San Javier transport information, updated spring 2018
Timetables and information for planes, trains, buses, taxis and the ferry Getting to San Javier and traveling around San Javier far from difficult due to the large number transport options, including planes, trains, buses, taxis and a ferry running between Santiago de la Ribera and La Manga del Mar Menor. It's always a good idea to check the latest information before taking any form of transport as changes can often occur at the last moment..

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14th to 23rd December 2018: what's on in the municipality of San Javier
Numerous nativity scenes, a host of activities for children and various Christmas concerts in San Javier, Santiago de la Ribera and La Manga in the week before the festive season begins The municipality of San Javier offers a wide range of activities zambevery week in the town itself, in Santiago de la Ribera and in La Manga del Mar Menor, including sporting, cultural, educational and social events. In late December, though, the calendar..

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Introduction to Santiago de la Ribera
Where is Santiago de la Ribera and why is it such a popular holiday destination? Santiago de la Ribera is part of the municipality of San Javier, and in terms of population is the largest district, occupying the area on the inland shore of the saltwater lagoon of the Mar Menor. The district includes some of the finest beaches in the northern half of the Mar Menor, and is also home to the Academia General del Aire, the Spanish air force’s..

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Useful numbers San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera
Tourist information: SANTIAGO DE LA RIBERA TOURIST OFFICE                            Calle Padre Juan. Centro Cultural Príncipe de Asturias Tel: 968 571 704 e-mail: turismo@sanjavier.es    / santiagodelaribera@sanjavier.es   SAN JAVIER TOURIST INFORMATION POINT Plaza de España                                                               ..

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Street map for San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera
Street map of San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera The main bulk of the San Javier municipality is on the "mainland" side of the Mar Menor, and includes the town of San Javier itself and the beaches of Santiago de la Ribera, which is the administrative district (pedanía) occupying the coastal section of the Mar Menor within the municipality. The second part of the San Javier municipality lies on the opposite side of the Mar Menor..

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Regular ferry service from Santiago de la Ribera to La Manga del Mar Menor
The ferry operates an all year-round service between La Manga del Mar Menor and Santiago de la Ribera Mar Menor Ferry operates a ferry service between La Manga del Mar Menor on the La Manga strip and the coastal area of Santiago de la Ribera 6 days a week, from Monday to Saturday. This provides a fast and enjoyable way to explore the other side of the Mar Menor. The Mar Menor covers a surface area of 170 square kilometres, so although it..

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Fiestas in San Javier: 16th July Virgen del Carmen
The image of the Virgen del Carmen is taken out to sea in a marine Romería One of the most important days in the festive calender of the San Javier municipality is the day of the Virgen del Carmen, during which the image of the Virgen del Carmen is taken out to sea in a fishing boat in a marine Romería. The Virgen del Carmen is the patron of fishermen and mariners, and is often referred to as the "Estrella del Mar"  the star..

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Introduction to the beaches of San Javier
San Javier boasts both Mar Menor and Mediterranean beaches San Javier has two distinct sections of beaches, one being in Santiago de la Ribera, close to the main centre of San Javier town, all of which are Mar Menor beaches, and the other on the opposite side of the Mar Menor on the spit of land called La Manga de Mar Menor (or "the strip", as it is often referred to by holidaymakers), where there are both Mar Menor and Mediterranean..

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San Javier traditions: 3rd February Romería of San Blas
This is the only non-marine Romería in the Mar Menor The Romería de San Blas is held every 3rd February in Santiago de la Ribera, the main residential area of the municipality of San Javier on the shore of the Mar Menor, and is the only non-maritime Romeria in the Mar Menor. ( ie, the only one on land). The origins of the celebration date back to the 16th century, when the Trinitarian monks brought their devotion to San Blas and the..

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Playa del Atalayón - San Javier beaches
No beach, but a nice bathing and leisure area in Santiago de la Ribera Although this section of the San Javier coastline is named Playa del Atalayón, there´s actually nothing here in the way of a beach, but nonetheless this is a very important element of the San Javier leisure offering. This section of coastline is filled with sailing clubs, bathing jetties and and embarcation points, the water rising higher against the seafront than..

