Javea has the perfect combination of a Blue Flag beach, historic Old Town and lively port so you have places to relax, eat and explore. Arenal Beach is a beautiful Blue Flag beach with soft sand and shallow waters, ideal for families and couples alike. Lined by a promenade, there are plenty of restaurants and bars offering both international and local cuisine. Wander the charming streets of the Old Town and try the food at one of the many tapas bars. The port is the place to go for great seafood or to buy freshly caught fish to cook on your villa BBQ. The surrounding area is spectacular with plenty of watersports and walking to satisfy the most active visitors.
Local Markets and Shopping
Javea has a typical Spanish market every Thursday in the Plaza de la Constitution, which is transformed by market stalls selling fruit and vegetables, fish, and meat. You will also find leather goods, clothing, and jewellery. The only way to buy things is to haggle, so be brave! There is a daily indoor food market just 5 minutes’ walk away in the Plaza Celestino Pons. They sell a variety of fresh produce, ideal if you want to cook at your villa. The boutiques and bazaars of the Old Town have plenty of souvenirs and crafts. You can get all your essential villa food shopping at the supermarkets and minimarkets around the resort.
Bars and restaurants
Javea has a whole host of restaurants and bars, and you'll certainly have plenty of choice! The Old Town has a good selection of local menus and tapas bars if you want to try some traditional cuisine. Visit the promenade by Arenal Beach if you want a choice of more international menus and fun bars. If you enjoy good seafood, the picturesque port is the place to go with waterfront restaurants serving the freshest fish. Paella is a regional specialty and locally grown oranges, figs, almonds and raisins are used in many desserts and cakes. The Costa Blanca produces renowned sweet wine, Mistela which is worth trying.
Arenal Beach has Blue Flag status with soft sand and shallow waters, ideal for families and couples. You'll find sunbeds and parasols for hire and the lively promenade lining the beach means you are never far from a cool drink or snack. There are many other beaches and bays to visit around Javea. Try Granadella Cove with calm waters ideal for diving, snorkelling, kayaking and paddle boarding. La Cala is another stony cove which is extremely popular with divers and snorkellers. To the other side of the Arenal is the port with La Grava, a stony Blue Flag beach.
Javea has lots on offer for all the family from jet ski tours to the purple caves or along the coast, underwater scooters and so much more. You can try crazy or normal golf, horse-riding or padel tennis. Alternatively, try Terra Natura a wildlife park with a water park about 45 minutes’ south of Calpe or nearby Terra Mitica, a theme park with rollercoasters and shows galore. Valencia has some great options including an aquarium and excellent science museum. It’s about a 1 hour and 15 minute drive north.
Places of Interest
Montgo Mountain, rises dramatically and dominates the skyline behind the town of Javea for miles. Its cliffs attract climbers from all over the world, but there are wonderful trails for walkers, too. If you are still breaking in your hiking boots there are some easy, gentle walks such as the Racó del Bou trail. The mountain and the whole surrounding area form the Montgo Nature Reserve home to over 600 different species of plants as well as wildlife. Spain is renowned for excellent golf courses and Javea has its own 9 hole Club de Golf, Javea. There is also a championship golf course just outside of Javea at the Marriott Golf and Club Hotel and Resort.