“Trish's second home is very comfortable and is a spacious house with a fabulous swimming pool, and with plenty of garden to relax in whilst you use the BBQ and enjoy a nice rioja. The kitchen is well appointed, beds good and bathrooms spacious. The roads are easy to navigate with great access into the house and Javia/Xabia is an easy drive away with everything you need. Trish's instructions were clear and concise, her recommendations of places to visit appreciated and she was a pleasure to deal with at all times. Thanks for a lovely 2 weeks in Spain.”
Where is it?
Javea lies in the shadow of the dominating Montgo Mountain in the northern Costa Blanca and is one of the most popular resorts of the region offering some of Spain’s finest golden beaches
Javea is divided into three parts: Javea Pueblo (the old town); Javea Puerto (the bustling port area); and Playa de Arenal (the main beach area). Today the old town and the port are pretty much joined whilst Playa de Arenal lies some 3km along a rocky beach from the Port.
The pleasant old centre of Javea is worth passing a few hours one morning. Just wander around admiring the whitewashed buildings with Gothic features. Take a look in the Gothic Church of San Bartolome and visit the busy food market with its stalls full of fresh fish and fruits and vegetables from the region.
Nowadays most ports in tourist destinations have become trendy marinas with designer shopping outlets but not Javea, it's still a traditional, working, fishing port with yachts moored in the same vicinity. It has a lovely promenade with open air terrace restaurants and pleasant local bars with spectacular views across the bay. During the first week of September it is home to one of Spain’s more unusual fiestas, when bulls are released into a paddock area where they are taunted by local youths who jump into the sea when the bull charges them. The aim is to get the bull to fall into the water (see Javea Festivals).
Playa de Arenal is Javea’s long, golden, sandy beach area stretching 300m from the well located Parador to the north, to the stylish, European sunset restaurants and bars in the south. There are numerous café bars and restaurants serving everything from traditional paella and sangria, fresh fish and tapas to cocktails and iced coffee.
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