Javea, is a town of great beauty, magical landscapes, a haven of peace and serenity.
Here, nature has been so generous and splendid that it is difficult to find a similar place. The sea is pure blue, clean and revealing. The mountain, washed by the Mediterranean sea, offers us lush vegetation and many local species of flora and fauna. Javea-Xabia, in the Land of Valencia, is a tourist and maritime town on the Costa Blanca.
It is situated between the San Antonio and La Nao capes, enjoying the impressive and magnificent protection of Mount Montgó.
The clean, warm, blue Mediterranean Sea washes its miles of beaches, coves and cliffs where you can enjoy hours of sun and sea. With its variety of landscape, its mild year round climate Javea is a jewel on the Costa Blanca.
Javea itself is a small, historic town , free of high rise buildings offering a relaxing holiday and contact with a friendly and forthcoming local population.
Javea old town is steeped in history, with tosca stone porticoes, gothic bay windows, wrought iron window bars and balcony railings. The church of San Bartolemé in the town centre is an example of late gothic with a defensive character.
The "Soler Blasco" Archaeological Museum is close by in the narrow streets and offers a wealth of information about the Iberian history. Nearby you can find the covered indoor market selling all sorts of household goods, fruit, vegetables, meat and fresh fish brought up from the Port daily.
The importance of the town´s maritime activities can be seen in the port zone, known as Aduanas de Mar with its lovely sea promenade and its various fish restaurants. Aduanas del Mar is the area generally known as the Port. The harbour where the fishing boats dock with their daily catch lies next to the very attractive marina full of interesting boats.
Dominating the fishing port is the modern silhouette of the church of Nestra Senora de Loreto; with a roof imitating a ship´s hull. Outside the town, following the road to the San Antonio cape, the architectural sites include the monastery of Nuestra Senora de los Angeles, a series of small hermitages clutching the slopes of the mountain and some ancient windmills.
The wonderful maritime architecture of the Santa Maria de Loreto church, with a roof imitating a ship’s hull must be seen, and is well worth a visit.
Pavement cafés and bars overlooking the Mediterranean invite you to sit and have a drink and just enjoy the ambience of the Port, after completing your shopping.
The Arenal area is the commercial and tourist part of Javea .The beautiful, sandy bay is planted with palm trees and has play areas for children. The bay is fringed by the promenade with its wonderful choice of bars and restaurants offering national and international specialities. Interesting shops and boutiques abound.
This nearby little town has a wonderful Sunday market selling super fresh fruit and vegetables as well as clothes and car boot items. Easy to find - to the right at the back of the main street. 1 euro to go in with your car. Go past the small Mas y Mas and turn right when able (2nd turn I think!) No need to go at the crack of dawn... 10am onwards it is all set up and buzzing! Plenty of shopping bags to borrow from the garage at the villa.
this beautiful wine growing region is just 15 minutes from the house. Wonderful bodegas here selling the local wines. On Saturdays there is a large rastro in Xalo. Similar to our car boot sales and well worth browsing.