Javea is one of the most picturesque places on the Costa Blanca. It is located on a stunning coastline, lying in the shadow of the dominating Montgo Mountain.Javea has everything you could possibly ask of a Spanish coastal resort. The town is divided into three parts; the beautiful beach area, the old town and a thriving port. Javea’s surrounding countryside is filled with pines and other trees. Driving around you will be pleasantly surprised by the vibrant green colours, even after a scorching summer!
Beaches in Javea range from romantic coves to wide golden sands. Arenal beach is very popular with tourists. It has golden sands, crystal waters and a busy promenade full of bars and restaurants.
The rocky outlet, Cabo de la Nao, has stunning views as far as Ibiza on a cloudless day. La Granadella is one of Spain’s most beautiful beaches. It is a horseshoe-cove with sapphire blue waters and seagrass beds.
Down by the port, you can find the old fisherman’s houses and a church which has a silhouette, highlighting the area. Javea is one of the only tourist destinations that has managed to keep its port area traditional. Fishermen arrive at the port every day and host a fish auction. The port has an attractive promenade with open-air terrace restaurants and local bars.
The Old Town
Stroll through the old town down narrow, medieval streets to see the tosca sandstone, whitewashed façades, Gothic windows and arched doorways. The Church of St. Barthomolew is a wonderful example of Gothic architecture.
Be sure to visit the food market which sells fresh fruit and vegetables. Typical Spanish shops and tapas bars can be found here. A wonderful place to enjoy sangria, tapas and the scenery.
Javea is paradise for food lovers! Being by the sea, Javea restaurants specialise in seafood and fish dishes – especially paella. The fertile valley of St. Barthomolew provides fresh produce including raisins and figs. The town is host to lots of gastronomy events, such as Xábia al Plat. This food festival is held over 10 days, delicious food is made at a special price. Also, in October and September, there is a Tapas Festival.
Javea has great nightlife. From cocktail bars, beach bars, pavement café terraces to open garden nightclubs. Most of the places are located on the promenade around Arenal beach, providing sea views. Dance the night away in one of the garden theme clubs and watch the sunrise!
La Bambula is a gorgeous restaurant with live music. It has beautiful interior with a large patio overlooking the sea. A popular place to see the sunset in Javea.
Over time, the climate and sea have artistically shaped the environment and the scenery in Javea. The town has diverse heritage including protected spaces, a nature park and plant micro-reserves. The varying landscape of Javea allows you to explore cliffs, islands, capes, beaches, mountains and the valleys.
Javea is heaven for water sports lovers. For scuba divers, you can dive into the sea floor to see the unique flora and fauna. Javea is also a great place to hire kayaks, boats and jet skis. Sea excursions from the port can take you out to sea and to the nearby towns of Moraira and Denia.