Javea is a small, historic town, free of high rise buildings offering a relaxing holiday atmosphere. The clean, warm, blue Mediterranean Sea laps the beautiful beaches and coves that Javea has to offer and can be enjoyed from the popular Arenal or promenade.
With its variety of landscape, ranging from sandy coastlines to rugged mountain areas, Javea is a jewel on the Costa Blanca as it combines both the beauty and modern facilities with the charm of an old fishing village.
The town is situated between the San Antonio and La Nao points and enjoys the impressive and magnificent protection of Mount Montgó acting as adivide between Javea and Denia.
Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from Alicante airport towards the north-eastern tip of the Costa Blanca.
History & Culture
Javea old town is steeped in history and it’s evident in the architecture. The church of San Bartolemé in the town centre is an example of late gothic architecture with a defensive character. The “Soler Blasco” Archaeological Museum is close by in the narrow streets and offers a wealth of information about Iberian history.
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.
Port & Marinas
The importance of the town’s maritime activities is apparent in the port area; known as Aduanas de Mar, it boasts a lovely promenade and some excellent fish restaurants where you can enjoy the ‘catch of the day’.
The fishing harbour is situated next to a attractive marina full of interesting yachts, a lovely area for a morning or evening stroll.
The Arenal area offers a beautiful sandy bay with palm trees and play areas for children. The bay is framed by the promenade with its wonderful choice of bars and restaurants offering national and international specialities.
Javea has an excellent choice of sea sport and fishing facilities. The modern yacht club at the sports marina has nearly 300 berths and offers all types of water sports: sailing, fishing, scuba diving, water skiing, and windsurfing.
The local cuisine of Javea is typically that of the Costa Blanca, which combines delicacies from both land and the Mediterranean Sea. Many civilizations have lived in this area (Celts, Iberians, Greeks, Romans, Muslims), all of which have all left their mark on the gastronomy.
The diet in Denia is a healthy Mediterranean one; the Costa Blanca is rich in fish, vegetables, olive-oil, rice and fruit and the ingredients which are all used to prepare delicious, healthy dishes.
There are many international restaurants in the town offering a wide choice of different cuisines from around the world.