Jávea – Xàbia, Costa Blanca
Jávea (or Xàbia) is on the Northern Costa Blanca. It’s rugged coastline is indented with secluded coves and sandy beaches. These hidden caves and bays were once used by pirates and smugglers in the Middle Ages but are now used by sunbathers, snorklers and scuba divers.
Jávea and the surrounding northern Costa Blanca is a real surprise to those who have not had the pleasure of visiting this area. It is very green and mountainous!!!
Jávea – Xàbia, Costa Blanca
Situated between the cities of Valencia and Alicante Jávea/Xàbia is often referred to as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”. Boasting some of the most stunning scenic coves and beaches Spain has to offer it has become the favoured spot for the rich and famous to invest in property. The “World Health Organisation” state Jávea is among the healthiest places to live on the planet. Having a micro climate with warm winters and more than 330 days of sunshine a year it’s an ideal place to live or holiday.
Although Jávea has grown over the last 30 years (population now +30K) it hasn´t lost its charm as the small Spanish fishing village it once was. Tourists come from all over the world to enjoy this beautiful way of life and invariably return year after year. Due to the fact there are no large hotels that offer package holidays there is quality tourism.
Renowned for its many restaurants which includes 4 Michelin star restaurants within a 20-minute drive and beautiful nightlife it’s no wonder Jávea/Xàbia is being preferred over other top destinations.
Many people’s favourite area of Javea this has a fascinating charm factor hard to define.
Traditional whitewashed houses surround the bay. Watch the fishermen bring in their fresh catches or watch the sailing boats set off from the marina. Eat at the fantastic seafood restaurants.
There are also many good boutiques, shops, bars and cafes – it’s bustling with activity. The Port area of Javea has a real Spanish feel, this is an area where locals live and work in harmony with the tourist elements.
The landmark of the Port area is the church of Our Lady of Loreto with a roof which imitates the hull of a ship.
Between the Port area and the main Arenal beach are rocks perfect for exploring and in the summer this stretch is lined with beach bars.
JÁVEA HISTORIC OLD TOWN
The Gothic fortified church of San Bartolome dominates the centre of Javea’s town.
There is the traditional Old Town of Javea where you can wander down ancient narrow streets and visit the local market on a Thursday. Built with original Tosca sandstone it’s rich in medieval history.
The Gothic fortified church of San Bartolome dominates the centre of Javea’s town. This building dates back to the 15th century. At the side of the church is a beautiful building which houses the indoor market where you can buy local fresh produce daily.
Cap de Sant Antoni windmills
In the 6th century AD, Christian Visigoth monks came to Xàbia and founded the monastery of Sant Martí, which likely gave its name to the cape in the area named Cap San Martí.
Local build styles have changed massively over recent years, traditionally local builders would cut Tosca stone from the area between the port and the Arenal beach. This can be seen in many historic buildings, even some new builds still use Tosca stone for arches and pillars.
New design builds have taken on a new look, with straight lines, clear walls and big windows. These designs also have flat roofs and infinity pools, however in order to give the properties a local feel many of them use natural stone walls as a features.