June 5 Nordic walking competition in San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera
12- and 6-kilometre events along the shore of the Mar Menor in San Javier The Nordic Walking FRMR league presents an event in the Mar Menor municipality of San Javier on Sunday June 5 with registrations invited from competitors in three different..

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July 1 The Emmet Cohen Trio and Incognito open the San Javier Jazz Festival
Jazz pianist Emmet Cohen and the best ever British soul and jazz-funk band top the bill as the 24th San Javier Jazz Festival begins THE EMMET COHEN TRIO Considered one of the most brilliant jazz musicians of his generation and one of the best..

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July 5 Free concert by the CMSJ Jazz Band in the Jardines de San Blas as part of the San Javier Jazz Festival
Local musicians including a 12-year-old jazz guitarist take part in the 24th edition of the San Javier festival The first of the free "Jazz in the Gardens" concerts featured in the 2022 San Javier Jazz Festival is offered by the CMSJ..

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July 6 The Joscho Stephan Trio & Sandro Roy plus Patax “Play the Beatles” in the San Javier Jazz Festival
Top German jazz and Beatles jazz adaptations in the 24th San Javier Jazz Festival JOSCHO STEPHAN TRÍO andSANDRO ROY Joscho Stephan belongs to a new generation of guitar virtuosos who are introducing new and fresh stylistic elements to Gypsy..

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July 7 Stanley Clarke with N 4Ever at the San Javier Jazz Festival
The legendary bassist and double bassist performs in the 24th San Javier Jazz Festival Stanley Clarke is an established superstar of the electric bass and double bass and one of the first jazz musicians to achieve worldwide recognition as an..

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July 8 The Kenny Barron Trio at the San Javier Jazz Festival
One of the all-time great jazz pianists performs in the 24th San Javier Jazz Festival Kenny Barron is a true living legend of jazz and, for many, along with Herbie Hancock and Ahmad Jamal, one of the three most important pianists still active..

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July 9 Peter Bernstein & Mark Whitfield Organ Quartet and The Andrés Barros Trio at the San Javier Jazz Festival
A tribute to Wes Montgomery and the exciting jazz-flamenco pianist Andrés Barrios at the 24th San Javier Jazz Festival PETER BERNSTEIN AND MARK WHITFIELD Two greats of the American jazz guitar, Peter Bernstein and Mark Whitfield, absolute..

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July 10 and 11 Free concerts by Gunhild Carling & The Carling Family Jazz Band in La Manga del Mar Menor
The two events in La Manga are included in the 24th San Javier Jazz Festival This year San Javier Jazz offers fans two free concerts in La Manga by the great Swedish singer and multi-instrumentalist Gunhild Carling, an exceptional artist who..

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July 14 Chano Dominguez stars in 25 Años Sin Tete at the San Javier Jazz Festival
Vintage Trouble share the stage in San Javier with their blend of blues rock 25 AÑOS SIN TETE Vicenç Montoliu i Massana, better known as Tete Montoliu (1933-1997), was a jazz pianist and composer and was the first of our jazz musicians to..

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July 15 Steve Vai in concert at the 24th San Javier Jazz Festival
The legendary guitarist makes his second appearance in San Javier following a memorable night in 2016 Steve Vai is a living legend of the guitar, having won three Grammy awards and being named among the top 10 best guitarists of all time by Guitar..

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July 16 Young Gun Silver Fox and SKOL 2022 at the San Javier Jazz Festival
New British stars and a recreation of the legendary 1979 concert Copenhagen at the 24th San Javier Jazz Festival YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX San Javier Jazz is pleased to offer fans the first concert in Spain by one of the most interesting groups..

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July 17 Free Sharon Clark concert in San Javier as part of the 2022 Jazz Festival
The acclaimed vocalist performs in the Plaza de España in the centre of San Javier Jazz Time has said of Sharon Clark that she is “a revelation, we never thought we would hear a singer with the range, musicality and mastery of the tone and..

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July 19 The Dora Helena Soul Jazz Band give a free concert in San Javier
The locally trained singer performs in the Jardines de San Blas as part of the 24th San Javier Jazz Festival Born in the beautiful Valle de Laciana in León of Cape Verdean descent, vocalist Dora Helena has been a resident of Santiago de la Ribera..

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July 20 Terell Stafford and the Bruce Barth Trio with special guest Sara Dowling at the San Javier Jazz Festival
Two top American musicians take the stage in San Javier at the 24th Jazz Festival Two excellent American musicians lead this project, one of them being the prestigious trumpeter Terell Stafford, who is part of the generation of trumpeters that..

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July 21 Free concert by the Tui Higgins & Xavier Monge Jazz Project in Santiago de la Ribera
The concert on the Explanada Barnuevo is part of the 24th San Javier Jazz Festival Tui Higgins is an American living in Spain and working as a teacher of singing, piano and flute, and in 2013 she and the brilliant Lleida-based jazz pianist Xavier..

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July 22 Zaz tops the bill at the San Javier Jazz Festival
The French vocalist performs for one night only on the shore of the Mar Menor One of the most international musical artists in France at present is Isabelle Geffroy, better known by her stage name of ZAZ, who fuses the typical French “chanson..

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July 23 Cyrille Aimée and Matt Bianco in the final concert of the 2022 San Javier Jazz Festival
The French-American singer and British Latin jazz band bring down the curtain on the 24th San Javier Jazz Festival CYRILLE AIMÉE Singer, songwriter and actress Cyrille Aimée Daudel was born to a French father and a Dominican mother in Fontainebleau..

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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 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 municipality of San Javier is the day of the Virgen del Carmen, during which the image of the patron is taken..

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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-..

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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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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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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 la Hita
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..

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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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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 San Javier municipality date back to the period..

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