixed with industry in search of greater local development. In this sense, the operation of four cooperatives dedicated to clothing and in which a good number of women are employed, stands out.
It can already be said that all this clothing work in cooperatives has gone to waste, they were taken I don’t know where, I don’t know why either, but the fact is that little by little something was lost that, although in some cases, It became denigrating, he got us out of some trouble. I think this should also be worn, just in case someone didn’t fight hard enough for his people.
Properties in Coín
- 75 m²
- 3 Habitaciones
- 1 Baños
- 110 m²
- 272 m²