Jávea, ‘Pearl of the Costa Blanca’

Jávea (Xábia

in Valencian dialect) has historically been known as a fisher’s village whilst nowadays it is one of the most visited tourist destinations on the Costa Blanca. The village lies approximately at the midpoint of the Costa Blanca, in between Denia and Calpe, and is also known as the ‘Pearl of the Costa Blanca’.

The historic center of Jávea is approximately one kilometer inland from the seaside. You won’t notice much of the tourism within the old small historical streets and there is beautiful architecture. such as the Sant Bartomeu church and the chapel of Santa Ana. If you visit the old center of Jávea, you will also find restaurants with great ambience, where authentic local dishes are on the menu. Well worth it!

The port of Jávea, Duanes del Mar, consists of two parts: the marina and the fishermens part. Here the fishing trawlers arrive with fresh fish that is immediately auctioned.

Jávea Beaches

Tourists in general, stay near the coastal zone or around the urbanizations, where most holiday villas are located. The most important beach of Jávea is Playa del Arenal (‘Platja de l’Arenal in local dialect). You will find a very nice boulevard with good restaurants, nice terraces and shops along this beautiful sand beach. Parasols and sunbeds can be rented on the beach.

On the north side of this fisher’s village you will find the port and the beach, La Grava. Also, smaller pebble beaches like this have a beautiful boulevard with nice tapas restaurants and terraces. Here it is quieter than at the Arenal beach. In between the two beaches of La Grava and Arenal you can find Montanaya beach. This beach has larger pebbles coupled with lime rock (piedra tosca). Here you will find several trendy beach restaurants and lounge clubs, for example the popular La Siesta, has a great atmosphere day and night, and of course fantastic sea views.

Near Jávea you will also find several beautiful natural reserves. The 750 meters high Montgo mountain offers stunning views of the village and surrounding areas. The mountain partly protects Jávea from wind and bad weather. From the cliffs of the Montgo, the Cape of Sant Antoni and Cape of La Nao, you can even see Ibiza in the distance on a clear day.

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