Jávea is a beautiful coastal town that is located on the easternmost point of the Mediterranean coastline. You can see Ibiza on clear days from the town, being just 90 Kms away. Located on the backside of Montgo, Javea is situated behind a wide bay, shielded between two rocky headlands of San Antonio and Cap de la Nau.
An extremely popular resort and market town, over 60 percent of its visitors and residents are foreigners. Boasting a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in the summer, whilst in the winter the surrounding mountains shelter the town against any cold winds from the North.
Javea Old town is rich in history, evidence is clear in the architecture, with its Tosca sandstone, gothic windows, wrought iron windows and balconies. There are many pavement cafes, shops and boutiques located here too. In the centre of the town there is an indoor market that sells fabulous fresh produce, including fresh fish brought up from the port daily.
Javea has a marina and port area located 2 km from the old town centre. The port is the oldest known Roman site on the coast that has a commercial port for fish and minerals. The port also has a lovely promenade with some superb fish restaurants to choose from.
The Playa del Arenal is the town’s main area for tourism located in the middle of the bay. This beach is one of the most popular as it enjoys fine sand and clear shallow water for swimming, set amongst beautiful Palm trees. Javea has an excellent choice of watersports on offer. During the summer months, the Arenal Beach becomes lively and festive because it is the preferred area where younger people meet in various bars and other establishments. This area of the town is the most Cosmopolitan part, having furthermore a superb range of local cuisine on offer.
A more traditional Javea can be found further inland, where the flat and fertile agricultural land stretches for miles, used mainly for growing citrus and olive trees.
The scenery Javea has to offer is so diverse with a series of amazing coves, beaches, cliffs, islands, caves and capes as well as mountains and valleys. The area has protected spaces such as Montgo Natural Park and the Marine Reserve. There are many hiking routes and scenic viewpoints set up to experience.
Montgó Massif, known as the ‘Elephant’ is an impressive mountain lying between Denia and Javea. From the Javea side, the mountain often appears to resemble the head and the trunk of an elephant. It is possible to climb the Montgo which rises to 753 metres at its highest point. On a clear day the view is stunning in all directions.