Fiestas in San Javier: 16th July Virgen del Carmen
The image of the Virgen del Carmen is taken out to sea in a maritime Romería One of the most important days in the festive calender of the municipality of San Javier is the day of the Virgen del Carmen, during which the figurte of the patron of fishermen..

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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 and accessories, shoes, beauty products, household items..

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Playa de la Hita in San Javier
A wild natural beach next to Camping Mar Menor The Camping Mar Menor campsite is located 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..

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Every February 3 Romería of San Blas in San Javier
The only non-maritime 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..

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Playa El Galán beach in La Manga del Mar Menor
700 metres of well-used sandy beach with views towards Isla Grosa Playa el Galán runs between kilometres 7.2 and 6.5 on the Mar Menor side of La Manga in a built-up area which contributes to its popularlity, as do the fine sand and the attractive..

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Playa Lebeche in La Manga del Mar Menor
A 1.7-kilometre-long Mar Menor beach with soft golden sand Playa Lebeche is one of a series of narrow beaches fringing the central area of La Manga on the Mar Menor side and runs for 1,700 meters between kilometres 5 and 6.5 . As is typical..

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Playa de la Hita in San Javier
A wild natural beach next to Camping Mar Menor The Camping Mar Menor campsite is located 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..

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The roots of the cult of San Blas in Santiago de la Ribera
The Romería of San Blas takes place on 3rd February, when the figure of the saint is carried from Santiago de la Ribera to his church in the Calavera district The roots of the cult of San Blas in the municipality of San Javier date back to when..

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April 21 Cancer charity walk in San Javier
Get your walking shoes on and help raise money to fight cancer this month   This April, walkers are invited to take part in the 9th ‘Marcha Solidaria’ charity walk in San Javier to raise money for the Spanish Association against Cancer.  ..

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April 25 to 28 Equimur horse show in Torre Pacheco
IFEPA hosts the 28th edition the second most important annual horse show in Spain The 28th annual EQUIMUR International Thoroughbred Horse Show is being held from March April 25 to 28 at the IFEPA exhibition and show venue in Torre Pacheco, along..

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April 26 El Amor Brujo classical concert in San Javier
Enjoy a classical music concert in the park this April San Javier will be hosting the concert “El Amor Brujo” piano suite by Manuel de Falla on Saturday April 26.   It will be played by the Virtuós Mediterrani orchestra, conducted by Gerardo..

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April 27 Free guided tour of La Manga IN ENGLISH explaining the origins and history of the Mar Menor
The Origin of the Mar Menor traces the ancient and modern history of La Manga This 5-kilometre walking tour in La Manga begins at the bridge of El Estacio and the channel which enables boats to pass between the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean, and..

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April 30 Reviving the tradition of Los Mayos in San Javier
A magical night of music as San Javier heralds the arrival of the month of May   On Tuesday April 30, the Mar Menor Choir and Dance group will once again perform the ancient Murcian tradition of singing Los Mayos, joined for the first time by..

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May 3-5 San Javier launches first ever Air Show
The San Javier Air Festival promises to showcase the finest of European aviation with more than 50 unique planes The first ever San Javier Air Festival is set to take place from May 3 to 5 on the beaches of Santiago de la Ribera and promises to..

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May 23 to 26 Hot Rally motorcycle and music festival in Santiago de la Ribera
Bike tours and live music including the original drummer of Thin Lizzy! The 21st annual International Hot Rally is taking place in Santiago de la Ribera over the last weekend of May, featuring a range of motorbike- and music-themed activities and..

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June 28 Adrian Cunningham and His Old School at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
Swing and traditional New Orleans music in a free concert in the Plaza de España in San Javier It is a privilege for the organizers of the San Javier Jazz Festival to welcome Australian musician Adrian Cunningham, who lives in New York and frequently..

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June 29 Anna Luna and Roberto Fonseca at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
Argentinian and Cuban influences on a double bill at the open-air auditorium of Parque Almansa in San Javier Although she was born in Barcelona, singer, guitarist and composer Anna Luna comes from a Brazilian and Andalusian family and specializes..

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July 3 The Bill Charlap Trio at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
The widely admired pianist returns to San Javier at the Teatro de Invierno in Parque Almansa Bill Charlap, one of the most admired pianists within jazz circles, returns to the San Javier Jazz Festival with his mix of recycled standards and delicious..

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July 5 A tribute to Bebo Valdés and Steffen Morrison in concert at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
Roberto Carlos Valdés “Cucurucho”, Alana Sinkëy and Steffen Morrison in a double header at the open-air auditorium of Parque Almansa in San Javier Kicking off this double bill in the Parque Almansa auditorium of San Javier is Roberto Carlos..

