Javea is characterized by a rugged coastline with secluded coves and sandy beaches. These hidden caves and bays are used by pirates and smugglers in the Middle Ages, and today sun worshippers, snorkelers and divers rejoice in them.
Javea is located at the easternmost point of the Spanish mainland, about 100 km from Valencia and 90 km from Alicante. The city has been highly rated by the World Health Organization (WHO) and has more than 320 sunny days a year.
New construction projects are subject to height restrictions, which means that unlike other Costa Blanca cities such as Calpe or Benidorm, there are no high-rise buildings.
In the old town of Javea you can walk along the small streets and visit the local market on a Thursday.
The Gothic fortress church of San Bartolome dominates the centre of Javea. This building dates back to the 15th century. On the side of the church there is a beautiful building with an indoor market where you can buy fresh local produce every day.
The bustling Arenal district is essentially a blue-flag sandy beach surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants such as the famous Los Remos or La Boheme. During the balmy summer evenings in summer, there are various stalls selling various handicrafts. Many of the bars offer live music and there are several discos. El Arenal is also suitable for families. The beach is large and very wide, the water very shallow and quiet as it is located in a sheltered bay.