Javea is a coastal town in the region of Marina Alta, within the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain. Situated behind a wide bay on the Mediterranean Sea and sheltered between two rocky headlands, the town has become a very popular small seaside resort and market town. It is situated between the San Antonio and La Nao capes, enjoying the impressive and magnificent protection of Mount Montgó.
Javea is a town of great beauty, magical landscapes, and a haven of peace and serenity which makes for a relaxing and exciting Spanish holiday destination. Here, nature has been so generous and splendid that it is difficult to find a similar place. The sea is clean and pure blue. 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.
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 Old Town
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.