Javea in Spain is in the shadow of the dominant Montgo mountain in the northern part of the Costa Blanca and is one of the most popular resorts in the region. The city began attracting northern Europeans more than 30 years ago, and many of these visitors have bought their own apartments and chalets. Javea is an attractive destination with much to offer visitors, including some of Spain’s finest golden beaches.
Located between the capes of San Antonio and Nao, Jávea is one of the most important tourist destinations on the Costa Blanca. The historic quarter, located two kilometres away from the coastline, preserves a beautiful architecture, with emblematic monuments such as the church of San Bartolomé, the city’s neuralgic centre.
One of the main attractions of this region is its coastline. No less than twenty kilometres of sands and hidden coves where visitors can enjoy a swim and a wide variety of water sports.
The locals are proud to speak not the most common type of Spanish (Castellano) but Valencian (Valenciano) which is very similar but not the same as Catalan and this is spoken not just in Javea but in the whole Valencian region. This is why you see the local word for Javea which is Xàbia.
Javea is divided into three parts: Javea Pueblo (Old Town); Javea Puerto (the busy harbor area); and Playa de Arenal (the largest beach area). Today, the old town and the port have grown quite a lot thanks to the property development that has taken place in the city, while Playa de Arenal is 3 km along the rocky beach of Javea Puerto.
The Old Town of Javea – Javea Pueblo
The cozy old center of Javea is worth visiting a couple of hours a morning. You can wander around to admire the whitewashed buildings in Gothic style. Have a look at the gothic church of San Bartolome and visit the busy food market with its stalls full of fresh fish and fruit and vegetables from the region. Take a coffee break at Temptations or stop at the C / Major cafe under the stairs leading up to the very helpful tourist information in Plaza de la Iglesia (Church Square).
The port of Javea – Javea Puerto
Today, most of the ports of the tourist destinations of Alicante province have become trendy marinas with designer shops, but not in Javea. It still works as a fishing port with boats moored in the immediate vicinity. With its beautiful promenade with outdoor terrace restaurants and cozy local bars, it’s a great experience to wander around and soak up the crowds. The view of the bay is spectacular. During the first week of September, this place is home to one of Spain’s more unusual fiestas, when the bulls are released on the paddock area where they are mocked by local youths jumping in the sea when the bull is hunting for them. The goal is to make the bull fall into the water.
Playa de Arenal in Javea
Playa de Arenal is Javea’s beach area. There is a chilled area stretching more than 300m from the well located at Hotel Parador in the north, and as far as the restaurant area ends in the south. This area has many cafes, bars and restaurants located on row and row on the wide seafront. The beach itself is fabulous with superb fine golden sand. There is a volleyball net along the back of the beach which is popular later in the day and there are several play areas for the kids.
Airports near to Javea
Alicante is the best-placed airport for travel abroad, and like any major city, offers a variety of destinations and price points for the budget conscious. The working day is often seasonal, with later opening hours over the summer months, and many businesses still close during traditional siesta hours.
Alicante Airport (IATA: ALC, ICAO: LEAL), also known as Alicante-Elche Airport, is currently the fifth largest airport in Spain and is the gateway to the Costa Blanca resort region, serving both the Valencia Community and the Region of Murcia. It is located 9 kilometres southwest of Alicante city. Growing in size continuously over the past years, in March 2011 the airport got a brand new terminal building, replacing the old two terminals. Read more about Alicante Airport
Corvera Murcia Airport is a new Airport in Murcia. Several airlines are flying in and out of Corvera Murcia Airport, covering an increasing number of flight routes. Corvera replaces Murcia San Javier Airport (for civilian flights) and is also run by AENA (the official airport authority). It has significant scope to handle many more additional routes.
Valencia Airport ( VLC ) also known as Manises Airport, is the tenth-busiest Spanish airport in terms of passengers and second in the region after Alicante. It is situated 8 km (5.0 mi) west of the city of Valencia, in Manises. The airport has flight connections to about 20 European countries and 5.79 million passengers passed through the airport in 2016.
A new regional terminal, expanded car parking facilities and apron area have been recently constructed in time for the 2007 America’s Cup. The runway has been also lengthened by 50 m (160 ft). The airport has one terminal and one runway. The former runway 04/22 is not in use and has no ILS but has a helipad at the southwestern end.
It is the main base of Iberia’s regional carrier Air Nostrum. Irish low-cost airline Ryanair used the airport as a hub since 2007 but decided to close it in November 2008 following a dispute over subsidies by the airport authorities. Since then the airline has continued to operate out of Valencia but as a relatively large destination airport, and not a base. Read more about Valencia Airport
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The Costa Blanca is one of the favourite destinations for both Spaniards and Europeans to buy a 2nd home. One of the main reasons for this great influx of visitors is (besides the unrivalled climate Costa Blanca offers) the immaculate beaches stretching along the Alicante coastline. But the Costa Blanca has much more to offer in all aspects. From its mouth-watering culinary delights to the wide range of inland activities to be practised locally. The Costa Blanca is a place to be enjoyed at any time of the year. Read more about buying a property in Javea.
Destinations on Costa Blanca North
Costa Blanca – Costa Blanca North – Alicante – Valencia – Albir – Alcalali – Alfaz del Pi – Altea – Benidoleig – Benidorm – Benilloba – Benissa – Benitachell – Calpe – Denia – El Vergel – Finestrat – Gata de Gorgos – Jalon – Javea – La Nucia – Lliber – Moraira – Orba – Parcent – Polop – Pedreguer – Teulada – Torrellano – Villajoyosa