Go relaxing at Arenal Beach

Overview

Javea/Xabia is a relatively small town with a historic center free of mass tourism.


With a stunning landscape, ranging from sandy coastlines, beautiful bays to mountain areas, its warm climate, careful planning policies and extensive tourist facilities, Javea is often called the jewel on the Costa Blanca, combining beauty and modern facilities with the charm of an ancient fishing village.

Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from both, Alicante and Valencia airports.

 

Javea benefits from a Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection by surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter. It enjoys nearly 3.000 hours of sun each year.  The World Health Organisation recommended the climate of the area as one of the most equitable in the world - neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. On average it can boast 325 sunny days each year making it an ideal all year round destination.




Culture

Javea old town is full of history and a nice example in the architecture, with its Tosca stone, gothic windows in old town.  Dominating the fishing port is the modern silhouette of the church of Nuestra Señora de Loreto. Outside the town, the architectural sites include the monastery of Nuestra Señora de los Angeles, a series of small hermitages clutch the slopes of the mountain and ancient windmills dominate the landscape.  In the centre of town the covered indoor market sells all sorts of fabulous fresh local produce: fruit, vegetables, meat and fresh fish are brought up from the port daily.  The fishing harbour is situated next to a attractive marina full of interesting yachts.
 

Activities

Going out
Javea offers a wide range of restaurants, bars, cafés with Tripadvisor showing more than 200 recommendations.  Nightlife merely takes place at Arenal beach with plenty of bars and restaurant whre you can go clubbing throughout the night.

Sports

Javea offers all types of water sports ranging from sailing, fishing, scuba diving, water skiing to windsurfing.  There is a Golf Club offering a pleasant setting for golfers. Furthermore, there are several other golf courses within easy access of Javea.  Bicyclist benefit from the variety of smaller roads in the area and mountain biking traks in the Montgo area.  Furthermore, there are a number of sports clubs and associations in the area where you can enjoy a game of tennis, horse-riding and even shooting.  Outside summer time, hiking trips in the Montgo area or the nearby mountains of Altea are a must.

 

Beaches
The Arenal area offers a beautiful sandy bay with palm trees, volleyball fields and play areas for children. The bay is framed by the promenade with its wonderful choice of bars and restaurants.

Fiestas
The Javea town fiesta is held during the second fortnight of July and is an occasion for feasting, dancing, parades, music and fireworks, as are the Moors & Christians parades at the end of August.  Almost no week without any fiestas in town.
 

 

Go hiking in the nearby 10,000 steps trail
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