About Javea

Javea

In the shadow of the Montgó Massif, between Cape San Antonio and Cape La Nao, lies the fishing village Javea (in Valencian, Xàbia). This quaint village, which is located in the middle of the Costa Blanca between Calpe (Calp) and Dénia, has become a major tourist destination in the region.

Javea is divided into three parts: the old town, the harbor, and the more touristy area known as Arenal Beach.

Javea’s old town is not directly on the coast; instead, it is about a kilometer inland. In the old, narrow streets, mass tourism is not very noticeable. Here, you will find beautiful buildings such as the Church of Sant Bartomeu and the Chapel of Santa Anna. This charming section of the village is home to several excellent restaurants.

The Duanes del Mar Port is made up of two areas: the marina and the fishing port. In the morning, the fishing boats come ashore to bring the recently caught fish to auction.

Generally, tourists stay along the Javea’s long, coastal strip. The entire strip is about three kilometers long and features Arenal Beach as its star attraction (Platja de l'Arenal). Situated around this fine, sandy beach is a boardwalk with many restaurants, cafés with terraces, and boutiques.

On the northern side of Javea is a pebble beach known as La Grava. This smaller beach, like the busy Arenal Beach, has its own boardwalk with pleasant cafés with terraces. Due to its smaller dimensions, La Grava beach is less crowded than Arenal Beach. Between these two beaches lies Muntanya I Beach, which consists of large pebbles intermixed with areas of bigger rocks. In this quiet part of Javea, you will find several relaxing beach bars (chiringuitos) where you can enjoy the fantastic view over the Mediterranean Sea with a snack and a cool drink.

Near Javea lies the beautiful nature of the Montgó Massif. With a height of 753 meters, this mountain offers a beautiful view overlooking Javea and its surrounding area. It also helps to ensure that the wind and bad weather can´t reach Javea so easily. On a clear day, you can see the island of Ibiza, located 90 kilometers away, from Montgó. The Montgó Massif is walked by many people; however, you have to take into account that in the summer it can get very hot and a long walk in the middle of the day is not recommended. On foggier days, Montgó could just suddenly disappear into the mist.