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Villa holidays in Javea are sure to please. This charming seaside town on the Costa Blanca really has it all, from stunning stretches of sand to magnificent mountains, bustling bars and traditional tapas restaurants. Our villas in Javea allow you the freedom to explore at your leisure. Have a day out at the beautiful Arenal Beach, where you can laze under the shade of palm trees while the kids entertain themselves in one of the play areas. Or, as all our villas in Javea come with a private pool, you can sit back, relax and take a dip in the water without stepping foot outside your property. Choose between properties surrounded by rolling countryside or centrally-located villas within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Our selection of villas in Javea is sure to offer the perfect place for you.
Javea is split in to 3 areas, Javea Old Town, the port and the Arenal. Wander the charming cobbled streets of the old town, full of character with plenty of tapas bars to keep you fuelled. The port is the place to go for great seafood, where you can purchase freshly caught fish. 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.
Markets & Shopping Javea has a lively market every Thursday at the Plaza de la Constitution, which is transformed by a sea of market stalls. It is a very Spanish affair, selling fruit and vegetables, fish and meat, shoes and handbags, belts and purses, clothes and jewellery. The only way to buy things is to haggle, so be bold! There is another market just for food 5 minutes’ walk away in the Plaza Celestino Pons. This permanent indoor market is open every day and is ideal if you want to cook at your villa, selling all kinds of fresh local produce.
Other Activities Montgo Mountain looms imposingly behind the town of Javea, rising dramatically from the valley below and dominating the skyline for miles. Its craggy 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 and some much tougher ones across pine forests and croplands. But either way you need to set off early in the morning to avoid being out on the mountain in the midday sun and take plenty of water with you. The mountain and the whole surrounding area is a protected nature reserve home to over 600 different species of plants as well as wildlife including owls, badgers and rabbits.
Places of Interest
Guadalest is the remains of a medieval fortress and village precariously perched on top of a granite mountain overlooking a reservoir. It really is an extraordinary place in a spectacular location, which is no doubt why it attracts two million visitors every year. The 200 people who actually live in the 10-square-miles of the village survive entirely on tourism. You get to the old village and castle through a 15 metre long tunnel which has been carved through the solid rock, after a hair-raising 40 minute drive on a steep twisty road with incredible views, if you dare to look! Before you go through the tunnel, you will see the white-washed bell tower of Peñon de la Alcalá, perched above you in a mind-boggling, almost impossible position and this is featured on most of the postcards you will see here. You can visit the castle (kids love the dungeon!) and there are a number of museums explaining the history of the place, as well as lots of art, craft and souvenir shops, and a choice of bars, cafes and restaurants. It is worth a day trip from Javea for the views alone!