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Playa El Castillico - San Javier beaches
No smoking at this Q for Quality beach on the Mar Menor in Santiago de la Ribera Playa el Castillico is the northernmost of the main urban beaches in Santiago de la Ribera, on the coast of the Mar Menor in the municipality of San Javier, and runs for 450 metres between the Jardín del Atalayón and the Playa de la Puntica in San Pedro del Pinatar. The location is urban but with an average width of 40 metres there is plenty of room on the..

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Playa de Colón - San Javier beaches
A very popular Q for Quality beach on the coast of the Mar menor in Santiago de la Ribera  A glorious kilometre-long stretch of soft sand, the Paya de Colón is an important beach for those with an interest in watersports, and is in the centre of Santiago de la Ribera between the Playa del Pescador and Playa del Castillico . At 30 metres wide it offers plenty of space, and during the summer there are hire facilities for windsurfing and dinghy..

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Playa del Pescador - San Javier beaches
No smoking on this attractive Mar Menor beach in Santiago de la Ribera  Playa El Pescador is one of the urban beaches in Santiago de la Ribera, on the Mar Menor coastline in the municipality of San Javier, and lies between the Playa de Colón and Playa Barnuevo. It's an attractive urban beach, 280 metres long with an average width of 20 metres, and the sand is fine, soft and groomed. There is lower occupancy than at some of the others..

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Playa de Barnuevo - San Javier beaches
A very popular Q for Quality beach on the Mar Menor in Santiago de la Ribera Playa de Barnuevo is one of the main beaches in Santiago de la Ribera, at the southern end of the Mar Menor coastline of San Javier and close to the airport, and is 400 metres long and an average of 30 metres wide. It is a high occupancy beach due not only to its size, but also to its proximity to bars and restaurants, the ferry service across to La Manga and as a focal..

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Playa de la Hita - San Javier beaches
A wild natural beach in front of Camping Mar Menor The Camping Mar Menor campiste is located close to the San Javier airport and next to the Islas del Mar Menor natural conservation area, which is listed as a Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI) and is on the boundary between Los Alcázares and Santiago de La Ribera, in the municipality of San Javier. This unique ecosystem exists due to the special conditions and temperatures..

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Veterinary clinics in San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera
Vets, 24 hour emergency vets in the San Javier municipality There are a number of veterinary clinics within the San Javier municipality, in both the main town of San Javier and the coastal area of Santiago de la Ribera. Please remember, municipal by-laws require dogs to be kept on a lead at all times in public areas, excrement should be cleaned up and dogs are not allowed on public beaches. The local police are empowered to administer..

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San Javier Health Centres, Hospital and Doctor's Surgeries
Medical centres, hospital and emergency departments in the San Javier municipality The main urban nucleus of San Javier has two medical facilities for those needing to see a doctor, one in San Javier and the other in Santiago de la Ribera. There is also a medical "consultorio" in the outlying pedanía of El Mirador. 24 hour emergency cover is available in the San Javier Centro de Salud where there is a SUAP centre. A SUAP (Servicio..

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Weekly markets in the Mar Menor area
Regular Markets in the Mar Menor Murcia Most markets are open from 9am to 2pm  lunchtime. One of the great joys of shopping in Spain is the opportunity to buy fresh products and bargain clothes in the Spanish markets.They're awash with colour and noise, and prices are generally very reasonable. Weekly street markets are very much a part of daily life in Spain and there are plenty of markets on offer around the Mar Menor: MONDAYS..

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Banks and building societies San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera
Cash withdrawal points for most major banks are available throughout the San Javier municipality San Javier SABADELL-CAM Plaza Maestre 5 Telephone: 968 193 379                                                 24-hour ATM. Red 6000   BMN - CAJAMURCIA                                                      Plaza de España..

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Pharmacies in San Javier, Santiago de la Ribera and El Mirador
Dispensing Chemists in the San Javier municipality Click here for hospitals and medical centres in the San Javier municipality San Javier FRANCISCO OLMOS SANZ     C/ Murcia, 15;    Telephone: 968 570 236                 Click here for map   MATILDE FERNANDEZ IBAÑEZ   Aviación Española, 11;     Telephone: 968 191 138 Click here for map   MIGUEL ANGEL SANCHEZ JURADO    Aviación Espa..

