ABOUT SAN JAVIER
San Javier is a small town located at the northern end of the Mar Menor and Costa Calida and is best known due to its international airport which is the largest in the region of Murcia. Its now one of Ryanair’s most profitable airports in Europe!
San Javier town is a 15 minute drive from the beautiful beaches of Costa Blanca and believe me there are many to choose from! It is easily accessed as it is just off the AP7 and for the same reason it is very easy to travel from San Javier and explore the well known towns and sights of the Costa Blanca region and further. The AP7 networks goes from Barcelona to Valentia through Alicante and on to Cartagena, all beautiful Spanish towns with colourful histories from the times of the Romans, to the Moors to the present day. Whilst agricultural was once the main source of income for San Javier and there is still a massive output of local products, tourism has taken over and has now become one of the main industries for San Javier and the town and surrounding villages are designed to accommodate every tourist, with beautiful hotels, golf courses, a plethora of bars and restaurants and plenty of shops for retail therapy! The shallow waters and warm temperatures of the Mar Menor see an abundance of water sports on offer with speciality schools offering lessons to both beginners and improvers for scuba diving, fishing, Kite surfing and wind surfing. There is a large ex-pat community in San Javier and the infrastructure has been developed to ensure that all residents have a good quality of life. The Mar Menor Los Arcos Hospital was recently opened in San Javier and has all the most high tech facilities required for a growing community. When considering the festivities that San Javier provides it appears that there is one for almost every month on the calendar – great place to party!
In February they celebrate the Romeria de San Blas. The oldest hermitage in Mar Menor lies in the centre of San Javier and it is here that San Blas resided when he arrived in San Javier in 1265 after King James the conqueror took back the lands from the Arab Moors who were then in occupation. San Blas arrived with an army of knights from rich families and set up his hermitage and was revered by the local monks. In July they celebrate the Romeria of the Virgin del Carmen, the patron saint of fishermen. This festival sees many waterfront activities and maritime processions. There is a wonderful carnival atmosphere and all in the region come out to take part in this old traditional festival that dates way back into history. In Spain the three kings festival on 6th January is one of its most special and important celebrations and here in San Javier they boast one of the largest nativity celebrations and the three kings arrive by boat as homage to the importance of the sea to the region. Roda Golf Course is very close to San Javier as is La Serena, and the wonderful greens of La Manga are not too far away.
Property purchases, especially new builds are very popular in this region of Spain. Comaskey sell many of these new developments and our many buyers are all very pleased with the location.