Javea at a Glance

Javea is a small, historic town situated on the coast of Spain in northern Costa Blanca. Often referred to as the Jewel of the Costa Blanca, its scenic coastline, sandy white beaches, mild year-round climate and charm of an ancient fishing village makes for a very relaxing holiday atmosphere.

According to the World Health Organisation, Javea has one of the healthiest climates in the World – there are more recorded hours of sunshine per year in Javea than any other place in Spain – perfect for a holiday whatever the time of year!

Javea is comprised of three distinct areas. There’s the Old Town, steeped in medieval history which has largely been preserved throughout the centuries. Here you can wander through the maze of narrow streets and small plazas with excellent shops and the venue for the local weekly market. Then there is the fishing port, a lively bustling area with many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants – just the place to sit and sample the local wines whilst watching the fishing boats bringing in the day’s catch. Finally there is the fantastic Arenal beach front. A perfect sandy, blue flag beach with a promenade that has a number of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants providing a variety of food to suit all tastes. During the evenings in the summer months, you will find various stalls here selling a variety of handmade crafts. Many of the bars have live music and there are several discotheques for those that like to dance the night away.

All of this and boasting a history stretching back many thousands of years, Jávea offers something for everyone.

Javea Highlights


From Cabo de San Antonio to Cala Granadella, Javea has 25 Km of varied coastline typical of the Costa Blanca. The combination of secluded coves and golden sandy beaches with promenades, bars and restaurants, make up a stretch of coast sure to delight visitors.


Javea 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. Javea represents the ‘Real Spain’, with much of the scenery, customs, traditions and attitudes well preserved.


It goes without saying that the fiesta is an essential element of Spanish culture and the Spanish people simply wouldn’t be who they are without it. Jávea is no exception when it comes to the enthusiasm to party and there are celebrations of all shapes and sizes throughout the year.


Jávea offers so much more than sea, sun and sangria. There is the massive hulk of the Montgo mountain (known as The Elephant) nature park as well as the two Capes bookending the town, San Marti and San Antonio that offer unrivalled scenery and beautiful hiking trails.


Almost every kind of watersport is available in Javea and for those that don’t want to get their feet wet, there is tennis, golf, horse riding, cycling, hiking and bowls! And, if you get fed up chilling out by the pool, you can visit the water park, theme park, cinema, vineyards and endless other activities found in the surrounding towns.


With its fantastic micro climate, Javea makes for the ideal golfing destination all year round. Javea Golf Club is located in a wonderful natural setting, surrounded by pinewoods and orange groves. With plenty of other golf courses in the surrounding towns it is sure to satisfy any golfing enthusiast.


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.


The local cuisine is a Mediterranean diet rich in fish, vegetables, olive-oil, rice and fruit which are all used to prepare delicious, healthy dishes. Sample this and more in the many international restaurants in the town offering a wide choice of different cuisines from around the world.


Javea has a superb selection of Bars & Nightclubs providing many options for your enjoyment – from cocktail bars and beach bars to locals bars and tapas bars and then pavement café terraces and open air garden nightclubs – a rich selection for visitors of all ages.