Javea is a very popular resort of the region, split into three distinct areas:
The Old Town (El Pueblo): here you can wander through ancient narrow streets and visit the local market on a Thursday. The Gothic fortified church of San Bartolome dominates the town.
The Port of Javea (Xabia Puerto): with many good shops, cosmopolitan bars, cafés and seafood restaurants. The port has a real Spanish feel, an area where locals live and work in harmony with the holiday visitors. Whitewashed houses surround the bay. You can watch the fishermen bring in their fresh catches or watch the sailing boats set off from the marina.
The Beach of Javea (Playa El Arenal): an inspiring white, sandy ‘Blue Flag’ beach, flanked by shops, cocktail bars and superb restaurants; a good place to stroll along the promenade in the evening with many of the bars providing live music at night. The beach is long and wide with shallow, crystal blue waters, perfect for families.
There is 25 km of coastline including several sandy beaches and coves at Granadella, Ambolo, Barraca, Sardinera, Blanca, Primer & Segon Muntanyar, El Arenal, La Grava. Away from the beach, you have the renowned Club de Golf Javea, which boasts a fabulous restaurant with an enticing menu for all to enjoy.
A real challenge would be climbing to the top of Javea’s Mount Montgó, set in a Natural Park. This imposing limestone massif rises up 753m from the plain between Denia and Javea. Affectionately known locally as ‘The Elephant Mountain’ as its profile from the south is quite distinctly that of the head of an elephant!
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