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July 6 Gregory Porter in concert at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
One of the most recognizable voices in current music at the open-air auditorium of Parque Almansa in San Javier Of all the stars appearing at the 26th edition of the San Javier Jazz Festival in June and July 2024 one of those which shone most brightly..

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July 11 Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin Brasil world tour at the San Javier Jazz Festival
Special guests for the evening are Ivan Lins and Grégoire Maret at the open-air auditorium of Parque Almansa in San Javier Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin are among the best-loved and most admired artists to make repeat appearances at the San Javier..

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July 12 Calexico in concert at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
North American indie rock and Latin music fusion at the open-air auditorium of Parque Almansa in San Javier Calexico is a band founded by guitarist and singer Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino in Tucson, Arizona, and is a clear example of how..

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July 13 Joan Mar Sauqué and the Russell Malone & Cyrus Chestnut Quartet at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
A very special double bill at the open-air auditorium of Parque Almansa in San Javier Special guests Champian Fulton and Ekep Nkwelle complete the line-up The third double bill at the 2024 San Javier begins with a performance by Joan Mar Sauqu..

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July 14 Free Carole Alston concert at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
The exquisite vocalist performs live at the Puerto Tomás Maestre in La Manga del Mar Menor The Financial Times has described the voice of American jazz, gospel and blues singer Carole Alston as “sweet and dark as cane honey” and she has had..

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July 17 Free Steam Brass Band concert at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
Great live entertainment on the Explanada Barnuevo in Santiago de la Ribera! The Steam Brass Band is one of the most impressive, original and fun groups to emerge in the Region of Murcia in recent times. This brilliant brass band adapts some of the..

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July 19 Cimafunk live in concert at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
An electrifying Cuban funk show at the open-air auditorium of Parque Almansa in San Javier Cimafunk is the stage name of Erik Alejandro Rodríguez, a Cuban singer, composer, record producer and spectacular showman who is revolutionizing funk and contemporary..

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July 20 José Luis Jaén and San Javier to Paco de Lucía with Niño Josele & Antonio Serrano at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
A great vocalist and a tribute to Paco de Lucía at the open-air auditorium of Parque Almansa in San Javier The final double bill at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival begins with a performance by José Luis Jaén, a vastly experienced musician who..

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July 22 Diana Krall in concert at the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival
San Javier is honoured to welcome the Canadian star at the open-air auditorium of Parque Almansa in San Javier The honour of closing the 2024 San Javier Jazz Festival goes to the Canadian pianist and singer Diana Krall, winner of three Grammy Awards..

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Full English Breakfast at La Manga Adventure Golf
Where to eat in La Manga? Get a proper British fry up for under 5 euros at La Manga Adventure Golf La Manga Adventure Golf, the popular golf course, bar and restaurant in Cabo de Palos, are still serving their famous fry ups every day of the week..

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Top beaches to visit in Murcia, Spain: Ultimate Costa Calida beach guide
Visit the top beaches on Spain’s Costa Cálida in Murcia The Costa Cálida on Spain’s southeast coast has hundreds of the highest quality beaches in the country, if not in Europe. The Costa Cálida – which literally translates as the ‘..

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Don Juan Tenorio in the cemetery of San Javier
Prior to the play attendees file through a candle-lit graveyard Each autumn the San Javier municipality is home to a magical representation of Spain’s most-performed play; Don Juan Tenorio which recounts the tale of a blustering and arrogant nobleman..

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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..

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Introduction to San Javier beaches
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..

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San Javier beaches: Playa de Barnuevo
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..

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San Javier beaches: Playa El Pescador
An attractive stretch of sand on the Mar Menor 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 Coló..

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San Javier beaches: Playa de Colón
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..

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San Javier beaches: Playa El Castillico
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..

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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..

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Esculls de la Llana y Encañizadas, San Javier beaches in La Manga Del Mar Menor
The northern tip of La Manga del Mar Menor This area of land is as far north as it's possible to go in La Manga del Mar Menor before the land disintegrates into a series of wetlands which ultimately meet the salinas, or salt pans, of San Pedro del..

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Playa Veneziola, La Manga del Mar Menor beaches in San Javier
1.5 kilometres of sandy beach at the northern end of La Manga del Mar Menor The Playa la Veneziola is close to the northern end of La Manga del Mar Menor, and services the residential development of the same name kilometres 18.6 and 16.4...

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Playa del Pudrimel, a Mediterranean beach in the San Javier section of La Manga del Mar Menor
1,500 metres of Mediterranean beach at the northern end of La Manga Playa del Pudrmiel is close to the northern end of La Manga del Mar Menor, and services the Aldeas de Taray and Las Góndolas residential areas between kilometres 17.2 and 16..

