Javeawritten by Aline Roche - Noury
Javea, a varied holiday resort on the Costa BlancaJávea, located between Moraira and Denia, is a lovely place on the Costa Blanca. It is located at the Montgó mountain’s foot, and between the Cabo de San Antonio and the Cabo de la Nao. The beautiful crescent-shaped boulevard, the marina, the bay with its fine sand beaches, the pines, the rocks, and Spain’s most stunning underwater caves are the main ingredients of this attractive beach resort.
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Javea’s cosy old town with its white houses and Gothic architectureJávea is divided into three parts: the old town, “Jávea Pueblo”, the exuberant marina, “Jávea Puerto”, and the main beach, Playa de Arenal. In the enjoyable old town, you will be walking in a maze of small streets, through white houses with Gothic windows. The Gothic church, San Bartolomé, and the different museums, which date back to Roman times, are definitely worth a visit. Stroll through the busy marketthat has traditional products of the area like fresh fish, vegetables and fruit. Jávea’s welcoming inhabitants will gladly help you to discover the area, so you will feel like at home from the first moment.
Javea: varied beaches and untouched baysWith its 25 kilometre-long coast line, from the cape, the Cabo de San Antonio, till the bay, Jávea offers a great variety of beaches and bays, with the typical fine sand of the Costa Blanca. The Playa de Arenal, Jávea’s busiest beach, is located at the centre of the bay, and has a beautiful boulevard with many restaurants. On the beach, you will find climbing frames and volleyball nets, which are very popular among kids and young people. Do you want to relax surrounded by a beautiful landscape? Then, you should try the calm Granadella bay, where you can also snorkel and dive in its clear waters. There is also a nudist beach: Ambolo. All these beaches are endowed with touristic facilities and they are surrounded by nice bars and restaurants with terraces. The Cabo de San Antonio’s marine reserve offers a great wealth of underwater fauna and flora. In this unique diving paradise, you will find many protected species, such as the langoustines, groupers, and gorgonacea. You will also be able to practise many different water sports; and Jávea is the place to be for yachtsmen.
Javea, surrounded by a beautiful natural areaJávea is sheltered by the southern side of the Montgó, the so-called Elephant, an impressive mountain beside the sea of 753 metres above sea level. The brave walkers who reach the Montgó’s top will discover the nature reserve’s unique fauna and flora, and will be rewarded by an amazing view on the Mediterranean Sea, Jávea’s surroundings, and the Costa Blanca’s mountains.
The Cabo de la Nao encloses Jávea’s area with a 142 metre high light tower, on top of which you will have a view over the whole Costa Blanca.
Natural caves shelter at the steep mountain sides, where diving lovers can experience the amazing undersea fauna and flora. At the hinterland, you will be able to do nice walks through the wine yards and fields, with their typical houses and covered galleries. The latter are called “riurau”, and are the inspiration source for many modern villas.
Javea and its traditional fishers’ harbourUnlike many other harbours, Jávea’s harbour has not become a fashionable and trendy marina, surrounded by boutiques. On authentic fishers’ harbours, like this one, you will find the yachts mooring next to the local fishers’ boats. You will enjoy a nice Spanish harbour ambience with many bars, and restaurants serving tasty fish dishes.
Javea and the fiestasJávea also has a very busy festivities’ calendar with a great range of sport and entertainment activities. In September, they set free some bulls on temporarily built arenas. Young people who venture to enter the arenas have a bath in the sea afterwards.
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