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Churches and places of worship San Javier, Santiago de la Ribera, El Mirador, Roda, Pozo Aledo
San Javier Parroquia San Francisco Javier Plaza de la Iglesia San Javier Telephone: 968 571 085 Click here for more information about the Parroquia San Francisco Javier   San José Retirement Home (Chapel) Calle Párroco Crist. Balaguer Telephone: 968 190 407                   Santiago de la Ribera  Parroquia Santiago Apostol Avenida Sandoval, s/n Telephone: 968 572 014    Click..

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San Javier buses, trains, planes and boats
Public transport in San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera Please contact the tourist office if you require further information about public transport options within the San Javier municipality Click for more information about Murcia-San Javier airport and public transport from the airport. See the subject heading "Public transport" under the Tourist Information option on the header bar for regular updates about public transport..

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San Javier travel agencies
Travel agencies in the San Javier municipality Travel agents in Spain offer booking services for all types of travel and accommodation, so are regularly used to book coach, bus, rail and air travel tickets. Many also offer short breaks or excursions within the region and can also help with booking for rural houses. Santiago de la Ribera VIAJES CARREFOUR SANTIAGO DE LA RIBERA C/ Aguilar Amat 9, Santiago de la Ribera Tel: 968..

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Car, boat and bicycle rentals San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera
CAR HIRE San Javier SOL-MAR                             C/ Isla del Hierro, pol. Alto del Villar          Tel: 968 33 55 42 Email: sanjavier@solmar.es   Santiago de la Ribera FIREFLY                 San Javier Airport                           Tel: 671 781 694    GOLD CAR                          ..

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Sporting facilities San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera
Sporting facilities in the San Javier municipality MUNICIPAL SPORTS CENTRE This large sports centre has an excellent range of facilities, including both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis and padel courts, football pitches and much more. Click here for full information about the Municipal Sports Centre Carretera Pinatar, Km. 24.  San Javier                Tel: 968 573 105                              ..

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Watersports facilities, tuition, San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera
Watersports facilities in the San Javier municipality The Mar Menor is one of the best places in Spain in which to enjoy a great variety of watersports thanks to a combination of the geographical nature of the "Little Sea" and the year-round great weather. Covering an area of 170 square kilometres, the Mar Menor is Spain's largest saltwater lagoon, and although it is linked to the Mediterranean via a series of channels (golas..

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San Javier where to stay: Hotels
A guide to accommodation in the San Javier municipality Santiago de la Ribera HOTEL ALBOHERA (***) This 3-star hotel is a 2-minute walk from the beach. It has 36 rooms and offers a restaurant andbar, fitness centre and free WiFi. Accepts pets. Calle Marín on the corner with Calle Bolarín Tel: 968 33 59 10 e-mail: recepcion@hotelalbohera.com  /  www.hotelalbohera.com   HOTEL MAR MENOR (***) Three-star hotel which..

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Fiestas and annual events calendar in the municipality of San Javier
There’s more to San Javier than just beaches! The municipality of San Javier is famous for its beautiful beaches (and the airport, of course) but it also has a full cultural offering all year round, including international festivals, concerts and fiestas. Here is a list of all the main fiestas and cultural activities for 2017. Events are loaded in the San Javier What's On section as programmes are made available. Please note, programmes..

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La Nena, Espacio Artistico Santiago de la Ribera
A space to be creative La Nena offers a space which is used for a variety of purposes, all of them creative. Regular activities include handicraft workshops, dance classes, exhibitions and shows, to name but a few. Call in for programme of events or see regular what's on events in the weekly round up of events in the San Javier municipality in the  What's On section Telephone: 625 01 51 50 Address; Calle Conde Lisea 30720 Santiago..

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Weekly street markets in San Javier
Regular markets throughout the municipality Spanish street markets are a great way to pick up some amazing bargains and offer an enormous range of products for sale, including clothes andaccessories, shoes, beauty products, household items, soft furnishings as well as some of the freshest fruit and veg around. Tips Fruit and veg are generally one of the best options at weekly street markets as the Region of Murcia Region produces so..

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Tourist Information Offices San Javier
Oficina de Turismo de San Javier The municipality of San Javier has three main offices giving tourist information to visitors, as well as two information points. The tourist offices are located in Santiago de la Ribera, on the ground floor of the town hall in San Javier and at the start of La Manga. There is a tourist information point located in the San Javier Airport, as well as one at kilometre 12-13 of La Manga del Mar Menor. Due to its..