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Playa Ensenada del Esparto, La Manga del Mar Menor beaches San Javier
A vast 2.6 kilometre long, low density beach between kilometres 16.3 and 13.9 of La Manga del Mar Menor Playa Ensenada del Esparto This is a vast semi-urban  beach which runs down a fairly low density area of La Manga del Mar Menor at the far..

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Playa Chica, one of the Mar Menor beaches in the San Javier end of La Manga del Mar Menor
A long sandy Mar Menor beach on the Mar Menor coast of La Manga Playa Chica is a long, thin Mar Menor beach, located towards the northern end of La Manga del Mar Menor between kilometre 16.4 and km 14.6, and although it’s 1.8 kilometres long..

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Playa Mistral, a no smoking beach in San Javier at the northern end of La Manga del Mar Menor
This Q for Quality beach lies in the San Javier end of La Manga del Mar Menor Playa Mistral is one of the most busiest La Manga del Mar Menor beaches, occupying an attractive proposition in a densely populated area close to the Tomás Maestre sporting..

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Playa Estacio, a long Mediterranean beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
A 2.9-kilometre stretch of sand on the Mediterranean coast of La Manga Playa Estacio is a 2,900-metre-long semi-urban beach with an average width of 18 metres and fine, golden sand, typical of the vast beaches along the Mediterranean coastline..

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Playa Matasgordas, a Mar Menor beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
  A long but little-used Mar Menor beach in La Manga Playa Matagordas is a long, thin Mar Menor beach which runs for a distance of 3.3 kilometres between kilometres 12.2 and 8.9 of La Manga del Mar Menor. In this section the road runs very..

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Playa El Arenal, almost two kilometres of sandy Mediterranean beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
1.8 kilometres of broad, sandy Mediterranean beach in La Manga Playa El Arenal is a long Mediterranean coastal beach in La Manga del Mar Menor, offering 1.8 kilometres of unbroken sand, and averaging 18 metres in width. It runs between kilometres..

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Playa Las Antillas, A Mar Menor beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
A 450-metre-long Mar Menor beach half way along La Manga Playa las Antillas is a Mar Menor beach located within a curving bay between two rocky headlands known as Punta del Pedrucho and Punta Pedruchillo. This area lies between kilometres..

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Playa El Pedruchillo, a popular Mar Menor beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
A 500-metre stretch of sand on the shore of the Mar Menor  Playa El Pedruchillo occupies a sweeping curve just south of Punta el Pedruchillo, a rocky outcrop looking out towards Isla Grosa, about half way along La Manga del Menor between kilometre..

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Playa El Pedrucho, a popular Mediterranean beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
3 kilometres of open, sandy Mediterranean beach in La Manga Playa Pedrucho is a vast Mediterranean coastal beach, offering 3 kilometres of unbroken sand, and averaging 18 metres in width, and should not be confused with Playa de Pedruchillo, which..

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A very popular Mar Menor beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
900 metres of Mar Menor beach in the central part of La Manga Playa de Poniente runs between kilometres 7.2 and 8.1 on the Mar Menor side of La Manga in an area where the land has widened out sufficiently to permit the construction of substantial..

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Playa El Galán San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
700-metres of well used sandy beach with views towards Isla Grosa Playa el Galán runs between kilometres 7.2 and 6.5 on the Mar Menor side of La Manga in a heavily built area which contributes to its popularlity, as does the fine sand and the..

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Mar Menor beaches in the San Javier section of La Manga: Playa Lebeche
A 1.7-kilometre-long Mar Menor beach with soft golden sand Playa Lebeche is one of a series of narrow beaches fringing the central area of La Manga on the Mar Menor side and runs for 1,700 meters between kilometres 5 and 6.5 . As is typical..

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Playa Banco del Tabal, the southernmost Mediterranean beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
A 1400-metre Mediterranean beach with soft golden sand  Playa Banco del Tabal is one of a series of glorious wide, open Mediterranean beaches which run down the Mediterranean coastal side of La Manga del Mar Menor, is 1400 meters long and 15..

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Playa Alíseos, a Mar Menor beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
800 metres of sand between Isla Grosa and the Dos Mares marina in La Manga Playa Alíseos runs between kilometres 4.2 and 5 of La Manga del Mar Menor, in a heavily built area with construction on both sides, and although the sand is relatively..

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Playa la Isla, the southernmost Mar Menor beach in the San Javier section of La Manga
Half a kilometre of sand near the Dos Mares marina in La Manga Playa La Isla runs for half a kilometre along the internal coastline of the Mar Menor and is the sourhernmost La Manga beach in the municipality of San Javier. It runs between kilometres..

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Camping Park opens as Mar Menor Town halls clamps down on Wild Camping
For some time, the town halls have been cracking down on wild camping in the Mar Menor area. Thanks to a tighter policy, it’s no longer so easy to find yourself a nice spot, pull over and ‘drop anchor’ as the local authorities are being more..

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