Out of the many tourist destinations in Spain, one of the most sought after is the east coast Costa Blanca town of Javea, which is found in the valleys of the Montgo Mountain. Because of its beautiful beaches, its historic buildings and churches, and its modern boutiques, bars, and restaurants, Javea is a town sought after by many tourists and also those looking for Spanish property for sale. Not only is the town full of character, but the weather is agreeable as well, making it a year-long tourist destination.
This beautiful oasis is split up into three different parts: Javea Pueblo (Old Town), Javea Puerto (Port Area), and also the Playa de Arenal (Beach Area). Each different part has something unique to enjoy and is well-loved by tourists and residents alike. SO, without further ado, here are some facts about each part of Javea.
The Old Town
Tourists from all over the planet come to the old town to admire the fabulous historic Gothic architecture and soak up the culture of the ancient town. Tourists love visiting the Plaza de Iglesia (the church square) and also exploring the backstreets and narrow roads of the old town. One of the most popular stops along the streets of Old Town is the church of San Bartolome, which was built during the 12th century and is well known for its beautiful Gothic influence.
Javea Port is unique compared to ports in other Spanish resorts, in that it has not become some sort of trendy hangout for tourists. No, instead, it has kept its ancient charm and preserved its history. Along with luxury yachts and fancy restaurants, Javea Puerto is filled with beautiful promenades and open-aired terraces. This port is the center of many events like the “Moros y Cristianos” celebrations in July.
The Javea beaches comprise several major beaches, the pebbly beaches of the port, and the sandy beaches of Arenal. These beaches are perfect for any activity, from beach volleyball to scuba diving. Scuba diving has become one of the most popular activities in Javea, with the several diving shops offering gear and dives. After sunset, the Arenal Beach is perfect for sitting down with a glass of wine with your friends and family and watching the world go by.
Javea is famous for its amazing views, attributed to its location between the Cabo San Antonio and the Cabo San Martin bays. Javea is perfect for any person and tastes, with fine restaurants, bars, and artesenia shops attracting many people. You can also enjoy activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and cycling. The Avenida De Mediterraneo, located near the Javea harbour area, has become one of the most popular attractions in the entire town.
A few other beautiful cities in Spain located close to Javea that are a must-see are Calpe, Denia, and Benidorm. For those who wish to visit Spain to soak up the culture, the cities of Valencia and Alicante are within around a hour’s drive from Javea.