Jávea is a small town in a privileged spot on the Costa Blanca, and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of the Mediterranean. The great variety of landscape, its micro climate throughout the year and the rich gastronomic selection, make it a unique place.
Jávea is protected to the north by the Montgó Mountain and benefits from a unique micro climate rated by experts from the World Health Organization as one of the best in the world. The winters are mild, and there is an average of 320 days of sunshine per year. Average daytime temperatures are between 15 C rising in the summer to around 35 degrees.
Jávea is ideally situated at approximately an hour’s drive from both international airports Alicante, to the south, and Valencia, to the north, connecting major European cities.
Jávea is situated on the most easterly point of Spain, just 80km from the island of Ibiza. Home to the picturesque Granadella cove, twice voted Europe’s most outstanding beach, David Ferrer’s tennis academy and the Marriott 27-hole golf course, to please keen sports people, the latter a short drive from the town centre. Jávea is also provided with two International private schools with young families in mind.
Jávea comprises three individual areas to explore and enjoy: the charming Historic Center/Old Town, the vibrant Port and the cosmopolitan Arenal beach.
The Old Town
The historic center or old town retains the essence of traditional Spanish features, has much more laid back vibe and makes a refreshing break from beaches and crowds and is well worth a visit. Here you will find a maze of narrow streets which lead to the impressive “Iglesia de San Bartolome” church, exclusive boutiques, quaint restaurants and street side cafés. There is a daily indoor market place and a weekly outdoor market which attracts visitors and residents from far and wide.
The charming port nestled between the capes of San Antonio and La Nao is a hive of activity and home to fishing boats and luxury yachts alike. There is a pebbled beach, a beautiful harbor with a traditional fish market and a diverse selection of local bars and restaurants serving the fresh catch of the day. The highly interesting architecture of the boat shaped “Iglesia de la virgen de Loreto” church, reflecting the fishing history of the village. The port is a center place where many of the colorful fiestas are hosted throughout the year, including the breath taking Moors and Christians festival in July and the Virgen de Loreto festivities in late August, early September.
Finally the Arenal sandy beach and promenade, buzzing with life, where there is always something going on. Throughout the long summer you can take part in all sorts of water sports including jet skis, paddle boarding, scuba diving and snorkeling. There are plenty of welcoming bars and quality restaurants along the promenade and during the summer months the cool of the evening will attract you to the charming night market which sells a delightful selection of artisan goods. The nightlife scene in Jávea is vibrant, with clubs opening late and staying open until sunrise.
Javea counts several stunning beaches
A Small Paradise with its crystal clear waters is a favourite for scuba diving and snorkelling. The scenery at Granadella beach is simply unbelievably picturesque and scenic forming part of both the Natural Park on land and the Marine reserve that runs along this stretch of the Mediterranean. It has formed the backdrop of several Hollywood Films. Visitors enjoy the interesting drive as they find their way down the narrow mountain slope to this paradise in Jávea.
An isolated creek with pebbles and beautiful deep blue clean waters, excellent for diving and snorkelling. Deep down you come across tunnels, arches and corridors in the rocky formations at the sea floor.
Cala Blanca Beach
Whilst actually located within reasonable walking distance of the main Arenal Beach of Jávea, the Cala Blanca beach comes across as miles away from the buzz and business of the tourist areas. (except in August!) If a little bay and rocky/cave nature is your preference you should go and check it out yourself!
Jávea Port’s Pebbled Beach
Just below the port-areas cosy promenade with seafront cafés and restaurants there is a small but nice pebbled beach. It’s a casual place to relax with a book during siesta hours or to have your kids play in the water whilst enjoying take-away goodies from a nearby café.
The total coastline round Jávea is in excess of 25kms and you will find plenty of other interesting little coves, pebbled and rocky beaches hidden away all along the coast. Some you can drive to, others require a walk through sometimes challenging footpaths or little mountainous roads down to the beach itself but some can only be found, explored and accessed from sea.