Climate on the Costa Blanca

The weather and the climate on the Costa Blanca North enjoys more than 2,800 hours of sunshine each year or 325 sunny days with an average temperature of 19 degrees Celsius. Due to these excellent year round weather conditions many people chose to buy property and live in this beautiful part of Spain. The weather in the summer months on the Costa Blanca North is generally very hot and humid with no significant rain. Summer temperatures range between 25 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius. August is the hottest month on the Costa Blanca with an average temperature of 29 degrees Celsius. January is the coldest month at an average of 11 degrees Celsius. The town of Javea (on Spain’s most Easterly point) is renowned for enjoying the most hour’s of sunshine in Spain, with protection from the Northerly winds during the winter by the El Montgo mountain. The UN’s World Health Organisation once declared that the unique microclimate of Javea on the North Costa Blanca as being environmentally perfect.

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Chiringuito Beach bars are opening on the sea front in Javea

A chiringuito is a small enterprise, usually a bar, selling mainly drinks and tapas, sometimes meals in a more or less provisional building, often on a beach or loose surface where a more permanent structure may be unviable.  Those found on beaches or at tourist attractions, which enjoy only brief but intense seasonal activity. These can be solid structures, but are more often no-frills shelters or simply stalls capable of commanding a price premium compared to regular suppliers, as well as high turnover, yielding reasonable profits over a short span of time. The next round is on me! When you are next in Javea order your drink from me Salut (Cheers). Cocktails, drinks with mixers, small beers and local wines. Yes, the beach bars have landed again in Javea, soon to be open from May until October these all nighters are the highlight of night time life in Javea. They have just started erecting along the seafront between the Arenal beach area and the Port. This can turn into a crawl from one bar to another…are but can you keep up with the locals.

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Javea in Spain is paradise

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 restaurants – but, nevertheless, maintains a relaxed, typically Spanish atmosphere. 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. Beaches 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. Port 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. Old Town 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”.            

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