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Jávea (Xàbia in
Valencian) is a small coastal city north of the Costa Blanca, located 90 km.
Alicante and 113 km. of Valencia. Is grounded in a bay surrounded by two ropes
from which on clear days have great views.
In Javea there are three towns: the old town, the port and the Arenal beach:
The historic center is 3 km. inland. It is very nice with its maze of narrow streets dotted with white houses and medieval palaces with stone arches and finials. The most striking monument is the "Fortress of St. Bartholomew Church," XIV to XVI century, which stands in the center and is visible from most of the city.
The port is located at the foot of the cliffs of Cabo San Antonio, in a cut of 170 meters, offering a beautiful landscape. Area has a marina with 352 moorings and a fishing port. The area is lively and has all the Mediterranean charm. It is worth contemplating the arrival of the fishing boats and attend the traditional fish auction. From the port boat tours are offered during most of the year to visit the bay or nearby towns such as Denia, Calpe and Altea. In the vicinity lies the seaside neighborhood with narrow streets and ancient houses of fishermen.
The Arenal beach, located in the center of the bay, is the main tourist resort and most popular beach with its fine sand and shallow waters. Along the beach is a promenade with shops, restaurants, bars and recreational areas is the nerve center of the clock. Summer nights in Arenal are extremely lively and bustling, with the focus area of youth and the more cosmopolitan.
The rest of the beaches of Javea are gravel, stones or rocks, and are a paradise for scuba divers for its beautiful sea. Tourist offices have a small guide with ten routes recommended for this.
Javea also has a wide range of walking and cycling, which run through beautiful landscapes and lead to lookouts and the Natural Park of Montgo. From the top of Montgo overlooking a spectacular landscape, and on clear days is even the island of Ibiza is 90 km. Descending from there to the area known as Les Planes, about 190 m. height above sea level, has eleven windmills, built in the XIV-XVIII centuries. From here, go down to Cape San Antonio overlooking the harbor with a lighthouse, which can be reached by car.
The important agricultural and seafaring tradition is reflected in Javea rich cuisine based on fish dishes, seafood, meats and rice products from the land, as well as sweet wines
Montañar I (Javea, Costa Blanca) - Beach located in a semi-urban area delimited by a detached house front. Long and open, with boulders and rock and deep turquoise waters inviting to bathe. Along its almost one kilometre and a half, seasonal services facilities one another where you can get initiated in sailing, practise water ski, hire a windsurfing board or jump over the waters on a water motorbike.
Grava (Javea, Costa Blanca) - Located on the southern side of the port and delimited by a waterfront at a bustling urban beach with gravel offering clear waters
Arenal (Javea, Costa Blanca) - It is a wide and sheltered inlet with fine sand and not very deep waters, very suitable for children. Its waters are very clean. Beach adapted to people with reduced mobility.
Granadella (Javea, Costa Blanca) - Beautiful creek with sand, boulders and rocks and of an almost wild exuberance only accessible along a road roaming by a deep Mediterranean pinewood. Its clean turquoise green waters make it one of the most attractive creeks in the area.
Barraca - Portitxol (Javea, Costa Blanca) - Isolated creek located at the inlet roaming from Punta Negra to Cabo Negro, area with spectacular rockies covered by Mediterranean vegetation. Creek with sand, shoulders and rocks, and very clean and deep blue waters. In front of the creek is the Portichol isle, with rich sea bottoms with arches, corridors, tunnels and rocky formations making the place suitable for diving keens
Pope (Javea, Costa Blanca) -These two small and quiet creeks with thick sand and boulders and crystal waters are located on the southern face of the Marine Reservation of Cabo de San Antonio. Diving and discovering their extraordinary rich sea bottoms compensate the little difficulty of accessing them
Caleta (Javea, Costa Blanca) - it is a quiet and isolated creek with gravel and boulders only accessible by foot and offering a beautiful sight of the white rockies in the area
Cova Sardinera (Javea, Costa Blanca) - Located on the northern side of Cabo de San Martín. It is a natural creek with boulders and crystal waters only accessible by foot along a path roaming through pinewoods. The effort deserves it as the reward is bathing or diving practically alone
Ambolo (Javea, Costa Blanca) - Tiny natural creek, with clear waters, located in the south of Cabo de la Nao and in front of which the spectacular Isla del Descubridor appears. At this inlet, besides enjoying a lonely bathe, you can dive through the rich posidonia meadows sheltered by the sea bottoms in the Cape