The town enjoys an excellent location next to the Mar Menor with the airport just outside the town. Its lovely church and narrow streets make it a pleasant town to wander through. With a population of 16,700, it is a medium sized town with a number of conurbations that continue to develop.
The town contains a variety of shops, banks, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, hotels, as well as a hospital.
San Javier airport is directly adjacent to the town. Murcia is a half hour drive. Torrepacheco Golf Club is less than 20 km away, Las Ramblas and Campoamor about the same.
The town is 37km from the capital of Murcia, 17km from Caragena and 9km from the beaches of Mar Menor. Torre Pacheco golf club is just outside the town and San Javier airport is 11km away.
Murcia International airport (MJV) is located 50 kilometres from the city itself near to the coastal town of San Javier. The airports original function was a military one, and indeed they do still have a presence. However it’s ever increasing popularity amongst passenger airlines meant a huge increase in tourists/foreign travellers.
Although in relative terms this is still a small airport many improvements have been made in recent years to the current terminals facilities. The increasing demand has forced plans for the expansion of the airport, although completion dates are still uncertain.There are 177 parking spaces available to the public free of charge. The car park is located near the main terminal building.
In recent years the facilities available at Murcia-San Javier have been improved. Full facilities are in place for cash withdrawal, post & currency change, & a café/restaurant is in operation.