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Inhabitants 32000
Level above sea 12 meters
Nearest airport Alicante
Distance to airport 84 km
Distance to beach 0 meters
Max. temperature 40 C
Min. temperature 12 C


Javea

Javea is a small, historic town, free of high rise buildings offering a relaxing holiday atmosphere. The local people are friendly and affable. The clean, warm, blue Mediterranean Sea laps the beautiful beaches and coves that Javea has to offer.

With its variety of landscape, ranging from sandy coastlines to rugged mountain areas, its mild year-round climate, its careful planning policies and extensive tourist facilities, Javea is a jewel on the Costa Blanca, combining beauty and modern facilities with the charm of an ancient fishing village.

The town is situated between the San Antonio and La Nao points and enjoys the impressive and magnificent protection of Mount Montgó.

Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from Alicante towards the north-eastern tip of the Costa Blanca.


History & Culture
Javea old town is steeped in history and it’s evident in the architecture, with its Tosca stone porticoes, gothic bay windows, wrought iron window bars and balcony railings. The church of San Bartolemé in the town centre is an example of late gothic architecture with a defensive character. ?The "Soler Blasco" Archaeological Museum is close by in the narrow streets and offers a wealth of information about Iberian history.

Dominating the fishing port is the modern silhouette of the church of Nuestra Señora de Loreto, with its roof depicting a ships hull. Outside the town, following the road to the San Antonio cape, the architectural sites include the monastery of Nuestra Señora de los Angeles, a series of small hermitages clutch the slopes of the mountain and ancient windmills dominate the landscape. ?


Market
In the centre of town the covered indoor market sells all sorts of fabulous fresh local produce: fruit, vegetables, meat and fresh fish are brought up from the port daily.

Port & Marinas?
The importance of the town’s maritime activities is apparent in the port area; known as Aduanas de Mar, it boasts a lovely promenade and some excellent fish restaurants where you can enjoy the ‘catch of the day’.

The fishing harbour is situated next to a attractive marina full of interesting yachts, a lovely area for a morning or evening stroll.


Eating out
Pavement cafés and bars overlooking the Mediterranean invite you to sit and have a drink and just enjoy the ambience of the port. ?

Beaches
The Arenal area offers a beautiful sandy bay with palm trees and play areas for children. The bay is framed by the promenade with its wonderful choice of bars and restaurants offering national and international specialities.

Shopping
Javea is a great place to shop with an excellent choice of shops and boutiques.

Sports
Javea has an excellent choice of sea sport and fishing facilities. The modern yacht club at the sports marina has nearly 300 berths and offers all types of water sports: sailing, fishing, scuba diving, water skiing, and windsurfing.

There are a number of sports clubs and associations in the area where you can enjoy a game of tennis, horse-riding ?and even shooting.

Golf
Just outside the town, surrounded by pines and orange groves, the Javea Golf Club offers a pleasant setting for golfers. There are several other golf courses within easy access of Javea. ??

Fiestas
The Javea town fiesta is held during the second fortnight of July and is an occasion for feasting, dancing, parades, music and fireworks, as are the Moors & Christians parades at the end of August.

From 28 April – 3 May Javea pays homage to Jesus the Nazarene and from 1 –8 September, the town celebrates their patroness Our Lady of Loreto.

Cuisine
The local cuisine of Javea is typically that of the Costa Blanca, which combines delicacies from both land and the Mediterranean Sea. Many civilizations have lived in this area (Celts, Iberians, Greeks, Romans, Muslims), all of which have all left their mark on the gastronomy.

The diet in Denia is a healthy Mediterranean one; the Costa Blanca is rich in fish, vegetables, olive-oil, rice and fruit and the ingredients which are all used to prepare delicious, healthy dishes, such as Paella Valenciana, Arroz Negro (black rice), Arroz al horno (Oven baked rice), Arroz a banda (fish and rice stew), Arroz del Señoret (Princes rice).
Aside from seafood, typical dishes include succulent lamb chops, rabbit in garlic, roast leg of lamb with garlic and fresh rosemary, and home made sausages and black puddings.

If you have a sweet tooth then you will enjoy the local homemade pastries and deserts that the whole region is famous for. Or Jijona ice-cream (Nougat), which is made with the almonds of the region.

Whilst in Javea we recommend you try the local wine selection on offer, especially Jalon wine a which is of high quality with a lovely bouquet.

There are many international restaurants in the town offering a wide choice of different cuisines from around the world.

Climate
Javea enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with cool sea breezes in summer and protection by surrounding mountains against the cold North winds in winter. The area averages nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and the average temperature easily exceeds 20 degrees.

In 1986 the World Health Organisation recommended the climate of the area as one of the most equitable in the world - neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. On average it can boast 325 sunny days each year making it an ideal all year round destination.



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15 September, 2014

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26 August, 2014

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Very relaxing place but very noisy during July and August as this is Spanish holiday time, out of season, hard to beat this place. Lovely climate, clean air, lots to do, clean, fabulous restaurants.

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Everything you could need for a family holiday
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14 August, 2014

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Javea is a beautiful part of Spain. It is busy enough to have a good atmosphere but not too overrun with tourists. It is still very Spanish rather than just like being in England with sun.

