Where on earth can you find
a place to live so close to paradise?
Javea – Costa Blanca North
Located between Alicante and Valencia
both are contrasting city’s of Spain,
Javea is located in the
Spanish Alicante region on the Costa Blanca. With its white beaches and gentle
Mediterranean breezes it´s easy to see why Javea is referred to as “the jewel
in the crown of the Costa Blanca”. As well as that tasty little title, Javea is
also called the Dawn of Spain (Amanacer de Espana). It´s three headlands are
the first place to catch the sun in Spain each morning
Javea has it all…
Javea, also sometimes known as Xabia, is situated on
the Costa Blanca, some 50 miles from Alicante and 60 miles, or so, from Valencia.
Voted, environmentally, “near perfect” , by the World
Health Organisation – and, indeed, boasting over 320 days of sunshine a year –
the town nestles at the foot of the mighty Montgo Mountain, between the
picturesque bays of San Antonio and San Martin.
Javea is rapidly emerging as a popular tourist
attraction – not entirely surprising, given its 15 miles of superb coastline,
fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuits and numerous, cafes, bars and
but, nevertheless, maintains a relaxed, typically
Access to Javea, from northern Europe, is easy, via
direct international flights, operated by “budget” airlines, to the airports of
Alicante and Murcia.
Javea can be divided roughly into three distinct
areas, each with its own individual charm and atmosphere.
The area known as the “Arenal” includes the largest
sandy beach in the area – awarded the EU “Blue Flag” for safety – with crystal
clear, calm Mediterranean waters. The beach itself is surrounded by a multitude
by shops, bars and restaurants, and while this is the area of Javea most
affected by the tourist trade, it is vibrant and colourful, nevertheless. You
can, for example, take an evening stroll along the promenade, take a look at
the variety of handmade craft items available from the many stalls, or sample
the atmosphere in one of the many bars that have live music.
The port area offers a harmonious blend of
traditionally Spanish, and more tourist driven, elements. Javea is still a working
fishing port, but this area also includes shops and lively bar and restaurants.
The old town of Javea,
built largely in original, Tosca sandstone, has narrow winding streets, and is
rich in cultural heritage. For sightseers, the old town includes the fortified,
Gothic church of “Iglesia de San Bartolome”, and an excellent museum, “Museo
Etnografico Soler Blasco”.