Location & Surrounding Area

Javea in Spain

location of Javea in SpainNearest Airport: Alicante / Valencia at 90 Kilometres.
Nearest Ferry: Denia at 15 Kilometres.
Nearest Train: Gata or Teulada at 15 Kilometres.
Nearest Motorway: Exit 62 from AP7 / E15 at 20 Kilometres.
Nearest Beach: beach at 2.5 Kilometres.
Car: recommended.

javeaJavea has it all: sandy beaches, restaurants & bars, authentic Spanish culture, a lovely old town, a bustling port -altogether a place you will want to return to year after year. Bathed by the Mediterranean sea & 300 days. sunshine a year, it is no wonder that the World Health Organization selected Javea as having a near-perfect climate for longevity. The villa in La Guardia Park is set in a quiet cul-de-sac amongst other up-market villas tucked amongst the native pine forest. The area offers many beautiful walks with several viewing points which, without exception, provide breathtaking views of the cliffs and coves allowing access to the crystal waters of the med. Ideal for water sports.

Javea is a town where the Spanish love to holiday. Javea is split between three areas, the port, the Arenal and the Old Town. All have their own unique qualities.

The Portjavea port

The port is small but the surrounding area has many good restaurants and bars. There are many small shops and the beach here is made up of large pebbles.

If you visit during a fiesta a superb firework display can often been seen in the Port.

In June there is the annual Pallea festival where a huge paella is cooked for all to eat. (See tourist information centre for dates )

The Arenalarenal beach

This is a sandy beach set in a large cove, it has no traffic immediately in front of the beach and is safe for children to run up and down. There are many bars and resturants and small ‘seaside’ shops for essential beach fun facing the sea. Towards the back of this area is an area for shopping in some exclusive designer shops and more restaurants and bars.

During the high season small craft stalls line the arenal and add an ambiance to the atmosphere. You will also find local artists who will draw a spectacular portrait or caricature of you.

A lifeguard can be found on duty during the high season and the red cross have a small hut to deal with any unfortunate incidents.

Many watersports can be found towards the left of the beach such as pedalos, canoes and a small island to swim and dive from. In the low season the bay has some tremendous waves and surfers can be seen in abundance.

For the disabled traveller there is a free service at the beach to assist wheelchair users into the sea on a special chair. There are also changing facilities and toilets. You will find many designated parking spaces so be sure to bring your ‘blue badge!’ Access is generally good to shops, bars and restaurants you may need a little help into some and the odd few are just not accessible.

The Old Townjavea old town

Its in the old town where you will find the local market each Thursday morning from 8am to 12.30 (1pm). The Old Town has many small narrow typical Spanish streets and old buildings. The Old Square with the church is very pretty and many shops can be found amongst the small streets. You will see the ‘Old Men’ on almost every corner and sat in the bars watching the world go by.

In this part of Spain the locals tend to speak mostly Valencian, However they all speak Castellan which is the predominant language in Spain. So do practice your restaurant Spanish!

There is also a large population of English expats who have also open bars etc. If you crave some good old English cooking then you will find the English Breakfast in most cafes. Do try the tapas and local Cusine. The best time to eat for value for money is lunchtime and the set menu’s ‘Menu del dia.’

There are many surrounding areas such as the pretty town of Moraira, (10km) the busy town of Denia (15km) and the bustling lively (and very English!) Benidorm! (45km)

Many small towns are still typically Spanish and worth a visit. Water parks and Theme parks can be found in the Benidorm area.