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Centro Cívico Principe Asturias, Santiago de la Ribera
A community centre in Santiago de la Ribera A range of community activities and services are available at this community centre in Santiago de la Ribera. See the weekly what's on in the San Javier municipality document for details of the events on offer. Click What's on San Javier municipality. Centro Cívico Príncipe Asturías C/Padre Juan, S/N 30720 - Santiago de la Ribera  Open between : 10´00 to 13´00 / 15´00 to 21´00 Click..

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Murcia-San Javier airport
Murcia San Javier Airport The Murcia-San Javier airport is located within the pedanía of Santiago de la Ribera, in the municipality of San Javier, Region of Murcia. It is essentially a working military base which has been converted to service passenger traffic. Its capacity to handle passenger traffic was increased during 2011 with the addition of a second runway, leaving the first runway for exclusive military use. This enabled the..

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Explanada Barnuevo
Explanada Barnuevo, Santiago de la Ribera . The Explanada Barnuevo is a core, central area in the Santiago de la Ribera beachfront and is used as the location for many of the open air cultural events which take place in the area throughout the year; Artisan markets, concerts, exhibitions and displays all take place in this area, and the marquee which forms the centre piece for events such as carnival, and fiestas is erected here. Traffic..

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Parroquía Santiago Apostól, Santiago de la Ribera
The Church of Santiago Apostól, Santiago de la Ribera Although Santiago de la Ribera is a bustling and popular resdential tourism area, the urban nucleus seen today is relatively young, having grown from a collection of simple fishermans' dwellings to a substantial community within the last 120 years, and in 1988 it celebrated its 100th Anniversary. To read more background information and the history of Santiago de la Ribera, Click Santiago..

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La Capilla del Carmen, Santiago de la Ribera
The Church of La Capilla del Carmen, in the Barrio del Carmen. The municipality of San Javier formed in 2 main urban nuclei: the main centre of San Javier, which was established at the junction of historical pathways, used by travellers, shepherds and traders, the first hermitage built at this intersection, and Santiago de la Ribera, a population centre which was built up during the latter part of the 19th and early part of the twentieth centuries..

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Ermita de San Blas, Santiago de la Ribera
The chapel of San Blas in the San Javier municipality. The history of this little hermitage dates back to the Reconquist, at a time of transition between the Moorish occupation and the Reconquist of southern Spain by the Catholic forces of Castile and Aragón from the North of the peninsula. In 1243 what is now Murcia had been absorbed into the protectorate of Castile y León in a treaty known as the Capitulations of Alcáraz. This area was..

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The pedanía of Santiago de la Ribera within the San Javier municipality
Pedanías of San Javier, Santiago de la Ribera The Pedanía of Santiago de la Ribera is part of  the municipality of San Javier and is the mainland coastal area of the municipality within which much of the tourism activity of the area is focused. Its urban nucleus is 3 kilometres  from San Javier town centre, and the pedanía has 4 km of beaches on the Mar Menor which make it a popular destination for tourists from other parts of Spain..

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The Balnearios of Santiago de la Ribera.
Balnearios of the San Javier municipality. These distinctive wooden structures, jutting out into the waters of the Mar Menor from the beaches of Santiago de La Ribera,  are one of the characteristic sights of the municipality. Their origins date back to the middle of the 20th century, when the area first starting to really  experience an influx of summer tourists, bathing becoming a fashionable occupation for both the élite of Murcian..

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Municipal Libraries San Javier Municipality
Opening hours and maps for libraries in the San Javier municipality. Biblioteca Pública Municipal "Santa Mónica" de San Javier Calle Coronel Fernández Tudela, 29 (the street in which the market is held) 30730 San Javier Click for map, Calle Coronel Fernández Tudela, 29 Opening  hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm Study Room: 9am to Midnight, Saturdays from 9am to 9pm and extended hours prior to exams..

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Roots of the cult of San Blas in Santiago de la Ribera
The Roots of the Cult of San Blas in San Javier The Romería of San Blas takes place on the 3rd February every year, as the image of the saint is carried from Santiago de la Ribera to his hermitage in the Calavera district. The roots of the cult of San Blas in the San Javier municipality date back to the period when what is now the modern-day Region of Murcia was re-conquered by the Christian forces of Castile y León after 500 years of Moorish..

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