is situated on the most easterly point on Mainland Spain at the
northern end of the Costa Blanca, approximately 100kms from
Valencia and 90 kms from Alicante. The coastline has scenic rocky
coves, wonderful beaches and dramatic cliffs. Javea has been voted
'environmentally near perfect' by the World Health Organisation
and boasts 320 days of sunshine a year! Javea can be divided into
three main areas, the Old Town, the Port and the Arenal.
Town . This is the ancient town centre steeped in medieval history
which has largely been preserved throughout the centuries. Here
you can wander through the maze of narrow streets and small
plazas. The Gothic fortified church of San Bartolome dominates the
centre of the town. This building dates back to the 15th century,
half religious half military. At the side of the church is a
beautiful Neo Gothic building which houses the indoor market where
you can buy local fresh produce daily. The colourful outdoor
market takes place every Thursday in the market place.
Port. This was originally a fishing community but has now become
one of the main tourist centres of the town. Here amongst the
modern buildings you will find the ancient quarters of narrow
streets with the simple whitewashed fisherman's houses.
is a lively bustling area with many shops, cafes, bars and
restaurants. Just the place to sit and sample the local wines
whilst watching the fishing boats bringing in the day's catch.
From the heart of then port rises the majestic structure of the
church of Our Lady of Loreto with a roof which imitates the hull
of a ship. The modern Nautical Club at the marina has facilities
for all forms of water sports.
Arenal. Javea's blue flag beach where the shore gently slopes into
the warm sea. The promenade has a number of shops, cafes, bars and
restaurants providing a variety of food to suit all tastes. During
the evening in the Summer months, you will find a various stalls
here selling a variety of handmade crafts. Many of the bars have
live music and there are several discotheques for those that like
to dance the night away.
are also several scenic coves nearby. Grandella , with its crystal
clear waters is a favourite for scuba diving and snorkelling as is
Portichol. There is even a naturist beach at Ambolo.
Nearly every kind of watersport is catered for in Javea, and for
those who don't want to get their feet wet there is golf, bowls,
tennis, cycling, horse riding and hiking to name but a few.
to visit. The beautiful city of Valencia with its historic
buildings, museums and wonderful shopping centres is only 1 hour
away. For the younger members in your party, Benidorm's Terra
Mitica (40 mins away) theme park is a must, you will also find
Acqualandia and Mundomar here. At Gata de Gorgos (8km) you will
find what the local craft industries have to offer - palm leaf,
rattan and wickerwork articles. The Tourist Office, there are
three, one in each area of Javea, will have details of nearby
places of interest. Be sure to check if there are any fiestas
taking place during your stay, these are always well worth a
you are looking for in a holiday, you will be sure to find it here
in Javea, the jewel of the Costa Blanca
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