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Fantastic views and beautiful beaches.
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09 July, 2014

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love it

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javea - great beach, bars and restuarants
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06 May, 2014

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Nice

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Very nice
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01 April, 2014

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Good place for holiday

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Good place for holiday
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05 March, 2014

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Amazing town!!!

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Very nice region.
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04 March, 2014

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Javea is a lovely town,spread over three areas. Really clean,friendly and a safe place to stay.Some lovely restuarnts, no high rises! Plenty of activities. It is our favourite area on the Costa Blanca.The only thing it lacks,is the train does not go through Javea, so you have to go to one of the neighbouring towns if you want to use the train.

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Beautiful, clean and safe beach.Lovely mountain range.
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07 November, 2013

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Nice and clean and very friendly enjoyed it all

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Great nice and clean
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14 October, 2013

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Lovely town, nice restaurants, lovely beach area. Not too busy when we visited in early october

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very nice
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12 October, 2013

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Javea was stunning. Will be back to see more!

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Plenty of things for a young family to see & do.
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09 October, 2013

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Very good friendly city.

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blue sea, soft climate, friendly people
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19 September, 2013

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Benitachell is a very quiet small city, the local market has everything that you need, also you could find a lot of supermarket, the people around are very nice, very hospitables. The beach is very nice, you can make variuos hiking, ther is also a golf club.

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I could say the Costa Blanca is the best from Spain. It's very clean, very friendly locals, very beautiful surroundings.
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09 September, 2013

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The city is standard. El Arenal is a clean and nice beach, though quite crowded end of August/beginning of Septemeber.

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The coast is very picturesque. The most scenic beaches (other than El Arenal) are not sand beaches.
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23 August, 2013

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Very nice place to stay with a large variety: the old city, the beach at Arenal and the harbour.

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04 July, 2013

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We thought Jávea had Everything that we wanted. Both sandy beaches and romantic pebble beaches. Javea was suprisingly genuine with a very Spanish feel. Especially old Town and the port.

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Very Clean water. We have stayed in the South of Spain Before, and Costa Blanca is way nicer with Clean blue water.
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26 March, 2013

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Javea is a lovely town with everything we were looking for and more.

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This area was lovely and we will be going back.
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25 January, 2013

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Nice boulevard

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Good climate and beautifull views
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22 September, 2012

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Had a great atmosphere.The overall facilities were excellent.We would thoroughly recommend Scallops as a place to eat.Javea was a great place for shopping,relaxing and enjoying a good place for a drinkl and a chat.

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Beautiful coastline with mostly uninterrupted views of the sea.
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16 September, 2012

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Nice little city with great restaurants (especially one called MIRAMAR font of beach).

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I already stayed in Costa Blanca two years ago. The wheather is perfect: sun, warm but also a little wind. The locations are great. You can spent quiet holidays as well as funny ones. A lot of different airport are located in this area (Alicante, Valencia, Murcia, San Javier).
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26 August, 2012

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Javea is a beautiful town with lots of historic interest and a very lively sea front. The restaurants and shops are first class and there is something for everyone.

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Javea is far enough away from the "throbbing" metropolis of Benidorm and Calpe to have a very relaxing holiday whilst near enough if you want to visit. The mountainous area around Javea with the famous Montgo (Elephant) mountain is beautiful and the National Park is well worth a visit.
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09 August, 2012

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Lovely city

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Lovely coastline
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20 July, 2012

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Great place to stay.

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Nice sightseeings, lovely little bays and harbours.
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19 July, 2012

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Pleasant, small-scale, though lively enough

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Beautiful, varying, relatively unspoilt
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12 July, 2012

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We fell in love with Javea. The beautiful historic town center and all the beaches to choose from, a sandy beach and a number of coves. It is a beautiful sea with all shades of blue. The people in this region are more friendly (in general of course) than on the Costa Brava. We had a villa in a quiet part of Javea near the forest. The sea was nearby, 5 minutes by car, so we did not have to walk far when it was hot in the middle of the day. We had hardly any problem with finding a place to park the car. The children love snorkeling and in the clear water there was a lot to see for them. When we had enough sun and needed to give the skin some rest we went inland for a drive through the traditional villages, the mountains with great views and the wine valleys. This region has it all!

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When we went for a drive we also visited other locations on the Costa Blanca coast. We visited other beautiful spots but then it was crowded or small. We never had the feeling we would have been better off anywhere.
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08 July, 2012

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Old lovely city.

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Nice weather, not to hot not to cold.
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08 July, 2012

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Lovely and clean. Fisrt class restaurants and very family friendly

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Lovely. Very clean
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02 May, 2012

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Javea has something for everyone.Very safe sandy beach.

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Plenty to do.
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13 September, 2011

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An excellent family resort with a great beach and an excellent choice of restaurants.

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We liked the whole coastline between Denia and Calpe.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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06 September, 2011

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old town not that great. area beautiful. beaches really very good. lots of coves to explore along the coast.

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15 August, 2011

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Everything was wonderful...except the guality of foods in local restaurants...very poor.

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14 August, 2011

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lovely place with lots to do for all.

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06 June, 2011

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Javea old town was delightful and had a wonderful street market on a thursday that is not to be missed. The people were very friendly and helpful.

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A great mixture of sand and pebble beaches to choose from.
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