An Introduction to San Javier

By Seb Jay

On the cusp of Europe's largest saltwater lake - the Mar Menor - is the historic Spanish town of San Javier. It is a bustling town full of life, and is an ideal holiday base for those in search of the outdoor life. The Roda Golf and Beach Resort with its 18 hole, par 72 golf course is close by, and the Mar Menor beckons too with its water sports and activities. Simply put, there is something for everyone in and around San Javier.

San Javier Golf - Why confine yourself to one course when you can savour a variety of about ten more, all accessible within minutes of San Javier town. La Torre Golf offers 18 holes at par-68 with four sets of starting tees spread over a large area. It is beautifully landscaped and perfectly suited for the beginner as well as the pro. Next you have the Mar Menor Golf, which at present is 9 holes but will soon be expanded to 18. Also worth noting is the Mosa Trajectum Golf Club with its 27 hole championship course.

Things to do in San Javier – While it might require tremendous effort to tear yourself away from the wonderful golf courses, it really is worth doing so as you have so much to see and explore around San Javier. If you happen to be visiting around June time you can catch the famous jazz festival. Every Thursday is market day in San Javier too, when you have the opportunity to walk way with some Spanish treasure. There are also the spectacular beaches and promenades to enjoy where you can soak up the sunshine, or let it all out with some water sports activities.

For a more relaxing time why not try getting some mud on your face! In Lo Pagan there is mud on almost everybody’s face and body…the healing mud of La Puntica which is believed to heal all sorts of ailments from skin diseases to arthritis. Simply apply the mud to your skin, let it dry in the sun, and wash it off with the salt water from the Mar Menor. It might even help with golfing injuries!

A History Lesson – San Javier is replete with landmarks and architectural gems. If you harbour any inclinations of this sort, this little town is a historical picture book that will hold you in thrall.
For instance there’s the Church of San Francisco Javier, or St. Francis Xavier after whom the town is named, built in 1759 with stone quarried from a riverbed. It took fourteen years to complete and still stands today in its original baroque splendour. There are many more historical treats beside -- certainly enough for you to spend a day or two in awe around the town.

In and Around San Javier – In San Javier, to get from the airport to your destination, you either need to hire a car or surrender yourself to a Spanish taxi driver. If your own hire car is the preferred option then you can make your hiring arrangements in advance by going online at - specialists in Spain car rental services.

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