Located on the Mar Menor coast, its history begins after the time of the Berber incursions in this area, around a hermitage built at the beginning of the s. XVII and dedicated to the Apostle San Francisco Javier.
Within its territory, dedicated to agricultural and marine activities, the coastal towns of Santiago de la Ribera and La Manga del Mar Menor stand out, both with eminent tourist characteristics. Santiago de la Ribera was created in 1888 with the construction of a hermitage dedicated to the Apostle Santiago.
Currently, this population, with modern air, has a beautiful promenade and preserves its flavor of a fishing village. La Manga, belonging to a large part of its extension to the municipality of San Javier, offers the possibility of choosing between two seas with different temperatures, salinity, and waves. In addition, its special qualities for water sports and a wide range of leisure and accommodation options make it a magnificent tourist destination.
San Javier is a small town and municipality in the autonomous reign and the province of Murcia in south-eastern Spain. The municipality is located on the northern end of Murcia's Mediterranean coast, Costa Cálida. It is also known for its international airport, Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV), which is the largest in the Murcia region.
The area offers a variety of sports activities for all ages - from water sports - swimming, paddle surfing, surfing, kayaking, and snorkeling...... but also tennis, beach volleyball, running, hiking, cycling, or the very popular golf - is a premier golf destination with a number of quality golf courses spread throughout the province including Roda Golf, Lo Romero Golf, Golf Las Ramblas, La Finca, Las Colinas, Alto Real, and Alicante Golf Club.
Spain's health care system is the seventh best in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
Los Arcos main Hospital of San Javier is 7 minutes away by car.
Torrevieja: 27 km / 25 minutes drive
Murcia: 45 km / 30 minutes drive
La Zenia Boulevard shopping center: 19 km / 15 minutes drive
Aqua Park Aquapolis, Torrevieja: 28 km / 25 minutes’ drive
The nearest airports are:
Murcia International Airport, 27 minutes, and
El Altet (Alicante) 57 minutes, both by air to national and international territories respectively.