Javea “The Jewel of the Costa Blanca”

They say once you have visited Javea, it will steal your heart, and that is certainly true!

Javea/Xabia was a traditional fishing village located on the most easterly point of Spain years ago; however, it has managed to keep its charm and mystique. The World Health Organisation declared Javea to be one of the healthiest places to live in the world.

The town is between Valencia in the north and Alicante in the south, both cities with International airports.


The town is divided into three main areas:
The Old Town (Pueblo), Playa de Arenal (Arenal Beach) & Port (Puerto)

The Old Town (Pueblo)

The old town will capture your heart and your imagination, the old narrow streets, the gorgeous townhouses, the tapas bars and restaurants’ full of character will entice you in.

The large church, San Bartolome, in the centre of the town dates back to the 15th century, it’s located next to the indoor market, selling fresh produce and it’s worth grabbing a coffee or something stronger to savour the atmosphere.

The main Market day is held on Thursday and worth a visit to experience the hustle and bustle of locals purchasing their fresh produce. You won’t find fresher vegetables and fruit anywhere!

Playa de Arenal (Arenal Beach)

Javea’s main beach, the bay is simply stunning, enhanced by the backdrop of the magnificent Montgo Mountain (Montgó Massif).

The “paseo” (promenade) is lined with stylish and elegant bars and restaurants, which become lively in the evenings. In the summer months, local artists and jewellers’ set up their stalls selling their wares.

The Arenal is very family orientated, with children’s play areas; the Mediterranean Sea is shallow and inviting.

Port (Puerto)

Javea’s working fishing port has stunning views towards Javea’s coastline and beaches.

You will find fantastic restaurants and the daily fish being sold straight off the boat in the morning.

You will notice in the Port a roof which imitates a ship; this is the church Nuestra Señora de Loreto.