The town of San Javier is located in an ideal spot just off the coast of the Mar Menor. With a population of 16,700 it enjoys all the facilities needed for making it home. It has a good selection of shops and recreational amenities in place; in addition to government installations such as a train station, doctor’s surgery and hospital. Also located near San Javier (and perhaps the reason it is best known) is San Javier international airport (MJV). Scheduled and budget airlines fly here from all over Europe (though it has to be said the town is not in any flight path).
San Javier Spain
Just a 20-30 minute drive away lay the historic cities of Murcia and Cartagena. Between them they boast an impressive array of cultural and architectural sights, as well as large modern shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and bars. There is also a good selection of quality golf courses within easy driving distance.
There are many fiestas (festivals) throughout San Javier’s calendar, some of which are a real spectacle and well worth a look. The cuisine is another major bonus, with (affordable) good food available in the town restaurants and tapas bars.
San Javier Tourist Information
Located on the Costa Calida; the area is well known for its mild climate and enjoys sunshine for in excess of 320 days per year. The sun is at its hottest during the summer months, with temperatures rarely falling below 30°C (86°F). Winters are typically very mild with averages hovering around 18°C (64°F).