Javea lies in the shadow of the dominating Montgo Mountain in the northern Costa Blanca and is one of the most popular resorts of the region. The town started attracting north Europeans more than 30 years ago and many of these visitors never left leaving a thriving ex-pat community to this day. But don’t let that put you off. Javea is an attractive destination with plenty to offer visitors including some of Spain’s finest golden beaches.
Javea is divided into three parts: Javea Pueblo (the old town); Javea Puerto (the bustling port area); and Playa de Arenal (the main beach area). Today the old town and the port are pretty much joined thanks to the property development which has gone on in the town whilst Playa de Arenal lies some 3km along a rocky beach from the Port.
Things to do in Javea
As well as whiling away your days on the beach at Playa del Arenal and dining in some fine local eateries there’s plenty to do to amuse the whole family. Scuba diving in Javea is highly recommended and there’s no end of dive shops offering introductory dives and PADI courses. The Costa Blanca has more than 13 golf courses and sailing opportunities are available from local ports.
There are also some good trekking routes around Javea and if you are interested in doing some trekking you should ask in the Tourist Information office for the booklet “Nature Parks and Trekking Routes”.