A Town with a Mediterranean Personality
Jávea is a small historic town located in the north of Costa Blanca between the capes of San Antonio and La Nao. Its strategic location surrounded by mountains, forests, orange and olive groves, enjoys the protection of the impressive and magnificent Mount Montgó. Its rugged mountainous landscape combines with its contrasting and amazing coastline stretching 20 km comprising fine golden sandy beaches and hidden coves. It relies not only on tourism but also has a strong fishing industry, its own fish market and a strong maritime tradition adding to its charm as an ancient fishing village. No high-rise buildings are allowed here, which explains its attractive landscape and classification as sought-after area for both holiday seekers and property buyers. Javea is well catered by Alicante & Valencia international airports, located at 100 km distance, making it very popular and accessible for citizens worldwide.
Exploring the Town
Javea, known for being the greenest city along the Costa Blanca, displays a variety of beaches, coves, and hidden bays to suit any demand. From the secluded coves of Portixol, La Granadella and Ambolo to the chic Arenal Beach located next to a seaside path boasting delicious restaurants, boutiques, and night clubs. Its buzzing 15th century port, Duanes de la Mar, is the beating heart of Javea together with its Yacht Club, offering nautical activities and courses from wind surf, diving to sailing. If you prefer a quieter area, the old town will embrace you with its Spanish atmosphere, labyrinthic cobbled streets, picturesque squares, and historic buildings whispering of its impressive history and past. And no matter what time of year it is, in Javea you are in for a treat as the locals take great pride in their festivals celebrated throughout the year.
Its proximity to nearby towns such as Jalon, Gata de Gorgos and Benissa makes it ideal for exploring its versatile and less known surroundings, but oh so typical Spanish. Naturally, in Javea, golf lovers are served with its own golf club as well as offered an array of several other prestige golf courses located less than half an hour drive. Hikers are in for a challenge with the 30 km long walk of “Mirador Challenge”, linking 15 viewpoints of Javea. In Jalon go wine tasting Muscatel wine, made from the grapes of the region, accompanied with sardines, garlic mushroom and stuffed tomatoes of local produce. Gata de Gorgos will allure you with its amazing craft shops of cane and wicker items, whilst Benissa will enthrall you with its old quarter and medieval flair. Should you wish to explore the coastline some further, look any direction and you’ll find yourself seduced by Benidorm, Calpe, Moraira and Denia only a short drive away.
Javea whispers of an impressive history and past
- 68.59 km²
- 20 km